Posted on July 21st, 2007 in Current Events,Random Thoughts by Stephanie

So Harry Potter 7 has finally hit the shops as of today!  Even if you aren’t a Potter fan, you can’t help but get caught up in the hype and excitement of the last ever Harry Potter book being released.  Took these photos below in Piccadilly Circus yesterday at around 9.30pm as I was passing by Waterstones hoping to catch a glimpse of the supposedly biggest and best Harry Potter party in history.  There was around 200 people waiting outside for the midnight opening, some in costume but unfortunately did not see any of the promised Harry Potter characters entertaining those who were waiting.  Just a lot of policeman and tourists taking photos unfortunately.  Anyway I didn’t stick around for long as I’m not really a die hard Potter fan (I’m still on Goblet of Fire…) although it would have been nice to stay for the opening as apparently they had recreated Hogwarts in a section of Waterstones :-)

Anyway, if you have been left traumatised by the fact that this is the last ever Harry Potter, Waterstones have started a petition to save Harry and when a million people have signed they will deliver the petition to JK Rowling’s publisher Bloomsbury.

I also came across a post by Martin Aquino and according to him a girl in the Philipphines has commited suicide after reading a fake spoiler of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows on the internet in which Harry and his friends meet an untimely and gruesome death!  What is the world coming to!

Harry Potter Party Waterstones Piccadilly

Harry Potter Party Waterstones Piccadilly

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Comment by Shireen
2007-08-05 15:20:42

yeah, tell me about it. Some bookstore where I live were protesting not to sell the HP books cos there were other stores selling the books at much lower prices..

Comment by Tom
2007-08-17 02:55:17

Good article. I am not sure which I am going to miss more, the parties or the books.


2009-10-09 12:49:21


Thanks for the article. I found Harry Potter is the most inseparable character for children. I never miss the movies..
Nice post..

Comment by puppy pens
2009-11-28 23:10:38

i think harry potter is one of the books of our generation, i love reading them and just think the first publisher turned them down bet they are kicking themselves now that would have made them lots and lots of money.

Comment by elance
2010-01-29 13:15:00

Thanks for the Article. I have watched all movies till harry potter and the half blood prince but did not read any book but after reading this article I am going to purchase all e-books. BTW is it really true “a girl in the Philipphines has commited suicide after reading a fake spoiler of Harry Potter ” .

Comment by Invention
2010-11-20 05:34:17

Great stuff from you, man. I’ve read your stuff before and you are just too awesome. I love what you have got here, love what you are saying and the way you say it.

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