2:00 pm EST, August 18, 2016

Here’s what Pottermore and J.K. Rowling’s new eBooks look like on the inside

On August 17 Pottermore announced a series of eBooks consisting of J.K. Rowling’s Pottermore.com writings on Hogwarts, its inhabitants, and the greater Wizarding World.

The three ebooks will each cover a certain theme and will be released September 6.

To be clear, these are not “new Harry Potter books,” as many clickbait-thirsty websites have tried to make us believe. That said, there will be a few sections in the eBooks that are entirely new.

On Thursday Pottermore provided Hypable with a sample of Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide*, which gives us a first look at how these eBooks will be arranged.

Each chapter will feature a bit of artwork by Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts prop art designers MinaLima (who also designed each eBook’s cover) to introduce the topic at hand. In this example, Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide opens with writing from J.K. Rowling on Platform 9 3/4:


These look great and will be fun for Harry Potter fans to page through. It’s never been easier to browse all of Rowling’s original writings about the Wizarding World!

Pottermore also provided us with a look at the Hogwarts book’s opening:


*Why the title Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide? It appears to be a reference to this part of Goblet of Fire:

Grab the three books using the following Amazon links:

  1. Power, Politics, and Pesky Poltergeists
  2. Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies
  3. Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide

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