Join us as we remember and celebrate a magical day here at Anderson’s!
On October 19th, 1998, a relatively unknown-to-America-author with a hit children’s book in the UK, stepped into our store on a Monday at 10am to find 100 local children that our very passionate children’s department had corralled from local schools, their own relatives, and friends. Our staff desperately wanted the store to look full for this event because while the book had not yet taken off, they KNEW it was the start of something amazing. JK Rowling shared with us that it was her first time visiting with American children who had actually read the book already. She signed books, answered questions, and then went on her way – off to create the best selling children’s series of all time! Over the years, with future releases in the series, we were fortunate to host her twice more, but by then we had to find auditoriums that could not even hold all the fans who wanted to meet her.
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of this spellbinding day in Anderson’s history, we are having a Harry Potter party! Join us on Saturday October 13th for an afternoon of wizardly fun! Let a wand choose you at Ollivander’s, hear from lucky fans who were at the first visit, take part in a special photo op, and enjoy costume contests and refreshments! Special Harry Potter merchandise will be available for purchase!
We’re you one of the lucky people in attendance on that magical day back on 1998?
We would love to hear about your experience and have you as part of a project we are putting together for the party! Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org