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November 2002

NOVEMBER 6TH IS "LORD OF THE RINGS DAY"

On November 6th, thousands of Tolkien fans will gather at bookstores nationwide to be the first to buy four books offering an exclusive sneak peek at "The Two Towers," the second film in The Lord of the Rings trilogy:

THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE MAKING OF THE MOVIE TRILOGY by Brian Sibley
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS VISUAL COMPANION by Jude Fisher
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS: CREATURES
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS PHOTO GUIDE

Houghton Mifflin Company, U.S. publishers of J.R.R. Tolkien's works since 1938, and TheOneRing.net are teaming up to sponsor "line party" events around the country on November 6, 2002, the national laydown date for Houghton Mifflin's books based on New Line Cinema's The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. TheOneRing.net expects to have at least 500 line parties participating in the November 6th celebration.

Clay Harper, Tolkien projects director for Houghton Mifflin says, "More than 17 million Tolkien books were sold in the U.S. over the last two years, and now via the internet, the fellowship of fans is expanding out into communities nationwide. These books are filled with spectacular images from the forthcoming film -- all made available to an eager audience six weeks before the movie debuts [on December 18th]."

According to Chris Pirrotta, co-webmaster of TheOneRing.net, "It is passion for Tolkien's world that has brought us all together on-line, and it is the same passion that brings us together off-line."

For further information about the line parties and their locations, please visit www.TheOneRing.net.

In addition to these line party events, bookstores in college communities around the country are also hosting "Lord of Rings Day" celebrations. Participating college stores include those at the University of Notre Dame, the University of Washington, the University of Virginia, and University of Southern California. Events will include trivia contests, costume contests, viewing of the latest "The Two Towers" trailer, and trading card, board game, and video game demonstrations.

Tolkien fans at select stores will also be treated to a preview of the "From Book to Script" featurette included on "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" extended DVD edition to be released by New Line Cinema on November 12th. The stores offering the special preview are Borders Books & Music in Salt Lake City, UT; the University of Notre Dame bookstore in South Bend, IN; University Bookstore in Seattle, WA; Barnes & Noble in College Station, TX; and Border Books & Music in Boston, MA.


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