Friday was one of the biggest sales for bookstores around the world.
More than 30-Million copies were pre-ordered for the last installment of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. And bookstores in Dothan geared up for a large crowd.
New's 4 was the first to get a glimpse of the seventh and final book in the Harry Potter series at Dothan's Books a Million.
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" has been kept locked away in the store with strict rules about those who handle it.
Dothan Books A Million assistant manger Lorie Hines said, "The secrecy has been tight, no one could do anything with them. No one can go near the books and no one can break the seal."
The store celebrated the books release by holding several Harry Potter inspired activities.
Books A Million associate Judy Grooms said, "We have prizes and costume winners get a free book and free Harry Potter prizes will be given away."
And as harry Potter fans waited anxiously for the books release, many were already guessing how the seven-part series will end.
Harry Potter Fan Dutch Murdock said, "I think Snape might die at the end, everyone thinks he"s bad and maybe Harry will kill him in the end."
Another Harry Potter fan, Dee Trigger said, "I think Harry will survive and Voldemort will not die but disappear. And as Lupus said, Those you have lost are not so far gone as you might think. so maybe some good people will come back."
Harry Potter fan Dominic Davison said, "I think Harry will live, Voldemort will die, snape will die and the rest will make it just fine."
Readers will have to wait until 12:01 am on Saturday morning to crack open the book and learn the true ending for the fictional wizard readers have come to love.
Books a Million and Walden Books held Harry Potter parties Friday night.
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