Where Can You Buy The 'Harry Potter' eBook Shorts? Readers Have Tons Of Options
The year of our Potterhead 2016 might just be the most magical year to date, thanks to the release of the script version of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on July 31 and the anticipated release of the movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them on November 18. Now that J.K. Rowling has kept the party going with her release of new Harry Potter short stories on Pottermore, you are probably desperate to know where you can buy the new Harry Potter eBook shorts to keep on filling the Potter void in your nerdy little heart. Have no fear, fellow witches and wizards! It has never been easier to get your hands on a copy of a Harry Potter text than it is right now.
It used to be that you'd have to stand in terrifying midnight release lines to so much as squint at a cover of a new Harry Potter book, but we are living in the age of eBooks — a new Muggle magic that gets us books faster than you can say "Accio nerdery." Fittingly, you can buy the shorts in eBook form directly on the Pottermore website. The three titles — Hogwarts: An (In)complete And (Un)reliable Guide; Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies; and Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists — are all retailing on Pottermore for $2.99 each.
Of course, there are plenty of other places you can find the titles. Amazon is selling the eBooks for the Kindle. The books are also available for purchase on iTunes, formatted for iBooks. The price is $2.99 per text throughout, so it really depends on what your preferred device is — although it's worth noting that if you buy directly from Pottermore, it is formatted to work on most mobile, desktop, tablet, and eReader devices.
With all this talk of eBooks, you may be wondering if the Pottermore shorts will come out in hardback form as well. Pottermore's official Twitter account responded in questions from fans, and for now it doesn't seem to be in the works.
But hey, y'all — the holidays are right around the corner. Maybe if we put it high up enough on our wish lists, we'll magically get all hardback versions of these Harry Potter shorts so we can read them the old school way we read the Harry Potter books of yore. In the meantime, we can eFreak out over cool new details about the Hufflepuff common room (#REPRESENT), weep because of Remus Lupin being too good for this world, and admire veritable badass Minerva McGonagall.
2016 is truly the Age of the Potterhead, y'all.
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