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Harry Potter's book to go on sale in Tehran midnight July

TEHRAN, May 23 (Mehr News Agency) -- The seventh and final book in the "Harry Potter" series, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," will go on sale in Tehran on July 24 simultaneously with the world sale.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book 7)

Director of Book City's Permanent Exhibits Mohammadreza Mehdizadeh, said that this year for the first time in Tehran, at 3:30 am local time (0:00 Greenwich Time), the book will go on sale concurrent with the world sale.

"This is a symbolic act and entails no special profit for Book City. However, it requires the cooperation of the police, since no book store has ever been open at this time of night", he added.

Mehdizadeh remarked that the sale of the Harry Potter series is performed with special ceremonies all over the world, adding, "We also had to sign 50 contracts with Harry Potter's Publisher "Bloomsbury" to be able to retail the book in Tehran."

There are no exact statistics for the sales of the Harry Potter series in Iran, he concluded.

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