Harry Potter titles repackaged

Bloomsbury is to re-publish the Harry Potter companion titles, Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander, and Quidditch Through the Ages, in July. The titles were originally published in aid of Comic Relief in 2002 and again in 2004.

The relaunched titles will again raise funds for the charity with £1.15 from each £4.99 title sold going to Comic Relief.

Previous editions of the book were published in a slim format similar to the £1 World Book Day books but the latest editions will be chunkier versions comprising 128 rather than 96 pages, including the original illustrations. So far, according to Nielsen BookScan, Fantastic Beasts has sold 509,473 copies while Quidditch has sold 491,853.

The print run for the new version has yet to be confirmed. A spokesman for Bloomsbury said: “There are always new Harry Potter readers coming to the series each year who will be looking for other exciting things to read.”