It’s been 20 years since the book release of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, and it seems we just can’t get enough of the wizarding world over the past 2 decades.
To commemorate this historic year in the franchise’s history, the UK publishing house for the series has announced that we can expect two new books this October.
The first title, Harry Potter: A History of Magic – The Book of The Exhibition, is in conjunction with the British Library’s Harry Potter exhibition. The expo, A History of Magic, will open in October 2017 and run through February of the following year. The book explores the subjects studied at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, so we can expect to learn more about Potions, Care of Magical Creations, and Divination, to name a few courses. Hopefully they go into Muggle Studies and we get some cheeky insights to the non-magical side of the human race.
The second title, Harry Potter – A Journey Through A History of Magic, will touch upon the mystical areas of magic. Perhaps we’ll learn more about things like unicorns, ancient runes, and alchemy.
Naturally, we have questions:
- What will the cover art look like?
- Will the books be more like a textbook, or a novel?
- Will characters we know about (Nicolas Flammel, Dumbledore, Gellert Grindelwald, Voldemort) make an appearance in the texts?
- Will there be a book release party like the ones we used to go to?
- Is J.K. Rowling doing the writing??
Either way, as avid Harry Potter fans you can expect we’ll already have our books preordered as soon as magically possible.