Harry Potter still going strong…

Those who have grown up reading the Harry Potter books truly know what the magic of these books is about. Harry Potter and the deathly hollows is the fastest selling book in the capital. The biggest bookstore in the capital has quoted.
Potterheads who had ordered the book several days before the release were seen lined up outside the door at around 7 p.m. The line was twice the size of the bookstore it self. It went all the way back and then u-turned towards the front again. These people had expected the book to release at midnight of the 21st, like the store had promised. But it coudn’t manage to fulfill the promise due to flight delays.
But sill it managed to be the first store in pakistan to release it. The book managed to sale thousand copies in the first hour of release. 5000 more in the next hours of release. It went out of stock within two days because of which it had to order additional books. In the line of Fire and MIlitary Inc were second and third in line.
But not everyone can afford the orignal book which costs around Rs. 1500. A lot of people who are fans of the Harry Potter books opted for the pirated version which only costs Rs. 295 , very cheap compared to the orignals. But those who had to read the pirated version had to wait for two further days.

5 Comments so far

  1. babar (unregistered) on July 27th, 2007 @ 1:37 pm

    Wow 2 days is pretty fast to make a pirated version. I read somewhere that the copies of the book were available on some chinese websites within hours of the international release. But to bring out a book, in 2 days is also damn fast.

  2. Phil (unregistered) on July 27th, 2007 @ 2:12 pm

    With-in hours kia… there were bookstores in Isb that were pre-booking PIRATED versions!


  3. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on July 27th, 2007 @ 4:07 pm

    All Things Pakistan covered it very well too :-)

    Potter maniacs :P

    And in the post u can see the 295 Rs booking banner outside F_7’s old book shop, next to Yummy 36.

    Maybe you can include that pic here as well ;-)

  4. JayJay (unregistered) on July 27th, 2007 @ 4:29 pm

    Omer: It is “hallows”, not hollows.

  5. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on July 27th, 2007 @ 4:37 pm

    i was reading it HOLLOWS ever since too *_*

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