Hype for The Casual Vacancy; Pictures of printing surface online, HuffPost boasts about receiving their copy

Excitement for J.K. Rowling’s new book is at an all-time high as millions of fans, readers, and booksellers count down to the publication of the most anticipated title of the year. Today we have a new batch of pictures to make your mouth water even more.

First off, pictures have surfaced of a German factory where thousands of copies of The Casual Vacancy are being packaged to be distributed across the country. The pictures are a first to give us an idea of the size of the novel, even though the German edition is nearly 70 pages longer than the English editions. Check out the pics below!

In related news, HuffPost Books seemed to be on a mission today to get us angry. They were boasting on Twitter about receiving their copy of the book, and uploaded a few Instagram pictures of the book and the hand-delivered package. Check out that story here on our Tumblr.

The Casual Vacancy hits store shelves this Thursday, September 27.