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Great news, Harry Potter fans: The wizarding world will expand in October with the release of two new books, Harry Potter: A History of Magic, The Book of Exhibition and Harry Potter, A Journey Through a History of Magic, according to publisher Bloomsbury’s quarterly trading update (via Business Insider).
The new books will allow fans to further immerse themselves in the history and stories behind the spells, wizards and other magical elements of the beloved previous books. They come 20 years after the release of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, and will accompany a Harry Potter exhibition at the British Library. They won’t be adding new characters or stories to the already-developed series, so don’t worry about your favorite trio getting into any canon-warping shenanigans.
Though the Harry Potter films have wrapped, the franchise has still been making its mark on pop culture, specifically with the English play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and the Fantastic Beasts film series.
The exact dates of the new books’ releases are unknown as of this writing, but if we had to guess, we’d say they’ll probably be out just in time to get you in the Halloween spirit. While you’re waiting for the big day, check out our ranking of the Harry Potter films and our list of the five best characters in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.