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Books about J.K. Rowling and her works

The following is a list of recommended works for new and old readers of J.K. Rowling to help them expand on their reading of Harry Potter novels and other works. Some are academic works of Rowling studies, which may be open to the general reader but require some knowledge of Rowling’s biography and the histories of her works. However, we recommend to research about the book before start to read it if it fits your area and interests.

If you know a book that is not displayed in this list and think it should, let us know through the contact page.


The Magical Worlds of Harry Potter. David Colbert, Lumina Press, 2001.

The Sorcerer’s Companion: A Guide to the Magical World of Harry Potter. Allan Zola Kronzek, Elizabeth Kronzek, Broadway Books, 2001.

J.K. Rowling, a Biography. Sean Smith, Michael O’Mara Books, 2003.

J.K. Rowling: A Biography. Connie Ann Kirk, Greenwood, 2003.

If Harry Potter Ran General Electric: Leadership Wisdom from the World of the Wizards. Tom Morris, Crown Business, 2006.

Harry, a History. Melissa Anelli, Pocket Books, 2008.

How Harry Cast His Spell: The Meaning Behind the Mania for J. K. Rowling’s Bestselling Books. John Granger, Tyndale Momentum, 2008.

The Deathly Hallows Lectures. John Granger, Zossima Press, 2008.

Harry Potter & Imagination: The Way Between Two Worlds. Travis Pinzi, Zossima Press, 2008.

Hog’s Head Conversations: Essays on Harry Potter, Volume 1. Travis Pinzi, Zossima Press, 2009.

Harry Potter’s Bookshelf: The Great Books behind the Hogwarts Adventures. John Granger, Berkley Trade, 2009.

The Lexicon. Steve Vander Ark, RDR Books, 2009.

Harry Potter should have died. Emerson Spartz, Ben Schoen, Ulysses Press, 2009

The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy: Hogwarts for Muggles. William Irwin, Gregory Bassham, Wiley, 2010.

Harry Potter Smart Talk. Travis Pinzi, John Granger. Unlocking Press, 2010.

Harry Potter and History. Nancy Reagin, Wiley, 2011.

Harry Potter For Nerds: Essays for Fans, Academics, and Lit Geeks. Travis Pinzi, Unlocking Press, 2011.

Female Forece: J.K. Rowling (Comic Book). Adam Gragg, Matt Filer, Bluewater Productions, 2013.

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