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"Deathly Hallows" Most Borrowed Book from UK Libraries

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Posted by: Edward
February 05, 2009, 11:39 PM

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is the most borrowed book in the UK, according to new figures released from the Public Lending Right Agency.  The Bookseller reports that the Seventh Book in author J. K. Rowling's series has been borrowed a total of 108,775 times from libraries in the UK.  Deathly Hallows was also the most borrowed book under the children's titles list, followed by the Sixth Book, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. The Public Lending Right Agency tracked lending during the twelve months prior to June 2008, and complied lists of the Most Borrowed Authors, Most Borrowed Fiction, and Non-Fiction titles.  Author James Patterson was named the Most Borrowed Author, with his novels being loaned out more than 1.5 million times.  Full lists of the Most Borrowed can be found via this link.

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Well DUH!

Posted by sparkplug3690 [FTC!] on February 06, 2009, 09:38 AM report to moderator
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What else would be expect, being Harry Potter fans! ;) That is great, knowing that alll of those people got to read the book.

Posted by wizardinventor on February 06, 2009, 09:41 AM report to moderator
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I’m not surprised!It’s one of the greatest books ever!

Posted by scarymissmary28[WBM!] on February 06, 2009, 09:48 AM report to moderator
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Not entirely surprised ;)

Posted by Kneazle1 on February 06, 2009, 09:50 AM report to moderator
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That’s no surprise. That’s an amazing book.

Posted by Heavenly_Horcrux on February 06, 2009, 10:26 AM report to moderator
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I’m not impressed. But happy nonetheless.

Posted by Cellar Door [*SQUEE!*] on February 06, 2009, 10:28 AM report to moderator
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Did we really expect anything different?!

Posted by bookmonster79 on February 06, 2009, 10:41 AM report to moderator
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It’s the best!

Posted by DobbyandWinky WBM!!! on February 06, 2009, 10:46 AM report to moderator
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That’s nice to hear. I really like to know that it is still being read, maybe even for the first time, by children. YAY! JK!

Posted by Edna_Turnblad on February 06, 2009, 10:57 AM report to moderator
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It’s also probably the most stolen book :D

Posted by Dolemite [FTC!] on February 06, 2009, 11:23 AM report to moderator
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YAY! I’m not surprised! I loved DH! But as I have a few copies, there’s no need to borrow. Lol.

Posted by BewareoftheNargles {WBM} on February 06, 2009, 12:11 PM report to moderator
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I cannot say that I am particularly surprised by this news! I only hope that these are not the only books people are checking out and that they are perusing the diverse array of other exceptional literature that their libraries contain too!

Posted by Kirk on February 06, 2009, 12:58 PM report to moderator
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Awesome! Not surprising, though. My local library has 8-10 copies, I think. They’ve got multiple shelves devoted to Harry. I think the DHs take up one shelf alone. I’ve got two of my own copies, but I do borrow the audio books from the library because they are too expensive to buy.

Posted by MagicDucks [ROAR!] on February 06, 2009, 01:42 PM report to moderator
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Great book!!!

Posted by spicefan78 OoM1 {ROAR!} on February 06, 2009, 02:52 PM report to moderator
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Go HP!! Everyone should read it!

Posted by jenbabe705 on February 06, 2009, 03:38 PM report to moderator
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