Model spiders to mark 20 years of The Chamber of Secrets

Model spiders to mark 20 years of The Chamber of Secrets

Seven models of the spiders from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets will be unveiled across the UK at the end of the month to mark the novel’s 20th anniversary.

Commissioned by Bloomsbury and built by Create 180, the seven spiders will be on display from 30th June - five at Waterstones stores in Leeds, Liverpool, Edinburgh, London Piccadilly and Nottingham, one at The Book Nook in Hove, and one at Bloomsbury’s offices, although that spider will then be sent on to Seven Stories in Newcastle.

Each spider will have a unique ‘skin’ created from pages of the House Edition of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, which is being published with cover art by Levi Penfold on 29th June.

J K Rowling's Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets was first published in 1998. The original edition has sold 2.81 million copies, with all editions (including the illustrated one) shifting 4.25 million copies in total.