Thought there were only seven parts to Harry Potter’s story?
And yes, I’m partly referring to the eighth story, the script book,Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts I and II, which was released to massive Harry hysteria last week. But if you didn’t know about that one before reading this post… you’re probably not the one I’m writing this for.
This one’s for the hardcore Potterites, the ones who know that encyclopedic knowledge means something in nerd culture, the ones who may or may not judge people’s friendship potential based on the number of times they’ve read the books, the ones who can remember obscure facts like the name of the Hogwarts caretaker before Argus Filch (it’s Apollyon Pringle, in case you were wondering).
If you don’t want to risk embarrassment in your next round of Harry Potter trivia, or you just want to impress houseguests with the expanse of your mastery of and enthusiasm for the Harry Potter universe by casually resting these books on your coffee table, read on.
Because if you really want to have a cultured Harry Potter collection, you need several additions:
The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook
by Dinah Bucholz
For all the culinary types weary of concocting Butterbeer and chocolate frogs, let this book revive your cooking creativity with its array of magical treats that are sure to enchant your tastebuds. A gustatory tour through the world of Harry Potter, it is sure to treat every appetite, wizard and Muggle alike.
Harry Potter: Film Wizardry
by Brian Sibley
Harry Potter: Page To Screen
by Bob McCabe
Harry Potter: Magical Places From The Films
by Jody Revenson
Films tell a thousand words. …That’s how the saying goes, right? For those of us who aren’t lucky enough to travel to Britain and take the Harry Potter studio tour, this collection presents another way to behold the behind-the-scenes enchantment of the settings, costumes, and props that (techni)colored Harry’s world.
The Harry Potter Coloring Books
We knew it would only be a matter of time after the adult coloring craze burst onto the scene that Harry Potter would make its own contribution to the trendy leisure activity suddenly espoused by grown-ups everywhere. And it certainly delivered. This collection of four books — the Harry Potter Coloring Book, Harry Potter Magical Places and Characters Coloring Book, Harry Potter Magical Artifacts Coloring Book, and Harry Potter Magical Creatures Coloring Book, will satiate every artistic palate (no pun intended).
The Unofficial Guide To Crafting the World of Harry Potter
by Jamie Harrington
This book turns the dreams I’ve long held of becoming a wizard into something of a reality… and it gives me a perfect excuse to live them in a world obsessed with Pinterest-y crafting. If you, too, have longed to cast a spell over your ordinary surroundings, to turn your home into the Great Hall, your patio into the Forbidden Forest, and your bedroom into a house common room, buy this book and let that creative pumpkin juice flow.
Harry Potter: The Character Vault
plus The Artifact Vault, and The Creature Vault
by Jody Revenson
Few words sound more impressive than “vault.” I mean, hearing that something is locked away in a vault usually means it’s some high-profile information or an invaluable treasure of some sort. It’s privileged information only granted to a chosen few. With this collection of books displayed proudly in your home, you’ll find your friends can’t help but defer to your judgment on all things Potter.