Library rules for new Harry Potter
Libraries looking to carry the new Harry Potter book will have to follow a number of rules set out by the publisher first. Included in the Scholastic Inc. contract is the provision that libraries limit the number of staff that come into contact with the books before the release date (July 21). Libraries must also provide the names and contact information for all branch managers. Those failing to do so will risk being blocked from future releases. The contract states, "We acknowledge and agree that any such violation will cause irreparable harm to Scholastic and the author, J.K. Rowling, and that monetary damages will be inadequate to compensate for violations."