In June, Pottermore will launch the official Wizarding World Book Club to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the U.K. publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. The online book club will be available free to readers around the world from pottermore.com, working with Bloomsbury and Scholastic, as well as Pottermore's digital publishing business.
"The Wizarding World Book Club is Pottermore's way of responding to Harry Potter fans who have been asking for a book club for almost two decades," said Henriette Stuart-Reckling, Pottermore's global digital director. "Members will be able to enjoy the shared experience of reading the books together, and then joining the discussions we're facilitating on our social channels, all curated by Pottermore, the authentic and authoritative digital heart of the wizarding world. Our goal is to create a global community of Harry Potter readers who are communicating with each other as they are reading the same book, at the same time."
Participants will read a book every one to two months, using materials on a section of pottermore.com that is being created for the club. Each week, using social media, club members will discuss a theme in hosted weekly Twitter debates (@wwbookclub). Members will also be able to track and celebrate their journey through the books. The Wizarding World Book Club membership is free to all registered users of pottermore.com.