Harry Potter and the Cursed Child released July 31

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San Marco Books and More celebrates Harry Potter's birthday and eighth book release; Wizards and Muggles alike invited to toast The Boy Who Lived! Details after the jump!

Jacksonville, Fla. — San Marco Books And More (1971 San Marco Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32207) invites the community to celebrate everyone’s favorite wizard, Harry Potter, on his birthday in San Marco Square! Join the bookstore on July 31st for a magical celebration and for the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the so-called “eighth book.”

A new playscript from the Harry Potter Wizarding World universe, Cursed Child is a follow-up story to the beloved series and began previews to great acclaim on London’s West End this month. San Marco Books And More will be open for both a midnight purchase party on July 30th at 11:30 p.m., as well as July 31st from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for Harry’s birthday party and official worldwide book release.

Wizards and muggles –those non-magical folk – alike will delight in this unique party in the heart of San Marco. Whether you apparate, ride your broomstick, take the Knight’s Bus or just drive in your muggle car, this is an event you won’t want to miss. The celebration will include Harry Potter photo opportunities, Harry Potter merchandise and treats, chance to mingle with muggles, witches and wizards, costume contests for all ages, Harry Potter trivia and more. Fear not, He Who Must Not Be Named is not invited.  

For all fans of J.K. Rowling’s enchanting tales, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is available for pre-order through San Marco Books and More now: visit Eventbrite or call (904)396-7597. A special order price of $29.99 reserves your copy of Cursed Child as well as a $5.00 entrance ticket to the bookstore for both the Midnight Release Party and the Harry Potter Birthday Celebration.  For those that have already pre-ordered a copy of the book, event tickets for $5.00 are also available.  

San Marco Books and More encourages the community to take this opportunity to support their local bookstore. Ordering the book and attending the celebration allow this beloved family owned-and-operated bookshop to continue to thrive – a fixture in the Square for over forty years!

For over 40 years, San Marco Books And More, located in historic San Marco Square, has been a destination for used and new books.  In 1999, Janet and Mike Molyneaux bought the store and have spent the last 17 years getting to know their clientele and building the inventory to suit those needs.  Their daughter, Desiree Bailey, joined them in 2001.  Her experience in retail management complemented Janet's ability to remember almost every book in the store and Mike's organizational skills.  Now with three generations of book lovers in the business, the San Marco Bookstore serves community needs with classic books, Jacksonville and Florida history, as well as offering stationery supplies, toys, signature events and more. Contact at sanmarcobooks@aol.com and visit sanmarcobookstore.com to learn more.