Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble to Host 'Countdown’ Parties for Release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child


By Susannah Parmenter, Close-Up Media Staff Writer


Barnes & Noble reported that its stores across the country are currently preparing to host the fan-favorite Countdown to Midnight Magic parties on July 30 at 8pm, leading up to the midnight release of the book (July 31).


The Company also revealed that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II is the Company's most pre-ordered book since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in 2007.

United Armour
Under Armour Introduces UA Record

Under Armour unveiled UA Record, the latest addition to its health and fitness network, at CES. The company said UA Record unites personalized data with activity tracking, workout logs, social challenges and community for an all-in-one digital experience. It is available at the Apple and Google Play stores.


  • Alexandra Scarborough
    Papyrus Joins Forces with Designer Lela Rose

    Papyrus is looking to bring the “elegance and style” of fashion to its greeting cards via a new designer collaboration series.

    According to a release, the collaboration marks the first time a fashion design house and greeting card brand have joined forces to develop a custom greeting card collection.

    Papyrus said it is partnering with American fashion designer Lela Rose to introduce the series. Rose will feature her "sophisticated yet modern style" in the debut card and gift collection, slated to launch during New York Fashion Week. The collection will be available in New York City Papyrus stores and select retailers in September, with availability expanding to all Papyrus locations and retailers in October.

    "The fashion designer collaboration series is a celebration of the commitment Papyrus has to the arts, including a focus on the fashion industry, quality craftsmanship and trend-forward design," said Christy Kaprosy, President of Papyrus-Recycled Greetings. "We are delighted to have Lela Rose's elegant line lead the first Papyrus fashion designer collaboration program, and we are excited to bring more fashion designers to our loyal customers in the future."

    The company noted the collection, which draws inspiration from some of Rose's recent runway designs, consists of 16 cards and five gift accessories, including gift bags, gift tissue, roll wrap and a gift tag set. It also will be available online at

    "I'm thrilled to be the first designer to collaborate with Papyrus on their exclusive new fashion series," said Lela Rose. "This is a unique way to showcase our designs, silhouettes and prints, and extend the brand into a new category."





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