Seventh title will go on sale this July

The final Harry Potter book will hit shops on 21 July.

Publisher Bloomsbury has confirmed that Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows – the seventh and final book in series – will go on sale in the summer.

Author JK Rowling has warned fans to expect some sinister shocks, including the deaths of two main characters.

She says: ‘We are dealing with pure evil here. They don’t target extras, do they? They go for the main characters – well, I do.’

Thousands of fans are already placing orders for the book online, even though they’ll have to wait six months to get their copy.

Christopher North, head of books at, says: ‘Demand is already incredible. July 21 will be Harry Potter day all over the world.’