Monday marks 20 years since the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in the United Kingdom.
Written by J.K. Rowling and published by Bloomsbury, readers were introduced to the boy wizard in June 1997. Although it was successful in the U.K., it became an even bigger success when it was released in the United States – renamed Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – by Scholastic in September 1998.
The debut novel was the first of seven more books and eight film adaptations to follow, becoming a fictional and pop culture phenomenon.
Happy Birthday Harry Potter⚡️