Books of the Year: Magical Reads


The past year has been filled with lots of great new reads, ranging from highly-anticipated titles from bestselling authors to stunning debut novels, sequels, guides, and many more. We’re taking a look at the Books of the Year!

The 20th anniversary edition of J.K. Rowling’s phenomenal Harry Potter series was released in July of this year. Celebrating the 20 years since the U.S. publication of the first book, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, it is easily distinguishable by its stunning black-and-white covers done by artist Brian Selznick.

What makes this edition even more special is that the seven covers, when placed side-by-side, form a  panoramic image that shows Harry’s entire journey, from his rough start in Hogwarts to adventures with Ron and Hermione, to the final battle against Voldemort. It’s available today starting at P599 in paperback. Collect all seven books and add them to your collection!

Another magical read is coming soon, set in the time before Harry Potter. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – The Original Screenplay will be released on November 16, 2018. This second original screenplay from J.K. Rowling, illustrated with stunning line art from MinaLima, expands on earlier events that helped shape the wizarding world.

At the end of the first film, Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald was captured in New York with the help of Newt Scamander. But Grindelwald soon escapes custody and starts gathering followers to fulfill his agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings. To stop him, Albus Dumbledore enlists Newt, who agrees to help once again, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead.

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