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J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series is well-known around the world as being one of the most successful book series ever written. The series follows th

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Some are worried that books have been pushed aside because of all the modern technology that is available today. Books have been around for centuries and still hold the same level of importance today. Access to Books What may have changed is the ways that books can now be accessed. There are still the traditional…

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