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Star Wars: Canon Reference Books

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Reference books that add to canon continuity are listed here. Non-fiction books are also listed and include art collections, “Making of…” books, etc.

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7/21/2014

July 21, 2014

2 years, 9 months, 1 day countdown-up


Rebels: The Visual Guide

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Adam Bray(Visual Guide)
Rebels
Pages: 128
4/28/2015

Apr. 28, 2015

1 year, 11 months, 24 days countdown-up


Ultimate Star Wars

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Ryder Windham(Ultimate)
Pages: 320
Encyclopedic format with highly in-depth articles covering all media and lots of new info.
9/04/2015

Sept. 4, 2015

1 year, 7 months, 18 days countdown-up


Absolutely Everything You Need to Know

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Adam Bray(Journey to SW: TFA)
Pages: 200
Fact book aimed at young adults w/ mostly known material and some new statistical info.
10/06/2015

Oct. 6, 2015

1 year, 6 months, 16 days countdown-up


Rebels: Epic Battles

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Adam Bray(Visual Guide)
Rebels
Pages: 144
Companion to "Rebels: The Visual Guide". Includes Rebels S1-2 info.
11/17/2015

Nov. 17, 2015

1 year, 5 months, 5 days countdown-up


The Original Topps Trading Card Series:
Vol. 1 - Star Wars

m-non-fiction
Gary Gerani
Robert V. Conte
(The Original Topps Trading Card Series)
Pages: 548
Fronts and backs of all 330 cards and 55 stickers from the first 5 Topps sets from 1977-78.
12/18/2015

Dec. 18, 2015

1 year, 4 months, 4 days countdown-up


Force Awakens, The: Incredible Cross-Sections

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Kemp Remillard
Jason Fry
(Incredible Cross-Sections)
Force Awakens, The
Pages: 48
12/18/2015

Dec. 18, 2015

1 year, 4 months, 4 days countdown-up


Force Awakens, The: Visual Dictionary

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Pablo Hidalgo(Visual Dictionary)
Force Awakens, The
Pages: 80
12/18/2015

Dec. 18, 2015

1 year, 4 months, 4 days countdown-up


Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The

m-non-fiction
Phil Szostak(Art of…)
Pages: 256
3/15/2016

Mar. 15, 2016

1 year, 1 month, 7 days countdown-up


The Original Topps Trading Card Series:
Star Wars Galaxy

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Gary Gerani
Drew Struzan
(The Original Topps Trading Card Series)
Pages: 224
All of the "New Visions" series.
4/05/2016

Apr. 5, 2016

1 year, 0 months, 17 days countdown-up


Character Encyclopedia
Updated and Expanded

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Pablo HidalgoPages: 224
Updated version of the Legends release with 16 new pages of The Force Awakens material.
4/19/2016

Apr. 19, 2016

1 year, 0 months, 3 days countdown-up


The Original Topps Trading Card Series:
Vol. 2 - The Empire Strikes Back

m-non-fiction
Gary Gerani
Robert V. Conte
(The Original Topps Trading Card Series)
Pages: 528
Fronts and backs of all 352 cards and 88 stickers from all 3 Topps sets from 1980.
8/16/2016

Aug. 16, 2016

8 months, 6 days countdown-up


The Original Topps Trading Card Series:
Vol. 3 - Return of the Jedi

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Gary Gerani
Robert V. Conte
(The Original Topps Trading Card Series)
Pages: 528
Fronts and backs of all 220 cards and 55 stickers from both Topps sets from 1983.
9/27/2016

Sept. 27, 2016

6 months, 25 days countdown-up


Ralph McQuarrie: Star Wars Art

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Brandon Alinger
David Mandel
Wade Lageose
Pages: 768
Two hardcover volumes collecting
1,500 illustrations.
9/27/2016

Sept. 27, 2016

6 months, 25 days countdown-up


Complete Locations

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Curtis SaxtonPages: 192 (vs. 176 in Legends release.)
Updated version of the Legends release w/ 8 new TFA locations.
The preview pages include ALL info from the Legends release in an easier to read layout.
10/25/2016

Oct. 25, 2016

5 months, 28 days countdown-up


Propaganda
A History of Persuasive Art in the Galaxy

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Pablo HidalgoPages: 112
In-universe art book.
12/16/2016

Dec. 16, 2016

4 months, 6 days countdown-up


Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide

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Pablo Hidalgo(Visual Guide)
Rogue One
Pages: 200
12/16/2016

Dec. 16, 2016

4 months, 6 days countdown-up


Art of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, The

m-non-fiction
Josh Kushins(Art of…)
Pages: 256
12/20/2016

Dec. 20, 2016

4 months, 2 days countdown-up


Galactic Maps

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Tim McDonaghPages: 80
4/04/2017

Apr. 4, 2017

18 days countdown-up


Star Wars: Visual Encyclopedia

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Adam Bray(Visual Encyclopedia)
Pages: 360
7/18/2017

July 18, 2017

2 months, 25 days countdown-down


On the Front Lines
Notes on Tactics, Armor, and Valor
From Galactic Conflicts

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Daniel WallacePages: 128
12/31/2099

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Making of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The

m-non-fiction
Mark Cotta Vaz(Making of…)
Pages: 276
Unknown status. Last scheduled for release on Oct. 25, 2016.