J.K. Rowling to Release 4 New Books on The History of Magic

The Wizarding World is getting bigger and bigger with the announcement of some new books, courtesy of Pottermore.

The online Harry Potter community announced today that four new short non-fiction books that will function as history books on the magical world. All four books are themed around classes at Hogwarts. The first two books center around Defense Against The Dark Arts and Herbology, and will be released on June 27th. The next two books, focusing on Divination and Care for Magical Creatures, will release shortly after.


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All four books are inspired by the audiobook Harry Potter: A History of Magic, which is based on the British Library exhibition of the same name.


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According to Pottermore, the new e-books are meant to stoke curiosity amongst even the most die hard of Potter fans:


“It seems part of human nature to want to believe in the unbelievable: from the bestiaries and cabinets of curiosities of the medieval period onwards,” said Pottermore. “We think that truth and myth are easily distinguished today, but magical creatures and the stories around them continue to fascinate us – and they are as central to the Harry Potter stories as Harry, Hermione and Ron.”


All four books are available for pre-order now.


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