Saturday, July 21, 2007

First Person in America to own Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

How does a guy on an obscure island in the South Pacific become the first person in America to own Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows? By virtue of a twist of geopolitical and publishing circumstances. My friend Angelo Villagomez picked up his copy on US soil, hours before the rest of America. How? Angelo lives on the US island of Saipan, located in the Western Pacific, in a time zone that is 15 hours ahead of the east coast of the United States. Bestseller bookstore in Saipan was permitted to begin sales the same time as the book went on sale in London, hours ahead of the US release. At 9:00 AM on what here was already Saturday, July 21, Angelo, who was the first in line, became the first person in America to own the coveted book. Right behind him were the next 40 people in America to own the book. Congratulations Angelo.

Now for the real news. I've never read any of these books. Can someone loan me a copy of the first one?

3 comments:

B, Durant said...

"Now for the real news. I've never read any of these books. Can someone loan me a copy of the first one?"

Don't bother you're probably a better person for not having read them.

The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

You don't know what you are missing.

Sean said...

I'm bringing home a copy of the last one and I'll gladly lend it to you.

I think you'd like them, David. Never mind the hype--they're really good reads.