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Our ever-growing book range celebrates all your favourite retro consoles - including the Commodore 64, Commodore Amiga, Sinclair ZX Spectrum and more! Stunning Art Books and fascinating Anthologies bring these systems and their games back to life in a way that will transport you right back to your childhood. Browse the range below!
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8-Bit Book | Featuring Mario Bros, Pac Man, Zelda, Pong, Mega Man
The 8-Bit Retro book (featuring Mario Bros, Pac Man, Zelda, Pong, Mega Man and many more) pays tribute to the early icons of the video game development universe with a beautiful array of stunning screenshots, cutscenes, sprite sheets and more. Take a journey into video game history! ... See Full Details
£29.99
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
Art of Atari - Official Book
Atari are one of the most recognised brands in the world. Since it began in 1972 it has pioneered hundreds of iconic games titles including Centipede, Asteroids, Breakout and Missile Command. In addition to the hundreds of games developed for arcades, computers and home video game systems Atari are known for their specially commissioned artwork. This book is the very first official collection spanning the entire history of Atari and their incredible work. ... See Full Details
£34.99
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 (C64) A Visual Commpendium Expanded Hardback Edition
The 'Commodore 64: A Visual Commpendium Expanded Edition' is the 'new improved' edition of the Commodore 64: A Visual Commpendium in a stunning new hardback format with another 260 pages of new content! So there’s more to read, but just as much amazing pixel art to look at. You can also buy the "Second Edition" which is a softcover version of the new content if you own the original book (and don't want to upgrade to the single hardback version). ... See Full Details
£29.99
Commodore 64 (C64) A Visual Commpendium: Second Edition
The 'Commodore 64: A Visual Commpendium Second Edition' is the 'new improved' edition of the Commodore 64: A Visual Commpendium for those who own the original book. It features 260 pages of new content and a combined slipcase for your original book and the new content! So there’s more to read, but just as much amazing pixel art to look at. You can also order a single combined edition of the original and expanded content here. ... 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
Hints & Tips for Videogame Pioneers Book
You're about to plunge into the unexplored depths of an emerging technology driven industry with the Hints & Tips for Videogame Pioneers Book - how do you do it? How do you help forge the future of an entirely new entertainment medium where there are no guidelines to follow? ... See Full Details
£14.99
N64 Anthology (Collector's Edition) Book
[FUNSTOCK RETRO EXCLUSIVE PRODUCT] Nintendo 64 Anthology 'Collector’s Edition' features a limited edition cover. The book will be numbered and housed in its own, handmade slipcase. In addition to the handmade slipcase, exclusive cover, and limited, numbered print-run, the Nintendo 64 Anthology Collector’s Edition includes 24 additional pages with the best international N64 advertisements, guaranteed to transport you around the world. ... See Full Details
£44.99
N64 Anthology Book
September 29th, 2016, marks the Nintendo 64's twentieth anniversary. To celebrate the birth of this incredibly avant-gardist machine, Matt Manent has written the most comprehensive and remarkable book about this legendary console. 348 pages long, this book inventories and chronicles the entire game library (388 games sold in Japan, the US, Europe, and Australia), sifts through the canceled games, accessories, collector's editions, and, of course, every Nintendo 64 version and bundle. ... See Full Details
£39.99
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
PlayStation (PS1) Anthology Book - Classic Edition
The Playstation Anthology is a celebration of the formidable 1994 console and an era-defining brand! Throw yourself back into one of the most exciting periods in the history of gaming...  ... See Full Details
£39.99
Push Start: The Art of Video Games Book
This comprehensive book traces the graphic evolution from early games through the golden era of arcade gaming all the way to current HD masterpieces. ... See Full Details
£29.99 £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
Street Fighter Undisputed Art Book
The Undisputed Street Fighter Book features in-depth and exclusive interviews, behind the scenes that look into the making of the Street Fighter games, iconic art/design and imagery from across the Street Fighter universe. ... See Full Details
£34.99 £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
The Art of Point-and-Click Adventure Games Book - by Bitmap Books
A visual celebration of one of the most loved genres in gaming history, The Art of Point-and-Click Adventure Games is a sumptuous 460 page, hardback coffee table book packed with the very best pixel art and classic scenes from the most defining games of this genre. It will also contain extensive and exclusive interviews with the key developers, designers and artists behind some of the most beloved games and characters in the history of the medium. The book starts with a foreword by Gary Whitta (PC Gamer magazine/Rogue One: A Star Wars Story). ... See Full Details
£29.99
The Encyclopedia of Game Machines: Consoles, Handhelds and Home Computers 1972-2012 Book
The 'Encyclopedia of Game Machines: Consoles, Handhelds and Home Computers 1972-2012' book is the most extensive resource available for collectors of video games. It features more than 450 classic consoles from million-dollar sellers to exotic variants with over 700 exclusive photos in this exhaustive reference to video game systems.  ... See Full Details
£33.99 £29.99
The Fantasy Art of Oliver Frey Book (Extended Edition)
The Fantasy Art of Oliver Frey covers the history of the man behind the art - take a look into Oli's younger days and how he started his craft. The book is split into chapters grouping in art from monsters and aliens to heroes and villains. If you were a games player of the 80s and 90s, there will be a great deal of artwork in this book that you will recognise that will kick in the nostalgic memories - how about the issue 1 artwork of Crash magazine in the image below for starters! In hardback, with a gorgeous dust cover, this is a fantastic book to own.   ... See Full Details
£19.99
The Story of the Commodore 64 in Pixels Book
Celebrate the greatest 8-Bit home computer of all time and some of the best Commodore 64 games with The Story of the Commodore 64 in Pixels! ... See Full Details
£19.99
The Story of the Oliver Twins: Let's Go Dizzy Book
The book, The Story of the Oliver Twins, is 236 pages in length and finished to the very same high standard as my previous books and covering the history in gaming of Philip and Andrew Oliver from their very early days whey they learnt to program in their bedrooms through their days at Codemasters before moving on to start Blitz Games. The book also celebrates their best games, as well as containing personal memoirs from many who worked with the Twins. ... See Full Details
£19.99