If you were worried that you wouldn’t be able to save up the money to fly to England to watch the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play, you’ll be happy to learn you can buy the book in July.
— Scholastic (@Scholastic) February 10, 2016
The announcement came from Scholastic Press this morning, and because of the #HPSCRIPTBOOK this is simply a mass printing of the script instead of a full novelization. The book will be based on the production’s preview period, which means other editions of the book may be released as the script is fine tuned as the production progresses.
Still, more Harry Potter is better than no Harry Potter, and now I don’t have to worry about making a cross Atlantic trip to see what all the brouhaha is about.
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.
Best of all, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child arrives on July 31st, which is the day after the play opens, and it’s the same day as J.K. Rowling’s (and Harry Potter’s) birthday. The book will cost $29.99, with a digital release expected to be available on the Pottermore website.