Harry Potter

Scholastic Paperbacks

The Boy Who Lived is getting a spiffy new look.

A California artist has been commissioned to create new covers for all seven Harry Potter books, timed to fall on the 15th anniversary of the U.S. debut of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.

Meaning, those books featuring images by Mary GrandPré are about to become collector's items, folks! 

The first new cover by Kazu Kibuishi, who penned the graphic novel series Amulet, was revealed Wednesday and the fresh set of paperback editions—also available in a box set—featuring his art will start rolling out in September.

All of the covers will show a key scene from the book, kicking off with Harry's first trip to Diagon Alley with Hagrid on the cover of Sorcerer's Stone.

"When illustrating the covers, I tried to think of classic perennial paperback editions of famous novels and how those illustrations tend to feel," Kibuishi said in a statement released by Scholastic Trade Publishing. "In a way, the project became a tribute to both Harry Potter and the literary classics."

We bet the pages within will still turn as fast as ever.

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