HARRY POTTER BOOK NIGHT is the annual, global celebration of the magical world of the incomparable HARRY POTTER books and the wizarding world, created by J.K. Rowling. The night sees fans all over the world celebrating the magic of the books, and their unrivalled capacity for switching young people on to the magic of reading.

In 2017, celebrations ranged from the UK to Brazil, with over 13,000 event kit sign-ups on the site and nationwide trending on the day. HARRY POTTER BOOK NIGHT 2018 is poised to be the biggest celebration to date, with schools, libraries and bookshops throughout the world participating, engaging fans of all ages.


The theme for HARRY POTTER BOOK NIGHT 2018 is FANTASTIC BEASTS, celebrating the menagerie of magical creatures that are found in all seven of the Harry Potter books as well as Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. From werewolves to merpeople; dragons to unicorns; from the Hippogriff to the Niffler there is a plethora of roaring, stomping and growling creations to bring a beastly bite to HARRY POTTER BOOK NIGHT.


Bloomsbury has created a comprehensive kit containing everything needed to host a fantastic HARRY POTTER BOOK NIGHT event in a school, bookshop, library or community setting. The kit includes invitation templates, themed readings, magical games, wizarding worksheets … in short, everything to inspire and enchant groups of all ages and numbers. The official HARRY POTTER BOOK NIGHT event kit is available for FREE download NOW when you register at

Hosts are encouraged to share their planning ideas, plus photos of the events on the night across all social media channels using #HarryPotterBookNight. For your nearest HARRY POTTER BOOK NIGHT event head to


Fans will be able to feast on publishing from Bloomsbury, the home of Harry Potter books.

FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM – a brand new paperback edition of this title, with cover art by Jonny Duddle and interior illustrations by Tomislav Tomic. (Published: January 25th 2018).

FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM – a stunning colour edition, full of wondrous beasts, brought to life by Kate Greenaway Medal shortlisted artist Olivia Lomenech Gill. Published in November 2017, this acclaimed new edition features the fully updated 2017 text, including new profiles of SIX magnificent beasts that inhabit North America, and a new foreword by J.K. Rowling, writing as Newt Scamander.


Bloomsbury’s social media channels will undergo a beastly takeover with support from Pottermore on the 1st February with lots of exciting content released in the lead up to the night, including DIY videos, face painting tips and more.

Hop on the fun, fantastical wagon. Don’t forget to use hashtag #HarryPotterBookNight and to link to