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hp6Young Fans of Wizard Still Under His Spell
New York Times, July 16, 2005

At last, after months of military-level security and a public relations blitz that would put P. T. Barnum to shame, Harry Potter is back.

"Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," the sixth book in the best-selling series by the British author J. K. Rowling, was released at 12:01 a.m. Coordinated Universal Time on Saturday. The Waterstones bookstore in the Notting Hill neighborhood of London welcomed hundreds of Harry Potter fans who had lined up around the block.

The fans were mostly adult, but Kenneth Pena, 9, of London, was the first in line. An avid reader, he was looking forward to tackling the book. "They just keep getting better and better," he said.

And on Harry Potter Place, a block on what is otherwise known as Mercer Street in SoHo in Manhattan, potions were being prepared, magic wands were being made, owls were screeching, and children, teenagers and adults were giggling last night as two years of waiting for the next chapter in the Harry Potter saga were about to end.

Arthur A. Levine, the editor at Scholastic who bought the United States rights to the Harry Potter books, said on Friday, "The hype is besides the point."

Millions of copies of the book had already been ordered from online booksellers and at stores around the country. Barnes & Noble reported that it had received more than one million preorders for the novel at its Internet site and in stores, while reported receiving nearly one million preorders at its United States Web site and 1.4 million orders worldwide.

Scholastic, the largest seller of the series around the world, printed a record 10.8 million copies of the book, with more than half expected to be sold in the first 24 hours.

Before the festivities could begin in the United States, Potter enthusiasts turned their attention east, where the festivities kicked off in Britain five hours earlier with the true star of the series, Ms. Rowling. The series, which she has said will end with the seventh book, has taken her from being a struggling writer on public assistance to the richest woman in Britain, with a fortune estimated at $1 billion, according to Forbes magazine.

Ms. Rowling met with 70 children, the winners of a competition sponsored by Bloomsbury, her British publisher, at Edinburgh Castle in Scotland to read from the book and answer questions.

She has no public appearances scheduled in the United States, however. A short videotape of her entrance into the castle, signing autographs and being interviewed by a television reporter, was shown at a Barnes & Noble store in Union Square in Manhattan, near the bookseller's headquarters. The snippet gave away no information, however, about the sixth book, which would not have its American release for more than four hours more.

Ms. Rowling granted interviews to only two American news media outlets in association with the book's debut: to NBC, which will broadcast excerpts on "Dateline NBC" on Sunday and the "Today" show next week, and to Time magazine.

Children who gathered at the Barnes & Noble in Union Square seemed not to care, however. "I had to be here," said Emily Salwen, 9, of Manhattan, who came dressed in a Hogwarts robe left over from a recent Halloween she spent dressed as Hermione Granger, one of Harry Potter's classmates.

Emily said she planned to stay up into the wee hours today reading her copy of the new Potter book. "I like the books because they are long," she said. "Long books keep you reading and interested for a while. And these books are magical." At 652 pages, "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" is shorter than the last two books in the series, but still twice the length of the first one.

If the Harry Potter series has begun to wear out its welcome among parents who have had enough midnight parties, and teenagers who have outgrown the books, it did not show among many of those gathered at the Union Square store or on Harry Potter Place. They appeared to have little awareness that they were being sold anything other than a good time.

Brigid Buckman contributed reporting for this article from London.