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Harry Potter breaks sale records in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, July 25: The long-awaited seventh and last edition of the Harry Potter series titled "Harry Potter and the Deadly Hollows" by JK Rowling has made it to book-shelves is breaking book sales records in Pakistan.

International retailers of the book report that advance orders of 2.2 million worldwide have broken the advance booking record of 1.5 million set by the sixth book. On July 21, the book's first day of sales, 11 million copies were sold in the UK and US alone, breaking the record of 9 million held by the sixth book. On July 23 initial sales worldwide were reported at 72.1 million copies.

The major bookstores in the capital have reported record sales on the very first day of the book's release. The book price varies from store to store ranging from Rs 1295 to Rs 1595, while many bookstores give considerable discount for advance booking.

The owner of Saeed Book Bank, Jinnah Super Market, said that they had sold over 1,000 copies on July 21, the day the book went up o bookshelves "Fans queued up on the first day and the store is selling an average of 500 copies per day, which has never happened before," said the shopkeeper.

On the other hand, the pirated version of the book is also available for just Rs 295 at many bookstores. "I bought the pirated version because I could not wait for the original version, which came out just a couple of days after the launch of the pirated version," said Asma Farooqui. With rumors about the death of Harry Potter circulating before the release of the book, fans took a sigh of relief after reading that Harry Potter does not die in the last book and that the story had a happy ending.

"I am glad that Harry Potter has not died in the story. His death would have been a great disappointment to his fans," said Usman Ahmed Pirzada. He said although he was perfectly satisfied with the ending, he wished that there were more Harry Potter books. Daily times
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