Amazon Announces Midnight Delivery for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child


Being one of the first people to get your hands on the newest Harry Potter book used to mean setting up camp outside a bookstore. Now fans can get the latest addition to the fantasy franchise the night of its release without leaving home. During the early morning hours of Sunday, July 31st, Amazon drivers will stay out late for special “midnight deliveries” of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, GeekWire reports.

According to Amazon, Prime members who order the script for the new Harry Potter play between 9:45 and 11:30 this Saturday night can expect it to arrive at their doors between midnight and 2 a.m. The late-night deliveries will be made possible by Amazon’s Flex program. Like Uber, Flex drivers use their own vehicles on the job and are not official employees of Amazon.

Though the system offers more flexibility than traditional delivery services, 2 a.m. deliveries are still outside the norm. Since Flex drivers don’t work any later 12:30 a.m., Amazon had to send out an email earlier in the month calling on drivers to be available for the special shift. Such is the dedication that Harry Potter commands.

If you’re looking for other ways to get ahold of the book as soon as possible, a few independent bookstores will be open for midnight releases, and digital pre-orders will be appearing in Kindles at 12 a.m. local time. The book’s launch isn’t the only things fans should be celebrating that day: July 31st also marks the birthdays of both Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling. (Coincidence? Unlikely.)

[h/t GeekWire]

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