Up until now, anyone of Torontoist’s age who was interested in Harry Potter and his fictional adventures found the need to keep this adoration under wraps. Despite his and J.K. Rowling’s global popularity, it was considered trendy to keep distance from the Potter craze. But with the sixth book making more than enough headlines in time for its Saturday release, Torontoist feels it necessary to point out the cooler reasons for picking up a copy this weekend:
– The books printed in Canada (and other overseas countries) are done on recycled paper. This has caused Greenpeace and the U.S. National Wildlife Federation to ask American citizens to purchase Canadian copies, to help the environment. Harry Potter has saved 30,000 trees and about 8,500 kg of greenhouse gas emissions so far!
– If you don’t want to buy your copy from a chain retailer, but still want a discounted price, check out Mables Fables, which has pick up locations all over Toronto (or you can even get a copy off a boat in Port Carling). Just make sure you come to the Torontoist Party on Friday night before checking out Harbourfront’s Slythern House Party.
– Rowling is making such a fuss over the book staying off shelves until 12:01am on the 16th because she wants the reading of HP6 to be a collective experience. How very story-telling savvy of her!
– If the weather continues to soar in Toronto the only acceptable thing to to on Saturday will be to chill out with a book. What’s better than spending the afternoon reading on a beach blanket or next to the A/C unit?