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The Down Side of Harry Potter?

With less than a month to go before the new Harry Potter meets the world, bookish blogs could go all-Potter, all the time—if they wanted to. Hop over to MobyLives for the latest commentary, via a Boston Globe piece.

Although it has become standard to look upon the release of a new Harry Potter book as a good thing for the book industry, a time that reinvigorates traffic to bookstores and, more importantly, generates a lot of sales, there is a dark side to the now–institutionalized mega–phenomenon, observes Alex Beam [of the Boston Globe]...

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