Back to Hogwarts - A Harry Potter Celebration

Celebrate twenty years of Harry Potter ... and twenty years of Third Place Books!

Harry Potter and Third Place Books were both born in 1998: is that a coincidence? Or was something magical afoot that fateful year in Lake Forest Park?

Either way, come celebrate the anniversaries of Harry and Third Place with an extra special party for all ages ... AND get 20% off all Harry Potter books and merchandise* all day on September 5!  #HP20 #TPB20

Here is your syllabus:

6pm - Story time! Younger fans can cozy up with bookseller Nikki in the Kids Section for a reading of the Harry Potter tie-in, The Tales of Beedle and the Bard
6:30 - Orientation I. A welcoming member of the wizard faculty will sort new wizards into their appropriate houses, with the help of a special hat
7pm - Potions Class I. Author Lynn Brunelle (Big Science for Little People; Pop Bottle Science; Turn This Book Into a Beehive) will demonstrate the finer points of elixirs, philters, tinctures, and other draughts and conoctions alchemical and magical.
7:30 - Orientation II. Latecomers may attend the second session with the sorting hat.
8pm - Potions Class II. Latecomers may attend the second session with Lynn Brunelle and her concoctions.

ALL EVENING:

Activity table in Kids Section - coloring, puzzles, OWL Exams, and more!
Selfie Station & Instagram Costume Contest - take photos of you and your friends in your finest Wizardly regalia to post on social media.
Light snacks and Butterbeer in the Den

 

Costume Contest Rules

All are encouraged to dress as their favorite Harry Potter character, or as your own interpretation of a denizen of Hogwarts. There will be a selfie station for those who wish to also participate in the Instagram Costume Contest.

Contest rules:

  • Take a selfie at our Lake Forest Park store on Wednesday, September 5, between 6pm and 8:30pm
  • Post your best selfie to Instagram by 11:59 pm on Wednesday night (9/5/18)
  • Follow @thirdplacebooks on Instagram
  • Use the hashtag #HP20TPB20 
  • We'll announce winners in four categories:
    • Pre-Kindergarten to 3rd Grade
    • 4th to 8th Grade
    • 9th to 12th grade 
    • Adult
  • Prizes TBA. But we promise they'll be very cool.
  • No group shots (needs to be clear that the the person posting is the person in the photo)
  • We'll announce the winners on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook on Friday, September 7. Winners will have one week to claim their prizes at the store.

No tickets or purchase necessary to attend Back to Hogwarts. 

*20% discount applies to any book by guest author Lynn Brunelle.


 

Harry Potter Books 1-7 Special Edition Boxed Set Cover Image
By J.K. Rowling, Brian Selznick (Illustrator), Mary GrandPré (Illustrator), J. K. Rowling
$100.00
ISBN: 9781338218398
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - August 28th, 2018

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Cover Image
By J.K. Rowling, Brian Selznick (Illustrator), Mary GrandPré (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338299144
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - June 26th, 2018

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Cover Image
By J.K. Rowling, Brian Selznick (Illustrator), Mary GrandPré (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338299151
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - June 26th, 2018

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Cover Image
By J.K. Rowling, Brian Selznick (Illustrator), Mary GrandPré (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338299168
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - June 26th, 2018

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Cover Image
By J.K. Rowling, Brian Selznick (Illustrator), Mary GrandPré (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781338299175
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - June 26th, 2018

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Cover Image
By J.K. Rowling, Brian Selznick (Illustrator), Mary GrandPré (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781338299182
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - June 26th, 2018

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Cover Image
By J.K. Rowling, Brian Selznick (Illustrator), Mary GrandPré (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781338299199
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - June 26th, 2018

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Cover Image
By J.K. Rowling, Brian Selznick (Illustrator), Mary GrandPré (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781338299205
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - June 26th, 2018

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two: The Official Playscript of the Original West End Production Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338216660
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - July 25th, 2017

The Tales of Beedle the Bard (Harry Potter) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338125689
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - March 14th, 2017

Hogwarts Library (Harry Potter) Cover Image
$38.97
ISBN: 9781338132328
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - March 14th, 2017

Harry Potter: The Illustrated Collection (Books 1-3 Boxed Set) Cover Image
By J.K. Rowling, Jim Kay (Illustrator), J. K. Rowling
$120.00
ISBN: 9781338312911
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - September 25th, 2018

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: The Illustrated Edition (Harry Potter, Book 1): The Illustrated Edition Cover Image
By J.K. Rowling, Jim Kay (Illustrator)
$39.99
ISBN: 9780545790352
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - October 6th, 2015

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: The Illustrated Edition (Harry Potter, Book 2) Cover Image
By J.K. Rowling, Jim Kay (Illustrator)
$39.99
ISBN: 9780545791328
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - October 4th, 2016

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: The Illustrated Edition (Harry Potter, Book 3) Cover Image
By J.K. Rowling, Jim Kay (Illustrator)
$39.99
ISBN: 9780545791342
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - October 3rd, 2017

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Illustrated Edition Cover Image
$34.99
ISBN: 9781338216790
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - November 7th, 2017

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Big Science for Little People: 52 Activities to Help You & Your Child Discover the Wonders of Science Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781611803501
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Roost Books - September 20th, 2016

Pop Bottle Science Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780761129806
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Workman Publishing Company - September 1st, 2004

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Turn This Book Into a Beehive!: And 19 Other Experiments and Activities That Explore the Amazing World of Bees Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781523501410
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Workman Publishing Company - April 3rd, 2018