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Mark Your Calendars for Harry Potter 7: July 21

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS by J.K.Rowling, the final installment in the Harry Potter series, will be published around the world in the English language on Saturday, July 21st 2007, Bloomsbury has announced. Scholastic will publish on the same date in the US, as will Raincoast Books in Canada. Bloomsbury will be publishing their children’s hardback edition (ISBN 978 0 7475 9105 4), an adult hardback edition (ISBN 978 0 7475 9106 1), as well as a special gift edition and, jointly with HNP, the audio book, read by Stephen Fry and released simultaneously for the first time. The standard hardbacks have a Recommended Retail Price of £17.99. Sale of the book in all time zones is embargoed until 00:01 BST (British Summer Time) on Saturday 21st July 2007. (So much for our January ’08 predictions…)

And of course, you know what this means for the publishing industry: LOTS OF BOOK SALES. No doubt everybody’s going to be doing some serious street-dancing today….

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