Where to Find Harry Potter Author J.K. Rowling’s New Book in Naperville

The new book, The Casual Vacancy, is to be released Thursday, Sept. 27.

Harry Potter may have vanished into the past, but author J.K. Rowling is still around, with her for-adults book The Casual Vacancy due out Sept. 27.

In Naperville, you can find the book at Anderson's Bookshop as well as Barnes and Noble. If you’re looking to check the book out from the Naperville Public Library, be sure to get your name on the waiting list to reserve a copy. As of Tuesday night, 292 holds had been placed on the book.

To place a hold at the library, click here or call 630-961-4100.

The new book by the creator of Harry Potter is aiming this book at a grown-up audience.

More than 2 million hardcover copies of her first novel are set to be released simultaneously in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Germany.

According to USA Today, the story is set in the little English town of Pagford, and revolves around an election held after a member of the parish council unexpectedly dies. Despite the Miss Marple terrain, press materials describe The Casual Vacancy as "blackly comic … Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty facade is a town at war."


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