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Barnes and Noble: One Million Books Ordered; to Broadcast Edinburgh Reading on Web Site

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
Posted by: Melissa
July 11, 2005, 10:06 AM

More than a million HBPs have been ordered at, making it "the bestselling pre-order book of all time." Also, will be showing a taped broadcast of the J.K. Rowling reading from Edinburgh Castle; it will also be shown at the Union Square, NYC party where Jim Dale will be reading.
The press release mentions that in preparation for these parties, Barnes & Noble has:

  • Purchased one million commemorative Harry Potter bracelets.
  • Printed one million in-store posters.
  • Purchased one million pairs of Harry Potter glasses.
  • Inked one million temporary lightning bolt tattoos.

  • Plucked 370,000 feathers.
  • Rounded up numerous live owls, snakes and magical critters.
And at their Midnight Magic parties, they expect:
  • 375,000 magic wands to be made.
  • 250,000 children to take home a photo of themselves with Harry Potter.
  • 100,000 chocolate chip cookies to be sold.

Sounds like fun!

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