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Fans at London bookstore celebrate 20 years since the first Harry Potter book was published

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Fans gathered at Waterstones bookstore in central London to celebrate 20 years since the first Harry Potter book was published. Rough cut - no reporter naration.

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) On Monday (June 26) at Waterstones Piccadilly bookstore in London, fans celebrated 20 years since the first Harry Potter book, "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" was published. The store sold about 100 hundred tickets to the event where fans could vote on their favourite Hogwarts house, their favourite character and their favourite memory. There was also a Harry Potter quiz and a drawing challenge to create a new ghost that would be housed at the fictitious Hogwarts school. Many of the attendees had personal stories about why the books, and the film franchise, are so important to them. "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" was first printed on 26 June 1997.

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Fans at London bookstore celebrate 20 years since the first Harry Potter book was published

1:34am BST - 01:50