Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows went on sale at 12:01 am on Saturday Morning in stores all across the country. Clarksville Online editor David W. Shelton presents the events at Books-A-Million and at the Barnes & Noble in the country’s largest shopping mall, the Mall of America in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
No matter how ‘deathly’ the ‘hallows’ may seem, nothing could hold back the hordes of fans that filled bookstores across Clarksville on Friday night. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowling’s final book about the boy wizard, went on sale at 12:01 A.M. on Saturday, July 21, 2007. The local Books-A-Million store was one of several “Potter” parties held throughout Clarksville.
The store’s manager, Tim Lause, said this was the second Harry Potter release that he oversaw here in Clarksville. Employees were still selling copies of the book up until the final minute. Since the book wasn’t released until after midnight, fans received a voucher that would be traded for a book once the witching hour began.