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>> The boy wizard may be long gone from Hogwarts, but the world's muggles will soon be able to entertain themselves with two all new Harry Potter books. The first Harry Potter: A History of Magic, The Book of the Exhibition, will plunge leaders into course work of Howard School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
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And that means lessons on potions, flying, the history of magic, and even muggle studies. The other, Harry Potter: A Journey Through a History of Magic will touch on parts of the mystical universe including alchemy, unicorns, and ancient witchcraft. Although the series famously ended in 2007, these two books along with a hit theater production in London, and prequel movie franchise show the fans of the franchise haven't had their fill.
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The books due out in October are part of the British Library's A History of Magic Exhibition, which will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the series that sold 450 million copies and sparked $7 billion movie franchise. Harry Potter's creator J.K. Rowling didn't write these books, they are the work of the British library's curatorial team.
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But she did contribute never before seen sketches and manuscript pages.