Livraria Lello – Porto’s magical bookshop – chosen for new Harry Potter book launch

Porto’s magical bookshop, Livraria Lello – J.K. Rowling’s inspiration for her own Flourish and Blotts bookstore in the Harry Potter series – has been chosen for the world launch of the eighth and very different book about the young magician, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”. Opening at midnight on July 31, the occasion is open to all, and fans are encouraged to come dressed as their favourite character.

The event is due to start at 10pm on July 30, with a party attended by various Harry Potter personalities, and including “magic potions and activities related to the saga”.

“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” is in fact the official script book of the play by the same name by J.K. Rowling, John Thorne and John Tiffany. It follows the life of the a now more mature and overworked Potter and his youngest son Albus Severus, 19 years after what was the final book in the original series, “Deathly Hallows”.