August 30, 2010
It’s no secret that the world of Harry Potter is a global phenomenon.
Seven books (ten – if you include The Tales of Beedle the Bard, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Quidditch Through the Ages), eight movies (part one of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is due out this November), and a seemingly endless stream of merchandise tied to the films and books – from messenger bags to Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Bean – the world of Harry Potter is hard to ignore.
But beyond the films and the books, there are other books that tie into the world of Harry Potter that end up in a place you probably would not think to go looking, adult non-fiction. Ranging from the philosophy to science, there is a whole myriad of books based on the best selling series.
Among them are:
The Science of Harry Potter: How Magic Really Works – by Roger Highfield
Frodo & Harry: Understanding Visual Media and its Impact on Our Lives – by Theodore Baehr
Charmed Knits: Projects for fans of Harry Potter - by Alison Hansel
Sadly, there isn’t a book called Being a Luna in a Hermione World, but it could be on the shelves before we know it.