Tomorrow marks the 21st anniversary of the publication of the first Harry Potter book in the U.K., yet author J.K. Rowling still seems to get surprised and humbled by how much success she’s had over the years.
Earlier this week, while exploring a second-hand bookstore, Rowling found a section labeled “Books you need to buy so you can say ‘I should read that next’ before re-reading Harry Potter,” which she found surprising.
Second hand bookstores are always full of surprises but I did not see this one coming. pic.twitter.com/1cWDRABdvL— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) July 23, 2018
Following Rowling’s tweet was an outpour of fan replies which further emphasized how amazing her writing is. They flooded Rowling's feed with supportive words about the series and her writing. Some fans shared their favorite books (which a few were re-reading, despite the bookstore sign), while others shared photos of house remodels and tattoos designed in Harry Potter fashion.
Here is my homage to Sorcerer’s Stone Chapters 5, 6, and 7. My basement remodel - it’s work in progress, but it’s getting there! pic.twitter.com/1ahwheQIfw— KathleenMollyWeasley (@MollyPrewett7) July 23, 2018