TRS-80 Books

The following is a list of TRS-80 Books in the Centre for Computing History collection. It is not an exhaustive list of and other books may have been published. If you have a book that you would like to donate to our collection, please view our donations page.

There are 41 TRS-80 Books in our collection :
Order By : Title - Release Date - Publisher
Advanced TRS-80 Level II Basic Date: 1981 Advanced TRS-80 Level II Basic

"Learn to use advanced programming techniques on your TRS-80 computer!"

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Author: Don Inman, Bob Albrecht, Ramon Zamora

Basic Conversion handbook Date: 1981 Basic Conversion handbook

Convert PET and Apple Basic for use with TRS-80
80 pages

Publisher: Radio Shack Tandy
Author: Radio Shack

BASIC Faster and Better Date: 1981 BASIC Faster and Better

BASIC Faster and Better and Other Mysteries. Written using the TRS-80.

Publisher: Radio Shack
Author: Lewis Rosenfelder

Clean Slate Word Processing for the TRS-80 Date: 1983 Clean Slate Word Processing for the TRS-80

Comb bound. 


Publisher: Howard W. Sams & Co., Inc
Author: Henry Melton

Color Computer Graphics Date: 1982 Color Computer Graphics

No ISBN

"Want to use your Color Computer to draw a 'pie chart'? How about constructing a chessboard with all chess pieces represented in four colors? Interested in doing a precise plot of a mathematical function? How about animating figures in your Space War game? The Color Computer can easily do all of these things with its built in graphics capability."

Publisher: Tandy
Author: William Barden Jr

Computer Games for Business, School and Home, for TRS-80 Level II BASIC Date: 1980 Computer Games for Business, School and Home, for TRS-80 Level II BASIC

From the blurb:

'An exciting and challenging collection of games designed especially for your TRS-80 microcomputer!  Nahigian and Hodges have provided complete programs for a wide variety of highly entertaining games, from the traditional to the new and unusual...Each game is written in BASIC programming language for use with your Level II TRS-80 computer.' 

Publisher: Radio Shack
Author: J. Victor Nahigian, William S. Hodges

Encyclopedia for the TRS-80 Volume 1 Date: 1980 Encyclopedia for the TRS-80 Volume 1

Part of 10 volume set, written for the average TRS-80 owner.

Publisher: Green
Author: Multiple

Encyclopedia for the TRS-80 Volume 10 Date: 1982 Encyclopedia for the TRS-80 Volume 10

Part of 10 volume set, written for the average TRS-80 owner.

Publisher: Green
Author: Multiple

Encyclopedia for the TRS-80 Volume 2 Date: 1980 Encyclopedia for the TRS-80 Volume 2

Part of 10 volume set, written for the average TRS-80 owner.

Publisher: Green
Author: Multiple

Encyclopedia for the TRS-80 Volume 3 Date: 1980 Encyclopedia for the TRS-80 Volume 3

Part of 10 volume set, written for the average TRS-80 owner.

Publisher: Green
Author: Multiple

Encyclopedia for the TRS-80 Volume 4 Date: 1981 Encyclopedia for the TRS-80 Volume 4

Part of 10 volume set, written for the average TRS-80 owner.

Publisher: Green
Author: Multiple

Encyclopedia for the TRS-80 Volume 5 Date: 1982 Encyclopedia for the TRS-80 Volume 5

Part of 10 volume set, written for the average TRS-80 owner.

Publisher: Green
Author: Multiple

Encyclopedia for the TRS-80 Volume 6 Date: 1982 Encyclopedia for the TRS-80 Volume 6

Part of 10 volume set, written for the average TRS-80 owner.

Publisher: Green
Author: Multiple

Encyclopedia for the TRS-80 Volume 7 Date: 1982 Encyclopedia for the TRS-80 Volume 7

Part of 10 volume set, written for the average TRS-80 owner.

Publisher: Green
Author: Multiple

Encyclopedia for the TRS-80 Volume 8 Date: 1982 Encyclopedia for the TRS-80 Volume 8

Part of 10 volume set, written for the average TRS-80 owner.

Publisher: Green
Author: Multiple

Encyclopedia for the TRS-80 Volume 9 Date: 1982 Encyclopedia for the TRS-80 Volume 9

Part of 10 volume set, written for the average TRS-80 owner.

Publisher: Green
Author: Multiple

How to Do It on the TRS-80 Date: April 1983 How to Do It on the TRS-80

"For the Model I, II, III, Color Computer, and Model 100"



Publisher: IJG Inc.
Author: William Barden, Jr

Machine Language Disk I/O and Other Mysteries Date: June 1983 Machine Language Disk I/O and Other Mysteries

"for the TRS-80 models I and III"

First edition, second printing

Publisher: IJG Inc
Author: Michael J. Wagner

More TRS-80 assembly-language programming Date: 1982 More TRS-80 assembly-language programming

William T Barden (Author)
Paperback: 430 pages
Publisher: Radio Shack; 1st ed edition (1982)
Language English
ASIN: B0006Y3XN6

Publisher: Radio Shack Tandy

Programming Techniques for Level II BASIC Date: 1981 Programming Techniques for Level II BASIC

First edition, second printing. 


"This book is meant to be a 'cookbook' of Level II BASIC routines for the Radio Shack TRS-80 Model I Computer."

Publisher: Radio Shack
Author: William Barden, Jr

Radio Shack PC-4 Programming Guide Date: Radio Shack PC-4 Programming Guide

Introduction to computing with TRS-80 Pocket Computer Model PC-4, including step-by-step instructions and programs for statistics, games, finance and more!


Author: Radio Shack

The B00K: Accessing the TRS-80 ROM Date: Unknown The B00K: Accessing the TRS-80 ROM

Volume I: Math

Publisher: Insiders Software Consultants
Author: Raymond E. Daly IV, Stephen C. Hill, Roy Soltoff, Thomas B. Stibolt Jr., Richard P. Wilkes

The Creative TRS-80 Date: 1983 The Creative TRS-80



Publisher: Creative Computing Press
Author: Ken Mazur

The Custom TRS-80 and Other Mysteries Date: 1982 The Custom TRS-80 and Other Mysteries


Publisher: IJG Inc

The Programmer's Guide to LDOS/TRSDOS Version 6 Date: 1983 The Programmer's Guide to LDOS/TRSDOS Version 6


208 pp.

Publisher: Misosys
Author: Roy Soltoff

The Source Volume 1 Date: 1984 The Source Volume 1

This is volume 1 of 3 in the set of commented source code listings for LS-DOS/TRSDOS 6.2, as assembled for the TRS-80 Model 4/4P computer. This volume contains the resident part of the operating system as well as the pieces loaded as overlays. The resident portion of the DOS is contained in the files BOOT/SYS (Lowcore) and SYS0/SYS (Sysres). The overlays are files SYS1 through SYS13, excluding the three Library modules (SYS6-SYS8).

Publisher: Logical Systems inc
Author: Logical Systems Inc

The Source Volume 2 Date: 1984 The Source Volume 2

This is volume 2 of 3 in the set of commented source code listings for LS-DOS/TRSDOS 6.2, as assembled for the TRS-80 Model 4/4P computer. This volume contains the Library commands found in SYS6/SYS, SYS7/7, and SYS8/SYS.

Publisher: Logical Systems inc
Author: Logical Systems Inc

The Source Volume 3 Date: 1984 The Source Volume 3

This is volume 3 of 3 in the set of commented source code listings for LS-DOS/TRSDOS 6.2, as assembled for the TRS-80 Model 4/4P computer. This volume contains the utility programs, the standard drivers and filters, and the drive setup programs.

Publisher: Logical Systems inc
Author: Logical Systems Inc

The TRS-80 Model 100 Portable Computer Date: 1983 The TRS-80 Model 100 Portable Computer

A complete setp-by-step learners manual.

Publisher: Compusoft Publishing
Author: David A. Lien

TRS-80 Applications Software Sourcebook Volume 2 Date: TRS-80 Applications Software Sourcebook Volume 2

Software catalogue

From TRS-80.org:
"The TRS‑80 Applications Software Sourcebook, also known as the Applications Sourcebook, was a book containing short descriptions and information about third-party application software for the TRS‑80. It was published by Radio Shack with at least eight volumes from 1980 to 1987."

Publisher: Radio Shack
Author: Radio Shack

TRS-80 Applications Software Sourcebook Volume 3 Date: 1981 TRS-80 Applications Software Sourcebook Volume 3

Software catalogue

From TRS-80.org:
"The TRS‑80 Applications Software Sourcebook, also known as the Applications Sourcebook, was a book containing short descriptions and information about third-party application software for the TRS‑80. It was published by Radio Shack with at least eight volumes from 1980 to 1987."

Publisher: Radio Shack
Author: Radio Shack

TRS-80 Computer Reference Book Date: 1985 TRS-80 Computer Reference Book

Illustrated
Small format
approx 20 pages
sercond Edition

Publisher: Radio Shack Tandy
Author: William Barden Jr

TRS-80 Disk and Other Mysteries Date: June 1979 TRS-80 Disk and Other Mysteries

TRS-80 Disk and Other Mysteries
by Harvard C. Pennington

ISBN: 0936200006
Format: Paperback
Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Blue Cat (June 1979)
Language: English


Author: Harvard C. Pennington

TRS-80 Graphics (Robertson and Grillo) Date: 1981 TRS-80 Graphics (Robertson and Grillo)

From the preface:

'The purpose of this book is to explore the computer's special abilities to produce graphic displays.  The book is geared toward one microcomputer, the Radio Shack TRS-80, and one computer language, BASIC.  However, due to the generalized nature of the discussion, we feel that the techniques employed in the many sample programs can be adapted to other hardware and other languages.'

Publisher: Radio Shack
Author: J.D. Robertston, John P. Grillo

TRS-80 Graphics for the Model I and Model III Date: April 1982 TRS-80 Graphics for the Model I and Model III

Catalogue Number 62-2087


Publisher: BYTE Publications
Author: David A. Kater, Susan J. Thomas

TRS-80 Hacker's Handbook Date: August 1984 TRS-80 Hacker's Handbook

For Tandy Models I and III, the PMC80, System 80 and Video Genie


First edition, first printing


Publisher: Computerease
Author: Kevin O'Hare

TRS-80 Programs Date: 1980 TRS-80 Programs

32 BASIC programs for the TR-80 (Level 2) computer. Fully documented ready to run programs.

Publisher: dilithium press
Author: Tom Rugg, Phil Feldman

TRS-80 ROM Routines Documented Date: 1983 TRS-80 ROM Routines Documented

Details of ROM routines with explanations.

Publisher: The Alternate Source
Author: Jack Decker

TRS80 Color Computer Assembly Language Programming Date: 1983 TRS80 Color Computer Assembly Language Programming

No ISBN
"The Color Computer is an exceptionally good machine on which to learn assembly language. For one thing, it uses a 6809 microprocessor. The 6809 is a relatively new microprocessor with a powerful instruction set and addressing modes....We'll take you from the ground up (though some knowledge of BASIC is a definite help)."

Publisher: Tandy
Author: William Barden Jr

TRSDOS 2.3 Decoded & Other Mysteries Date: 1982 TRSDOS 2.3 Decoded & Other Mysteries

TRS-80 Information Series, Volume VI


304 pp.

Publisher: IJG Inc
Author: James Lee Farrow

Using The TRS-80 In Your Home Date: 1980 Using The TRS-80 In Your Home

Basic Computer Programs
for 16K Level II TRS-80 Model I
330 Pages

Publisher: Radio Shack Tandy
Author: Charlrs D Sternberg

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