Canadian Harry Potter Books

The Canadian Harry Potter books were published by Raincoast and very strongly resemble their UK and Australian counterparts. So, if you're specifically only collecting one or the other, you must pay attention to who the publisher is and where the book is printed. 

1st Edition 

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (hardcover) 1st Print, 1st Edition (1999)

This the Canadian 1st Print, 1st Edition Chamber of Secrets, published in 1999. Strikingly, the boards on the Chamber 1st prints are blue. Beginning with the 2nd print, the boards are pictorial again. 

 

ISBN: 9781551922447
Illustrator: Cliff Wright
Format: Hardcover

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (hardcover) 6th Print

ISBN: 1551923378
Illustrator: Giles
Format: Hardcover

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1st Edition Softcover

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (softcover) 1st Print,  (2000)

This the Canadian 1st Print Chamber of Secrets looks very similar to the Bloomsbury. It has the same front bottom edge quote as well as the blue badge on the front bottom left corner area. So if you're after a 1st print softcover Bloomsbury, make sure to check the copyright page.

 

ISBN: 155192370x
Illustrator: Cliff Wright
Format: Softcover

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (softcover) 8th Print,  (2004)

There are 4 years between the printing of the 1st and the 8th prints of this book. And in those 4 years, we have the addition of this quote by JK Rowling on the title page:

The forest at Hogwarts is home to magical creature like unicorns and centaurs. Because the Canadian editions are printed on Ancient-Forest-Friendly paper, the Harry Potter books are helping save magnificent forests in the muggle world, forests that are the home of magical animals such as orangutans, wolves and bears. It's a good idea to respect ancient trees, especially if they have a temper like the Whomping Willow.

I'm not yet sure when this quote was added, but I do know it's not in the 3rd print softcover book :)

 

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (softcover) 1st Print

 

This 1st Print softcover Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban looks to have been printed in 2000 alongside the Chamber of Secrets softcover 1st Print.

ISBN: 1551924781
Illustrator: Cliff Wright
Format: Softcover

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Canadian School Market Edition (Scholastic Canada)

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (softcover) 4th Print

 

Scholastic Canada printed these super cool school market editions, which were only available at book fairs. I've only seen Canadian Scholastic School Market editions for the 1st 3 books.

ISBN: 0439988195
Illustrator: Cliff Wright
Format: Softcover

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