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If you’re still of the mindset that the ‘90s were only 10 years ago, then you’re about to feel really old. This summer will mark the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. That’s right, somehow it’s been 20 years since we first met Harry and the Hogwarts crew.

To commemorate the book that started it all, the Potter series publisher, Bloomsbury, will be re-releasing, four new Hogwarts house themed editions of the Philosopher's Stone.

Pottermore explains:

Whether you're Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw or Hufflepuff, you will soon be able to own a copy of the book themed around your favourite, with a specially designed crest uniquely representing each one. As Pinfold explains, each cover tells a different story, with the artist using traditional heraldry from historic coat of arms imagery to delve deep into each house.

Here’s a sneak peek of what to expect:


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J.K. Rowling isn't showing signs of slowing down any time soon, with the plan to make Fantastic Beasts a five-part series and essentially running Pottermore, she also revealed that she's working on two new novels.

Through a series of tweets responding to excited fans yesterday, she revealed that she's working on two novels—one as Robert Galbraith, her pen name, and one as J.K. Rowling. She tweeted: "I'm always working on a novel. It's my thing."

She also made it clear that the following Fantastic Beast movies will not come with companion novels.

No word yet on when the books are slated to come out or what they're about, just that they do exist.


It’s been 70 years since H.G. Wells died and his works have been public for years. But a researcher just found an unknown ghost story by the legendary author of The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds and several other classics.

While magazine editor Andrew Gulli was searching “tens of thousands of pages” in the Wells collection at the University of Illinois, he discovered a manuscript for a ghost story called "The Haunted Ceiling."

After Gulli checked with Wells scholars and they checked “several narrative features and the distinctive handwriting,” they determined the manuscript is authentic.

As yet, there’s no theory on why this story went undiscovered for so long but somehow it’s unexplainable apparition seems connected to the story itself: According to Vulture, the story is “about a man who is going insane because he's being haunted by a ghostly apparition of a dead woman on the ceiling.”

NRP has excerpts from the story, and the full version of Wells' story appears in The Strand Discuss