'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows'
Scholastic to host 'Harry Potter Place' celebration for release of book 7
June 26, 2007 at 11:02 AM ET
HPANA (via PRNewswire)
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With the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows just 24 days away, U.S. publishers Scholastic will be hosting a "Harry Potter Place" at their store in Manhattan, New York. At that time they will also unveil the first author-signed U.S. edition of the book.
According to the press release:
To celebrate the 7th and final installment of the Harry Potter books, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, which will be released on July 21 at 12:01 a.m., Scholastic, the global children's publishing, education, and media company and U.S. publisher of the Harry Potter books, will host "HARRY POTTER PLACE" - a magical and interactive street celebration for kids and adults at Scholastic headquarters in New York City (Mercer St. between Prince and Spring). Scholastic will open "Harry Potter Place" on Friday, July 20 with a press conference at 8 a.m., where the first author-signed U.S. edition of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will be unveiled. Harry Potter Place will open to the public the same day from 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.
The Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Knight Bus, a replica of the "violently purple" triple-decker bus from the Harry Potter books, will end its seven-week national tour at Harry Potter Place in time for the launch of the 7th and final book. The bus will arrive at the 8 a.m. press conference and will remain parked in front of Scholastic at 557 Broadway from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Fans can line up to board the bus and create a 20-second video expressing their throughts about the Harry Potter books.
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