It’s official! Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the seventh and final book in J.K. Rowling’s magical Harry Potter series, will be released on July 21, 2007. In the February 1 announcement from the book’s publisher, Lisa Holton, President of Scholastic Children’s Books, said, “We are thrilled to announce the publication date of the seventh installment in this remarkable series. We join J.K. Rowling’s millions of readers–young and old, veterans and newcomers–in anticipating what lies ahead.” Save the date, and let the countdown begin!
One of the things you’ll notice is that there is a Standard Eddition and a
Deluxe Edition. The deluxe edition, according to some sources, includes a 32-page insert of art and illustrations, a “custom-designed slipcase,” and a “full-cloth case book, blind-stamped on front and back cover, foil stamped on spine.”
On February 1, 2007, J.K. Rowling’s American publisher, Scholastic, announced that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will be released at 12:01 a.m. on July 21, 2007.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will be published by Scholastic in hardcover (ISBN: 0-545-01022-5), under the Arthur A. Levine imprint. The book will be illustrated by Mary GrandPr?, the illustrator of previous six Harry Potter books. The deluxe edition (ISBN: 0-545-02937-6) and reinforced library edition (ISBN: 0-545-02936-8) will also be released at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, July 21, 2007. On February 1, 2007, J.K. Rowling confirmed this on her Web site and also announced the same publication date in the UK and “in other English speaking countries around the world.