SCF Bookstore to Host Harry Potter Book Release Party

(Bradenton, Fla., July 12, 2016) —  The bookstore at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will host a midnight release party for the latest Harry Potter book, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II.” The party will begin 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 has pre-ordered the book will receive a numbered train ticket showing when they will receive their copy of the book to be released just after midnight. Pre-order books are available now for $20.99; the 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, (non-alcoholic) butter beer, pretzel wands, and Professor Sprout’s veggie garden snacks.

For information or to pre-order “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II,” call 941-752-5080 or visit the State College of Florida Bookstore web page at

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