Potter books fly off shelves


Summary

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南宁桑拿

Rowling slays or spares the boy wizard.

After months of hype and hearsay, “Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows”, the seventh volume in a decade-long magical saga, went on sale globally at in most countries, with London the focus of festivities.

Bookshop and supermarket chains in Britain stayed open all night to meet what they called record demand as Rowling, Potter’s rags-to-riches British creator, hosted an overnight reading for hundreds of fans at a London museum.

Waterstone’s bookshop, which hosted the country’s main Harry Potter party at its flagship store in central London overnight, said 250,000 fans filled its shops nationwide as it sold more than 100,000 copies in the first two hours.

At 15 books sold every second, retailer WH Smith said sales at its 400 stores in Britain were beating the record of 13 per second held by the sixth volume in the series, “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.”

With 325 million copies of the first six volumes sold worldwide, and translations into 64 languages, Potter-mania was rife across the globe.

In New York, more than 100 people patiently waited in line outside a Barnes and Noble bookstore in midtown Manhattan to get a much coveted copy of the

book.

Even before its stores opened their doors for the event, the Borders book chain had already sold 1.5 million copies of the last Harry Potter installment through online and telephone orders.

“The biggest day in Borders’ history. We’ve never had a book like this,” said Borders USA chief executive officer George Jones.

In Asia, all-night parties and Hogwarts Express-style train trips were among hundreds of events being held over the weekend.

In Pakistan, police said they had defused a car bomb the previous night outside a packed shopping centre in Karachi where the book was scheduled to be launched.

Harry Potter fans in living in Kabul were delighted to be able to get their hands on copies of the latest title Saturday, the same day that the book hit shops elsewhere around the world.

Flights into Afghanistan are infrequent, but a international freight forwarding company, Paxton International did Potter lovers a favour by shipping in dozens of copies on an early morning flight.

Most of the readers here are likely to be among the expatriate community of diplomats, NGO workers and journalists.

Thousands of Australian fans queued in frocks, capes and trademark spectacles of the boy wizard to be among the first to take home Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

At Dymocks, in Sydney’s CBD, fans flooded through the doors from 7am to collect their pre-order tickets and line up.

More than 350,000 copies were expected to sell across Australia in a a single day.


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深圳桑拿网

Rowling slays or spares the boy wizard.

After months of hype and hearsay, “Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows”, the seventh volume in a decade-long magical saga, went on sale globally at in most countries, with London the focus of festivities.

Bookshop and supermarket chains in Britain stayed open all night to meet what they called record demand as Rowling, Potter’s rags-to-riches British creator, hosted an overnight reading for hundreds of fans at a London museum.

Waterstone’s bookshop, which hosted the country’s main Harry Potter party at its flagship store in central London overnight, said 250,000 fans filled its shops nationwide as it sold more than 100,000 copies in the first two hours.

At 15 books sold every second, retailer WH Smith said sales at its 400 stores in Britain were beating the record of 13 per second held by the sixth volume in the series, “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.”

With 325 million copies of the first six volumes sold worldwide, and translations into 64 languages, Potter-mania was rife across the globe.

In New York, more than 100 people patiently waited in line outside a Barnes and Noble bookstore in midtown Manhattan to get a much coveted copy of the

book.

Even before its stores opened their doors for the event, the Borders book chain had already sold 1.5 million copies of the last Harry Potter installment through online and telephone orders.

“The biggest day in Borders’ history. We’ve never had a book like this,” said Borders USA chief executive officer George Jones.

In Asia, all-night parties and Hogwarts Express-style train trips were among hundreds of events being held over the weekend.

In Pakistan, police said they had defused a car bomb the previous night outside a packed shopping centre in Karachi where the book was scheduled to be launched.

Harry Potter fans in living in Kabul were delighted to be able to get their hands on copies of the latest title Saturday, the same day that the book hit shops elsewhere around the world.

Flights into Afghanistan are infrequent, but a international freight forwarding company, Paxton International did Potter lovers a favour by shipping in dozens of copies on an early morning flight.

Most of the readers here are likely to be among the expatriate community of diplomats, NGO workers and journalists.

Thousands of Australian fans queued in frocks, capes and trademark spectacles of the boy wizard to be among the first to take home Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

At Dymocks, in Sydney’s CBD, fans flooded through the doors from 7am to collect their pre-order tickets and line up.

More than 350,000 copies were expected to sell across Australia in a a single day.