A supermarket in Canada accidentally sold 14 copies of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, so Justice Kristi Gill last Saturday ordered customers not to talk about the book, copy it, sell it or even read it before it is officially released at 12:01 a.m. July 16.
Accidentally sold? Ordered not to sell it? Ordered not to read it? Ah, so many questions, so little time....
And here's the kicker, my friends: "The order also compels them to return the novel to the publisher, Raincoast Book Distribution Ltd., until the official release. At that time it will be returned to them.
As an added incentive, Raincoast will include Rowling's autograph and a gift pack."