July 21, 2007 has been flagged for the release of the final Harry Potter book. I know tons of people that read the book and I may be the only person on LibraryThing that has never read/owned an HP book. Though I have not missed a release date!
The last two releases were quite fun. Most of the bookstores in the city stay open through midnight to try and cash in on the hype. It’s fun to drive around town visiting all your favorite bookstores, checking out all the fans’ costumes, play a few games and eat some free snacks.
Then there is other side of a new Potter book coming out…
Continue reading Potter and Paper
Here is another great idea for a blog! The Independent Bookstore Photo Gallery posts visitors’ pics of their favorite local independent bookstore haunts. They even post a little write up about each place. It’s sort of a super-flickr group or something. Should be fun to keep up with.
We’ll be contributing Reed’s Bookloft and The Alabama Booksmith shortly.
The blogosphere could use a little southern lit love!
Publishers Weekly is reporting a new Penguin’s new campaign to directly sell its titles to customers. According to the article you can buy all their titles at 25% off from their website until Labor Day. But the Penguin site doesn’t reflect this sale yet, that I can find.
I wonder how booksellers feel about being under cut by their supplier?
Friends of Homewood Library are having a huge used booksale (pdf) this weekend. They say 8,000 books are on hand and have never been in the store before. Word on the street is that prices will start at a quarter.
Festivities start Friday night, August 18th. The doors are also open Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
Thanks CC for the tip.