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  Potter 5 is fastest-selling book ever
Updated 23 June 2003, 14.34
Potter fans race to get their copy of OOTP
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is the fastest-selling book ever.

Five million copies of the book were sold in the US in the first day. One million were sold in Britain, more than twice as many as Prisoner of Azkaban sold in its first year!

It's smashed records as fans all over the world race to get their hands on book five.

One US bookstore, a branch of Barnes and Noble, said the book was flying off their shelves at a rate of more than 80 per second!

'Barmy'

It looks like OOTP is going to be 10 times more popular than the Goblet Of Fire, their spokesman said.

Two girls can't wait to start reading book five
All around the UK, booksellers have described the mayhem surrounding OOTP as "barmy" and "manic".

Bookshops everywhere opened their doors at midnight on Friday so the desperate fans could get hold of the book as soon as it went on sale.

Hate Harry

OOTP has already broken online records after becoming the most pre-ordered book ever. Amazon took a whopping 1.3 million orders for the book before it even came out.

This little girl's engrossed already
The fifth instalment in the boy wizard books has captured the world's imagination.

Fans everywhere are eagerly getting through the 766 pages to find out which character dies, and why Voldemort and Snape hate Harry so much.



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