Saturday, November 17, 2012

Entire Hogwarts Library Set And Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling Get A Makeover

JK Rowling

The usually online hush hush author of the Harry Potter series has made an announcement on her Facebook page. J.K. Rowling, who rarely posts some updates on her Twitter and Facebook accounts, was delighted to announce of the makeover of her Harry Potter series and Hogwarts Library in collaboration with Bloomsbury.

"Last week, a collectible hardback boxed set from the world of Harry Potter – containing handsome new editions of 'Quidditch Through the Ages', 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' (both in hardback for the first time) and 'The Tales of Beedle the Bard' was released by Bloomsbury," the proud author said.

Stating a few details about this makeover, she added that "fans will find within a treasure trove of magical facts, additional notes from the esteemed Professor Albus Dumbledore, and illustrations from J.K. Rowling. Purchasers can be reassured that two charities important to J.K. Rowling – Comic Relief and Lumos – will benefit from the sale of each set. These editions are exclusively available in this boxed set."

Enjoy these wonderful new cover arts for the Hogwarts Library and Harry Potter series:

This newly released designs feature some bold and graphic illustrations created by Clare Melinsky, a renowned linocut artist based in Scotland. When asked about this once in lifetime opportunity -- only a few artists, like Mary Grandpre, were honored to do the cover arts of Rowling's books -- she commented, ‘I was delighted and excited to be asked to illustrate the covers for such massively famous books – and seven of them! It was top secret for the best part of a year.’

To know more about these books, visit Bloomsbury's special J.K. Rowling page.