DC Bookstore Sells Out of Fire and Fury in 20 Minutes

'This is a DC moment'
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 5, 2018 12:25 PM CST
Sign posted at the door for Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe indicating that the book "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House" is sold out at the bookstore located in the Dupont Circle neighborhood...   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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“It’s like Harry Potter for adults,” someone said. The Washington Post reports that by 11:40pm Thursday—20 minutes before Michael Wolff's Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House went on sale at Kramerbooks in Washington DC—dozens of people were already lined up in the packed bookstore. Not to mention the reporters and camera crews on hand to document the release of "the biggest must-read Washington book in a generation." Kramerbooks had 75 copies in stock; the Hill reports they sold out within 20 minutes. “This is a DC moment, and I wanted to be a part of it,” a fifth-grade teacher, who was first in line at 11pm, tells the Post. The turnout at Kramerbooks comes after the publisher of Fire and Fury moved its release date up by four days and despite the "bomb cyclone" and minus-3 wind chill.

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