Harry Potter series 20th Anniversary covers from artist Brian Selznick

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All seven Harry Potter books are being re-released in honor of the 20th anniversary with new covers by artist Brian Selznick.

The new black and white covers of the paperback editions unveiled by Scholastic will be available on June 26, 2018, which is the perfect summer reading for any fan of this series.

Scholastic, 20th Anniversary, Harry Potter, New Covers, J K RowlingA boxed set will be available in September, also designed by Brian Selznick.

The re-release of these books is a part of the yearlong event due to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, the first book that started the epic franchise, coming out in the U.S. two decades ago.

“I’m a huge Harry Potter fan (a proud Hufflepuff!) and to be asked to illustrate the 20th-anniversary edition covers was an absolute honor,” Selznick said in a statement.

“I knew this project came with so much responsibility to the stories, as well as to the readers. I revisited the books and was especially moved by the relationships between the characters in J.K. Rowling’s magical world, so I wanted these covers to reflect that... It took dozens and dozens of sketches to get it right, and I am thrilled to share my great love for the books with these new illustrations.”

Other plans to celebrate this remarkable milestone are in the works. Celebrations are planned at bookstores, libraries, schools and festivals, all of this is according to Pottermore In addition, the Broadway play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will open later this month. In October of this year, Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibit will be opening at the New York Historical Society.

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The last thing to end this exciting year in the world of Harry Potter will be the release of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, which will come out on November 10.

Will you be buying these new editions for the Harry Potter series?

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