This New ‘Harry Potter’ Book Series Reveals All the Magic Behind the Films

updated Sep 11, 2019
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True Potterheads know that there’s never an inappropriate time to buy wizard-themed merch. Whether you’re shopping for the perfect wand to complement your Halloween costume or simply adding to your growing collection of all things Harry Potter, the time to shop HP is always now. 

That said, prepare to yell Accio! while simultaneously pointing your wand in the direction of this super cool behind the scenes series of the Harry Potter films. Dubbed the Film Vault, the set authored by Jody Revenson features 12 volumes that take the viewer on distinct adventures that unveil various aspects of the beloved movies. 

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“The Film Vault compiles the filmmaking secrets and visionary artistry behind the Harry Potter films into a series of twelve deluxe collectible volumes,” says a press release. “Intricately designed and packed with gorgeous concept art and unit photography from the Warner Bros. archive, each volume in the series gives fans striking insights about bringing the Wizarding World to the big screen.”

Each book also contains collectible art print, and once all 12 volumes are collected, their spines create the Hogwarts crest. In Vol. 1: “Forest, Lake and Sky Creatures,” readers get up close and personal with the mysterious creatures that lurked in the Forbidden Forest, the Black Lake, and more.

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In Vol 2: “Diagon Alley, The Hogwarts Express, and the Ministry,” Who doesn’t want to know what it feels like to run full speed at a brick wall to get to platform 9 ¾? Find out precisely how the magical locations we all know and love came to fruition, including King’s Cross, and the Ministry of Magic.

Vol. 3: “Horcruxes and the Deathly Hallows” offers readers a look at all of the mystical artifacts that played pivotal roles in the unfolding of Harry’s battle against the dark forces and He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named.

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In Vol. 4: “Hogwarts Students,” readers get the deets on Harry and his classmates, including photography of the wizard’s beloved cohorts, as well as the “creative development of costumes, makeup, props and more.”

Volumes 1 and 2 are available now, while 3 and 4 of the Film Vault are available for pre-order and officially go on sale October 8, 2019.