Great big heavy hardcovers with nice strong bindings and beautiful full color illustrations everywhere you care to look. I'm SO glad to have the first three books in a beautiful boxed set like this! My five year old granddaughter and I are gearing up to listen to the first book via Audible and we plan to follow along with these. It's nice to see such care to the design and production of a quality hardcover gift set. I don't care how many versions of Harry Potter you own. You want/need this one too.