Today is the 20th Anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling, published on the 26th June 1997- I was three.
However, the Harry Potter series has become one of the most important series I’ve read, and it all started with Philosopher’s Stone. Now, I didn’t read it when it first came out obviously- but after the release of the first film in 2001- I became hooked on the franchise.
My mum originally read them too me, and when I became a confident reader- I read them myself.
I was lucky enough to pick up a special edition copy of Harry Potter and the Philospher’s Stone, and have started reading it again today to kick start the anniversary- but there’s so much more to it than just the story!
I’m a Hufflepuff, so I got the paperback edition in the Hufflepuff colours.
It’s very yellow! But that’s not all! It also has some wonderful illustrations!
Look how regal Helga Hufflepuff looks!
I can’t wait to re-live the adventure again. Who else is celebrating Harry Potter’s anniversary today?
Thanks for reading!