Bloomsbury, publishers of Harry Potter, have announced it would be releasing two new books at the ‘History of Magic’ exhibition in October.
The planned release will be in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the first ever edition of the book, Harry and Philosopher’s Stone, which launched the successful franchise that includes nine films, multiple books, and a theatre production.
According to the publisher’s business statement, “[Harry Potter: A History of Magic – The Book of The Exhibition] will be packed with unseen sketches and manuscript pages from J.K. Rowling, magical illustrations from Jim Kay and weird, wonderful and inspiring artifacts that have been magically released from the archives at the British Library.
“While [Harry Potter: A Journey Through A History of Magic] promises to take readers on a fascinating journey through the subjects studied at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry – from Alchemy and Potions classes through to Herbology and Care of Magical Creatures.”
The two books will be a part of the British Library’s Harry Potter exhibition which will open its doors on October 20.
The exhibition, which will run until February 2018, will explore the entirety of the history of magic and the subjects studied.
Earlier this year, to celebrate The Boy Who Lived’s 20th anniversary, Bloomsbury released four new editions of the book, one for each house at Hogwarts.
The covers featured the crest for each house and inside are fact files, character profiles and illustrations.