In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Pottermore Publishing is offering fans unlimited access to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone ebook for two weeks from public libraries. From August 27 to September 10, fans across North America can read the ebook on Libby, the award-winning one-tap reading app from the library, with no cost, waitlists or holds.
“Pottermore Publishing is delighted to offer fans the chance to celebrate 20 years since the publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone via their local library,” said Jennie McCann, Publishing Director at Pottermore Publishing. “We have worked with digital library distributors across the US to bring this to life and look forward to seeing the campaign unfold.”
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, the first book in one of the world’s most popular series, introduces us to the stories of the Boy Who Lived and his first encounters with Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and the wizarding world. With over 500 million copies sold worldwide, the series has now been translated into over 80 languages and made into 8 blockbuster films.
Readers can discover the magic of the wizarding world by downloading Libby and checking out the ebook through their local public library. All it takes is a library card; some libraries also have access to an Instant Digital Card which simply requires a cell phone number to sign up. This service is compatible with all major computers and devices, including iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ devices, Windows® tablets, and Kindle® [US libraries] without waitlists or holds. The title will automatically expire at the end of the lending period, and there are no late fees.
To get started, download Libby today from the iOS App Store, Google Play or Windows App Store. Libby is powered by Rakuten OverDrive, the leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools.