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    J.K. Rowling Is Doing Something Really Cool For The 20th Anniversary Of Harry Potter

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    Get ready to feel aged, because Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone turns 20 years old this year.

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    Yes, the magical book that gathered millions upon millions of readers, was translated into 73 languages, and had seven movies that grossed $6.5 billion is actually TWO DECADES old.

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    The official publishing anniversary of the book is June 26, when it hit shelves for the first time in 1997. Now first editions of Sorcerer's Stone can sell anywhere from $40k to $55k.

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    To really put this date in perspective, "Wannabe" by Spice Girls and "Un-Break My Heart" by Toni Braxton were both #1 songs that same year, and the highest grossing movie was Titanic.

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    Not only is J.K. Rowling the hero we all need, she is ALSO blessing us with a Harry Potter exhibit in celebration of this 20 year milestone, which will be featured at The British Library.

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    This means you will not only get to see INCREDIBLY COOL Harry Potter things, but actual archives from J.K. Rowling and her publisher, Bloomsbury.

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    The exhibit officially opens October 20th, which means you will have plenty of time to squeeze in a Sorcerer's Stone reread beforehand.

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    J.K. Rowling truly blessed us when she brought this story into our hearts 20 years ago. Though we may feel old, we are still forever young at Hogwarts.

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