2:45 pm EST, June 27, 2013

Bloomsbury unveils vibrant new ‘Harry Potter’ adult edition covers for UK audiences

By Andrew Sims | Edited by Karen Rought

Seeking out a new era of adult readers, Bloomsbury and J.K. Rowling announced today that the Harry Potter books would be re-published in paperback format sporting new covers.

The covers take on a modern and vibrant look with a sketch pertaining to an element within each book’s story. The first three covers for Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban were unveiled today.

Check out each one below:

'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' 2013 Adult Cover

'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets' 2013 Adult Cover

'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban' 2013 Adult Cover

J.K. Rowling’s official Facebook page noted that the first three books with new covers will be available from July 18, 2013, followed by the next two on August 15, 2013, and the final two on September 26, 2013.

The jackets are illustrated by Andrew Davidson and “feature his beautiful woodcut style.”

We like the modern look and are absolutely positive that these babies are gonna stand out boldly on book store shelves. A refresh of the book series will perhaps encourage those seeking some summer reading to try Harry Potter for the first time. For those who have already read the books, these new editions do not offer anything worth purchasing.

Scholastic is in the midst of re-releasing the Harry Potter paperbacks with new covers as well. So far, Sorcerer’s Stone and Chamber of Secrets‘ new covers have been unveiled and are tailored to younger audiences. Prisoner of Azkaban’s cover is due out soon, and they all hit book store shelves this August.

Thanks, Cristina.

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