The Financial Times has provided a number for people in the UK to call if they are offered a copy of OoTP under "unusual circumstances" - they say to contact the police at 0151 777 6062.
The Belfast Telegraph reports that not only will bookstores be open for midnight revelers, at "various Eason's stores throughout Northern Ireland, representatives from the Brownies and Girl Guides will be holding a special Harry Potter theme night prior to the release."
Yesterday's Hartford Courant article about fanfic and Nimbus - 2003 showed up today in papers in Toronto, Ontario and Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Thanks Britta, for sending us this link to Yahoo!'s story about religious opposition to HP muted as hype for the book increases.
Check out WNBC's load of Potter-related stories and activities:
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No, not TODAY - but TODAY IN NEW YORK. That's the show (still NBC) that I'll be on tomorrow morning if things stay on track - check out that link for a tease of the story. Looks like it'll be at 6:15am, and you can only catch it in New York City, but we'll post the clip after all is said and done.
Special shout-out to the writer of the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel's piece on HP5, for these paragraphs:
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Ananova reports on HP5's selling status in e-commerce.
The Sacramento Bee has an article today about the run-up to midnight on Friday. The article is incredibly comprehensive, discussing the books themselves, the fandom, Nimbus - 2003, discussion groups like Harry Potter for Grownups, and of course, The Leaky Cauldron.
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IGN has the second part of their Jim Dale interview up, in which he speaks of his brief stint in the military, and his big break. Check it out.
According to The Gazette, a Wal-Mart in Montreal accidently put out copies of Book V a little too early and several people managed to get copies.
Part 3 of The Scotsman's profile on J.K. Rowling was published today.
According to a release put out by Barnes & Noble, you can order Book V as late as 11am on Friday and if you use Next Day Air, it will still get to you in time.
Megan Morrison aka Arabella, TLC editor and one of the co-founders of SugarQuill.net with Jennie Levine aka Zsenya made the front page of today's Washington Post in an article about Fan Fiction entitled "Harry Potter and the Copyright Lawyer."
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Lizo let us know that Newsround has updated their site with video clips from the Paxman interview with JKR, which is set to air on Thursday night. Click here to listen to part of the interview via Real Audio, or click here for a transcript of that same part of the interview.
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