A new book about Harry Potter in Russian will be available

Новая книга о Гарри Поттере на русском языке поступит в продажу

The eighth story about the Wizarding world of Harry Potter in Russian “Harry Potter and the Cursed child” will appear on bookstore shelves on Wednesday, the press service of the publishing house “Azbuka-Atticus”.

The book written by JK Rowling in collaboration with Jack Thorne and John Tiffany. The eighth story of Harry Potter takes place 19 years after the events of the seventh book. The first edition will be 150 thousand copies. Translation plays Mary Spivak.

“The book “Harry Potter and the Cursed child. Parts one and two” (special re-edition of the script) is the eighth story about Harry Potter and the first official stage performance. Rehearsal special edition scenario — continuation of the journey of Harry Potter, his friends and family — was released simultaneously with the premiere of the play in London’s West end on 30 July 2016 and immediately became a bestseller,” the statement reads.

In the Moscow house of books on Novy Arbat said that the first shop will sell the piece and continue to this day opening hours until 1.30 am. In addition, the store will hold a series of events, including literary mafia “Harry Potter”, a competition for the most interesting, creative, and expressive reading of excerpts from famous books, the quest “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”, films about the young wizard and the contest themed costumes.

The English version of the book went on sale in Moscow bookstores in early August. The entire edition was sold out within the first day from the start of sales.