Comparing Covers is a new feature on Lampshade Reader. I will showcase a book title that has multiple covers; from first editions to re-releases.
I wanted to do a Comparing Covers Harry Potter edition because, yes, it has a lot of variations, but also because I love the editions that were released in different countries. So, this time I’ll be putting up covers of editions released elsewhere. There also will be the US cover we are all familiar with-I just can’t ignore that, now can I?
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, also known as Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in the UK, was released in 1997. I really can’t believe it’s been that long ago. I remember seeing it in my schools’ library. At this point though I can’t remember if I read it before seeing the movie. Did you read the books first before the movies?
I love that this cover encompasses most of the key elements from the story. The unicorn, snitch, castle, the 3 headed dog, the forest, it’s all kind of quirky looking and appealing.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s/Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
Which cover did you vote for and why?