The bookstores are staying up late on Saturday, July 30, in preparation for the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which is actually a script of the play by the same name. The action picks up where book seven left off, with Harry, Hermione and Ron as parents and the next generation hdaed to Hogwarts.

Both Edgartown Books and the Bunch of Grapes Bookstore will host parties on Saturday night, and begin selling the new book at the stroke of midnight.

The celebration runs from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Bunch of Grapes, wehre there will be a costume contest, games, treats, and more. Copies of the book came be pre-ordered at

Edgartown Books invites wizards and Muggles alike to the store for a release party from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. There will be prizes for the best Hogwarts attire, desserts, and a live reading. RSVP in person or by email at Books can be pre-ordered at the bookstore or by calling 508-627-8463.

Come in costume or come in pajamas and bring a wand, naturally, because you never know when or where the next evil sorcerer will rise again.