Move over, celebrity book clubs: A new literary phenomenon is sweeping in (yet again) on its broomstick.
Bloomsbury, a British publishing house, announced yesterday that it will release two new Harry Potter books on October 20. Gah! The thrilling news coincides with the opening of the British Library’s Harry Potter exhibition, A History of Magic. (We've never been so excited about a library exhibition in our life...)
The books, titled Harry Potter: A History of Magic - The Book of the Exhibition and Harry Potter - A Journey Through a History of Magic, are essentially the Muggle versions of a Hogwarts acceptance letter in the form of a McGraw-Hill-esque textbook supplier. Both books will cover subjects studied at the prestigious Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, including alchemy, defense against the Dark Arts, herbology and magical creatures.
Additionally, the British Library's exhibition will honor the 20th anniversary of J.K. Rowling's novel that started it all, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
Harry Potter: A History of Magic - The Book of the Exhibition and Harry Potter - A Journey Through a History of Magic are available for preorder or can be purchased on October 20.
Just sitting here, waiting for our owl to arrive with our shiny new Hogwarts acceptance letter textbooks.