New Harry Potter play coming out in book form

FILE - In this April 9, 2015 file photo, "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling lights the Empire State Building to mark the launch of her non-profit children's organization Lumos, in New York. Scholastic Inc. announced Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, that a “script book” of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” will be published July 31. The book is a based on the two-part stage collaboration of Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany and arrives just after the play premieres in London July 30. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — The new Harry Potter play will become a new Harry Potter book.

Scholastic Inc. announced Wednesday that a “script book” of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” will be published July 31. The book is a based on the two-part stage collaboration of J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany and arrives just after the play premieres in London on July 30. Rowling’s Potter web site http://www.potternore.com will release an edition.

The first seven Potter books have sold more than 400 million copies worldwide, according to Scholastic, the series’ U.S. publisher.

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