I hope you're enjoying the wonderful summer months! We surely are! We had a great launch of the new Harry Potter book at midnight July 30. Hundreds of people participated in our games and contests, waiting for the bewitching midnight hour when they could get their copy of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD.
People were already reading it as they were walking out of the store. It's in a play format so I would not be surprised if people read it together in groups, each one assuming a different role.
Sounds like a great idea for a party!
The play opened in London, England on July 30 and is sold out far into 2017. Harry has made quite an impact on the world!
If you'd like to make an impact in our local community, please come in the store and purchase a book for our Project READ Book Drive. This local literacy organization provides reading tutors and gives books to children and adults who need to develop or improve their reading skills. There is something special about having your very own new book in your hands and unfortunately many people in the area have never had that experience. Won't you give that experience to someone by donating a book? You can choose any book you like, from toddler to adult books. We have some suggestions for you at the registers areas, if you want some help in choosing. Thank you for considering it. The book drive goes until Saturday, August 27.
Here are some of the upcoming events we have planned for you at books&co.:
TUESDAY, AUGUST 23; 7 PM - SUSAN ELIZABETH PHILLIPS, author of First Star I See Tonight>
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13; 7 PM - MARGARET PETERSON HADDIX, author of Children of Exile
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21; 7 PM - RIDLEY PEARSON, author of Lock & Key: The Initiation
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22; 7 PM - KEVIN SANDS, author of Mark of the Plague, and JAMES PONTI, author of Framed
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25; 2 PM - KYLE KONDIK, author of The Bellwether: Why Ohio Picks the President
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26; 7 PM - RICHARD PAUL EVANS, author of Michael Vey #6; Fall of Hades
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28; 7 PM - TONE ALMHJELL, author of Thornghost
We hope to see you at all or some of these events.
Thank you for being our customers.
Sharon Kelly Roth
Director, Public Relations