Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest bookseller, announced today that customers can pre-order for home delivery Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the seventh and final book in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, at Barnes & Noble.com (www.bn.com) up until 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday, July 16th, with its “Fast & Free” delivery service and receive it on Saturday, July 21st, the book’s publication date.
After July 16th, customers can still pre-order the book using Expedited Air Service to receive their copy the quickest way possible. Customers shipping to a Manhattan address in New York City can order as late as 11 a.m. (ET) on Friday, July 20th, to receive the book on Saturday, July 21st. See Barnes & Noble.com (www.bn.com) for complete delivery details.
Barnes & Noble has received a record-breaking number of more than 1.2 million pre-orders for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the largest number of pre-orders for any book in its history. More than 700 Barnes & Noble stores across the country will host “Midnight Magic Costume Parties” on Friday, July 20th. Stores will remain open late and sell Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows at the stroke of midnight, when it officially goes on sale. Festivities at the Barnes & Noble store at Union Square, located at 33 East 17th Street in New York City, will be webcast live on Barnes & Noble.com (www.bn.com) beginning at 9:00 p.m. To find the Midnight Magic Costume Party near you, please visit www.bn.com/midnightmagic.
Thousands of Harry Potter fans are currently participating in Barnes & Noble.com’s “Waiting for Harry” book club (www.bn.com/bookclubs). The lively conversations share fans’ forecasts, predictions, and questions about what’s in store. Throughout July, discussions have included “What Harry Means to Me” and “Harry by the Month: The Movies,” a discussion of the film adaptations of J. K. Rowling’s books.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is selling for $20.99, 40 percent off the list price of $34.99. Barnes & Noble Members can buy the book for $18.89, a savings of 46 percent. Customers can order the book at any Barnes & Noble store or at the online Harry Potter store at www.bn.com/harrypotter. Barnes & Noble stores and website (www.bn.com) also feature Harry Potter-related merchandise including magic wands, the Harry Potter Time Turner sticker kit and the Harry Potter and Friends bookmark and tassel.
About Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest bookseller and a Fortune 500 company, operates 793 bookstores in 50 states. For the fourth year in a row, the company is the nation’s top bookseller brand, as determined by a brand’s overall strength based on its combination of familiarity, quality and purchase intent, according to the EquiTrend® Brand Study by Harris Interactive®. Barnes & Noble conducts its online business through Barnes & Noble.com (www.bn.com), one of the Web’s largest e-commerce sites.
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