July 15, 2005 09:44 ET

Better Than Magic: Canada Post to Deliver New Harry Potter Book to Fans on its Release

OTTAWA, ONTARIO and TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - July 15, 2005) - Pottermania is back, and, July 16th is going to be a busy day for Canada Post as it delivers the sixth Harry Potter book- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by British author J.K. Rowlings - to the tens of thousands of children across the country who pre-ordered it online. Both and have been accepting online orders since January 2005, as anticipation is running high as the magical day approaches!

The July 16 release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will be one of the year's largest events in the book industry. Canada Post Xpresspost service will ensure the Saturday, July 16 delivery of pre-ordered books in 21 major urban centres and extended delivery areas in selected cities across the country.

"All Harry Potter fans will enjoy the book in the comfort of their home on its first available day! Our Xpresspost delivery service has been customized to deliver the magic fast to fans across Canada." says Grazina Soltys, General Manager Sales, Manufacturing and Retail Sector for Canada Post.

This isn't the first time Canada Post has been called on to make magic happen for Harry Potter fans. On Saturday, June 21 2003, Canada Post successfully delivered Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix to thousands of Canadian fans of all ages. At that time, the corporation worked with and and will again work with these two market leaders to meet their delivery needs.

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