To celebrate the publication of three of Houghton Mifflin’s THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING film tie-in books on November 5, twenty bookstores around the country will host special, one-time-only video events featuring exclusive content from “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers” Extended Edition DVD, to be released by New Line Home Entertainment on November 18. Stores will debut a documentary from the DVD entitled “J.R.R. Tolkien: Origins of Middle-earth.”

Houghton Mifflin’s three film books THE LORD OF THE RINGS: WEAPONS AND WARFARE, THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING VISUAL COMPANION, and THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING PHOTO GUIDE offer an exclusive sneak peek at the final film in the award-winning trilogy, “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King,” six weeks before its December 18 theatrical release.

The books and the special video preview of footage from “The Two Towers” DVD are sure to please LORD OF THE RINGS fans around the country.

Below is the complete list of bookstores debuting the featurette:

CALIFORNIA San Mateo — Barnes & Noble, 11 West Hillsdale Blvd., Hillsdale Shopping Ctr., 7:00 p.m.
COLORADO Colorado Springs — Media Play, 7720 North Academy Blvd., 7:00 p.m.
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Barnes & Noble, 555 12th Street NW, 6:00 p.m.
FLORIDA Tampa — University of South Florida Bookstore, 4202 E. Fowler Avenue, 4:30 p.m.
ILLINOIS Oak Park — Barbara’s Bookstore, 1100 West Lake Street, 7:00 p.m.
INDIANA South Bend — Notre Dame Bookstore, Eck Center, 7:00 p.m.
KANSAS Lawrence — Hastings, 1900 W. 23rd Southwest Plaza, 7:00 p.m.
MASSACHUSETTS Boston — Barnes & Noble @ Boston University, 660 Beacon Street, 12:00 noon
MINNESOTA Bloomington — Suncoast Motion Picture Co., Mall of America, 126 E. Broadway, 5:30 p.m.
MISSOURI Brentwood — Borders, 1519 S. Brentwood Boulevard, 7:00 p.m. Columbia — Columbia Books, 22 South Ninth Street, 6:00 p.m. (Nov. 6)
MONTANA Bozeman — Hastings, 1601 W. Main, Hastings Shopping Ctr., 7:00 p.m.
NEW YORK Hamburg — Media Play, McKinley Mall, 3701 McKinley Parkway, 7:00 p.m.
OREGON Portland — Barnes & Noble, 1720 N. Jantzen Beach Center, 7:30 p.m.
TENNESSEE Nashville — Davis-Kidd Booksellers, 4007 Hillsboro Road, 12:00 noon
TEXAS College Station — Barnes & Noble, 711 Texas Avenue, 7:00 p.m. Dallas — Borders, 5500 Greenville Ave, 7:00 p.m. Canyon — Hastings, 205 N. 23rd Street, 7:00 p.m.
UTAH Salt Lake — Borders, 50 S. Main Street, Crossroads Mall, 7:00 p.m.
WASHINGTON Seattle — University Bookstore, 4326 University Way NE, 3:00 p.m.

THE LORD OF THE RINGS: WEAPONS AND WARFARE ISBN 0-618-39100-2, $18.95 paperback; ISBN 0-618-39099-5, $29.95 cloth [Order at Amazon.com]

THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING VISUAL COMPANION ISBN 0-618-39097-9, $18.95 cloth [Order at Amazon.com]

THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING PHOTO GUIDE ISBN 0-618-39098-7, $8.95 paperback [Order at Amazon.com]

Jacket scans and press materials are available on-line at www.houghtonmifflinbooks.com/booksellers.

Visit the Houghton Mifflin dedicated Tolkien site:http://www.houghtonmifflinbooks.com/features/lordoftheringstrilogy/