By eug | eugonline July 21, 2007 at 4:48AM
Late last night, hundreds of people -- most of them children -- gathered outside Bank Square Books here in Mystic, CT (where I am attending a wedding). Anticipating the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the kids enjoyed a sidewalk party and many wandered around in costume as they anxiously waited for the book to go on sale.
A group of us chatted with the kids (and a few parents) about the Potter series. We never had such anticipation for a book release when we were kids, but wondered if this is essentially their "Star Wars"...
[photo by brian brooks]