Harry Potter fans will have a very big reason to be excited this weekend, as the brand new book Harry Potter and the Cursed Child hits bookshops.

The book is a transcript of the much-anticipated play, which officially premieres at the Palace Theatre in Soho on Saturday (July 30).

The new Harry Potter story is released as the clock strikes 12 on the morning of Sunday July 31, both Harry Potter and author JK Rowling's birthdays.

The play, which Rowling co-authored with Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, is set 19 years after the events of the final book in the seven-part series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

And if you want to get a hold of the new read the second it hits bookshelves at midnight on Sunday morning, there are many different ways to do so.

West London Waterstones stores open until midnight on Saturday July 30 include: Kings Road Chelsea , Tottenham Court Road, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly, and Gower Street, where you can get hold of the exciting book.

Stores across London including Uxbridge and Ealing will also be holding Harry Potter parties on Sunday, with activities ranging from Butterbeer beer-pong, colouring, special breakfasts and more.

How to get Harry potter and the Cursed Child delivered to your door at midnight

The book is set 19 years after the action of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Amazon has announced that Harry Potter fans in London will be able to get JK Rowling's Harry Potter and the Cursed Child delivered to their door as soon as it's released.

Potterheads can get the book delivered just as it becomes available on the first stroke of midnight on Sunday morning using Amazon's ultra-fast Prime Now delivery service at no extra cost.

JK Rowling fans in selected postcodes in London who place orders for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child using the Prime Now app from 10pm to 11.45pm on Saturday July 30 can choose to get the book brought right to their door from midnight until 2am in the early hours of Sunday July 31 while slots remain available.

You can also order soft drinks, snacks and other treats at the same time if you plan on staying up through the night reading the new book.

The special Harry Potter two-hour delivery windows come at no extra cost for Amazon Prime members.

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Five customers of Prime Now also will have the chance to win a signed copy of the book when they place an order for midnight delivery.

Jason Weston, director of Amazon Prime Now in the UK, said: "We are delighted that Harry fans can get their hands on Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in ultra-fast time with our magical midnight deliveries.

"Potter fans can also make sure they last well into the night with their new book by ordering food, drinks and other treats so they're not caught napping as the country rushes through the latest instalment in the tale of everyone's favourite wizard."

For more information on Amazon's midnight delivery, visit the Amazon Harry Potter midnight delivery page .