In 2000, Brady and I purchased Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire from a small independent bookseller in western Pennsylvania.
In 2003, we tried to buy Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix from a small independent bookseller in Madison, WI, but they were sold out, so we wound up getting it at Borders.
In 2005, we decided not to mess with any of it, and ordered Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince from Amazon.
And until yesterday, I was still weighing my options as to where I ought to buy Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Then, while buying basil and tomatoes at my local Ralph's, I saw the following sign: "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will go on sale at 12:01 a.m., Saturday, July 21."
That settled it.
Tonight, I am buying my copy of Harry Potter at the grocery store.