New Potter book leaks in Canada, gag order issued
There can not be any single book seller on this continent who is unaware that the books were not to be put on sale before July16th. Anyone claiming that they did it accidentally is lying through their teeth.
How do I know this? Well, when the books come to my branch, the box is prominently stamped with the contents and a big stamp that says do not open before the 16th. I have a friend who works in a bookstore. Her boxes come stamped "do not open". She could lose her job. My library could get fined. Not to mention the trouble I could personally get into with Administration. Why would we leave ourselves open to that kind of grief?
Any one selling Harry Potter knows the score. Any one claiming otherwise is full of it.