What was your Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows book release experience like?
Well, I was in Innsbruck when part 7 was published and we did what we always did. We went to the midnight book launch in our local bookstore, bought three copies (one for each child), went home and immediately started reading.
I was always the first one to finish (because I kept reading all night) and I would threaten my other family members to spoil them with information they hadn't read yet.
Far worthier to mention was the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, as I was in London when it was published. It was in 2005 and I and my then best friend went to London and, co-incidentally, the publication of the new Potter book fell in this time frame.
It was amazing! There was a huge table full with Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans, people dressed up as Hogwarts students (my friend and I were wearing pink hoodies, jeans and Time-Turners - film 3 had just been released and the Potter fans among you will know what that means...).
Shortly before midnight, two "wizards" performed and then we could finally buy the book and my friend and I spent the whole night reading (we were pretty tired the next day). It was amazing.