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July 21 to become Harry Potter day
05.02.07 | Philip Jones
Diehard fans will be planning just how they can get to the head of the queue at midnight on 21st July - named as publication day for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the final book in the series, notes the Guardian. Online retailer amazon.co.uk began taking pre-orders for the final book on 22nd December. Christopher North, head of books, said 21st July would become Harry Potter Day all over the world.
Bookshops were braced for the now traditional witching hour scrum and at least one said it planned to set up a helpline for fans after Rowling warned that two characters die in the final instalment--and hinted that they are central figures.