Four new “bitesize reads” will be released in 2019 from J.K. Rowling’s Pottermore Publishing. The digital-only ebooks are based on the audiobook edition of Harry Potter: A History of Magic, which included a number of interviews with curators of the British Library’s exhibit of the same name.
“In addition to exploring the origins of magic through history and folklore, the eBook shorts will also feature notes, manuscript pages and charming sketches as previously seen in Harry Potter: A History of Magic,” Pottermore says. “These eBook shorts are adapted from the audiobook and are a chance to absorb the colourful characters and curious incidents of the real history of magic in a more compact form – perfect for the train or whatever Muggle transport you prefer.”
The books will be titled as follows:
- Harry Potter: A Journey Through Charms and Defence Against the Dark Arts
- Harry Potter: A Journey Through Potions and Herbology
- Harry Potter: A Journey Through Divination and Astronomy
- Harry Potter: A Journey Through Care of Magical Creatures
The first two (Charms and Defense Against the Dark Arts as well as Potions and Herbology) will be released on June 27th, with the remaining two “will follow soon after,” Pottermore promises.
All four ebooks are currently available for pre-order.