Pottermore has launched its Wizarding World Book Club community pages and revealed the first themes up for discussion online.
The club is available for free to members of the global digital publisher of Harry Potter and J K Rowling’s Wizarding World and is run in partnership with the author’s UK and US publishers, Bloomsbury and Scholastic.
The site will offer curated content on the website specific to each Harry Potter book, beginning with Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Bloomsbury), which was first published 20 years ago this month, before continuing with the other six books in the following months. The newly created destination on the Pottermore website will include specially curated articles, video and other content.
There will also be Twitter discussions hosted on the book club’s Twitter account, @wwbookclub, every Friday at 4pm, starting on 23rd June, with themes in the first week featuring a general introduction. The second week will focus on Magic and the Muggle World which will explore why the Dursleys are so afraid of magic, First Impressions will be discussed in the third week before Education which will consider if rebellion is a good or a bad thing at Hogwarts. Week five will focus on Friendship with the club asking fans which friend has shown the boy wizard the most loyalty so far.
Henriette Stuart-Reckling, global digital director at Pottermore, said: “We have launched the Wizarding World Book Club in response to a strong demand from our community for a destination to discuss the many nuances and themes of the books."
She added: “The Wizarding World Book Club provides an exciting opportunity for Harry Potter fans to share their thoughts about key scenes, plot points, motivations and characters from the series with a vast global community.”
Last week Pottermore announced it was making the e-book version of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone available to UK library users over a two-week period to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its publication.
For more information, visit pottermore.com.