10:15 am EDT, May 22, 2012

Bloomsbury says a ‘new Rowling three-book box set tied into the Potter series’ due in coming year

While discussing its profits and looking ahead, U.K. Harry Potter publisher Bloomsbury revealed a very interesting tidbit about a future Potter project.

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UPDATE: Bloomsbury has now officially announced the box set – see all the details.

We noticed the following blurb in Reuters’ report on the earnings call:

Bloomsbury, the publisher of the “Harry Potter” series by author JK Rowling, also said it was counting on a new Rowling three-book box set tied into the Potter series, and a non-fiction account of spies in World War II to support sales in the coming year.

No other details were mentioned, but with J.K. Rowling recently confirming she’s actively working on a Harry Potter encyclopedia, our first guess would be that this project is what Bloomsbury is referring to.

Could the encyclopedia be split into three parts? This likely isn’t a re-release of the existing books, as there are only three in the box set.

Whatever it is, we can’t wait to learn more!

UPDATE: A separate report on the Bloomsbury call says it was described as a Hogwarts Library Box Set

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