July 31st is Harry Potter's birthday! The character would be turning 37 this year, but we actually celebrated a different birthday for him last month: The 20th Anniversary of the release of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Whether you are new to Harry Potter or are a Potterhead of old, these are some items you might want to check out to help you celebrate!
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
J.K. Rowling (2015)
The book that started a world-wide phenomenon, now available as a beautiful illustrated edition with captivating pictures throughout.
The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook
From Cauldron Cakes to Knickerbocker Glory
More than 150 Magical Recipes for Wizards and Non-Wizards Alike
Dinah Bucholz (2010)
In case you are craving a nice cauldron cake or a lovely slice of treacle tart... just watch out for Hagrid's rock cakes!
50 Amazing Cocktails Inspired by Harry Potter
Archie Thomas (2016)
Need a hit of Giggle Water to steady your nerves? With this handy recipe book you'll be able to satisfy your cocktail cravings in between your visits to the Three Broomsticks!
27 Spellbinding Projects
Amy Clarke Moore (2014)
Whether you need fingerless gloves for tending to your venomous tentacula or a cozy shawl for a late night astronomy class, there is something in Knitting Wizardry to satisfy the wizard in everyone!
The Essential Harry Potter Film Music Collection
Streaming Music (2008)
Add some Hogwarts to your day while working, studying or reading with the Harry Potter music collection available to stream immediately!
Harry Potter's Bookshelf
The Great Books Behind the Hogwarts Adventures
John Granger (2009)
Harry Potter was too busy tracking down and fighting evil wizards for most of his years at Hogwarts, but if he'd had time to curl up in the common room with a good book, he'd probably have tucked into these titles.
LEGO Harry Potter
Video Game (2011)
Re-play the adventure as Harry Potter... in LEGO! Need we say more?
Fact, Fiction, and Folklore in Harry Potter's World
An Unofficial Guide
George W. Beahm (2005)
The closest Harry Potter fans might get to the fictional title: Hogwarts, A History. If only Hermione could have written it for us!
Oh Witch, Please is a fortnightly podcast about the Harry Potter world by two lady scholars from the U of A! This always funny and sometimes irreverent podcast questions race, feminism, classism and so much more!
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Parts One and Two
Jack Thorne (2016)
While reviews from Potterites have been mixed, we'll take extra Harry Potter any day!
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
The Original Screenplay
J.K. Rowling (2016)
The newest addition to the Harry Potter family, the new Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has SO much magic! Who needs an oven when you can make an apple strudel in mid-air?