By Chelsea Tatham, Guest Writer
Twenty years ago this month, the world took its first dive into the Wizarding World with the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in the United Kingdom.
Now, Pottermore -- the online Harry Potter fan community -- has launched the Wizarding World Book Club. The club is free to all registered users of Pottermore and provides a space to read, share and discuss weekly themes with members around the world.
Pottermore also revealed the first month’s themes and talked about the want for a book club in a release:
“We have launched the Wizarding World Book Club in response to a strong demand from our community for a destination to discuss the many nuances and themes of the books” said Henriette Stuart-Reckling, Global Digital Director, Pottermore. “The Wizarding World Book Club provides an exciting opportunity for Harry Potter fans to share their thoughts about key scenes, plot points, motivations and characters from the series with a vast global community.”
How to participate in the Pottermore book club
The book club begins with Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in the U.S.) and five themes to be discussed on the @wwbookclub Twitter page. The themes include Welcome to the Wizarding World Book Club, Magic and the Muggle World, First Impressions, Education and Friendship.
The discussions start at 4pm BST (11am EST) every Friday starting June 23. Other book club benefits include specially-curated content on pottermore.com.
Starting with the first book two decades ago, then eight blockbuster movies and now a new series of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movies, the J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter world has grown into a global fan community that’s still growing and evolving.
Now with the addition of the Wizarding World Book Club, Pottermore provides another way to connect fans around the world.
Head over to pottermore.com to join the Wizarding World Book Club and follow @wwbookclub on Twitter to be a part of this month’s discussions.