The bookstore at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota will host a release party for the latest Harry Potter book, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II” beginning at 9 p.m. July 30 at the Bradenton campus bookstore in building 14, 5840 26th St. W.
Each partygoer will receive a Hogwarts acceptance letter, which will include a list of activities. Anyone who preordered the book will receive a numbered train ticket showing when they will receive their copy of the book to be released just after midnight. Preorder books now for $20.99; books will be sold after midnight at $29.99.
Party activities, including a costume contest, face painting and coloring, will keep everyone busy until the book release. Games include a trivia contest, Professor Trelawney’s divination class and pin the scar on Harry. A Quidditch match and a three-headed dog bean bag toss also are planned.
Refreshments will include a Harry Potter birthday cake, nonalcoholic butter beer, pretzel wands, and Professor Sprout’s veggie garden snacks.
Call 941-752-5080 or visit the State College of Florida Bookstore at SCF.edu/bookstore.
Herald staff report