UPDATED: “Prisoner of Azkaban” Illustrated Edition Now Available for Pre-Order!

Over the last two years, we’ve been captivated by the beautifully illustrated Jim Kay editions of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. And soon we’ll be seeing Sirius Black, Remus Lupin, Professor Trelawney, and more, as Jim Kay brings to life Harry’s third year at Hogwarts.

The illustrated Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban will be released on October 3, 2017, and it is now available for pre-order on Amazon.com for $39.99 and Amazon.co.uk for £24.13.

If you’re in the UK and Ireland, you can also pre-order it on sale from Bloomsbury for £21.00 (30% off the list price), and you’ll receive “an exclusive Harry Potter gift item”! Last year, the pre-ordered Chamber of Secrets regular illustrated edition came with a wall sticker, and the deluxe illustrated edition came with a tote bag.

The deluxe illustrated Prisoner of Azkaban – featuring a pull-out double gatefold, a cloth cover and slipcase, and gilt edges on premium-grade paper – does not appear to come with a gift item this year, but it can be pre-ordered from Bloomsbury for a hefty £135.00 (10% off the list price).

Unfortunately, we don’t yet have any images from the book, but it shouldn’t be long before the cover is revealed. We can’t wait to see what beautiful new illustrations Jim Kay has in store!

UPDATE: 7/18/17 

Bloomsbury has revealed its pre-order offers, with another gorgeous tote bag on offer to those who order directly from the publisher. The offers are as follows:

Pre-order Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Illustrated Edition to receive a tote bag and 30% off the RRP
– Pre-order Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Deluxe Illustrated Edition to receive a tote bag and 10% off the RRP
– Pre-order both editions to receive two Harry Potter tote bags (with the same design) and 30% off the RRP

The tote bag features the Knight Bus, as seen on the front cover of the illustrated edition.

If you’ve already pre-ordered from Bloomsbury, you will automatically receive the tote bag. The offer is only open to UK, ROI, AUS, and NZ residents and ends on October 2, 2017.

Will you be pre-ordering the Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban illustrated edition? What are your favorite illustrations from the first two books?

Catherine Lai

I have been a fan of Harry since 2000, a fan of MuggleNet since 2005, and a MuggleNet team member since 2013. I believe in the power of stories to bring people together, and nothing does that quite like Harry Potter. I’m an annoyingly proud Canadian and live in Toronto.