Got my 1st book in 1999 around the time 3rd book was released. *Story time* I remember seen Harry Potter figurines at a store and wondered what was all that about. Did some "research" and found out that was from a book. A kids book. I was already 20... so I wasn't a kid but I wanted to know more. Went to the bookstore asked about it and they had less than 6 books available... it wasn't popular yet. I started reading and in less than a month I got all the 3 volumes available. Couldn't stop reading. After that I had to patiently wait for all the other releases.. and pre ordered them online from Borders. The memories... the excitement and thrill to know what happened next. Awesome books, stories & characters... I think that fact is well known by now. Thanks for the good times. No regrets. ☇ BTW... I got that Hedwig... ages ago at FAO Schwarz 5th Ave NYC. I think it has around +18yrs with me. Loved that place. Sad it closed down. Really sad. It was an awesome adventure walking around all the floors with toys and kids all over the place... crying laughing and tantrums included. Lol!