Harry Potter and the Cursed Child MIDNIGHT BOOK RELEASE!!

Saturday July 30: 8:00PM Sunday July 31: 12:45AM

Have you been a Harry Potter fan since day one? Did you sink into a deep depression after you finished the epilogue of book 7? Then today is your day.

Join us at Strand to celebrate the MIDNIGHT RELEASE of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts I & II, which--for those of you not on Pottermore--is the continuation of Harry’s story as a wizard and as a father after his kids have started at Hogwarts. Join us at 8pm at Strand to hang out with HP devotees while competing in trivia, winning prizes, and geeking out about our old friend Harry--costumes are encouraged! We'll also have a state-of-the-art photobooth from OM Digital to commemorate this magical night, treats to eat from Fat Witch and beverages from Boylan.

  • 9:00pm -- Kids (0-14 yrs) costume contest 
  • 10:00pm -- Group (2-5 people) costume contest
  • 11:00pm -- Adult (15+ yrs) costume contest
  • PLUS trivia, coloring, live sorting, and more!!

At 11:30pm after the store closes, we'll gather you all up to receive your book. Like First Years waiting to be sorted.  

When the clock strikes midnight and it’s Harry’s birthday, you'll all receive your books! Make sure you're at Strand before 11:30pm, because the doors will be locked after that point.

A few things to note: You must purchase your copy of the book before getting in line at 11:30; you may do so by placing your order at the store and holding on to your receipt (which will be your ticket to the event).  Limited copies are available. Your purchase only reserves your book, not your place in line. 

Limited copies are available for purchase in store. Please go to the main floor registers and ask to buy the book for the event-- hold on to you receipt as proof of purchase!  At 8pm, you can check in downstairs and get your wristband when you show your receipt. See you tonight!