Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Porto

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the new book on the Harry Potter series and it will have it’s World Launch in Livraria Lello in Porto. If you are Potterhead you cant miss this!

Harry Potter and J. K. Rowling are already part of Porto and they are responsible for a lot of myths that make it more magic, if you let yourself get involved in the paths of fantasy, old and new. Using this powerful connection, Livraria Lello will have a big event to promote the book Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, on July 30th.

In the morning, at 10:30am, Lello bookshop will have a non-related event that will show the results of the restoration that is covering the stained glass inside and the façade, in a presentation coordinated by a local famous historian, Joel Cleto.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, parts I and II, is already available on pre-sale on Barnes and Noble website and in Armazéns do Castelo, close to Livraria Lello starting on July 29th. If you are in Porto and want to attend the event,  you can do it for free, but if you want to go inside the bookshop, at midnight and have the full experience, you have to pre-buy the book in Armazéns do Castelo.

The book is based on an original new story written by J. K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, and the first Harry Potter story to be presented on stage, because it is, in fact, a theatre play. A warning to all the eager fans, this book is not a novel, rather the stage play script, like Rowling has already stated.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child book cover

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child book cover

Official Program  – Livraria Lello


Dumbledore, Hagrid, Sybill and Malfoy welcome the fans with smoke and spells. A Special spell activates the lights and characters at Lello’s freshly renewed façade.The four actors from Ácaro, will ask questions and read passages of the books and show-off a chest that holds the key to the  cover of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child  book.


Potions for everyone (pollyjuice is available) and music from Harry Potter’s movies soundtracks. Platform 9 ¾ will be available but if you want to take the train to Hogwarts it is better to go to S. Bento Train Station down the street,


Lello bookshop doors open only to people that pre-bought the book, in Armazéns do Castelo. Once inside, there will be an exhibit of movie memorabilia including a replica of a Firebolt broomstick.

Pre-Sale in Armazéns do Castelo ( Rua das Carmelitas, 166)

July 29th from 10am to 9 pm

July 30th from 10am to 2am (Sunday)

Pre-sale price 25.50€ – it gives you access to Livraria Lello (Rua das Carmelitas 144)  during the event.

3d map showing Lello and Armazéns do castelo

Don’t forget you have to pre-buy your Harry Potter and the Cursed Child copy at Armazéns do Castelo.