It's a story about Ben Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker and how we got to the point where Obi-Wan Kenobi was waiting in the middle of the desert for something to happen. It's also about how Darth Vader got to be who he is, and how the Emperor came to power.
Books and Movies featuring Han Solo and Lando in their youth, before the events of a New Hope
These stories are set in the Star Wars universe and takes place in the time period from before Revenge of the Sith to immediately prior to the events of the classic A New Hope from 1977. It relates the story of the Republic's and later the Galactic Empire's project to develop its superweapon, the Death Star.
The original Star Wars trilogy, also known simply as the Star Wars trilogy, was the first Star Wars trilogy to be filmed and released. In the overall arc of the Star Wars Saga, the original trilogy concludes the story of Darth Vader, also known as the fallen Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker. The main protagonist is Luke Skywalker, and the trilogy follows his journey from being a simple farmboy to becoming a Jedi Knight, helping to defeat the Galactic Empire, and redeeming Darth Vader—his father. Other characters include Luke sister's, Princess Leia Organa; the smuggler Han Solo; the traitor turned hero Lando Calrissian; and exiled Jedi Masters Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda. The trilogy is held in high regard by both Star Wars fans and the public, and it is considered one of the best film stories of all time.
Classic Universe Books
Classic Universe One-off Comics
For the past 35 years, one of my greatest pleasures has been to see Star Wars passed from one generation to the next. It's now time for me to pass Star Wars on to a new generation of filmmakers. George Lucas
Sequel Universe Books
Books that explores the events between the classic trilogy and the sequels
Sequel Universe One-off Comics
Poe Dameron, former Republic flyer turned Resistance fighter, is the best pilot in the galaxy. Hand-picked for the resistance by General Leia Organa to lead a squadron on a top secret and vital mission...Poe sets off investigating sites of historical importance to the Force. Revealing backstory leading directly into the holidays' greatest adventure, follow Poe and his X-Wing squadron on covert missions against the First Order.
Star Wars Comics
These comics are mainly focused on the classic universe, but also span prequel and sequel timelines.
Books that do not fit preciselly in the timeline (e.g. collection of stories that are set at different points of the timeline).
Star Wars: Legends
Star Wars Legends, formerly known as the Expanded Universe (abbreviated EU), encompasses every one of the officially licensed, fictional background stories of the Star Wars universe, outside of the original six Star Wars films produced by George Lucas and certain other material such as Star Wars: The Clone Wars, created before April 25, 2014 and no longer considered part of the Star Wars canon.
Dawn of the Jedi
Here begins the tale of the dawn of the Jedi, the Star Wars of 25,000 years ago-before lightsabers, before hyperspace travel, before the Jedi spread throughout the galaxy, when connections to the Force were new. On the planet Tython, a group of beings-scientists, philosophers, and warriors-strive to maintain peace and to balance the mystifying power known as the Force. But a stranger is coming, one who will disrupt the balance with his arrival and his own connection to the Force. Everything in their system is about to change... The doors to the galaxy have been opened!