Last time Amazon sent Harry Potter books out (and the World of Warcraft upgrade, for that matter), they delivered it the date it was released in stores. So, if you want to be sure you get it on the day it’s released, order it from Amazon now.
Update: Thanks to reader Glen who pointed out that it’s JULY 21st, not June 21st. I updated it in the posting. Thanks Glen!
Joe Ranft, died yesterday. He was the head of Pixar’s story department, the voice of “Wheezy” in the Toy Story movies, “Heimlich” in “A Bug’s Life” and worked on many other animation projects before joining Pixar.