July 31st marks the official script book release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts I & II, the theatrical eighth installment of JK Rowling’s best-selling Harry Potter series premiering as a play on London’s West End stage. To celebrate the countdown to the latest chapter of the Harry Potter saga, Books-A-Million is hosting a Harry Potter Midnight Release Party on Saturday, July 30 at all store locations. Festivities start at 2 p.m. and include Harry Potter trivia contests, Marauder’s Map scavenger hunts, wand crafts and more, before the official countdown event starts at 9 p.m. with Sorting Hat ceremonies, costume contests and other Potter-themed activities.
Starting at 2 p.m. on July 30th, fans can take part in festivities throughout the day in honor of the book’s release, including Harry Potter-themed story time activities, coloring stations, trivia contests, Marauder’s Map scavenger hunts and wand crafts. The official countdown party will begin at 9 p.m., with various interactive activity stations to enjoy leading up to the midnight release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. The event will feature Sorting Hat ceremonies and costume contests, so fans are encouraged to don their best Hogwarts robes with brooms and wands in tow. Customers can also register to win a trip for four to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Orlando. Attendees will even receive an exclusive swag bag filled with spellbinding goodies.
The Harry Potter Midnight Release Party is free to attend and open to the public. Only customers who have secured a pre-order voucher for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will have first access to their copy at midnight. Vouchers will be available during the countdown event in stores.
For more information on the Harry Potter Midnight Release Party, visit booksamillion.com/harrypotter.