July 21. Mark your calendars. That's when Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows-mania begins. J.K. Rowling announced the date on her website. "Bloomsbury, her British publisher, said it would publish a children's hardback edition, an adult hardback, a special gift edition and an audio book on the same day. Scholastic Children's Books, the U.S. publisher, said it would offer a hardback edition at a suggested retail price of $34.99, a deluxe edition at $65.00 and a reinforced library edition at $39.99."
The Potter books have sold more than 325 million copies worldwide, says AP.
Now if we can just get to July 21 without anybody spilling the beans, I'll be both shocked and pleased.