Published: Wed, April 11, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Merle Christensen

'Harry Potter' books get new jackets on 20th USA anniversary

'Harry Potter' books get new jackets on 20th USA anniversary

The seven black and white covers all link together through the illustration of a woven snake to become one unbelievable piece of art.

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Well, the OG books are getting a bit of a makeover to celebrate the 20 anniversary of their publication in the USA and it looks totally different.

The wonderful thing about books is that there are always new readers who can experience them for the first time.

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For the 20th anniversary of J.K. Rowling's groundbreaking young-adult fantasy series this year, a special reissue will feature new covers designed by illustrator Brian Selznick, author of "The Invention of Hugo Cabret" and "Wonderstruck". "Is that he makes us see these beloved characters as if we're just meeting them - and indeed we hope a new generation does exactly that".

Publishers Scholastic has revealed the new lineup of covers for the much-loved series and they look slick. He told Pottermore, "One of the most challenging and rewarding aspects of the process was drawing seven independent covers that would stand on their own, while making sure that they also lined up to create one single satisfying image".

Scholastic published Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in the September 1998 under its Arthur A. Levine Books imprint with an initial print run of 50,000 copies.

You can view all of the covers below.

The covers are adorned with black and white illustrations is set for release this 26 June.

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