Monday, February 15, 2016

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Available for Pre-order

The 8th installment of the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter And The Cursed Child, is a two-part play scheduled to open at the Palace Theatre, in London, England, on July 30, 2016.  J.K. Rowling didn't write the play, but Jack Thorne did.  But don't go thinking that J.K. Rowling didn't influence it.  The play is based upon a story by author J.K. Rowling, Thorne, and director John Tiffany, so Jo did have a hand in it.

Since most Harry Potter fans won't have a chance to see the play in London, Pottermore and Arthur A. Levine (an imprint of Scholastic) are publishing an early version of the script on July 31, 2016, the day after the play opens.  Coincidentally (not really!) that's J.K. Rowling's and Harry Potter's birthday.  While the script isn't published yet, you can pre-order it now in hardcover for $17.99 or Kindle eBook for $14.99.

J.K. Rowling has said in the past that she wouldn't write another Harry Potter tale.  (Immediately followed by "Never say 'Never!'")  She also said in September 2007 that she was working on a Harry Potter encyclopedia that could take up to 10 years.  We haven't heard of this encyclopedia in years, but she has written articles for the Harry Potter universe and character histories, including more than 19,000 new words added to  I think it's likely that the published encyclopedia itself will never come about, but Harry Potter fans worldwide can enjoy the free encyclopedic articles online at

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