Saturday, July 21, 2007
Anna Todd and Kelsey Barry, both 20, jumped up and down, screaming and hugging as they touched their Harry Potter books and smelled them as if handling a newborn baby. "It smells like fresh parchment," said Barry, among the first in line at the Barnes & Noble in Manhattan's Union Square. "It smells like magic."For the last time, Potter dust sparkled worldwide. Like castles lowering their drawbridges, bookstores across Britain and the United States and as far away as Singapore and Sydney, unveiled their copies Saturday of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," the seventh and final volume of the young wizard's adventures.