Distributor Overdrive — the chief supplier of digital materials and ebooks to lending libraries — has struck a deal with Pottermore to release all of the Harry Potter books to libraries in ebook format.
The announcement made last night makes all seven books in the series available in over twenty languages worldwide from over 18,000 lending libraries.
“J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter is a once-a-lifetime phenomenon and has been an extremely significant catalyst for reading and literacy for current and future generations,” Steve Potash, OverDrive’s CEO and president, said of the agreement. “We are honored to bring this beloved storytelling experience digitally to public and school libraries worldwide.”
The release date for the ebooks is scheduled for October, to coincide with the “grand opening” of the Pottermore website, which is currently in beta testing by a select group of fans.
If you’re looking to purchase the Harry Potter — the complete box set of either books or movies, you can find them locally from from Joseph-Beth Booksellers in the Lexington Green Mall on Nicholasville Road or Barnes & Noble in the Hamburg Pavilion Shopping Center on Man o’ War Blvd.
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