Sixteen years ago, J.K. Rowling’s dream of becoming a published author was fulfilled. Sixteen years ago, the first book in a series of seven that would made her the best selling writer of our time came out. Sixteen years ago, Harry Potter hit the bookshelves for the first time, intriguing readers right away.
Sixteen years later, the series is the biggest literary phenomenon of our time. Sixteen years later, people all around the world are still reading this first book, whether be it for the first or for the twentieth time. Sixteen years later, Harry Potter and his world are still the best source of escapism most of us have ever come across.
Happy birthday, Philosopher’s Stone, and thank you for everything, Jo.