Potter Mania – muggle bookstores out of stock!

I doubt a lost novel by Shakespeare with a cover by Michelangelo could generate this much excitement.
Tibor Fischer – Telegraph

The magic is at last here. J.K.Rowling strikes back with the last book, Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows, in her enchanting series of magical novels loved by the young and the old alike.


Eyewitnesses share the news of Muggle invasion at all major bookstores in town where stacks of it were put on the front displays.

It’s only been a day and almost all of them have run out of stock. The book, itself was over-booked and many people who were expecting to get it delivered on the first day were disappointed due to the overwhelming demand. People at a bookshop, Jahangir Sons, in Johar Town, were excited to see the book making sales records at their store.

BBC reports on how the book is flying off shelves across the world while BBC arts correspondent David Sillito, updates us on the crazy fans who gathered for the first catches at Waterstone’s Piccadilly in central London.

In one of the very first online reviews, Greig Watson, again at BBC News happily declares that the Final Potter does not disappoint.

Words from the best reviews:

“Rowling has done her damnedest to round up events and minor characters from all the earlier books” THE GUARDIAN – John Mullan

“As Hermione reveals the arrangements she has made to give her parents new identities, and even Ron contemplates the sacrifices to be made, it becomes clear that this is to be no boarding-school book in disguise. They are dropping out of Hogwarts in earnest, and there will be no Quidditch, no pumpkin juice and no Blast-Ended Skrewts.”
THE TIMES – Alice Fordham

“The final showdown between Harry Potter, The Boy Who Lived, and his arch-enemy Lord Voldemort, He Who Must Not Be Named, is a classic good-versus-evil tale on a par with Tolkien’s Lord Of The Rings trilogy.”
THE SUN – Anne Jones

The book has been published by Bloomsbury in the UK, Scholastic in the US while Paradise Books is the only distributor in Pakistan.

The book is selling like hot seekh-kebabs at:

– Variety Books, Liberty Market

– Anees Books, Main Market ,Gulberg

– Iqbal Book Depot, Main Market, Gulberg

– Ferozsons, The Mall/Qaddafi Stadium/Defence

– Staples, Garden Town

– Jahangir Sons, Johar Town

You can get your original hard cover Bloomsbury copy for Rs.1,595.

If you are willing to pay an extra Rs.50, Paktel is offering a free SIM, Harry Potter poster, and DVD of Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire at Anees Books, Iqbal Book Depot, Ferozsons & Staples.

8 Comments so far

  1. Opee (unregistered) on July 24th, 2007 @ 3:46 am

    …Just to remove ‘Madrassah’ post down from the ‘Recent Comments’ section! :)

  2. Hasan Mubarak (unregistered) on July 24th, 2007 @ 3:54 am

    My copy has been snatched by my younger bro…

    @Opee: Just to push it deep ;)

  3. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 2:28 am

    Hasan … what a potter coverage man :-)

    ‘m impressed … !

  4. binary-zero (unregistered) on July 26th, 2007 @ 6:50 pm

    i’m thinking for getting a copy to burn my 18 hr flights next month…

  5. Opee (unregistered) on July 26th, 2007 @ 8:59 pm

    Where are you going B-Z?

  6. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on July 27th, 2007 @ 1:55 am

    Opee is all hope for company … iss haftay akhbar nahi chappa :P

  7. Hasan Mubarak (unregistered) on July 27th, 2007 @ 11:40 am

    @A for (Pine)apple: Shukriya ji! I was just wondering if you are a Potter maniac or not…?

    @BZ: You….flying off….phurrr Ammreeekaa! 8|

  8. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on July 27th, 2007 @ 11:55 am

    hasan, pahli 4-5 parheen theen and now iktefying on films … I’m a dan brown fan though :P

    patta nahi aur kab aayein gi :-)

    Potter fans are maniacs :P

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