Scholastic, in a press release today, announced the public release date of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the seventh and last book in the Harry Potter series, will be released on July 21st of this year (2007). The press release can be viewed at:

http://www.scholastic.com/aboutscholastic/news/press_02012007_CP.htm

The regular hardcover will be priced at $34.99 and a “deluxe” edition will sell for $65. The price causes mugglenet.com to speculate the book may be longer than any of the previous volumes. All I can say is YAY!