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New Harry Potter book secretly printed in my backyard

Submitted by Chris on Wednesday, 07/11/07No Comment

July 21 is right around the corner, and millions of fans are anxiously awaiting the last entry in the Harry Potter series. Many of those books will have been printed in Crawfordsville, IN, a small community about 50 miles west of Indianapolis.

“HP books are being printed right here in itty-bitty Crawfordsville,” a local resident, who requested anonymity, reported. “We’ve been hearing midnight trains on that seldom-used track to Donnelley’s for weeks now. That’s really the giveaway: middle-of-the-night freight trains on a track that rarely gets used. This is just like last time.”

“There’s weird security here, with the employees,” she added, before referring PW to another local source, a woman with several relatives and friends, employed at both Donnelley’s North Plant and South Plant. While this woman, who also requested anonymity, indicated that, to her knowledge, employees have not been required to sign nondisclosure agreements, she described thorough lunch box searches at the end of each work day and a ban on all cellphones at the plant for the duration of the project, identified as “MLK” by all Donnelley personnel.

“They wrap up the books in black cellophane and keep them in a secured storage area. There are garage doors in some of the rooms, blocking them off. You can only go through if you have a garage door opener,” she said.

(via PW)

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