Spanish Translation of Sixth 'Harry Potter' in Stores Thursday
2/21/2006 6:25 PM PT
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS -- The wait is almost over for Spanish-speaking Harry Potter fans.
The Spanish-language edition of "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," the sixth book in the series, will be released worldwide on Thursday.
Millions of readers snapped up "Half-Blood Prince" by J.K. Rowling when it was published last July, but fans hoping to read it in other languages besides English had to wait.
The Spanish edition, "Harry Potter y el Misterio del Principe," will be released worldwide in three slightly different translations -- one in Spain, one in Argentina and one in Latin America. Spanish-language readers in the United States will get the non-Argentine Latin American version.
The publication of "Misterio del Principe" will be celebrated Thursday with a reception at Libreria Lectorum, a Spanish-language bookstore in Manhattan that is a distributor of Spanish titles and a division of Scholastic, Rowling's U.S. publisher.