Today (Harry Potter’s birthday!) at noon EDT, the final new Harry Potter cover by Kazu Kibuishi will be revealed at the Scholastic Store in New York City. If you’re in the area, it should be worth visiting—in costume. Here’s the info from the Facebook event page:
Pull out your Marauder’s Map and Apparate (or fly your Firebolt) to Scholastic Headquarters on July 31st at 12 p.m. and celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the Harry Potter series in a magical way! Join us as we unveil the all-new cover for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the final of the seven new trade paperback editions illustrated by New York Times bestselling author and illustrator, Kazu Kibuishi. Fans, old and new, can meet Kazu Kibuishi and Arthur Levine, editor of all U.S. Harry Potter books, see Hagrid, enjoy wizardry crafts and lots more magical fun…PLUS participate in the Harry Potter costume contest! The first 50 muggles in costume will receive a lithograph of the new book cover signed by Kazu! (No need to stop at Gringotts for money – the event is free!).
Unfortunately, yours truly will be over here on the west coast, but I’ll post the image here when it becomes available.
UPDATED: The new images are available, so scroll down to see the new cover as well as the wraparound images for the box set!
In case you missed the news before, Scholastic is celebrating the 15th anniversary of Book One this year, and they’ve commissioned Kazu Kibuishi to create a set of new covers for a paperback edition. The box set will be released at the end of August, and the spines will also form one image (shown below). Here are all the new covers in one place.