January 26, 2022

Iowa: “Bookstores, Libraries Prepare for ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ Release”

UPDATE July 25, 2016 

Barnes & Noble Announces That Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Is the Company’s Most Pre-Ordered Book Since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in 2007


From The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, IA):

Morgan Reeves vividly remembers the day her elementary school librarian handed her “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.”

The year was 1999, her last day as a fifth-grader. She had just helped clean up the library for the start of summer when the librarian handed her the book and said, “I think you’ll like this.”

“I was the first person to read the library’s copy. No one in town knew what I was talking about when I was so excited about it,” she said. “It was a moment I always remembered, and one I think about every time I give the first book out to a new reader.”

That was 17 years ago. Now children’s services librarian at the Iowa City Public Library, Reeves, 28, still is an avid Harry Potter fan, helping introduce readers to the best-selling series by British author J.K. Rowling.

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