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Preparing for a Meltdown Upon Reading the Last Harry? Help is On the Way

Submitted by birdie on Sun, 02/04/2007 - 18:50
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The British bookstore chain, Waterstones, is planning on setting up a helpline for Harry Potter fans who may or may not fall apart when finding out who author J. K. Rowling has killed off in this the final Harry installment. Here's your hanky, and here's the scoop on Waterstones plans.

"Harry Potter" book Seven to be published July 21

Submitted by Blake on Thu, 02/01/2007 - 14:03

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," the last of seven installments of the boy wizard's adventures, will be published July 21, author J.K. Rowling said Thursday.

Rowling announced the publication date on her Web site.

Bloomsbury, her British publisher, said it would publish a children's hardback edition, an adult hardback, a special gift edition and an audio book on the same day.

Final Harry Potter book may hurry bookstore openings

Submitted by Blake on Fri, 01/05/2007 - 18:17

One From The Buffalo News: Three new bookstores are expected to open in and near Buffalo area malls sometime this year - including the Walden Galleria and McKinley Mall - and one insider hopes the pending, final Harry Potter book will prompt construction to go quickly.
"We're kind of trying to push for things because of Harry Potter," said Dawn Everett, community relations manager for the Amherst Barnes & Noble store. "It would be such a great thing to be able to be open."

Anti-Harry Potter Mom Rebuffed Again, May Appeal

Submitted by birdie on Thu, 12/14/2006 - 19:54
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Following up on our story last spring , Laura Mallory's request to remove the Harry Potter books from libraries in Gwinnett County GA schools has again been rebuffed by the Georgia Board of Education who voted today to keep the books on the county's library shelves. From the AP article : "Mallory, a mother of four from Loganville, questions the educational value of the fiction series.

J.K. Rowling challenges airport security

Submitted by Blake on Fri, 09/15/2006 - 00:09

J.K. Rowling says she won an argument with airport security officials in New York to carry the manuscript of the final "
Harry Potter" book as carry-on baggage. Had security agents not relented, the British author said on her Web site, she might not have flown. "I don't know what I would have done if they hadn't; sailed home probably," she wrote. The posting was dated Wednesday.