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Harry Potter Parties

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 8:21pm

In celebration of Harry Potter's birthday, J.K. Rowling's birthday, and the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, McNally Robinson Booksellers and Prairie Ink Restaurant are proud to present Harry Potter Parties in both Winnipeg and Saskatoon on July 30th, 2016.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the saga, featuring an adult Harry Potter grappling with the past and his youngest son, Albus, who is struggling with the weight of his family's legacy. It is the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage, and will debut on July 31st, 2016, in London's Palace Theatre. The script was written by Jack Thorne, with contributions from J.K. Rowling and John Tiffany, and will be released in book form to coincide with the play's debut.

Incidentally, July 31st is both Harry Potter and author J.K. Rowling's birthday.

To celebrate all of this, McNally Robinson and Prairie Ink Restaurant are hosting Harry Potter themed midnight-release parties. The Winnipeg party will take place in Assiniboine Park, and the Saskatoon party will be at our Saskatoon bookstore. Both parties will begin at 9:00 PM on July 30th and run until after midnight, which is when Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will be officially released.

The parties are free and open to the public, and there will be plenty of entertainment and activities throughout the evening. For specific details on the party nearest you, visit the Winnipeg party listing or the Saskatoon party listing. You can also stay up to date on party details on Facebook (Winnipeg or Saskatoon) and Twitter (Winnipeg or Saskatoon).

At midnight (12:00 AM on July 31st) we will be releasing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Vouchers, required to claim the book, are now on sale at our bookstores, and will be available to purchase at the party. For those in Winnipeg who do not wish to attend the party in the park but would still like to claim a book at midnight, we will have booksellers at our Grant Park bookstore handing out copies.

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Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London's West End on July 30, 2016. This book contains the script of the play written by Jack Thorne, based on a story by J.K. Rowling, Thorne, and John Tiffany. The Eighth Story. Nineteen Years Later. It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn't much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children. While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.