Shelf Awareness, "the free e-mail newsletter dedicated to helping the people in stores, in libraries and on the Web buy, sell and lend books most wisely," reports:
This coming weekend many young muggles will be absorbed by the latest in a certain fantastic series. Then again, maybe they'll feel harried at times and want a break from reading, in which case, it's fine that the remake of the movie of the equally fantastic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory opens this Friday.
Based on one of the most wonderful children's books ever...the movie seems promising.
Read the whole article here.
In the same newsletter, there is a note that Knopf, the publisher of Eldest, is spending $500,000 on advertisement for the book; the most it has ever spent to promote a children's book! It looks like you will be seeing ads for the book everywhere.
Eldest is the sequel to Christopher Paolini's Eragon (read shadowkitty's review), which is coming out August 23rd. We will, of course, have copies at the Library.