Harry Potter Fans Line Up At Bookstore

By: Kelli Parker
By: Kelli Parker

Knoxville (WVLT) - Well the good news is it could be a quiet weekend around East Tennessee, and the world, for that matter.

That's because children of all ages in 93 countries will be busy reading the latest book in the Harry Potter series, which hits store shelves in less than an hour now.

That's why several folks lined up Friday night at Borders Bookstore along Kingston Pike waiting for one of the 12 million books printed that will finish off this series.

Many of these Harry and Hermione lookalikes will be taking home a copy of the 784 page "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows."

It's an ending that's left many of these wizards and witches under the potter spell for 10 years now.

"The world which is completely intangible unrealistic seems almost real to you," fan Hollie Adkinson said.

"She keeps you hanging you have to keep reading," fan Molly Shankles said.

"Wizards and magic and stuff like that," Adkinson said.

Well let's just say it's enough to be.

"Addictive!!!" fan Joseph Hubbard said.

For some. Which brings us to Friday night. The books go on the shelves at midnight, so inside the store anything's possible!!

"We're thinking about dressing up," Shankles said.

"I could see my self with a cape on," Hubbard said.

Costumes for some,

"It's going to be sad!" Adkinson said.

Pity parties for others who don't want to tell their heroes Harry, Ron and Hermione goodbye.

"You know them you root for them," Adkinson said. "It's like a growth process you've grown with them and experienced things with them."

So will Harry finally take down the darkness of Voldemort or will his enemy prevail? These readers are willing to do anything to find out!

"They said there will be plenty of books for everybody. I'll be pretty disappointed if I don't get one," Adkinson said.

Even if it means an all night slumber party at the book store.

"I'm probably going to be up pretty late!" Shankles said.

"I can sleep in the morning!!!" Hubbard said.

The book officially went on sale Friday night at midnight.


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