In cities and towns nationwide, a hush falls over the land.
Main Streets, normally bustling thoroughfares of commerce and traffic on beautiful Saturday afternoons, are empty.
Neighborhoods, usually teeming with kids and teens, are eerily silent.
In homes and dwellings across the country, millions of readers--young and old--are cracking open a book and reading these first words:
The two men appeared out of nowhere, a few yards apart, in a narrow, moonlit lane....
Happy reading, Harry Potter fans everywhere!