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 Many good books have been published about the 6502 over the years. This list attempts to catalog as many of them as possible. If you know of a book that's not on the list, please its information to us. Be sure to include all relevant information (author, title, publisher/location, date). The list is maintained in the form of citations as specified by the Modern Language Association (MLA).

**  Print: English Language

  • Barrow, David. Assembler Routines For The 6502. London, England: Century Communications Ltd, 1985. ISBN 0-7126-0507-X.
  • Bright, Bob. Assembly Language for the 6502: Pocket Guide. London, England: Pitman, 1983.
  • Butterfield, Jim. Machine Language for the Commodore 64 and other Commodore computers. Bowie, Maryland, USA: Brady Communications Company, Inc., 1984
  • Carr, Joseph J. 6502 User's Manual. Reston, Virginia: Reston Pub. Co., c1984.
  • DeJong, Marvin L. Programming & Interfacing the 6502, with Experiments. Indianapolis, Indiana: Howard W. Sams, Inc., 1980.
  • Eyes, David & Lichty, Ron. Programming the 65816 Including the 6502, 65C02 and the 65802. New York, New York: Brady Prentice Hall Press, 1986. ISBN 0893037893.
  • Fernandez, Judi N. & Tabler, Donna N. & Ashley, Ruth. 6502 Assembly Language Programming. New York, New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. ISBN 0-471-86120-0.
  • Findley, Robert. 6502 Software Gourmet Guide and Cookbook. Elmwood, Connecticut: Scelbi Publications, c1979.
  • Fischer, Michael. 65816/65802 Assembly Language Programming. Berkley, California: Osborne McGraw-Hill, 1986.
  • Foster, Caxton C. Programming a Microcomputer: 6502. Reading, Massachusetts: Addison-Wesley Pub. Co., c1978.
  • Holland, John M. Advanced 6502 Interfacing. Indianapolis, Indiana: Howard W. Sams, Inc., 1982.
  • Labiak, William. Programming the 65816. Berkley, California: Sybex Inc., 1986.
  • Hyde, Randy. Using 6502 Assembly Language. Chatsworth, California: Datamost, Inc., 1981.
  • Leventhal, Lance A. 6502 Assembly Language Programming. Berkeley, California: Osborne/McGraw-Hill., 1979. ISBN 0-931988-27-6.
  • Leventhal, Lance A. & Saville, Winthrop. 6502 Assembly Language Subroutines. Berkley, California: Osborne McGraw-Hill, 1982.
  • Luetzow, Robert H. Interfacing Test Circuits with Single-Board Computers. Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania: Tab Books, Inc., 1983.
  • Mansfield, Richard. Machine Language for Beginners. Greensboro, North Carolina: COMPUTE! Publications, Inc., 1983.
  • Mansfield, Richard. The Second Book of Machine Language. Greensboro, North Carolina: COMPUTE! Publications, Inc., 1984.
  • MCS6500 - Microcomputer Family - Programming Manual. Norristown, Pennsylvania: MOS Publication #6500-50A, 1976.
  • Overaa, Paul. Teach Yourself Asssembler 6502. London, England: Century Communications Ltd, 1985. ISBN 0-7126-0550-9.
  • Scanlon, Leo J. 6502 Software Design. Indianapolis, Indiana: Howard W. Sams & Co, Inc., 1980.
  • Skier, Ken. Beyond Games: Systems Software for your 6502 Personal Computer. Petersborough, New Hampshire: Byte Publications, c1981.
  • Skier, Ken. Top-Down Assembly Language Programming for the 6502 Personal Computer. New York, New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co., 1981.
  • Stephenson, A. P. 6502 Machine Code for Beginners. Kent, England: Butterworth & Co. (Publishers) Ltd, 1983. ISBN 0-408-01311-7
  • Smith, Mike. 6502 Machine and Assembly Language Programming. Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania: Tab Books, c1984.
  • Tootill, Alan & Barrow, David. 6502 Machine Code for Humans. London, Great Britain: Granada Publishing, 1984. ISBN 0-246-12076-2.
  • Weller, Walter J. Practical Microcomputer Programming: the 6502. Evanston, Illinois: Northern Technology Books, c1980. ISBN 0-930594-08-8.
  • Windeknecht, Thomas G. 6502 Systems Programming. Boston, Massachusetts: Little, Brown and Co., 1983.
  • Zaks, Rodnay. 6502 Applications Book. Berkeley, California: Sybex Inc., 1979. ISBN 0-89588-015-6. (also titled 6502 Applications with a different cover, same ISBN.)
  • Zaks, Rodnay. 6502 Games. 6502 Series, Volume 4 (G402). Berkeley, California: Sybex Inc., 1980. ISBN 0-89588-022-9.
  • Zaks, Rodnay. Advanced 6502 Programming. Berkeley, California: Sybex Inc., 1982. ISBN 0-89588-089-X.
  • Zaks, Rodnay. Programming the 6502 (Fourth Edition). Berkeley, California: Sybex Inc., 1983. ISBN 0-89588-046-6.

**  Print: Other Languages

  • Doppenberg, E.J.J. Zakboekje 6502. Deventer, The Netherlands: Kluwer Technische Boeken B.V., 1984. ISDN 90-201-1730-0. (Dutch Language)
  • Ruszczyc, Jan. Asembler 6502. Warsaw, Poland: SOETO 1987. Front Cover. (Polish Language)
  • Kruszynski, Henryk & Kulpa, Krzysztof. Mikroprocesor 6502 i jego rodzina. Warsaw, Poland: NOT-SIGMA 1989. ISBN 83-85001-58-1. (Polish Language)
  • Stephenson A.P. 6502 Assembleertaal en Machinecode voor beginners. Den Haag, The Netherlands: Academic Service, 1984. ISBN 90-6233-123-8. (Dutch Language, translation of 6502 Machine Code for Beginners)
  • TOPALOGLU Nurettin. Mikroislemciler ve Assembly Dili. 3rd Edition, Ankara, Turkey: Seckin Yayinevi, 2001. ISBN: 975 347 364 8. Front Cover. (Turkish Language)
  • Zaks, Rodnay. Programmeren van de 6502. Düsseldorf, Germany: Sybex-Verlag GmbH., 1982. ISBN 3-88745-101-5. (Dutch translation of Programming the 6502. Also translated to German as Programmieren des 6502, French as Programmation du 6502, and Italian as Programmazione del 6502).

**  Books Available Online

  • Machine Language for Beginners - Published in 1983 by Compute! Books, this classic book shows BASIC programmers how to program in 6502 machine language. It includes examples and program code for Atari, Apple 2, PET/CBM, VIC-20, and Commodore 64 computers. It is made available online by AtariArchives.org, with permission of the copyright holder.