(My apologies in advance to Margaret, for mentioning HP news...)
We didn't pre-order a copy of the new Harry Potter book, but had planned all along on getting one today. One might figure with all the frenzy it would be well near impossible to find a copy, except that of course, it isn't. Publishing companies are so much better prepared than the video game/technology/computer industry. A quick stop by Borders revealed dozens and dozens of copies, and I didn't have to wait in line at all. The store still had free HP posters to hand out, which I turned down with the excuse of "I don't have the foggiest idea where I'd hang that." For as much as I enjoy the books, they will certainly not be dictating the decor of my house.
Keeping with tradition, I got the audiobook (because I haven't read any of the books except a speed read through the first one, which makes it peculiar when I'm trying to spell names or terms), and am already trying to figure out how we'll manage the 21 listening hours it requires. I was almost tempted to get the hardcover version, but didn't because I always read the end of book before I actually get to the end. (There's no rule against it, so don't scold me.) Jason wouldn't have appreciated me knowing the end before him, and I wouldn't have been able to keep from telling him, so the choice for the audio version was easy.
I wish the best of luck to all you parents out there who are squeezing in your HP reading time as best as you can. May your children be sleepy early tonight!