Harry Potter: A Journey Through the History of Magic hitting shelves in October

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Sep 6, 2017

If you’re a Harry Potter fan, Scholastic has got some pretty exciting news from you. (No, sadly, it’s not a new Harry Potter book by J.K. Rowling.) In conjunction with the British Library exhibit Harry Potter: A History of Magic, Scholastic will be publishing Harry Potter: A Journey Through the History of Magic on Oct. 20.

The exhibition celebrates the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (or Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone for those of us who are stateside), and focuses on the connection between the mythology created by Rowling for the Harry Potter universe and real British history. It contains manuscripts and rare books, as well as some of Rowling’s drafts and Jim Kay’s art (the third illustrated Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, will be released in the U.S. on Oct. 3). The exhibit will run from Oct. 20 through February 2018 at the British Library in London. The book will contain photographs of and information about the material in the exhibit.

If you’re living in the United States and are fretting about the possibility of seeing the exhibit (and the book isn’t enough to sate you), well, there’s good news! After Harry Potter: A History of Magic closes in the U.K., it will make its way to New York! You can catch it at the New-York Historical Society starting October 2018.

(via Entertainment Weekly)