Okay, Harry fans, the countdown begins! Don't forget to celebrate with Book Passage starting at 9:00 pm Friday night at the Corte Madera store!
Preorder your copy of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and $10 of your purchase will benefit The Giving Tree Program. This program, which began as a holiday project, is now a year-long program in which we arrange for free books to be given to underprivileged children in the community. Let's celebrate the Harry Potter saga together & at the same time help those children, who otherwise may not be able to, participate in the Potter magic as well! Preorder Now!
From today's Shelf Awareness:
"The London Telegraph, which has a Harry Potter home page, reported on a "10 million pound sterling [about $20.3 million] security operation" to prevent any detail leaks for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
The list of precautionary measures reads like an international suspense thriller, replete with plot devices like storage sites protected by security teams and guard dogs, as well as reports that "print factory workers in Britain have been threatened with the sack if they leak any details, while German publishers banned mobile phones and even packed lunches in the printing plant. Some employees reportedly had to work in near-darkness to prevent them reading the book."
According to the Telegraph, on Tuesday, when copies begin leaving base camps for retailers, the operation will become even more intense: "The trucks Bloomsbury will use are fitted with satellite tracking systems costing up to 1,000 pound sterling each, which will reveal whether any of the vehicles deviates from its intended route. The books are on sealed pallets fitted with alarms to prevent tampering."
Now that's wizardly!