If you were in SoHo, New York anytime in the last week or so, you might have noticed the giant throne and the Harry Potter setup in the window at Scholastic’s Global Headquarters at 557 Broadway. No, the throne isn’t awaiting an appearance by J.K. Rowling, but it is the throne she read from at Carnegie Hall to celebrate the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the seventh and final book in the Harry Potter series. Today, however, the throne awaits the public as part of Harry Potter “Cover to Cover Day,” for which Scholastic is inviting Harry fans of all ages to stop by Scholastic’s lobby to take a stab at reading a passage from the 10th Anniversary Edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, the first book in the phenomenally bestselling series by J.K. Rowling. Fans and celebrities will be reading the book from cover to cover until the last page is read. The event is expected to last until 6 p.m. EST this evening. It is also being streamed live at www.Scholastic.com/harrypotter. Participants will receive a small parting gift.
Harry Potter Cover to Cover Day commemorates 10 years of keeping the magic alive. The special anniversary edition, published by Scholastic, will feature exclusive bonus material from J.K. Rowling as well as new cover art and a four-color frontispiece by Mary GrandPré that depicts 11-year-old Harry looking into the Mirror of Erised, which Harry comes across in his first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and learns that the mirror shows you what you most desire.
What are you waiting for? Celebrate Harry’s 10th birthday by taking the R train to Prince Street. Scholastic’s Global Headquarters is located at 557 Broadway (Between Prince and Spring).