Jul 31, 2016 4:45 PM
Harry Potter fans line up in NH, world-wide for new story in magical series
CONCORD - It has been 9 long years since the release of the last Harry Potter book, and now, magic fans can enjoy a brand new installment in the fantasy series which hit store shelves world-wide Saturday night.
"We didn't know what to expect with this book because it's a stage-play, it's the script of a play but everybody's so excited just to have a new Harry Potter story," Michael Herrmann, owner of Gibson's Bookstore in Concord, said. "We always did Harry Potter parties going back to 1999."
17 years later and Gibson's Book store prepared for the masses on Sunday with the newly released story in the magical series of Harry Potter.
"It's great to get a new generation of kids and the parents who remember when they were kids now it's been that long since we started all this process and get them all involved and you know just crazy about reading," Hermann said.
"Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" is not a novel and it is not written by orginial author, J.K Rowling. Instead, the new story is the script of a stage production currently running in London. But, that didn't stop fans from all generations from lining up in Concord and grabbing a copy.
Selling 200 copies in store at Gibson's and based on pre-order sales, "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" has the capability of becoming the top selling book of 2016 for both Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
"It's been more than what we were expecting which we were very very happy with," Gibson's event coordinator, Elisabeth Jewell said. "We're really happy Harry potter isn't going away and Harry potter is staying with a whole new generation."