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New Harry Potter Book Covers Revealed

Harry Potter turned 33 on Wednesday (yeah, don't you feel old?). To honor the birthday of the boy who lived and his creator, J.K. Rowling, Scholastic Publishing unveiled a line of newly designed book covers commemorating the books' 15th anniversary in U.S. print.

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Rowling and artist Kazu Kibuishi teamed up to remodel the covers of the seven-book series, creating scenes that alluded to more notable moments in the book and offered up more detailed landscapes. The final book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, was the last of the redesigned covers to be revealed, making its debut on Wednesday.

For those who are not fans of the new look, the Harry Potter books with the original covers illustrated by artist Marie GrandPre will continue to be published in the United States. The new ones will be sold in a box set available August 27.

Looks like you just found your excuse to reread the whole series over again. To check out all the new covers visit Scholastic online.

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