By: Adam Sockel, Marketing and Communications Specialist and proud Gryffindor
The first of September has long been considered a holiday in my life. I grew up in a house surrounded by books and none meant more to me than the Harry Potter series. This year is officially #19YearsLater which means that most my life has been intertwined with the adventures of The Boy Who Lived. It’s no secret that Harry, Ron, Hermione and everyone else in the wizarding world has touched the lives of millions and I feel honored to count myself among the first generation of readers who dreamed about the day an owl would deliver their admission letter.
Throughout the years, there have been more days that stood out as lasting memories to me because of their connection to Harry Potter than just about any other aspect of my life. I can remember fondly waiting until midnight for each book release and I’ll never forget my first walk down Diagon Alley at Universal Studios Florida. Speaking of admission letters, a co-worker created one of those for me as well. My home is covered with wands, wall art, Marauder’s Maps and house scarves that show my wife’s and my obsession with the Wizarding World. Recently I even got something a bit more permanent on my arm to reflect what these books have meant to me…
It’s for these reasons and so many more that I’m excited about the new Hogwarts Library Collection available in OverDrive Marketplace. These titles from the Hogwarts library will help your readers uncover new knowledge of the wizarding world: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Newt Scamander’s masterful work on magical creatures; Quidditch Through the Ages, a comprehensive history of the game and its rules; and The Tales of Beedle the Bard, with an introduction and illustrations by J.K. Rowling and extensive commentary by Albus Dumbledore. A treasure trove of magical facts and fairy tales, The Hogwarts Library Collection is an essential companion to the Harry Potter series.
This collection includes the updated edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, with a new foreword from J.K. Rowling (writing as Newt Scamander) and six new beasts. When you add The Hogwarts Library Collection, be sure to download our complimentary marketing kit including social tiles, banners and posters. It’s a great way to get the word out to your users.
The Hogwarts Express may have left the station but it’s not too late to add these new books to the Wizarding World collection in your digital library.