JK Rowling knows that Hogwarts has been a safe-haven for students for many years. If you need a little magic in isolation, it’s time for you to visit Harry Potter at Home. JK Rowling, along with Audible, Bloomsbury, OverDrive, Pottermore Publishing and Scholastic, are excited to announce Harry Potter At Home. Fans will be able to enjoy the first audiobook free, visit the Harry Potter at Home hub, enjoy the first book via OverDrive, and more!
Audible: listen to the first Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone as many times as you like in the coming weeks. This is one of many classic books that will be available on Audible’s new platform, stories.audible.com. – take a look and see what you can find. The first Harry Potter book will be available to listen to for free in six different languages (English, Spanish, French, Italian, German and Japanese).
WizardingWorld.com: this special Harry Potter At Home hub (being updated regularly) is where you’ll find all the latest things to keep you occupied – from special activity kits from Bloomsbury to Scholastic, to nifty magical craft videos (teach your friends how to draw a Niffler!) fun articles, quizzes, puzzles and more. You can visit the Harry Potter At Home hub here – and keep on visiting the page whenever you like. Just like Hogwarts and it’s staircases, this page will be changing all the time.
Pottermore Publishing: will also be teaming up with digital library supplier Overdrive to gift the first book in its digital form. Patrons of OverDrive libraries will be able to borrow Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone as an eBook or audiobook in over 20 languages from participating local and school libraries, including via Overdrive’s Libby app, and the Sora app for schools. This offering will last until the end of April, so if you can, why not have a browse?
Something new arrived to the Harry Potter at Home online hub at the beginning of May! You can now listen to Daniel Radcliffe, the actor for Harry Potter himself, read aloud the first chapter from “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” You can listen to his live reading here and stay tuned for more chapters read by other star actors like Stephen Fry, David Beckham, Dakota Fanning, Claudia Kim, Noma Dumezweni, and Eddie Redmayne.
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