Following last year’s 20th Anniversary Philosopher’s Stone House Editions, Bloomsury has announced that its sequel — and the next five books — will be getting House Editions, too.
The U.K. Harry Potter publisher says that the Chamber of Secrets House Editions will be released on June 28, 2018 in both hardback and paperback. The original Chamber of Secrets was published in Britain on July 2, 1998. (Damn, we’re old.)
The books take on a design that’s similar to their Philosopher’s Stone House Edition predecessors, but this time each cover features “an interpretation of the door to the Chamber of Secrets, with beautiful iconography and features woven in to the design that are particular to that house”:
And here are the paperback editions:
Each book will “contain additional content, including an illustration of the house common room by Levi Pinfold, a house introduction and a mini-feature on house-elves.”
Finally, there’s some good news for completionists: In today’s announcement Bloomsbury promised that the remaining five books in J.K. Rowling’s series will receive House Editions, too. So, rest easy knowing that if you purchase Chamber, you’ll be able to fill up your book shelf with the remaining books in the series.
The Philosopher’s Stone House Editions seemed like a big hit last year, and I guess they sold well if Bloomsbury is comfortable House-ing Chamber through Hallows.
2018 marks 20 years since Sorcerer’s Stone was published in the United States, but Scholastic has yet to unveil what plans (or special books) they have in store for American readers. Given the success of Bloomsbury’s House Editions, we bet Scholastic will follow a similar route.