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‘Harry Potter’ book a record breaker April 14, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Books.

He is not expected to ride his flying broomstick into bookstores for 100 more days, but already British boy wizard Harry Potter is whipping up some magic at bookstore chain Barnes and Noble.

Barnes and Noble says advance orders for author JK Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows have topped 500,000 copies, breaking the bookseller chain’s record for the most advance requests in its history. The book is the seventh in the series of hit novels that have thrilled readers and been made into big-budget Hollywood movies.

Speculation has been rife that Rowling, who became the world’s first billion-dollar author on the success of the Harry Potter books and films, may kill Harry off in book seven, but confirmation of Harry’s possible demise awaits publication. Copies of Deathly Hallows officially go on sale on July 21.

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