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~Calvin & Hobbes~
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone), Bloomsbury publication and The British Library are opening an exhibition named the Harry Potter: A History of Magic in October 2017. Two books will be released to accompany the exhibition--Harry Potter: A History of Magic and Harry Potter: A Journey Through a History of Magic. Each book will explore different aspects of magic at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizadry. Although J.K. Rowling is not involved, the books and exhibition are displaying a collection of illustrations and manuscripts from Rowling and the Harry Potter illustrator, Jim Kay.
The British Library statement:
"Harry Potter: A History of Magic (Hardback) is the official book of the exhibition. This book explores the amazing artefacts, manuscripts, original artwork and curators’ insights that make up the backbone of the exhibition. This is a beautifully produced, full-colour coffee-table book which will make the whole exhibition experience available to everyone."
When the exhibition opens on October 20th, both books will be available by Bloomsbury publishing and digital versions (eBooks) in Pottermore. Even though J.K. Rowling is unlikely to write another Harry Potter book this is another way to celebrate the roots of Harry Potter. J.K. Rowling announced she is working on two novels under her name and her psuedonym, Robert Galbraith.
I would like to add these books to my ever growing Harry Potter/J.K. Rowling collection but I'm not sure if they plan to sell these books in the United States. Would you be interested in getting the books? Or are you disappointed J.K. Rowling isn't writing another Harry Potter book? Would you be interested in visiting the exhibit? If you happen to visit the exhibit let us know what you think.