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Spain is a lovely country full of linguistic diversity, and happily also, home to 5 different Potter translations and 1 adaptation. The translations range from very common to extremely hard. Additionally and interestingly, there is more than one Spanish translation running around, which points to the different Spanish dialects present. 



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The beautiful and coveted Asturian translation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, translated by Xesús González Rato and published by Trabe. Only 700 were printed. This book is one of the hardest Potter translations to find.

Difficulty - to - Find Rating: 10, Extremely Hard

Harry Potter y la piedra filosofal


ISBN: 9788480535496

Basque Country

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Basque is a beautiful language found in Basque Country, an area that stretches from the western most Pyrenees in adjacent parts of northern Spain and southwestern France. Linguistically, the language is unrelated to any other European language and is considered a language isolate, as it's unrelated to any other known living language.

As Basque is an earlier Potter translation, Pre-Movie copies of books 1 - 3 exists. All 7 books were published by Elkarlanean and translated by Iñaki Mendiguren. Basque is becoming harder to find outside of sites within Spain, but they're found all the same. Hard and Softcover available.

Difficulty to Find Rating: 5, Not Too Common 



Harry Potter eta sorgin-harria

ISBN: 9788483317037

Harry Potter eta sorgin-harria

ISBN: 9788483317037

Harry Potter eta sekretuen ganbera


ISBN: 9788483317686

Harry Potter eta Azkabango presoa


ISBN: 9788483318065

Harry Potter eta Suaren kopa

ISBN: 9788483319260




Catalan is a Romance language named after the Medieval Principality of Catalonia in north-eastern Spain. It is the official language of Andorra and a co-official language of Spanish autonomous communities of Catalonia, Valencia and Balearic Islands.

Catalan was first translated in 1999 by Laura Escorihuela Martínez and published by Editorial Empúries. Like some other translations, there are many different editions of the Catalan books, some with unique covers and others using the UK covers.

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1st Edition

1st State

This is the very first Catalan Philosopher's Stone translation published. This translation is fairly hard to find, even in Spain now, especially with the rise Potter translation collecting. I personally love the generic wizard on the front cover of this amazing little book.

Difficulty - to - Find Rating: 9, Very Hard

Harry Potter i la pedra filosofal

ISBN: 9788475966410

2nd State

2nd State, 1st Edition of the Catalan Philosopher's Stone translation. This cover is actually illustrated for the book. The next three books in the series are also found with similar illustrations. This state is easier to find than the 1st, but it is still on the harder-to-find area.

Difficulty - to - Find Rating: 8, Hard

Harry Potter i la pedra filosofal

ISBN: 9788475966410

1st Edition Books 2/3

The 1st Edition Books 2/3 feature cartoonish covers similar to the 2nd state Philosopher's Stone and are about equally hard - to - find, although not as much in demand. Only books 1 - 3 were published in this edition.

Harry Potter i la cambra secreta

ISBN: 9788475966991

Harry Potter i el pres d'Azkaban

ISBN: 9788475967233

Large / Adult Editions

Adult / large edition of the Catalan Potter translations were published in 2001. These books are quite a bit larger than the others and features toned-down cover art. This edition doesn't seem to easy to find either. The first 4 books were published in this edition. 

Difficulty - to - Find Rating: 7, Hard

Harry Potter i la pedra filosofal

ISBN: 9788475966410

Harry Potter i la pres d'Azkaban

ISBN: 9788475967233

Harry Potter i el calze de foc

ISBN: 9788475968827

UK Cover Art Edition (Hardcover)

One of the more common Catalan Potter books are the ones that bear the original Bloomsbury cover art. While these Catalan books aren't super common within the US e-commerce markeplace, they're around ore readily on other international sites.

Harry Potter I La Pedra Filosofal

ISBN: 9788475967745

UK Cover Art Edition (Softcover)

By far the most common Catalan Potter book seems to be these small little softcovers published by Labutxaca.

Harry Potter i la pedra filosofalI

ISBN: 9788499301518




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The Galician, or Gallego, Harry Potter books look similarly different to the Spanish books. They are published by Editorial Galaxia. From my understanding, the books are out of print, and due to that and rising demand, book 1 has become quite scarce. The other 6 books are somewhat still easily found if you know where to look.

Difficulty - to - Find Rating: 9, Very Hard

Harry Potter e a pedra filosofal

ISBN: 9788482884967

Harry Potter e o preso de Azkaban

ISBN: 9788532511010


Spanish (EU)

The Spanish publishing history of Harry Potter is quite murky. Different regional dialects and switching publishers are just some of the many issues here.  Potterglot sorts this Spanish issue out much better than I can here and here. All 7 books were published in Spanish in both hard and soft covers, and have several different editions.

Difficulty - to - Find Rating: 1, Easy


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Harry Potter y la Piedra Filosofal

Harry Potter y el prisionero de Azkaban

ISBN: 9788478885190

Book Club Editions

Like many other Potter languages, book club editions (BCEs) exist. These BCEs feature fun and cartoonish style cover art and are harder to find than the trade edition.

Difficulty - to - Find Rating: 6, Somewhat Hard

ISBN: 8422679876

Later Edition

This edition, illustrated by Tiago de Silva features more lovely original cover art. These books were published in softcover with the only hardcovers found being turtleback or library reinforced books

ISBN: 9780613359603

20th Anniversary Editions

In late 2018, the Spanish translation of Philosopher's Stone was published into very lovely House Editions. House Editions for book 2 were released in October 2019.

Harry Potter y la Piedra Filosofal

 ISBN: 9788498388879

 ISBN: 9788498388930

 ISBN: 9788498388916

 ISBN: 9788498388893

The Tales of Beedle the Bard

Some languages offer translations of The Tales of Beedle the Bard, and some of the translations feature beautiful cover art! The Spanish Beedle was translated by Gemma Rovira Ortega and published by Salamandra.

Los Cuentos de Beedle el Bardo

ISBN: 9788498381962


The Valencian Potter books are actually adaptions of the Catalan translation of Harry Potter books and was published by Tandem Books. Only books 1 & 2 were published. The Valencian adaption is found in the Valencia region of Spain. Both books are quickly becoming scarce due at least in part to the influx of new translation collectors.
Harry Potter i la pedra filosofal
ISBN: 9788481312775
Harry Potter i la cambra secreta
ISBN: 9788481313284