HARRY POTTER Books Stir Magic Interest (Mania.com)

Date: Monday, August 28, 2000

Britain's Magic Circle society is crediting the popularity of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books with causing a 25 percent increase in membership applications to its Young Magicians Club. 'It's not been cool for kids, particularly older kids, to be into magic,' admitted club secretary Roy Marsh. 'The Harry Potter books have swept this away. It's now cool again to believe in magic.'--AP