Harry Potter Cover to Cover

Read Harry Potter Cover to Cover

What is it?

An all-day muggle read-a-thon of the first HP book, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.


Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008
Begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends when the last page is read (around 7 p.m.)


Scholastic Headquarters
557 Broadway
New York, NY
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Who’s it for?

Harry Potter fans of all ages who want to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the book that started it all.



More Information &
Press Credentials

Sara Sinek
(212) 343-6899

Kyle Good
(212) 343-4563

“What makes this anniversary special is seeing readers who have grown up with Harry celebrating alongside a new generation of readers who will just be beginning their Hogwarts journey.”

Ellie Berger, President, Trade Publishing

Read the August 20, 2008, press release


  • All-Day Read-a-Thon and Live Webcast to Commemorate
    10th Anniversary of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone at
    Scholastic on September 23, 2008
  • The fun begins at 8:00 AM on September 23, 2008 and doesn't end until the last page has been read!
  • Fans of all ages can also view the event on a live webcast at www.scholastic.com/readharry, and those in New York will get a chance to sit in the throne used by J.K. Rowling at Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall, and read a passage from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone aloud.
  • Every participant will receive a FREE Harry Potter Cover to Cover Day commemorative souvenir, and the first 100 readers will receive a free copy of the Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone special anniversary edition complete with new illustrations by Mary GrandPré.
  • Harry Potter costumes and attire is encouraged but not required.
  • First come, first served to read aloud.
  • Due to live web casting of the event, all readers under age 18 years old, must be accompanied by a legal parent/guardian


The new 10th Anniversary cover by Mary GrandPré
(JPG, 450 KB)


J.K. Rowling at Radio City Music Hall reading from the throne that will be used for Cover to Cover Day
(JPG, 10 MB)