NEW YORK (Reuters) - The final book about boy wizard Harry Potter broke a single-day record at Borders Group Inc., selling about 1.2 million copies worldwide.
“This is the highest single-day sales of any title ever in Borders history,” the book store company said on Sunday in a release. Borders is the second-largest chain of book sellers in the United States.
Fans have lined up outside book stores around the globe for a copy of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” — the seventh and final volume of the series written by J.K. Rowling.
The sixth book in the series — “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” — sold 850,000 copies worldwide by Borders in 2005 during its first day of sales, Borders said.