Harry Potter in bookstores

Harry Potter fever is rising as the date approaches – Saturday, July 21 – for the worldwide release of the seventh and last book in the sensationally successful series by British writer J.K. Rowling. The Greek translation is due out on November 3 from Psychogios publications, but for the many fans in Athens who can read English, two bookshops are holding special events to celebrate the arrival of «Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows» in English. Compendium bookstore invites you to attend its Harry Potter event tomorrow, starting at 11 p.m. The invitation promises lots of kids, lots of fun and maybe a Harry Potter reading. On Saturday morning, the Eleftheroudakis bookstore is having a treasure hunt, starting at their main branch, in honor of the new Harry Potter book. Anyone who buys the book on the first day can take part in a lottery for a trip to London. The prize covers a weekend at a four-star hotel and air tickets for two adults and one child. Ten lucky customers will win the collector’s edition of «Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.» Children can write what they love about Harry Potter; all their texts will be published in the August issue of Eleftheroudakis’s NousNews. Compendium, 5 Nikidimou & Nikis, Syntagma, tel 210.322.2924; Eleftheroudakis, 17 Panepistimiou, tel 210.325.8440.

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