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Harry Potter Book Night 2018: What is it? Where are events taking place? How can you get involved?

Bloomsbury is celebrating all things concerning the Wizarding World, in events taking place all over the globe in celebration of Fantastic Beasts


Clarisse Loughrey
Thursday 01 February 2018 13:15

Sure, fans can celebrate their love of Harry Potter on any given night of the year, but Thursday, 1 February calls for something special.

It's the night Bloomsbury are holding their annual Harry Potter Book Night, launching a host of literary events across the world, all centered on this year's theme: Fantastic Beasts.

Each event will be held using a special kit sent out by the publisher, filled with magical activities and ideas connected to the likes of basilisks, boggarts, and centaurs.

Unfortunately, registration for the kits has now closed; Bloomsbury, however, has provided a useful map of all the events globally taking place, from the UK to Malaysia. Events are being held in a vast variety of venues: from bookshops, libraries, to universities.

The site also features an archive of past activities from previous years; packed with games, activities, and facts about the book series.

Alongside Harry Potter Book Night, Bloomsbury is also holding a national schools competition; asking students to invent their own menagerie of creatures, with the chance to win copies of The Hogwarts Library box set.

Harry Potter Book Night takes place 1 February.

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