Unfortunately Bethesda has decided to release this book only with the Skyrim Collector's Edition. They could have released the book months after the official release and sold the book themselves. So those who want to book have to look elsewhere, like on eBay.
Anyway, there are sellers on Amazon who are selling the book alone after separating it from the collector's edition bundle.
The content is great. It's a hardcover with over 200 pages of fantasy concept art for Skyrim. It covers the characters, creatures, environments and weapons. The art is amazing. The concepts are great and beautifully realized in art. Most of painted, with only a handful of sketches and 3D models. There are lots of details and to make the world of Skyrim real and believable.
It's the type of art book I wish was created for Dark Souls.
The original hardcover Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Collector's Edition Artbook is available at Amazon (US)
Visit Amazon to check out more reviews.
If you buy from any links on the blog, I get a little commission that helps me get more art books to feature.
Original hardcover Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Collector's Edition Artbook: