Even after 20 years, Harry Potter lives on in the hearts of fans.
Online: In 2012, Rowling launched Pottermore, an online home for all things Harry Potter. Its successful film adaptations and increased awareness of the joy of reading spilled over, funneling hundreds of thousands (if not millions) of readers toward new adventures in stories like Eragon!
With #HarryPotter20 trending on Twitter, it's clear that Pottermania is still alive and well, and no one could be more thankful than the woman behind the magic itself - JK Rowling. I'll forever be grateful!
A girl waves a wand at the Harry Potter trolley at Kings Cross Station, in London June 27, 2017.
The title "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" was used for USA audiences when Scholastic published the novel stateside in 1998. I've read all the books, I've seen all the movies, I went to Harry Potter World and Disney. The release sold more than 2 million copies in its first two days of release in the USA and Canada, and in the U.K.it went on to be the biggest-selling book of 2016.
"Mr. and Mrs. Dursley of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much".
Both Twitter and Facebook also introduced new features to mark the anniversary of the first installment in the series.
Twenty years ago, a writer took book lovers across the world on a magical journey with a boy wizard and his two friends, changing the face of children's literature forever.
It will also work if you type one of the houses from Hogwarts: Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw and Slytherin.
It's been 20 years since a quiet, bespectacled boy wizard strolled off the pages of J.K. Rowling's first book and launched a lucrative, global entertainment empire.