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For books in other games, see Books.

This page lists all Books in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. There are many of books in Skyrim ranging from hundreds to thousands, and when first opened, there are some books that will either grant a quest, increase certain skills, or add a new location to the world map. Other books vary from simple stories, to journals that assist in quests and snippets of lore that help players become familiar with the culture and history of Tamriel. The lore books have no real in-game use, but can be sold to certain traders for reasonable amounts of gold or put in book cases for decoration unless marked essential. There are 820 item codes corresponding to books in Skyrim.

This page contains 338 non-spell tome books.

Available books

Title Location(s) Value Skill Comment
16 Accords of Madness, v.VI

Nightcaller Temple

25
16 Accords of Madness, v.IX

Sold by Urag gro-Shub in The College of Winterhold

25
16 Accords of Madness, v.XII Sold by Urag gro-Shub in theArcaneum in The College of Winterhold 25
2920, vol 01 - Morning Star

Driftshade Refuge

Lost Echo Cave

50 One-Handed
2920, vol 02 - Sun's Dawn

Morvath's Lair

Darklight Tower

60 Illusion
2920, vol 03 - First Seed Wreck of the Brinehammer Below Deck 11
2920, vol 04 - Rain's Hand Falion's House in Morthal 55 Restoration
2920, vol 05 - Second Seed Sadri's Used Wares 60 Speech
2920, vol 06 - Mid Year

Bonechill Passage

Fort Dunstad Prison

70 Heavy Armor
2920, vol 07 - Sun's Height Sold by Urag gro-Shub in The College of Winterhold 3
2920, vol 08 - Last Seed Redoran's Retreat

Raldbthar

75 Sneak
2920, vol 09 - Hearth Fire Guardian Stones 50 Conjuration
2920, vol 10 - Frostfall Roadside Ruins

Sunderstone Gorge

50 Conjuration
2920, vol 11 - Sun's Dusk Fellglow Keep Dungeons, on a shelf 11
2920, vol 12 - Evening Star

Pinewatch Bandits Santuary, in the boss' room

Brinewater Grotto

11
A Children's Anuad

Fort Amol Prison

Frostmere Crypt

6
A Dance in Fire, Book I

Winking Skeever

3
A Dance in Fire, Book II Karthspire Camp 50 Block
A Dance in Fire, Book III Sold by Urag gro-Shub in the Arcaneum in The College of Winterhold 3
A Dance in Fire, Book IV

Sold by Urag gro-Shub in the College of Winterhold

Riften Jail

4
A Dance in Fire, Book V Sold by Urag gro-Shub in the College of Winterhold 30
A Dance in Fire, Book VI Dainty Sload 60 Speech
A Dance in Fire, Book VII

Mzinchaleft

Angarvunde

Beggar's Row

60 Speech
A Dream of Sovngarde High Hrothgar 8
A Game at Dinner New Gnisis Cornerclub in Windhelm 55 Alchemy
A Gentleman's Guide to Whiterun College of Winterhold 3
A Hypothetical Treachery Fellglow Keep 55 Destruction
A Kiss, Sweet Mother Any of the sites of the Black Sacrament 6
A Minor Maze Dragonsreach 8
A Tragedy in Black Ilinalta's Deep
Glenmoril Coven
50 Enchanting Reward for Hitting the Books
Advances in Lock Picking

The Ragged Flagon - Cistern

Chillwind Depths

75

Lockpicking

Aedra and Daedra Fellglow Keep
Hall of the Vigilant
Stendarr's Beacon
5
Aevar Stone-Singer

At a bandit camp just north of Whiterun

Labyrinthian

50 Pickpocket
Ahzirr Traajijazeri Dainty Sload 4
Alduin is Real The College of Winterhold 8
Amongst the Draugr The College of Winterhold 14
An Accounting of the Scrolls Urag gro-Shub 20
An Explorer's Guide to Skyrim

The Bards College

White River Watch

8 Map Update
Ancestors and the Dunmer Urag gro-Shub 8
Annals of the Dragonguard Received From Esbern in the secret basement of the Sleeping Giant Inn during the main quest 200
Antecedents of Dwemer Law

Dwemer Museum

Pelagia Farm

5
Arcana Restored The College of Winterhold 25
The Argonian Account, Book I Sold by Urag gro-Shub in The College of Winterhold 2
The Argonian Account, Book II Thalmor Embassy, Elenwen's Solar 1st floor 12
The Argonian Account, Book III Sold by Urag gro-Shub in The College of Winterhold 3
The Argonian Account, Book IV Thalmor Embassy, Elenwen's Solar 1st floor 12
Atlas of Dragons Sky Haven Temple 50
Azura And The Box 10
Battle of Red Mountain (Book) Kilkreath Ruins 50 Block
Battle of Sancre Tor

Old Hroldan Inn

Falkreath Barracks

Dustman's Cairn

50 Two-Handed
Before The Ages Of Man

Dragonsreach

Angarvunde Ruins

Reeking Cave (Thalmor Embassy)

60 Illusion
Beggar (Book)

Haelga's Bunkhouse in Riften

The Ratway

60 Pickpocket
Beggar Prince Breezehome on the round table in the master bedroom 5
Biography Of Barenziah, v1 3
Biography Of Barenziah, v2 Sold by Urag gro-Shub in The College of Winterhold 3
Biography Of Barenziah, v3 3
Biography of the Wolf Queen

Anga's Mill

Belethor's General Goods

60 Speech
Boethiah's Glory 25
Boethiah's Proving

Inside the Abandoned House in Markarth, under a bookshelf near the entrance

Found on the Cultist that attacks you.

25 Starts Boethiah's Calling quest
Breathing Water Snapleg Cave
Ilinalta's Deep
60 Alteration
Brief History of the Empire, v1 Helgen Keep 2
Brief History of the Empire, v2 Helgen Keep 2
Brief History of the Empire, v3 2
Brief History of the Empire, v4 Sold by Urag gro-Shub in The College of Winterhold 2
Brothers of Darkness Sold by Urag gro-Shub in The College of Winterhold 30 May be the object of a Radiant Quest given by Urag gro-Shub in The College of Winterhold
Cats of Skyrim

The Bards College
Helgen Keep, cupboard in "potion search" room

Fort Dawnguard

7 Details of Sabre Cat and use of their teeth for two Potions: Keen eye; Fortify Stamina.
Catalogue of Armor Enchantments

Fort Amol
Shrine of Mehrunes Dagon Falion's House(Morthal)

50 Enchanting "There are even examples of gloves that are enchanted to improve the wearers ability to enchant things." - Page 6
Catalogue of Weapon Enchantments

West of Guardian Stones at an altar guarded by Necromancer/Conjurer

Steamscorch Mine

Kynesgrove

50 Enchanting
Chance's Folly Fellglow Keep Dungeons 6
Charwich-Koniinge Letters, v1 Winking Skeever 13
Charwich-Koniinge Letters, v2 Driftshade Refuge 13 "Letters" seems to have been erroneously omitted in-game from the title of this book
Charwich-Koniinge Letters, v3 Urag gro-Shub 13
Charwich-Koniinge Letters, v4 Urag gro-Shub 20
Chaurus Pie: A Recipe Endon's House 11
Cherim's Heart Morvunskar 70 Smithing
Children of the Sky 25
Chimarvamidium Near Fort Amol 20, 70 Heavy Armor
Chronicles Of Nchuleft

Redoran's Retreat

Dwemer Museum

30
Cleansing of the Fane Broken Oar Grotto 20
Darkest Darkness Ilinalta's Deep 5
Daughter Of The Niben On a table in Understone Keep, to right just before entering the throne room. 60 Alteration
De Rerum Dirennis College of Winterhold

In the Midden sitting on the alchemy lab

55 Alchemy Quest reward for Hitting the Books
Death Blow Of Abernanit Northwind Mine 50 Block
Death of a Wanderer Sold by Urag gro-Shub in The College of Winterhold 12
Dragon Language: Myth No More The Arcanaeum (in a bookcase) 14
Dunmer of Skyrim 7
Dwarves, v1 Understone Keep 10
Dwarves, v2 Understone Keep 10
Dwarves, v3 Understone Keep 10
Dwemer History And Culture Castle Dour 13
Dwemer Inquiries Vol I

The College of Winterhold

Oculory room in Mzulft

6
Dwemer Inquiries Vol II

Oculory room in Mzulft

Hod and Gerdur's House, Riverwood.

6
Dwemer Inquiries Vol III

Oculory room in Mzulft

6
Effects of the Elder Scrolls On the bookshelf in Septimus Signus's Outpost 25
Enchanter's Primer Hob's Fall Cave 50 Enchanting
Fall From Glory The Ragged Flagon 8
Fall of the Snow Prince

Dwemer Museum

Can be bought from Urag gro-Shub in the Arcanaeum

11
Father of The Niben Autumnshade Clearing, NW-Riften 60 Archery
Feyfolken, Book I Autumnwatch Tower 12
Feyfolken, Book II

The Bards College

The Arcanaeum

12
Feyfolken, Book III Urag gro-Shub 12
Final Lesson Urag gro-Shub 14
Fire and Darkness

Dawnstar Sanctuary

Folgenthur

50 One Handed
Five Songs of King Wulfharth 30
Flight from the Thalmor 13
Forge Hammer and Anvil Driftshade Refuge 14
Fragment: On Artaeum

Urag gro-Shub in The Arcanaeum

Fellglow Keep

Ragnvald

5,20 Two versions, neither being skill books, the more valuable having a brown cover
Frontier, Conquest Drelas' Cottage 5
Galerion The Mystic Ilinalta's Deluge 6
Ghosts In The Storm

Jarl's Longhouse in Falkreath

Temple of Dibella Inner Sanctum

13
Glories and Laments The Katariah (Emperor's Quarters) 25
Gods and Worship Honningbrew Meadery 5
Great Harbingers Jorrvaskr 13
Guide to Better Thieving Goldenglow Estate Sewer 60 Pickpocket
Hallgerd's Tale

Mistwatch

Jorrvaskr

70 Heavy Armor
Hanging Gardens 30
Harvesting Frostbite Spider Venom

The White Phial in Windhelm
The Bards College

Fort Dawnguard

7
Heavy Armor Forging

Pinepeak Cavern

Silent Moons Camp

70 Smithing
Herbalist's Guide to Skyrim

The Hag's Cure, Markarth

Arcadia's Cauldron, Whiterun

55 Alchemy
Herbane's Bestiary: Automatons Sold by Urag gro-Shub in the Arcanaeum 14
Herbane's Bestiary: Hagravens

The Bards College

Dragonsreach

6
Herbane's Bestiary: Ice Wraiths Dragonsreach 7
Horker Attacks The Bards College

The College of Winterhold

4 There is another book called "Surviving a Horker Attack" with a similar title that may or may not be the same book, but the actual title of this particular book is "Horker Attacks".
Horror of Castle Xyr Darklight Tower
Glenmoril Coven
Rannveig's Fast
55 Destruction
Ice and Chitin

Windhelm

Snow Veil Sanctum

50 Light Armor
Immortal Blood Sold by Urag gro-Shub in The College of Winterhold 4
Imperial Report on Saarthal 13
Incident at Necrom

Bloodlet Throne

Pinemoon Cave

60 Illusion
Invocation of Azura 20
Jornibret's Last Dance

Fort Neugrad Library
Soljund's Sinkhole
Korvanjund

50 Light Armor
Killing - Before You're Killed Blue Palace 3
King

Bleakwind Bluff
Black-Briar Lodge

50 Two-Handed
King Olaf's Verse Dead Men's Respite 30
Kolb and the Dragon The Bards College 2
Last King of the Ayleids

Fellglow Keep, Shimmermist Cave, Lost Valley Redoubt

25 The Last King of the Ayleids also exists as a separate book in-game
Last Scabbard Of Akrash Gallows Rock
Fort Sungard
70 Smithing
Legend of Krately House

Black-Briar Lodge

Nightgate Inn

75 Sneak
Life of Uriel Septim VII

Honningbrew Meadery
High Hrothgar

5
Light Armor Forging Embershard Mine
Cracked Tusk Keep
70 Smithing
Liminal Bridges

Falkreath Watchtower
Labyrinthian

50 Conjuration
Lost Legends Dragonsreach 11 Quest giver - Forbidden Legend
Lycanthropic Legends of Skyrim

Treva's Watch
Jorrvaskr

20
Mace Etiquette

Uttering Hills Cave
Fort Greenwall

Sky Haven Temple

50 One-Handed
Magic From The Sky Vlindrel Hall 12
Mannimarco, King of Worms Evergreen Grove 55 Alchemy
Markarth Home Decorating Guide Buy Vlindrel Hall in Markarth 5
Mixed Unit Tactics Ilinalta's Deep Helgen Keep 5 The very first book you can can find in Skyrim
Mysterious Akavir Sold by Urag gro-Shub in The College of Winterhold 5
Mystery of Talara, v1 Pinewatch 3
Mystery of Talara, v 2 Ustengrav 55 Restoration The space between v and 2 is intentional, this is how it appears in-game
Mystery of Talara, v3 Darklight Tower 55 Destruction
Mystery of Talara, Part 4 Nepos's House in Markarth 60 Illusion This volume has been erroneously named Part 4 in-game, as opposed to v4
Mystery of Talara, v5 11
Mythic Dawn Commentaries 1 Found in the Museum in Dawnstar - Right display case on the left wall. 25
Mythic Dawn Commentaries 2 Found in the Museum in Dawnstar - Right display case on the left wall. 25
Mythic Dawn Commentaries 3 Found in the Museum in Dawnstar - Right display case on the left wall. 25
Mythic Dawn Commentaries 4 Found in the Museum in Dawnstar - Right display case on the left wall. 25
Myths Of Sheogorath The Bards College 2 Delightfully fun stories
N'Gasta! Kvata! Kvakis! The Bards College 20
Nerevar Moon And Star 30
Night of Tears 5
Night Falls on Sentinel 50 One-Handed
Nightingales: Fact or Fiction?

The College of Winterhold

Bee and Barb, Riften

3
Nords Arise! The College of Winterhold 4
Nords of Skyrim Dragonsreach 6
Ode to the Tundrastriders

The Bards College, Solitude

Fort Dawnguard

8
Of Crossed Daggers

The Bards College
Mistwatch Keep
Bee and Barb, Riften

5
Of Fjori and Holgeir The Bards College, Solitude 6
Olaf and the Dragon The Bards College, Solitude 2 Also exists as a quest item as Adonato's Book
On Oblivion 10
On Stepping Lightly Bard's College 12
On the Great Collapse Winterhold 12
Opusculus Lamae Bal Deepscorn 14
Orsinium and the Orcs Lost Knife Cave
Rockwallow Mine
70 Heavy Armor
Palla, Book I

The College of Winterhold
Frostmere Crypt

3
Palla, Book II Elgrim's Elixirs in Riften 10
Pension of the Ancestor Moth

Sold by Urag gro-Shub in The College of Winterhold

8
Physicalities of Werewolves

Treva's Watch
Autumnwatch Tower
Hall of the Vigilant

14
Pirate King of the Abecean

The Arcanaeum
The Bards College

6
Proper Lock Design

Twilight Sepulcher
Bannermist Tower
Cidhna Mine, Markarth

75 Lockpicking
Purloined Shadows

Nightingale Hall
Duskglow Crevice

60 Pickpocket
Racial Phylogeny

At a small alter near Shor's Stone
Avanchnzel

55 Restoration Received as a reward for completing Hitting the Books
Reality & Other Falsehoods Yngvild 60 Alteration
Remanada High Hrothgar 20
Report: Disaster at Ionith Sold by Urag gro-Shub in The College of Winterhold 3
Response to Bero's Speech Witchmist Grove 55 Destruction
Riften Home Decorating Guide Purchase Honeyside in Riften 5
Rising Threat, Vol. I Thalmor Embassy, Elenwen's Solar 6
Rising Threat, Vol. II Thalmor Embassy, Elenwen's Solar 6
Rising Threat, Vol. III Thalmor Embassy, Elenwen's Solar 6
Rising Threat, Vol. IV Thalmor Embassy, Elenwen's Solar 6
Rislav The Righteous A camp north of the Snow Veil Sanctum 50 Light Armor
Ruined Book 5 Cannot be read. Used to make Spell Tomes.
Ruins of Kemel-Ze

Treva's Watch
Pinewatch
High Hrothgar

7
Ruminations on the Elder Scrolls Septimus Signus's Outpost 30

Elder Knowledge Quest

Sacred Witness Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary 75 Sneak
Scourge of the Gray Quarter The College of Winterhold 8
Shadowmarks The Ragged Flagon 30

Shezarr and the Divines

Erikur's House, top floor on the table by the bookshelf 11
Short History of Morrowind The College of Winterhold 15
Sithis

Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary
Cradle Stone Tower

60 Alteration
Skyrim's Rule Sold by Urag gro-Shub in the Arcanaeum 14
Solitude Home Decorating Guide Purchase Proudspire Manor in Solitude 5
Song of Hrormir

Jorrvaskr

Yngol Barrow

50 Two-Handed
Song of The Alchemists The Bards College
Anise's Cabin
55 Alchemy
Song Of The Askelde Men

Sold by Urag gro-Shub in The College of Winterhold

The Bards College

5
Songs of Skyrim The Bards College
Saarthal
10
Songs of Skyrim: Revised Pelagia Farm 14
Songs of the Return, Vol 2 High Hrothgar 6
Songs of the Return, Vol 7 Arcadia's Cauldron
High Hrothgar
The Bards College
6
Songs of the Return, Vol 19 High Hrothgar 6
Songs Of The Return, Vol 24 High Hrothgar 30
Songs of the Return, Vol 56 High Hrothgar 6

Souls, Black and White

20
Sovngarde, a Reexamination The Katariah (Emperor's Quarters) 12
Spirit of Nirn Fort Amol 6
Spirit of the Daedra Sold by Urag gro-Shub in the Arcanaeum 25
Surfeit of Thieves Volskygge 75 Lockpicking
The Adabal-a Thalmor Embassy, Elenwen's Solar 1st floor 25
The Alduin-Akatosh Dichotomy High Hrothgar 8
The Amulet of Kings The Ratway Warrens 6
The Apprentice's Assistant 12
The Arcturian Heresy 6
The Armorer's Challenge

Skyforge in Whiterun
Mor Khazgur

75 Smithing
The Art of War Magic Dawnstar, The White Hall 55 Destruction
The Bear Of Markarth One of the Orc strongholdes 8
The Black Arrow, v1 2
The Black Arrow, v2

Valtheim Towers

Drunken Huntsman in Whiterun

65 Archery
The Black Arts On Trial Hillgrund's Tomb
Sold by Urag gro-Shub in The College of Winterhold
60 Illusion Received as reward for completing Hitting the Books
The Book Of Daedra The Bards College
Hall of the Vigilant
Stendarr's Beacon
5
The Book Of Fate Calixto's House of Curiosities in Windhelm 40
The Book of the Dragonborn Helgen

, Torturers chamber, Delphine's secret room

12
The Buying Game Shrine to Peryite
Dead Man's Respite
The Bards College
60 Speech
The Cabin in the Woods The Bards College 8
The Cake and the Diamond

Honningbrew Meadery

White River Watch

5
The City Of Stone Understone Keep 4
The Code of Malacath

Sold by Urag gro-Shub in The College of Winterhold

Cracked Tusk Keep

2
The Doors of Oblivion

Fellglow Keep

Ilinalta's Deluge

50 Conjuration
The Dowry 11
The Dragon Break High Hrothgar 14
The Dragon War High Hrothgar 12
The Dreamstride Nightcaller Temple 5
The Exodus Hob's Fall Cave 55 Restoration
The Falmer: A Study Dwemer Museum 11
The Firmament Fellglow Keep 5
The Firsthold Revolt Honningbrew Meadery 7
The Four Totems Of Volskygge Volskygge 5
The Gold Ribbon of Merit Solitude
Fort Hraggstad
Angi's Camp
65 Archery
The Great War Honningbrew Meadery 6
The Holds of Skyrim 3
The Hope Of The Redoran

The Bards College
High Hrothgar

Ilinalta's Deluge

White River Watch

5
The Importance of Where Chillfurrow Farm
Gallows Rock
50 One-Handed
The Knights of the Nine Palace of the Kings 70 Heavy Armor
The Last King of the Ayleids Fellglow Keep

Shimmermist Cave

5 Last King of the Ayleids also exists as a separate book in-game
The Legend of Red Eagle The Bards College 5 Red eagle Quest
The Legendary Sancre Tor

Ysgramor's Tomb

Northwatch Keep

50 Two-handed
The Legendary Scourge 35
The Locked Room

Cronvangr Cave

Morthal, Highmoon Hall

75 Lockpicking
The Lunar Lorkhan

Solitude Lighthouse

Cragwallow Slope

60 Alteration
The Lusty Argonian Maid Vol 1 Driftshade Refuge 14
The Lusty Argonian Maid Vol 2 Haelga's Bunkhouse, Riften 14
The "Madmen" of the Reach Frostmere Crypt 7
The Madness of Pelagius Sold by Urag gro-Shub in The College of Winterhold 12
The Marksmanship Lesson Mixwater Mill 65 Archery
The Mirror Broken Tower Redoubt 50 Block
The Monomyth High Hrothgar
The Bards College
8
The Night Mother's Truth 25
The Nightingales Vol. 1 Nightingale Hall 500
The Nightingales Vol. 2 Nightingale Hall 500
The Nirnroot Missive Received for completing the Quest A Return To Your Roots 250
The Oblivion Crisis The Bards College
The Hall of the Vigilant
6
The Old Ways 30
The Pig Children Grelod the Kind 20
The Posting of the Hunt Nightingale Hall 25
The Ransom of Zarek Frostmere Crypt 2
The Real Barenziah, Book I 5
The Real Barenziah, Book II 5
The Real Barenziah, Book III 5
The Real Barenziah, Book IV Honningbrew Meadery 5
The Real Barenziah, Book V 5
The Rear Guard Druadach Redoubt 50 Light Armor
The Red Book of Riddles Sold by Urag gro-Shub 30
The Red Kitchen Reader

Riftweald Manor

Frostmere Crypt

75 Sneak
The Refugees On a shelf upstairs in Solitude Blacksmith 50 Light Armor
The Rise and Fall of the Blades High Hrothgar
Sleeping Giant Inn, in the secret basement
11
The Secrets of Ragnvald Ragnvald 5
The Seed The Bards College 10
The Song of Pelinal, Book I Temple of Mara 5
The Song of Pelinal, Book II Temple of Mara 5
The Song of Pelinal, Book III Temple of Mara 5
The Song of Pelinal, Book IV Temple of Mara 5
The Song of Pelinal, Book V Temple of Mara 5
The Song of Pelinal, Book VI Temple of Mara 5
The Song of Pelinal, Book VII Temple of Mara 5
The Song of Pelinal, Book VIII Temple of Mara
On top of a dresser inside of Pinewatch
5
The Tale of Dro'Zina 11
The Talos Mistake The Thalmor Headquarters 7
The Third Door 11
The Third Era Timeline Honningbrew Meadery
The Bards College
8
The Totems of Hircine 30
The True Nature of Orcs 20
The Warrior's Charge Understone Keep, Jarl's quarters 50 Conjuration
The Waters of Oblivion 30
The Wild Elves The Bards College 25
The Windhelm Letters The Bards College 7
The Wispmother The Bards College 8
The Wolf Queen, Book I

Dawnstar Barracks (Dawnstar Jail)

Arch-Mages Quarters (Winterhold college)

75 Lockpicking
The Wolf Queen, Book II Sold by Urag gro-Shub in the The College of Winterhold Arch-Mages Quarters (Winterhold college) 4
The Wolf Queen, Book III Sold by Urag gro-Shub in the The College of Winterhold Arch-Mages Quarters (Winterhold college) In a bookshelf with all other volumes 4
The Wolf Queen, Book IV

Sold by Urag gro-Shub in the The College of Winterhold

Cracked Tusk Keep Arch-Mages Quarters (Winterhold college) In a bookshelf with all other volumes

4
The Wolf Queen, Book V Arch-Mages Quarters (Winterhold college) In a bookshelf with all other volumes 4
The Wolf Queen, Book VI The Ratway Warrens, home of Esbern Arch-Mages Quarters (Winterhold college) In a bookshelf with all other volumes 30
The Wolf Queen, Book VII Sold by Urag gro-Shub in the The College of Winterhold. Arch-Mages Quarters (Winterhold college) In a bookshelf with all other volumes 4
The Wolf Queen, Book VIII Proudspire Manor, Solitude Arch-Mages Quarters (Winterhold college) In a bookshelf with all other volumes 12
The Woodcutter's Wife The Bards College 8
There Be Dragons Sleeping Giant Inn in Riverwood 11
Thief Bleak Falls Barrow
Swindler's Den
60 Pickpocket
Thief of Virtue Ragged Flagon 5
Treatise on Ayleidic Cities The White Hall 25
Three Thieves Honningbrew Basement (Whiterun)
Snow Veil Sanctum
75 Sneak
Trials of St. Alessia The Ratway Warrens 5
Troll Slaying

The Bards College

Dragonsreach

8
Twin Secrets Treva's Watch

Markarth

50 Enchanting

Uncommon Taste

Belethors General Goods 3, 30

Exists as a Signed variant

Varieties of Daedra

Sold by Urag gro-Shub in the The College of Winterhold

The Arcanaeum (in a bookcase)

11
Vernaccus and Bourlor

Honningbrew Meadery (non-skill version)

Froki's Shack (skill version)

Graywinter Watch (skill version)

Knifepoint Ridge (skill version)

6, 65 Archery Two versions exist, one is a skill book the other is not.
Wabbajack 7
Walking the World, Vol XI Winking Skeever 8
War of the First Council 25
Warrior Driftshade Refuge 50 Block

Watcher Of Stones

The Bards College 8

Whiterun Home Decorating Guide

Breezehome

5
Withershins Temple of Kynareth, Arcwind Point 55 Restoration
Windhelm Home Decorating Guide Hjerim 5

Words and Philosophy

Lost Knife Cave 50 Two-Handed
Words of Clan Mother Ahnissi The Frozen Hearth, Winterhold 14
Wraith's Wedding Dowry

Angarvunde Catacombs

The Arcanaeum (in a bookcase)

10
Yellow Book of Riddles Pinewatch 3

Yngol And The Sea-Ghosts

The Bards College 5
The Sultry Argonian Bard Vol 1 Dead Drop Mine 14
Confessions of a Khajiit Fur Trader Dead Drop Falls 11

(There are also several Unknown Novels which can be brought to the mages guild librarian. They are accounts of snow elf history and are hidden in different places in the Dawnguard DLC)

Diaries and journals

Main article: Books (Skyrim)/Journals

Notes, letters, and documents

Main article: Books (Skyrim)/Letters

Recipes

Main article: Books (Skyrim)/Recipes

Spell Tomes

Main article: Spell Tome (Skyrim)

Misc

  • Treasure Maps, 10 named variants, note form
  • Elder Scroll
  • Master Illusion Text, four variants
  • Oghma Infinium
  • Power of the Elements, five variants, one being a spell tome, what the Master Illusion Texts are converted to at the end of the Illusion Ritual Spell, only obtainable through console
  • Shalidor's Insights
  • Various dev testing books, obtainable only through console, disappear when dropped or placed in a container

Trivia

  • In general, skill books can be discerned from their less valuable counterparts by their increased value. Be aware that this is not always the case.
  • If you wish to collect books and keep them all in one container, and you're a bit of a perfectionist, you can make all stolen books show up white (not stolen) by selling them to a fence (NPC who accepts stolen goods) and buying them right back. This doesn't work for Mythic Dawn Commentaries 1-4.
  • For the Mythic Dawn Commentaries 1-4, they can be placed in a bookself then picked up after placement and they will not be considered stolen.

Bugs

  • Using a spell such as blizzard can glitch out anything in cases including books, armor, weapons, etc. Any high explosive spell should work (needs more testing, Blizzard tested on PS3). Blizzard doesn't harm non-hostile NPCs making it safe to use in populated areas.
  • Copying a Spell Tome: place the book on the bookshelf then exit out of the book shelf then quickly click the place the book ends up then read the book when it is on the shelf then exit click the book then everytime you actvate the book shelf the book will end up there.
  • The Oghma Infinium can be read over if done in a certain order. To see how to do the full exploit, click here.
    • Each time the above exploit is used, the maximum book capacity of the bookshelf is increased by one. This will not change the amount that is shown on the shelf, but the ones that are not shown will still show up in the bookshelf menu.
  • Gallus' Encoded Journal may get stuck in your inventory as a Quest Item. To fix this, get caught and go to jail, break out and when you retrieve your items, don't take the journal.

See also

External links

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  • What is/are Your Favorite Book(s)?

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    • Ruins of Kemel ze, raven series AA series.
    • There were many good reads. And a few sleepers. I suppose I'd most like to reread "Ice and Chitin".
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