Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the next installment of the Harry Potter story that is running as a play this summer in London, will be published as a book in July. According to Publisher’s Weekly, the hardcover will be $29.99 and will come out July 31st (the day after the play’s London opening).
The book will be a “special rehearsal edition” from early in the play’s development (meaning the actual final play script might differ from the book version as the play makers make necessary last minute changes). The “definitive collector’s edition” of the play will also be coming at a date TBA. A digital edition of the play will also be available on Pottermore on July 31st.
Here’s the play’s official summary:
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.
More info is up on Pottermore.