The British Library’s latest exhibition “Harry Potter: A History of Magic” is coming to New York City, but Harry’s fans will have to wait until October 2018.
The exhibition, on display next month in London, features rare books, manuscripts, and original drafts and drawings by author J.K. Rowling and illustrator Jim Kay — all on display for the first time.
After it finishes its London run, the show will be brought to New York by the historical society just in time for the 20th anniversary of the U.S. publication of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” by Scholastic.
Here, a few U.S.-specific artifacts from the New-York Historical Society and some items from Scholastic’s magical collection will be added.
For fans who can’t wait until next year, Scholastic will publish “Harry Potter: A Journey Through a History of Magic” on Oct. 20, the first day the exhibition is open across the pond. The book is designed to give Potterheads a sneak peek at what they can expect to see in the exhibition. In fall 2018, Scholastic will also publish a comprehensive, companion coffee-table book: “Harry Potter: A History of Magic.”
Ticket information and exact opening dates for the exhibition in New York will be released soon, according to the New-York Historical Society.