Oyster brings all seven 'Harry Potter' books to subscribers

While the series has been available for digital purchase since 2011, members of the book-streaming service now can get their Potter fill at no additional charge.

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"Harry Potter" landed on Oyster's subscription e-book service and has House customizations. Oyster

Always wanted to read the "Harry Potter" books electronically, but didn't want to shell out the $57.50 to own them? Oyster, Netflix for books services, has announced a partnership with Pottermore that brings all seven of J.K. Rowling's books and the entire Hogwarts Library to Oyster subscribers.

The partnership includes some customizations exclusively for Oyster subscribers. When readers launch their first "Harry Potter" book, they will be asked to choose a House -- Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw or Hufflepuff -- to be sorted into. (If they just can't decide, they can tap the Sorting Hat to be randomly assigned to one of the four houses.) Each house has a different color and typography scheme, giving readers a customized experience based on their house allegiances. It's a bit gimmicky, sure, but a fun add-on that Oyster's "Harry Potter" fans are sure to enjoy as they reread the series.

The addition of the Hogwarts Library includes "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," which is being turned into a movie trilogy in 2016. Now, Oyster subscribers can read "Fantastic Beasts" before it hits theaters next year.

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For those interested, an Oyster subscription costs $9.95 per month (US only). In addition to "Harry Potter," it includes other fantasy classics -- like "The Hobbit," all three "Lord of the Rings" books and "The Princess Bride" -- and more than a million other book titles.