Months in advance, Potter is hot

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Harry Potter fans are already snatching up the final book in the series – and it doesn’t come out until July 21. “Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows” tops the charts at the online bookshops of Amazon and Barnes & Noble, and its $65 deluxe edition is No. 2. Author J.K. Rowling announced the book’s release date Thursday. The deluxe version of the last Potter book, “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” sold around 100,000 copies.The previous six Potter books have sold more than 325 million copies in 64 languages and broken countless sales records. “Half-Blood Prince,” published in 2005, sold 6.9 million copies in its first 24 hours. – Associated Presslast_img read more