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Instructional Books

Instructional Books

Improve your billiards game by learning from the best with these billiards instructions. We carry the best pool playing books and billiard books written by the masters - Phil Capelle, Mike Massey, Robert Byrne, Freddy "The Beard" Bentivegna and more. Whether it's breaking, banking, position play or safety play, we have the instructional pool books and training books to take your game to the next level.  Don't forget to check out our free billiards training articles too!

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  1. Pro Skills Drills Shooters Journal

    Pro Skills Drills Volume 3 is the third in a series of training books from BCA Hall of Famer Nick Varner and Dominic “The Drill Instructor” Esposito. This book is The Practice Session Record Keeper. It's a book only, No DVD. You'll use this for keeping a journal of your practice session activities like your goals and shot different making improvements.

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  2. Knack Make It Easy Book - Pool and Billiards Edition

    Rather than writing pages and pages of text, this book uses simple text with detailed images to teach you the game of pool. Author Bruce Barthelette and photographer Eli Burakian start with the basics on equipment and take you through rules, aiming, ball control, defense, banking, kicking and even trick shots.

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  3. Confessions of a Pool Hustler - Bobby Cotton
    The long-awaited outrageous tales of well-known pool player and road-man Robert LeBlanc is now available! A lifetime of Cotton’s thrilling experiences—30 years on the road leading up to becoming Technical Advisor and a cameo actor in the 2003 cult hit movie, “Poolhall Junkies” starring Christopher Walken—are contained within 350 shocking pages of his very personal memoir, “Confessions of a Pool Hustler.” Great photos are also included throughout. Learn More

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  4. The GosPool of Bank Pool

    Are you looking to be a well-rounded player? Better check out “The GosPool of Bank Pool.” In this follow-up to the excellent, “Banking with the Beard”, Freddy "The Beard" Bentivegna delves deeper into bank pool with over 100 pages of new instruction. Clear and concise in language and technique, the book also delivers more colorful stories of the game's personalities with the added bonus of pictures from “back in the day.”

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  5. Play Your Best Eight Ball

    Pool's #1 instructional author is back with his latest book, Play Your Best Eight Ball. This book is over 450 pages and it includes 535 diagrams of pool shots, over 100 examples taken from the pros and much more.

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  6. Play Your Best Nine Ball

    Play Your Best Nine Ball by Phile Capelle is a complete course for players of all levels of skill. This book goes over everything from the break and shot making to cluster management and positioning. This book is an absolute must for any competitive nine ball player. Learn More

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  7. How to Play Pool Right Booklet

    This 14 page booklet is a nice little companion to have if you are just starting out. It covers a couple different basic skills you will need such as your cue grip, stance, your bridge hand, applying english and some basic shot and planning position. It also explains the rules and basic concept of 8 and 9 ball. It was written by George Fels with Alvin Blick and published by the BCA. 

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  8. Beat People With A Stick

    Beat People With a Stick! is a conglomeration of over 120 one-page pool lessons assembled from instructional articles that Master Instructor Tom Simpson has written over the past 14+ years. Tom Simpson is one of the most well respected professional billiards instructor in the world.

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  9. How To Tip A Pool Cue - Terry Macioge

    If you've ever wondered how to tip a pool cue, this is the perfect book for you. Much more than just a simple reference book, this 114 page book is truly the laymen's guide to tipping pool cues.

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  10. The Illustrated Principles of Pool and Billiards

    The Illustrated Principles of Pool and Billiards is a comprehensive, authoritative and hands-on guide to pool and billiards.Written by "Dr. Dave" Alciatore, this 270+ page book features over 250 illustrations and photographs to visually explain all the principles of pool. Perfect for novices and experts alike, The Illustrated Principles of Pool and Billiards is a great resource for any pool player.

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