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Sunday, September 4, 2016

America IS great, ask Harry and the bookstores--Day 7

Part of the Harry Potter crowd at almost  midnight, July 31, Edmond Best of Books, owner Joe Hight at right with arm up
America is great now, not in some far off rosy-colored glasses of the past, or in some who knows when future promised by a campaign slogan.
Look no further than the tizzy around America and the world at leading up to the midnight release of the new Harry Potter book in bookstores everywhere. Then we lined up for our copies.
At Edmond Best of Books the party lasted for several hours with prizes, face painting, costumes, snacks and more for hundreds of parents and kids, including this kid, waiting to buy the new book, "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child." 
Don't tell me children don't read, or that paper books are dead, or that America isn't great....look at these happy readers here in an independent bookstore and in bookstores everywhere...having fun, having family time, having imagination, and looking forward to reading. 

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