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Online book club launched to mark Harry Potter anniversary

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A first edition copy of “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” is seen at Sotheby’s auction house in central London on May 20, 2013. Image: AFP/Will Oliver

Pottermore, the site devoted to all things Harry Potter, has announced plans to launch an online book club in June for fans, and future fans, of the Harry Potter series.

The first book in the Harry Potter series, “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”, was published in 1997, and to mark its 20th anniversary, Pottermore is launching the Wizarding World Book Club. (The book was published a year later in the United States under the title “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.”)

Members will read, or re-read, one Harry Potter book per month, with a little more time for the longer installments. The Pottermore site will offer additional background about each story and a Twitter conversation will be open to all those taking part.

The Twitter account @WWBookClub has been created for the occasion and will host a discussion of a new Harry Potter-related theme each week.

On the dedicated section of the Pottermore site, readers will find new articles about each theme and gather rewards for reading progress, according to an announcement. Mire information is soon to follow. Stay updated via twitter.com/wwbookclub. JB

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