Hannah DePreist, 8, erupts in laughter at the answer to a question posed by a Harry Potter fan about whether Harry is going to get married. The demonstration was part of a celebration at Borders, 700 N.H., of the release of the sixth book in the Potter series.
Delores Sooby, Lawrence, center, buys her copy with the help of Raven employee Tom Kreissler.
Raven bookstore employee Tom Kreissler helps customer Evan Billings, 21, from under his wizard hat. The employees took part in the Harry Potter excitement by dressing up as they distributed the first copies of the book Friday at midnight.
Andrew Connelly, 15, checks his watch as his older sister Amy Connelly waits at The Raven bookstore Friday for the release of the latest Harry Potter book.
A captivated crowd watches as professor Snape's concoction bubbles and oozes over the edge of the table. The demonstration was one part of Friday night's Harry Potter release party at Border's.
Emily Ortiz, 10, front, and Alex Carlson, 10, make wands during a Harry Potter release party Friday at Hastings.
Dawson Conway, 11, a Langston Hughes School student, turns the page of "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" by J.K. Rowling, while waiting for activities at a Harry Potter lock-in to begin. The lock-in was Saturday at the Lawrence Public Library; it offered a magician, book discussions, movies, games and food. Conway, who bought the sixth book in the Potter series Saturday morning, was already on page 381 and said the book had a lot of surprises so far.
Darinka De La Torre, 11, Ellen Kyriakos, 11, and Megan Smith, 11, laugh while the rest of the participants in Saturday night's Harry Potter lock-in get settled. The lock-in of 100 kids was held at the Lawrence Public Library. Activities included trivia games, book discussions and a magician. The girls said they were Harry Potter fans because the adventurous books provided a fun break from boring reality,