2000 – Year in Review

Year in Review Overview


Find our year in review for 2000 here.

The Stories:

June 24 – The New York Times created the Children’s Bestseller list because the Harry Potter books topped the Best Seller list for 79 weeks straight.

July 8Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire was published, and midnight release parties were born.

July 16 – The Harry Potter books were listed on the adult New York Times Best Seller list for the last time because the New York Times created a separate list for children’s books due to Harry Potter’s popularity.

September 29 – Filming began on the Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone movie.

October 20 – J.K. Rowling discusses the surprising success of Harry Potter on Larry King.

November 14 – J.K. Rowling sets up the Volant Charitable Trust.