Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

15 Jun

A play based on a short story by JK Rowling in which Harry Potter is married and working at the Ministry of Magic debuts in London July 30. Copies of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child go on sale in U.S. bookstores Sunday, July 31.

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London’s West End on July 30, 2016. It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children. While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

It’s a 320-page hardcover, selling for $29.99. Bindlestiff Books will open Saturday night at 11:30 p.m. for Harry Potter enthusiasts — copies will be available starting at midnight. Reserve your copy, and we’ll set one aside. We have a case on order, and will sell them while supplies last (though we will close the store by 12:30 a.m., reopening Sunday at noon).

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