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.
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"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.
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."
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 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.
Top selling US authors John Irving and Stephen King pleaded with Harry Potter author JK Rowling to spare Harry's life in the last book of the series, as reported in this CNN story. The three held a press conference in conjunction with a charity event at Radio City Music Hall in NYC. Defending her "sadism," Rowling explained