Let the Basilisk guard your books - even your cursed diary collection.The Basilisk has caused lots of trouble over the years at Hogwarts, but we think we've calmed it down a bit. He looks fierce, but it's actually very friendly once you get to know it. We even taught ours the neat trick of keeping our books nice and tidy.
Harry Potter: A History of Magic at the New-York Historical Society is a celebration of the 20th anniversary of the publication of J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. The exhibition captures the wizarding traditions of folklore and magic at the heart of the Harry Potter stories through centuries-old treasures including rare books, manuscripts, and magical objects from the collections of the British Library and New-York Historical Society—with original material from Harry Potter publisher Scholastic and J.K. Rowling’s own archives.