You wouldn’t think a play in book form would be the most-anticipated novel of the year, and yet here we are.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts 1 & 2, the printed script of the West End play, debuts at midnight Sunday and the world is going nuts.
The eighth book in the story of Harry Potter is already the book retailer’s most pre ordered book of the new Millennium since the seventh book, which originally sold over 8-million copies in 24 hours in the US alone.
It’s also on the top bestseller list on Amazon. The upcoming release is being celebrated at more than five-thousand bookstores and libraries Saturday night, with Midnight Release parties featuring costume contests, wizard rock bands and magic shows scheduled for the event.