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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.”

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Oh whoopie doopie do. Thank the maker the money is going to charity and not to prop up this nasty clapped out government like a previous donation eh JK??

YAY! I really hope this is true. I'm from the US and I will definitely buy them...even if I have to pay a ridiculous amount of shipping. I'm really excited about the new content too! It sounds great and the fact that the proceeds will go to a good cause is the icing on the cake. :D

Oh, I really hope this is true! I've already got them in English, but I'm Dutch and I'd love to have them in Dutch as well - just to complete my collection. But that would mean they have to translate it again. I hope they will...

I'm excited about this. I too am from the US and would love to have these books to go in my Potter collection!

This sounds great, I loved the first editions, and can't wait for new content.
You mean the previous editions didn't come out in the US? I'm from Canada and we had them in every bookstore the day they were released in the UK.

Dear Ms Rowling.
Please try to write something that doesn't involve that speccy wizard.
Thanks,
love Barney

Oh whoopie doopie do. Thank the maker the money is going to charity and not to prop up this nasty clapped out government like a previous donation eh JK??

YAY! I really hope this is true. I'm from the US and I will definitely buy them...even if I have to pay a ridiculous amount of shipping. I'm really excited about the new content too! It sounds great and the fact that the proceeds will go to a good cause is the icing on the cake. :D

Oh, I really hope this is true! I've already got them in English, but I'm Dutch and I'd love to have them in Dutch as well - just to complete my collection. But that would mean they have to translate it again. I hope they will...

I'm excited about this. I too am from the US and would love to have these books to go in my Potter collection!

This sounds great, I loved the first editions, and can't wait for new content.
You mean the previous editions didn't come out in the US? I'm from Canada and we had them in every bookstore the day they were released in the UK.

Dear Ms Rowling.
Please try to write something that doesn't involve that speccy wizard.
Thanks,
love Barney