with the author's
drawing and comments.
On 26 June a one-day display is popping up at the National Library of Scotland to celebrate a literary phenomenon.
Twenty years ago on that date, a children's book was published about a boy wizard. J K Rowling's 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' was an instant success — and inspired millions of children around the world to start the reading habit.
On show at the Library will be a rare first edition of the first Harry Potter book, with drawings and comments made by the author.
In it J K Rowling declares that the book 'changed my life forever'.
The Library's collections contain thousands of Harry Potter items. A careful selection will be made from these for the event.
There will be special editions, foreign translations and academic texts examining the influence of one of the most important books in literary history.
Visitors are being encouraged to dress up as wizards or Harry Potter look-alikes on the day to add to the sense of fun.
The Harry Potter display is on at the Library's Boardroom on George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, from 12.00 to 19.00 on Monday 26 June.
Read more in our Potter event media release.
20 June 2017