May 05, 2017
By Michael Kramer
J.K. Rowling is launching a free online book club – for fans and newcomers to her Harry Potter series.
It’s called The Wizarding World Book Club – and will appear in June – to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – the first in the seven-book series.
Pottermore, Rowling’s digital publishing arm says the online community “aims to surprise and delight those who have never read a Harry Potter book, as well as returning readers who want to join the conversation.”
The club says its 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.”