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We stock the complete range of Bitmap Books retro gaming books including everything from Amiga to ZX Spectrum! Bitmap Books were founded by graphic designer Sam Dyer and are an award winning independant book publisher focussed on the early days of home computers and consoles. 

 

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A Gremlin In The Works (Book)
[EXCLUSIVE RETAILER] "A Gremlin In The Works" is a stunning 572 page hardback book that tells the inspiring true story of the Sheffield based gaming company "Gremlin". Officially endorsed by founder Ian Stewart, A Gremlin In The Works by Mark Hardisty features interviews and anecdotes from all of its key members, including Chris Kerry, Ben Daglish and Greg Holmes, along with stalwarts of the UK gaming scene: Rod Cousens, Tim Chaney, Jeremy Heath-Smith, Geoff Brown and Infogrames founder Bruno Bonnell among many others.  + get access to the "expansion disk" content - delivered by PDF (available now and updated as content becomes available!) ... See Full Details
£24.99
ARTCADE - The Book of Classic Arcade Game Art
Gamers who cut their teeth in the arcades will love this trip down memory lane. Artcade is a unique collection of coin-op cabinet marquees, some dating back 40 years to the dawn of video gaming. ... See Full Details
£24.99
Commodore 64 Book: A Visual Commpendium (C64)
[Funstock.co.uk EXCLUSIVE product] Celebrates the visual side of the glorious Commodore 64 (aka C64) computer and Commodore 64 games. Each spread features a beautiful image and a select few words (these carefully considered comments vary from games facts, a mini review and even quotes from the original developer). ... See Full Details
£24.99
Commodore Amiga Book: a visual Commpendium (Hardback Edition)
This stunning book celebrates the visual side of the glorious Amiga computer and Amiga games. Each spread features a beautiful image and a select few words (these carefully considered comments vary from games facts, a mini review and even quotes from the original developer). ... See Full Details
£29.99
Commodore Amiga Book: a visual Commpendium (Soft Back)
[Funstock.co.uk EXCLUSIVE product] Celebrates the visual side of the glorious Amiga computer and Amiga games. Each spread features a beautiful image and a select few words (these carefully considered comments vary from games facts, a mini review and even quotes from the original developer). ... See Full Details
£24.99
Generation 64 Book
Generation 64 (book) is a hardback coffee table book that tells the story of how the Commodore 64 influenced an entire generation of Swedish gamers in the 1980s. The release of the Commodore 64 proved to be a milestone release in the world of computing. Launched in 1982, it instantly captured the imagination of an entire generation of gamers, artists, musicians, crackers and programmers challenged them to push its meagre hardware to the limit and create a range of amazing games, demos, art packages, CAD programs and music synthesisers. Chronicles the C64 generation Traces the paths of backroom coders to giants of the connected world 188 beautiful pages, professionally bound in to a hardback cover with a heavy board slipcase ... See Full Details
£24.99
NEOGEO: A Visual History | The Official SNK Neo-Geo Book from Bitmap Books
NEOGEO: a visual history is the first officially licensed SNK NEOGEO retro art book of its kind. A visual celebration of all things NEOGEO, it’s crammed full of beautiful visuals split into dedicated chapters, including Hardware, Box Art, Character & Concept Art and Pixel Art. ... See Full Details
£29.99
NES/Famicom: A Visual Compendium Book (Hard Cover)
The NES/Famicom: a visual compendium retro book showcases the very BEST pixel art, product design and box art on each system (Nintendo Entertainment System and Nintendo Famicom). Spread across over 536 pages, the NES/Famicom book features more than 170 legendary and classic retro games, with articles on the leading developers, interviews with key industry figures and mini-features on subjects such as unreleased games, packaging and fan art. ... See Full Details
£29.99
NES/Famicom: A Visual Compendium Book (Soft Cover)
The NES/Famicom: a visual compendium retro book showcases the very BEST pixel art, product design and box art on each system (Nintendo Entertainment System and Nintendo Famicom). Spread across over 536 pages, the NES/Famicom book features more than 170 legendary and classic retro games, with articles on the leading developers, interviews with key industry figures and mini-features on subjects such as unreleased games, packaging and fan art. ... See Full Details
£24.99
Sinclair ZX Spectrum Book: a Visual Compendium
[FunstockRetro.co.uk Exclusive Product] Accompanying the iconic imagery is a wealth of anecdotes and reminiscences from the artists and developers that made the games, with quotes from the Stamper Brothers, Dave Perry, Bo Jangeborg, The Oliver Twins, Matthew Smith, Dawn Drake, Andrew Hewson and many more.  ... See Full Details
£24.99
Sinclair ZX Spectrum Book: a Visual Compendium [Collector's Edition]
[FunstockRetro.co.uk Exclusive Product]  [COLLECTOR'S EDITION - LIMITED TO 100 COPIES] Each hardback book comes encapsulated in a polystyrene capsule with an outer card slipcase. ... See Full Details
£59.99
Sinclair ZX Spectrum Book: a Visual Compendium [Hardback Edition]
Celebrates the visual side of the glorious Sinclair ZX Spectrum console. Each spread features a beautiful image and a select few words (these carefully considered comments vary from games facts, a mini review and even quotes from the original developer). ... See Full Details
£29.99
SNES/Super Famicom Visual Compendium From Bitmap Books
This delightful retro book explores the stunning visuals of the games, product design and artwork of the Nintendo SNES/Super Famicom. It's sure to stir up excitement and nostalgia for this iconic machine and its legacy of classic games - incuding Super Mario, The Legend of Zelda, Star Fox & more! ... See Full Details
£29.99
Super Famicom Book: The Box Art Collection
[FunstockRetro.co.uk EXCLUSIVE Retailer]   'Super Famicom: The Box Art Collection' is a brand new 270+ page hardback book featuring stunning photography, information and features of original Japanese game/box art! The SFC was the Japanese version of the classic Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) and featured glorious imagery on the packaging that the western PAL versions missed out on. ... See Full Details
£24.99