‘Harry Potter’ is back — and so is the bookstore hoopla we haven’t seen since 2007

July 29, 2016 1:57 PM

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On Saturday night, bookstores across the country will do something they haven’t done in a long while: Fling open their doors to host late-night parties for masses of Muggles looking to get their Harry Potter fix.

The last time booksellers were revving the hype machine for a new title in J.K. Rowling’s wizarding series, the year was 2007. Borders still existed. So did Waldenbooks and B. Dalton. Amazon was months away from releasing the first Kindle e-reader.

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