Wednesday, April 11, 2007

If it's Wednesday, there must be more Harry Potter news?

Editor's Note: A day without SOME sort of Harry Potter news is....well, it doesn't EXIST at this point.

37 Lucky Libraries Across the Country To Host the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Knight Bus Tour


Scholastic, the global children's publishing, education and media company, announced today the 37 library tour schedule for the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Knight Bus Tour.

The Knight Bus, based on the unique triple-decker bus described in the Harry Potter books, will launch on June 1, 2007 from New York City and will travel to 37 libraries across the country over a seven-week period ending back in New York at Scholastic headquarters to kick off the release of the seventh and final book in the series at 12:01a.m. on July 21, 2007.

In each location where the bus stops, fans will be invited to board the Knight Bus and share on video their thoughts and feelings about the Harry Potter books. Select video clips from each location will be uploaded for viewing and sharing on

Additionally, each person will receive a unique username and password so that they can view their own video online.

"We know that one of the most incredible things about Harry Potter is the amazing discussion that it ignites among fans of all ages," said Lisa Holton, President of Scholastic Trade and Book Fairs, Scholastic. "The Knight Bus tour is the perfect way to let fans from across the country share their Harry Potter experience as they await the conclusion of this remarkable series."

The schedule of libraries was planned to reach the largest possible number of fans all across the country during the weeks from June 1 through the release of the book.

The complete Knight Bus current tour schedule is as follows (subject to change):
Friday 6/1 Book Expo America
New York City (open to conference attendees only)

Monday 6/4
10 am-1 pm Providence Public Library
South Providence Branch
3-6 pm Providence Public Library
Mount Pleasant Branch

Tuesday 6/5
9:30 am-12:30 pm Boston Public Library
Central Library
2:30-5:30 pm Boston Public Library
Codman Square Branch Library

Thursday 6/7
12 noon-3 pm New York Public Library
Bronx Library Center

Friday 6/8
10 am-1 pm Queens Borough Public Library
Hillcrest Library
3-6 pm Queens Borough Public Library
Elmhurst Library

Saturday 6/9
10am-1pm Brooklyn Public Library
3-6pm Newark Public Library

Wednesday 6/13
10 am-1 pm Free Library of Philadelphia
Main Branch
3:30-6:30 pm Free Library of Philadelphia
Lawncrest Branch Library

Friday 6/15
9 am-12 noon Baltimore County Public Library
The Cockeysville Library
2-5 pm Enoch Pratt Free Library System, Baltimore
Southeast Anchor Library

Saturday 6/16
10 am-1 pm Prince George's County Library System
New Carrollton Branch Library
3-6 pm Prince George's County Lib System
Oxon Hill Branch Library

Tuesday 6/19
9:30 am-12:30 pm Washington DC Public Library
Petworth Branch Library
3-6 pm Montgomery County Lib System
Bethesda Public Library

Wednesday 6/20
10:30 am-1:30 pm Fairfax County Public Library
Chantilly Regional Library
3:30-6:30 pm Arlington Public Library
Central Library

Saturday 6/23
10 am - 1 pm Cuyahoga County Public Library, Ohio
Parma Snow Branch Library
3-6 pm Cleveland Public Library
Rockport Branch

Tuesday 6/26
11 am-2 pm Chicago Public Library
Sulzer Regional Library
4-7 pm Chicago Public Library
Budlong Woods Branch Library

Wednesday 6/27
10 am - 1 pm Chicago Public Library
Woodson Regional Library

Thursday 6/28
10 am - 1 pm St. Louis Public Library
Main Branch
3-6 pm St. Louis County Public Library
Daniel Boone Branch Library

Tuesday 7/3
9-12 noon Maricopa County Library District, Arizona
Northwest Regional Library
2-5 pm Phoenix Public Library
Chavez Branch Library

Thursday 7/5
10 am-1 pm San Diego Public Library
Mission Valley Branch Library
Fenton Marketplace in Mission Valley

Friday 7/6
9 am-12 noon County of LA Public Library
West Covina Library
2-5 pm County of LA Public Library
Clifton M. Brakensiek Library

Saturday 7/7
9 am-12 noon Los Angeles Public Library
Mid-Valley Regional Branch Library
2-5 pm Los Angeles Public Library
Central Library

Tuesday 7/10
10 am-1 pm San Jose Public Library
Cambrian Branch Library
3-6 pm San Jose Public Library
Berryessa Branch Library

Wednesday 7/11
11 am-2 pm San Francisco Public Library
Main Branch
4-7 pm Oakland Public Library
Main Branch

Editor's Note: SO....nothing in the south, nothing in the SouthWEST. Houston, the 4th largest city in the country gets NADA.

This is clearly the work of deatheaters.

The fastest-selling book in history, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, J.K. Rowling's sixth Harry Potter book was released on July 16, 2007 with a first printing of 10.8 million. It sold 6.9 million copies in the first 24 hours.

All six Harry Potter books, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince have been number one bestsellers in the United States, Britain, and around the world. The American editions of the Harry Potter books are published under Scholastic's Arthur A. Levine imprint.


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