Bloomsbury to Release House Editions of The Chamber of Secrets

Last year to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Harry Potter series, Bloomsbury released special editions of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, four different editions, one for each of the Hogwarts Houses. The books were met with glee from fans, and sold so well that Bloomsbury has announced that the Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, House Editions, are coming this year.

The first book was released last June, and this series is to follow at the same time with a 28th June release expected. If you want to collect the set, you may want to order yours now at a local bookshop, or pre order on Amazon.

Each copy is decorated in the Hogwarts House Colours with four editions available, Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin. Page edges are sprayed in house livery, and each book comes with a selection of illustrations pertaining to the house copy.

When the first book was released last year there were a lot of hopes that this would extend to the entire series. Bloomsbury has now announced that this will be the case and it’s likely we’ll see a book release each summer for the next book in the series.

The new editions will be released on 28th June and are available on the pre-order links below.

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