With all the hype around Harry Potter & The Cursed Child finally making its way to Broadway, Harry Potter fans have even more to look forward to. The first of it’s kind celebrating a single series of books by a living author, ‘Harry Potter: A History of Magic’ is coming to New York’s Historical Society from October 5, 2018 to January 27, 2019.
With prices ranging from $21 for adults to $6 for kids, fans of the series can now view original manuscripts, rare books, and even J.K. Rowling’s original pitch letter to publishers. With tons of original material from Scholastic and J.K. Rowling’s own archives, this exhibit is one of the most exclusive of Harry Potter archives to date.
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The exhibit is split up into sections inspired by the key subjects taught at Hogwarts ranging from Herbology to Defense Against the Dark Arts.
Tickets just went on sale to the public and while there are lots of time slots still available for the coming months, we’re predicting that this exhibit will sell out very quickly.
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If you can’t make the exhibit in London or New York, there is a print-version which details a treasure trove of artifacts, including Mary GrandPré’s original pastel illustrations for the novels as well as costumes and set models for The Cursed Child.
For the first time in this decade, J.K. Rowling has exceeded the prolific James Patterson, according to Forbes’ list of the world’s highest-paid authors. With a combination of print, ebooks, audiobooks, films, and a bunch of other things, Rowling earned an estimated total of $95 million (£72.3 million) in 2017, which is equivalent to $180 per minute.
Much of her success this year derived from Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. After the Cursed Child‘s release last summer, the book sold more than 680,000 print copies in the U.K. in three days, and became the world’s fastest selling novel since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.