9:48 am EDT, April 10, 2018

20th Anniversary Harry Potter covers revealed, and the designs will surprise you

Accio, stunning new covers! U.S. Harry Potter publisher Scholastic has unveiled new paperback covers to celebrate 20 years since Sorcerer’s Stone was published.

Illustrated by Brian Selznick, the covers are in black and white and feature pivotal moments from the series. When the books are placed together they form a single image.

Each 20th Anniversary Edition cover features tons of details, like Hermione’s Time-Turner, Harry’s Patronus, the maze from the Triwizard Tournament, and the Hogwarts Express. Feast your eyes on the goods:

Said Selznick, “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. 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. 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. 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.”

The new books will be published in paperback on June 26. A box set will be released in September.

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