Harry Potter: A Pop-Up Guide to Diagon Alley and Beyond Recreates All Your Favorite Magical Shops in Miniature
We’re just weeks away from September 1, which means hundreds of Hogwarts students are headed to Diagon Alley to purchase the next grade’s Standard Book of Spells, restock potions kits, and spend every remaining Knut at Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes. Paper engineer Matthew Reinhart is bringing all that magic to life—in miniature—with a new pop-up book from Insight Editions.
In Harry Potter: A Pop-Up Guide to Diagon Alley and Beyond, readers can flip the pages to reveal intricate, 3D renderings of shops like Ollivanders and the Leaky Cauldron, and even pull tabs to recreate some scenes from the films—a certain hair-raising escape from Gringotts involving a dragon, for example. The book will be released on October 20, 2020, and you can pre-order it for $75 from Amazon.
It’s part of Insight Editions’s fall offering of Harry Potter-themed books, which has something for just about every type of Potterhead. For coloring enthusiasts, there’s Harry Potter: Coloring Wizardry, featuring more than 80 illustrations from the films. It’s a great opportunity to see if you can perfect the greasy sheen of Snape’s black tresses using crayons, colored pencils, or whatever your utensil of choice is. You can pre-order the book, on sale October 13, for $13 from Amazon.
And since Christmas at Hogwarts is more enchanting than possibly any other place—real or magical—Insight Editions is publishing a $20 hardcover book that takes you through all the unforgettable holiday sequences from the films, complete with behind-the-scenes photographs and facts, comments from the actors and filmmakers, and removable posters and stickers. Harry Potter: Christmas at Hogwarts: Magical Movie Moments comes out on October 6, and you can pre-order it from Amazon.
Other items in the collection include: Harry Potter: Travel Magic, a $23 book filled with removable reproductions of iconic props like Harry’s Hogwarts acceptance letter and a Chocolate Frog box; Harry Potter: The Broom Collection, a $30 volume with answers to everything you’ve ever wondered about magical broomsticks, Quidditch, and the process of bringing the sport to the screen; and a series of $20 guided journals themed according to each of the four Hogwarts Houses (Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, and Slytherin).
Looking for other ways to indulge your Potter-mania? Here are 14 other Harry Potter products you can pick up for yourself or another Potterhead in your life.