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26 June 2017 @ 11:53 pm
20 years of Harry Potter!  
Back in 1997, Bloomsbury took a punt on a book they thought might do rather well.

I'm so tremendously thrilled they did!

Thank you, Jo, thank you, Harry, thank you fandom. SO much joy from one good publishing decision!
subtlefiresubtlefire on June 26th, 2017 07:59 pm (UTC)
<3 <3 <3
Seshetasesheta_66 on June 26th, 2017 10:04 pm (UTC)
♥ ♥ ♥
Jaeenchanted_jae on June 27th, 2017 02:41 am (UTC)
Kareinakareina on June 28th, 2017 02:43 pm (UTC)
I must have found them when it was still fairly new then, I think autumn of '98. I had seen an article in the Anchorage Daily News talking about these new books that had kids who don't read not only reading but refusing to put the book down. I was working in a used book store that year, and a week or three after reading that article a man came in with some used books to trade, among them the first Harry Potter book. After he left I picked it up and glanced at the first page to see what the fuss was about, and promptly forgot where I was until the next customer came up to buy something, a good 20 or 30 pages later. Needless to say, I didn't put that book in the "to shelve" pile, but instead into the "I will buy this at the end of today's shift and take it home" pile.
fantasyfiend09fantasyfiend09 on June 30th, 2017 09:35 pm (UTC)
*hugs* <3