UK Bookshop Pledges “Cursed Child” Profits to Local Schools

In a move worthy of J.K. Rowling herself, London’s Big Green Bookshop has pledged that all profits from pre-orders of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will go to local school libraries.

The plan is simple: Pre-order the book from Big Green Bookshop, and you can choose which local school or nursery you’d like to receive the profits. Then, the schools will be able to use the funds to acquire books for their libraries! Hermione herself couldn’t have come up with a better idea.

Co-owner Simon Key says of the decision:

It’s really important to give kids the chance to read a selection of books and for people to support our local schools. It’s also a chance for us to say ‘thank you’ to the schools who have supported us. We constantly put on events with schools, and we have very good relationships with them. It’s important because schools are struggling with their budgets being slashed – it’s important they’re still able to add books to their libraries. Haringey is the second poorest borough in London, and the schools often struggle to buy books. They rely on parents and the community. We want to give something back to the community that has been supporting us for the last eight years.

The store will also be hosting a midnight release party beginning at 10 p.m. on the evening of July 30 — if you are local you may want to consider attending!

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Jessica J.

I've been making magic at MuggleNet since 2012, when I first joined the staff as a News intern. I've never wavered from the declaration in my childhood journal, circa October 2000: "I LOVE Harry Potter! If I clean my room, my mom says she'll make me a dinner a wizard would love!" Proud Gryffindor; don't hate.