Date: 17th January 2003
Bookshops around the UK have been inundated with orders for the new Harry Potter book, despite a five-month wait until its release.
Fans have had to wait more than two years for the fifth book - The Order Of The Phoenix, which is out on June 21.
More than 30,000 readers have placed pre-orders on internet bookshop Amazon.co.uk, within 24 hours of hearing its release date.
And Waterstones and Borders stores say they have had a "phenomenal" amount of interest from customers, reports the Daily Express.
More than 190 million Harry Potter books have been sold worldwide.
Source: Press Release