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The new Harry Potter book is already breaking presale records

Posted: 9:20 AM, Jul 26, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-26 10:20:23-04

No doubt about it: People really enjoy a good Harry Potter story. 

"Harry Potter and the Cursed Child," which hits online and real bookshelves starting at midnight on Sunday, is already breaking records, according to retailer  Barnes & Noble

In fact, it's the most preordered book since ... well, the last Harry Potter book in 2007. It's the most preorders Barnes & Noble has seen since  "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,"  and the retailer expects it to be the best-selling book of the year.

This newest Harry Potter book is actually the script of a play by the same name and the eighth installment in the Harry Potter series.

"I'm asking you one more time to keep secrets and let audiences enjoy 'Cursed Child' with the surprises we built into the story," author  J.K. Rowling said  to fans. 

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Author J.K. Rowling says it takes place about  20 years after  the events of "Deathly Hallows" and follows Harry and his son, Albus Severus Potter. 

Unfortunately, though, "Cursed Child" isn't expected to go from the stage to movie theaters anytime soon. Rowling says there are  currently no plans  to make it into a movie. 

This video includes a clip from  Scholastic  and images from Getty Images. Music provided courtesy of APM Music.


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