Copies of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” Being Printed in Germany
May 26, 2007
There are reports today that copies of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” are now being printed, the first batch for UK publisher Bloomsbury taking place at the GGP printers in Poessneck, Germany. This is the same plant that did print some copies of Half-Blood Prince in 2005. However, in true tabloid fashion, the Mirror reports that the “new Harry Potter book is being printed in eastern Germany amid Cold War-style secrecy,” and more dramatically, that workers “are forced to work in total DARKNESS to stop them reading the book, out July 21.” While we believe the time frame is right for the novel to be printed and we have reported previously on the strict security measures being used to help prevent spoilers (which Filch no doubt would heartily approve), please take this with a grain of salt for the time being. Thanks na!