If you’re a Harry Potter fan who’s feeling a bit down that the seventh and final book in the series came out over a year ago, and you’ve been wishing for something new to read in that universe, rejoice! For today, as I mentioned back in July, J.K. Rowling’s new book The Tales of Beedle the Bard
hits the shelves. And, to make your decision to buy it easier to make, the publisher will be giving all of its net proceeds to charity!
The new book contains illustrations by the author herself, and is meant to be a translation—by Hermione Granger, of course—of a "Wizarding classic" mentioned in the seventh book, along with commentary by Prof. Albus Dumbledore. The stories in the book aren’t about Harry, of course, but are simple fairy tales that are meant to give a bit of insight into the history of the Wizarding community as opposed to the Muggle community, with which we are of course familiar.
The book is available in an inexpensive hardcover edition, and also, only on Amazon.com, a special Collector’s Edition
($100 US), in a special binding with metal and faux-crystal adornments, and containing ten extra illustrations.