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For books in other games, see Books.

Books are items that can be found and purchased in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

The vast collection of books can grant quests, increase specific skills, or update the world map. Other books vary from simple stories, to letters, notes, and journals that assist in quests and snippets of lore that help players become more familiar with the culture and history of Tamriel.

TypesEdit

There are eight-hundred twenty item codes corresponding to books in Skyrim. These can be broken down into the following categories:

Available booksEdit

The following is a list of books found in Skyrim, Dawnguard, Hearthfire and Dragonborn. This list does not include any spell tomes, recipes, journals or letters.

Title Overview Item ID
16 Accords of Madness, v.VI A tales of a duel between Sheogorath and Hircine. 0001AFB2
16 Accords of Madness, v.IX Sheogorath and Vaermina strike a bet. 0001AFB3
16 Accords of Madness, v.XII Malacath's dealings with Sheogorath. 0001AFB1
2920, vol 01 - Morning Star Series of books recounting the events surrounding the Empire during the last year of the First Era. 0001AFD9
2920, vol 02 - Sun's Dawn Collection of narratives of events occurring to specific people across Tamriel before the Oblivion crisis. 0001B010
2920, vol 03 - First Seed Details the disaster of the attempted Imperial invasion of Mournhold, Morrowind by Emperor Reman III 0001ACE5
2920, vol 04 - Rain's Hand Follows Sotha Sil and his initiates in their negotiation and dealings with daedra following the destruction of Gilverdale by Molag Bal. 0001B017
2920, vol 05 - Second Seed Narrates attempts on the life of Emperor Reman III and Turala's birth of a daughter. 0001B025
2920, vol 06 - Mid Year 0001AFF7
2920, vol 07 - Sun's Height 0001B00C
2920, vol 08 - Last Seed 0001B01F
2920, vol 09 - Hearth Fire 0001AFE9
2920, vol 10 - Frostfall 0001AFEA
2920, vol 11 - Sun's Dusk 0001ACE3
2920, vol 12 - Evening Star 0001ACE4
A Children's Anuad A simplified account of creation myths. 0001ACDF
A Dance in Fire, Book I Account of Decumus Scotti's exploits during the war between Valenwood and Elsweyr. 0001AFC0
A Dance in Fire, Book II

Part two of Decumus Scotti's exploits during the war between Valenwood and Elsweyr.

0001AFDF
A Dance in Fire, Book III Part three of Decumus Scotti's exploits during the war between Valenwood and Elsweyr. 0001AFD4
A Dance in Fire, Book IV Part four of Decumus Scotti's exploits during the war between Valenwood and Elsweyr. 0001AFC1
A Dance in Fire, Book V Part five of Decumus Scotti's exploits during the war between Valenwood and Elsweyr. 0001B006
A Dance in Fire, Book VI Part six of Decumus Scotti's exploits during the war between Valenwood and Elsweyr. 0001B00D
A Dance in Fire, Book VII Part seven of Decumus Scotti's exploits during the war between Valenwood and Elsweyr. 0001B00E
A Dream of Sovngarde A Nord soldier's account of visiting the afterlife in a dream. 000ED02F
A Game at Dinner An anonymous letter written by a spy. 0001AFC4
A Gentleman's Guide to Whiterun A guide to the Nordic city of Whiterun in the Fourth Era. 000ED02E
A Hypothetical Treachery A short play about betrayal. 0001AFEE
A Kiss, Sweet Mother Guide to performing the Black Sacrament in order to summon the Dark Brotherhood. 000A0322
A Minor Maze The history of Labyrinthian and its creator, Shalidor. 000F1AB3
A Tragedy in Black A folk tale about a young boy's encounter with a Dremora. 0002F838
Admonition Against Ebony A brief and dire warning against the use of the Ebony Blade. 000F6843
Advances in Lock Picking A brief guidebook on lockpicking. 0001B01C
Aedra and Daedra A brief summary of the differences between Aedra and Daedra. 0001B22C
The Aetherium Wars DG Historical record of the Dwemer internal conflict over Aetherium during the First Era. xx004D5B
Aevar Stone-Singer A Skaal folk tale about a young boy's journey to return the gifts of the All-Maker from the Greedy Man. 0001ACE6
Ahzirr Traajijazeri The public manifesto of the Khajiit organization Renrijra Krin. 0001AFF3
Alduin is Real A poorly-written book on the subject of Alduin's existence. 000EA5B0
Amongst the Draugr Bernadette Bandian's study into the behaviour of the Draugr. 000ED03F
An Accounting of the Scrolls An attempted study into the number of Elder Scrolls that exist. 000ED03A
An Explorer's Guide to Skyrim A brief overview of some cities in Skyrim for tourists to visit. 00083B38
Ancestors and the Dunmer An overview of Dunmer ancestors worship and afterlife. 0001B22D
Annals of the Dragonguard A journal written by a member of the ancient Dragonguard. 0003636A
Antecedents of Dwemer Law The customs and laws of the Dwemer. 0001B22F
Arcana Restored A guide to restoring enchanted items. 0001ACFE
The Argonian Account, Book I Account of Decumus Scotti's first entering Black Marsh. 0001AFD7
The Argonian Account, Book II 0001ACE7
The Argonian Account, Book III 0001AFFC
The Argonian Account, Book IV 0001ACE8
Atlas of Dragons A historical record of known Dragons, both living and dead. 000FF227
Ahzidal's Descent DB A short biography about the famed Nord enchanter and Dragon Priest, Ahzidal. xx033BD8
Azura and the Box Part eleven of the Ancient Tales of the Dwemer series. 0001ACE9
Battle of Sancre Tor A historical record of the battle at Sancre Tor. 0001AFDC
Before The Ages Of Man A brief history of the Dawn Era and Merethic Era. 0001B012
Beggar Part one of the fictional tale surrounding the adventures of Eslaf Erol. 0001AFD6
Beggar Prince A fictional story of a prince who is given unusual "gifts" from Namira. 0001ACC7
Biography Of Barenziah, v1 Volume one in the official biography of Queen Barenziah. 0001ACB5
Biography Of Barenziah, v2 Volume two in the official biography of Queen Barenziah. 0001ACB6
Biography Of Barenziah, v3 Volume three in the official biography of Queen Barenziah. 0001ACB7
Biography of the Wolf Queen The history of Potema, The Wolf Queen of Solitude. 0001B023
Black Book: Epistolary Acumen DB A mysterious Black Book attributed to Hermaeus Mora. xx016E2C
Black Book: Filament and Filgree DB A mysterious Black Book attributed to Hermaeus Mora. xx01E99E
Black Book: The Hidden Twilight DB A mysterious Black Book attributed to Hermaeus Mora. xx01E99F
Black Book: The Sallow Regent DB A mysterious Black Book attributed to Hermaeus Mora. xx01E99D
Black Book: The Winds of Change DB A mysterious Black Book attributed to Hermaeus Mora. xx01E99E
Black Book: Untold Legends DB A mysterious Black Book attributed to Hermaeus Mora. xx016E2D
Black Book: Waking Dreams DB A mysterious Black Book attributed to Hermaeus Mora. xx016E22
Boethiah's Glory A short prayer to Boethiah. 0001B233
Boethiah's Proving A cultists account of summoning Boethiah. 00032E72
Bone, Part I DB Part one in a tale surrounding the creation of Bonemold armor. xx028261
Bone, Part II DB Part two in a tale surrounding the creation of Bonemold armor. xx028262
Breathing Water A fictional tale where Tharien Winloth seeks to master water breathing. 0001B236
Brief History of the Empire, v1 The succession of the first eight Emperors of the Septim Dynasty, from Tiber Septim to Kintyra II. 0001ACB9
Brief History of the Empire, v2 The second volume described the War of the Red Diamond and the six Emperors who followed. 0001ACBA
Brief History of the Empire, v3 The third volume described the troubles of the next three Emperors - the frustrated Uriel IV, the ineffectual Cephorus II, and the heroic Uriel V. 0001ACBB
Brief History of the Empire, v4 The final volume describes the rest of the Empire's history leading up to Jagar Tharn. 0001ACBC
Brothers of Darkness The founding and rise of the Dark Brotherhood 0001ACFF
Catalogue of Armor Enchantments A guide to various enchantments that can be bound to apparel. 0002F83B
Catalogue of Weapon Enchantments A guide to various enchantments that can be bound to weapons. 0002F83A
Cats of Skyrim A brief overview about the Sabrecats and Khajiit found in Skyrim. 000ED605
Chance's Folly A fictional tale of a thief who gets more than she bargained for. 0001B237
Changed Ones DB A tale of how Boethiah corrupted Trinimac. xx028263
Charwich-Koniinge Letters, v1 A series of letters between Charwich and his friend Koniinge written during their search for Azura's Star. 0001B238
Charwich-Koniinge, v2 Letters between Charwich and Koniinge about their search for Azura's Star. 0001B239
Charwich-Koniinge Letters, v3 Letters between Charwich and Koniinge about their search for Azura's Star. 0001B23A
Charwich-Koniinge Letters, v4 Letters between Charwich and Koniinge about their search for Azura's Star. 0001B23B
Chaurus Pie: A Recipe A recipe for pie, written by Windhelm resident Nils. 000ED032
Cherim's Heart An interview with Khajiiti tapestist Cherim about his most famous work - "The Heart of Anequina". 0001AFD1
Children of the All-Maker DB A brief study of the Skaal peoples of Solstheim in the Fourth Era. xx03ABCC
Children of the Sky A text detailing aspects of Nordic culture, with a primary focus on Thu'um and Tongues. 0001AD03
Chimarvamidium Part six of the Ancient Tales of the Dwemer series. 0001AFF8
0001B22E
Chronicles Of Nchuleft A historical account of events surrounding the Dwemer colony of Nchuleft. 0001B23C
Cleansing of the Fane A fragment from a First Era chronicle surrounding the destruction of the Ayleid city of Malada. 0001AD04
Confessions of a Dunmer Skooma Eater DB A cured Skooma addict's account of his addiction. xx028264
Confessions of a Khajiit Fur Trader DG An imprisoned "fur trader" recounts his sorrid history and how he became a merchant specializing in the pelts of beastfolk. xx016692
Darkest Darkness A book discussing the different varieties of Daedra and whom they serve. 0001ACC9
Daughter Of The Niben A brief history of Bravil, including the tale of its namesake Teo Bravillius Tasus. 0001AFC9
De Rerum Dirennis Vorian Direnni writes of his lesser known family members in hopes their names won't be forgotten. 0001AFC7
Death Blow Of Abernanit A poem about the death of Dagoth Thras, a powerful daedra-worshipper who declared himself the heir of the Sixth House. 0001AFDD
Death of a Wanderer The tale of an sick and elderly Argonian explaining the intricacies of the ancient Nordic Dragon Claws. 000ED040
Deathbrand DB A tale of the fearsome pirate king, Haknir Death-Brand. xx03661A
Diary of Faire Agarwen DG A journal that recounts a harrowing and tragic tale of survival of one Snow Elf in the aftermath of the war with the Nords in the Merethic Era. Translated version of Unknown Book, Vol. III xx01A3E7
Dragon Language: Myth No More Hela Thrice-Versed recounts her travels across Skyrim in search of Word Walls and outlines her theories on how Dragons communicated. 000EF2C0
Dunmer of Skyrim Dunmer immigrant Athal Sarys writes about the poor treatment of his kin in the Nordic city of Windhelm. 000E2FC5
Dwarves, v1 Calcelmo's three-part series into the various facets of the Dwemer. The first part looks at architecture and design. 00083168
Dwarves, v2 The second part looks at weapons, armor and machines. 00083169
Dwarves, v3 The third part looks at culture and history. 0008316A
Dwemer History And Culture An investigation into the works of Marobar Sul and their effect. 0001ACEA
Dwemer Inquiries Vol I The first book in a three part study by Thelwe Ghelein investigating Dwemer architecture and civilization. 000E7F31
Dwemer Inquiries Vol II The second book in a three part study by Thelwe Ghelein investigating Dwemer architecture and civilization. 000E7F33
Dwemer Inquiries Vol III The third book in a three part study by Thelwe Ghelein investigating Dwemer architecture and civilization. 000E7F34
Effects of the Elder Scrolls

Justinius Poluhnius's study into the effects of reading an Elder Scroll.

0003010B
Enchanter's Primer

An basic guide to Enchanting by Sergius Turrianus of the College of Winterhold.

0002F837
Fall From Glory An study into the fall of Riften's Thieves Guild in the Fourth Era. 000ED033
Fall of the Snow Prince An account of the Battle of the Moesring between the Atmorans and Snow Elves, including the death of the Snow Prince. 0001ACF7
Father of The Niben Ancient journal translations of Topal the Pilot, the earliest known Aldmer explorer of Tamriel. 0001B008
Feyfolken, Book I The first book of a three part tale of a great sage and his lessons for his two students, Taksim and Vonguldak. 0001ACEB
Feyfolken, Book II The second book of a three part tale of a great sage and his lessons for his two students, Taksim and Vonguldak. 0001ACEC
Feyfolken, Book III The third book of a three part tale of a great sage and his lessons for his two students, Taksim and Vonguldak. 0001ACED
Final Lesson The great sage from the Feyfolken series has one last lesson to teach his students. 0001B267
Fire and Darkness The history of the Morag Tong and its evolution into the Dark Brotherhood. 0001AFDA
Five Songs of King Wulfharth Five songs spanning the life of King Wulfharth. Includes a controversial secret song about his involvement at Red Mountain. 0001AD05
Flight from the Thalmor Hadrik Oaken-Heart's account of his capture and escape from the Thalmor. 000ED04E
Forge, Hammer and Anvil Thorbald the blacksmith's notes on various smithing techniques. 000E3E69
Fragment: On Artaeum A essay about the island of Artaeum, home of the Psijic Order. 00072841
Frontier, Conquest A brief look at the Atmoran migration and settlement of Tamriel during the Merethic Era. 0001ACCB
Galerion The Mystic A biography of Galerion the Mystic, former Psijic monk and founder of the Mages Guild. 0001ACCD
Ghosts in the Storm A trade caravaneer's account of a Falmer ambush a during a snow storm. 000ED031
Glories and Laments Alexandre Hetrard's account of exploring the Ayleid Ruin of Ceyatatar. 0001AD07
Gods and Worship A study into the worship of the gods in Tamriel. 0001ACD5
Great Harbingers A brief synopsis of notable Harbingers who led the Companions. 000ED047
Guide to Better Thieving A short guidebook on various thieving techniques. 0002F836
Hallgerd's Tale A tale about the legendary warrior Hlaalu Pasoroth and his natural affinity towards wearing armor. 0001AFF6
Hanging Gardens A fragment of a guidebook covering the Hanging Gardens of Wasten Coridale. 0001AD08
Harvesting Frostbite Spider Venom A guide about Frostbite Spiders and how to harvest their venom. 000ED603
Heavy Armor Forging A short guide covering how to forge various types of heavy armor. 0001AFD2
Herbalist's Guide to Skyrim An illustrated guide of various alchemy ingredients found in Skyrim. 0001AFC8
Herbane's Bestiary: Automatons Herbane's account of his interactions with Dwemer automatons. 000ED60C
Herbane's Bestiary: Hagravens Herbane's account of his interactions with Hagravens. 000ED60B
Herbane's Bestiary: Ice Wraiths Herbane's account of his interactions with Ice Wraiths. 000D6F0B
History of Raven Rock, Vol I DB Part one of a description of events surrounding Raven Rock. xx038F1B
History of Raven Rock, Vol II DB Part two of a description of events surrounding Raven Rock. xx038F1C
History of Raven Rock, Vol III DB Part three of a description of events surrounding Raven Rock. xx038F1D
Holdings of Jarl Gjalund An ancient record of the lands under the lordship of Jarl Gjalund. 000FBA57
Horker Attacks An account of how a hunter survived a Horker attack. 000ED604
Horror of Castle Xyr A one act play involving House Telvanni. 0001AFEC
Ice and Chitin A tale about how Chitin armor saved Commander Beatia and her Lieutenant from an army. 0001B001
Immortal Blood A tale of Movarth Piquine and his encounters with Vampires. 0001AFF1
Imperial Report on Saarthal A report on Saarthal and the elven attack that later became known as the Night of Tears. 000EDA90
Incident at Necrom A tale of four mercenaries and their battle with a brood of vampires. 0001B00F
Invocation of Azura The autobiography of a high priestess of Azura, focusing on the various Daedric cults she followed throughout her life. 0001B245
Jornibret's Last Dance A lewd song about the Queen of Rimmen and her consort. 0001B002
Journal of Mirtil Angoth DG The journal of a survivor of the Nordic war against the Snow Elves. This book is the translated version of Unknown Book, Vol. II. xx01A3E6
Killing - Before You're Killed A short guide about various combat strategies. 000EDD35
King Part four of the fictional tale surrounding the adventures of Eslaf Erol. 0001AFE5
King Olaf's Verse The missing verse of a poetic edda written by Svaknir that denounces High King Olaf as a fraud. 000AE324
Kolb and the Dragon A "choose your own adventure" style book about a quest to slay a dragon. 000EF53E
Last King of the Ayleids A chronicle of the fall of the Ayleid Empire during the First Era. 0001AD09
Last Scabbard Of Akrash A story of a slaver's daughter and her Khajiit lover. 0001AFCF
Legend of Krately House A play set in the famous haunted Krately House in Cheydinhal. 0001B021
Life of Uriel Septim VII A short biography of Uriel Septim VII. 0001ACDC
Light Armor Forging A short guide covering how to forge various types of light armor. 0001AFD0
Liminal Bridges Jargon laden guide to traveling between Mundus and Oblivion using a sigil stone. 0001AFE8
Lives of the Saints DB A brief overview of the major saints in the Dunmer faith. xx028269
Lost Legends A collection of folk tales from Skyrim. 000ED608
Lycanthropic Legends of Skyrim A traveler's search for information regarding the legends of werewolves and werebears. 000ED042
Mace Etiquette A short guide about how to wield a mace in combat. 0001AFE6
Magic From The Sky A treatise covering Ayleid Wells, Welkynd Stones and Varla Stones. 0001ACF1
Malyn Varen's Grimoire Malyn Varen's notes about corrupting Azura's Star. 00028ADC
Mannimarco, King of Worms A biography about Mannimarco, in the style of a poem. 0001AFC5
Markarth Home Decorating Guide A guide to decorating Vlindrel Hall in Markarth. 000F1445
Mixed Unit Tactics Notes on the strategies used by the Khajiit during the Five Year War. 0001ACD1
Mysterious Akavir A short guide about the continent and inhabitants of Akavir. 0001ACD4
Mystery of Talara, v1 Part one in a series of books about a fictional Breton princess. 0001AFC3
Mystery of Talara, v2 Part two of the story of Princess Talara 0001B018
Mystery of Talara, v3 Part three of the story of Princess Talara. 0001AFF0
Mystery of Talara, v4 Part four of the story of Princess Talara. 0001B013
Mystery of Talara, v5 Part five of the story of Princess Talara. 0001ACF5
Mythic Dawn Commentaries 1 First in a four part guide for new members of the Mythic Dawn. 00086EF8
Mythic Dawn Commentaries 2 Second in a four part guide for new members of the Mythic Dawn. 00086EF9
Mythic Dawn Commentaries 3 Third in a four part guide for new members of the Mythic Dawn. 00086EFA
Mythic Dawn Commentaries 4 Last book in a four part guide for new members of the Mythic Dawn. 00086EFB
Myths Of Sheogorath Various obscure tales surrounding Sheogorath. 0001ACB8
N'Gasta! Kvata! Kvakis! An untranslated text written by a Sload necromancer. 0001AD0E
Nchunak's Fire and Faith DB A translated account of Nchunak's travels among the Dwemer colonies, explaining the theories of Kagrenac. xx02826A
Nerevar at Red Mountain DB A scholarly retelling of Ashlander traditions describing the Battle of Red Mountain. xx02826B
Nerevar Moon And Star A selection from a series of monographs by various Imperial scholars on Ashlander legends surrounding Nerevar. 0001AD0D
Night of Tears A study into the Night of Tears and the true motives of the Snow Elves. 0004D249
Night Falls on Sentinel A story about the assassination of king Lhotun's brother. 0001AFE4
Nightingales: Fact or Fiction? Debating whether or not Nightingales truly exist. 000ED039
Nords Arise! A book glorifying Ulfric Stormcloak and inciting rebellion against the Empire and the Aldmeri Dominion. 000ED161
Nords of Skyrim Overview of the Nordic people of Skyrim. 000E0D66
Notes on Dimhollow Crypt, Vol. 3 DG A journal detailing an explorer's expedition into Dimhollow Crypt. xx00D070
Notes on the Lunar Forge An unknown scholar's notes on the workings of the Lunar Forge. 00063A0F
Notes on Yngol Barrow A journal and poem about Atmora relating to Yngol Barrow. 000B6426
Ode to the Tundrastriders A short poem dedicated to the Giant of Skyrim. 000ED607
Of Crossed Daggers A brief history of the city of Riften. 000ED035
Of Fjori and Holgeir A short tale of two star-crossed lovers in ancient Skyrim. 000B64B1
Oghma Infinium A powerful Daedric artifact, written by the god-scribe Xarxes using knowledge gifted by Hermaeus Mora. 0001A332
Olaf and the Dragon A historical look at the legend of Olaf One-Eye and Numinex. 000EB090
On Apocrypha: Boneless Limbs DB A mysterious tome found in Apocrypha. xx03A35F
On Apocrypha: Delving Pincers DB A mysterious tome found in Apocrypha. xx03A360
On Apocrypha: Gnashing Blades DB A mysterious tome found in Apocrypha. xx03A361
On Apocrypha: Prying Orbs DB A mysterious tome found in Apocrypha. xx03A362
On Oblivion A guide to Oblivion and its inhabitants. 0001ACF3
On Stepping Lightly An adventurer's guide to the ancient Nordic ruins of Skyrim. 000ED037
On the Great Collapse A letter sent from Arch-Mage Deneth to the Jarl of Winterhold following the Great Collapse. 000EDA8E
Opusculus Lamae Bal A tale surrounding the origins of Vampirism. 0001AF40
Orsinium and the Orcs The story of how Orsinium was won in a duel by Gortwog gro-Nagorm. 0001AFF9
Palla, Book I Part one of the tale of an infatuated and mistaken magician. 0001AFFE
Palla, Book II Part two of the tale of an infatuated and mistaken magician. 0001ACF4
Pension of the Ancestor Moth A summary of the Order of the Ancestor Moth and the duties of its novitiates. 0003010A
Physicalities of Werewolves A scientific study into the anatomy of werewolves and werewolf transformations. 000ED041
Pirate King of the Abecean An ode to the Dremora pirate Velehk Sain. 000E7EF0
Power of the Elements A mysterious tome, central to learning advanced Destruction spells. 0009C8C2
Proper Lock Design A guide to making locks, with tips to help make them more difficult for thieves to pick. 0001B01B
Purloined Shadows The tale of how a young thief helped Emer Dareloth steal Nocturnal's Cowl. 0001B022
Racial Phylogeny A racist essay by the Council of Healers of the Imperial University on the races of Tamriel, specifically focussing on interracial reproduction. 0001B015
Reality & Other Falsehoods A brief introduction to Alteration magic. 0001AFCC
Remanada An ancient, mythological account of events that transpired in the First and Second Eras. 0001AD14
Report: Disaster at Ionith An Imperial government document on the events that transpired during the Disaster of Ionith. 0001ACC6
Response to Bero's Speech An overview of Bero's speech to the Battlemages which received attention in some academic circles. 0001AFED
Riften Home Decorating Guide A guide to decorating Honeyside in Riften. 000F11B7
Rising Threat, Vol. I Account of Lathenil, an Altmer refugee from Summerset Isle who came to Cyrodiil in the early years of the Fourth Era. 000ED5F4
Rising Threat, Vol. II Part two of the story of the Altmer refugee 000ED5F5
Rising Threat, Vol. III Part three of the story of the Altmer refugee 000ED5F6
Rising Threat, Vol. IV Part four of the story of the Altmer refugee 000ED5F7
Rislav The Righteous Account of Rislav Larich who was a former King of Skingrad. 0001B004
The Ruins of Kemel-Ze A detailed account of an expedition into Dwarven ruins. 0001ACDB
Rumination on the Elder Scrolls Septimus Signus seemingly insane ramblings about the Elder Scrolls. 00032785
Sacred Witness A chronicle surrounding various aspects of the Dark Brotherhood's origin and deities. 0001B020
Saint Jiub's Opus DG The completed first volume of Saint Jiub's twenty-six volume biography. It consists of the ten pages found throughout the Soul Cairn. xx003F79
Scourge of the Gray Quarter Propaganda against the Dark Elves inhabiting the Gray Quarter of Windhelm in the Fourth Era. 000ED03B
Shadowmarks A glossary of Thieves Guild Shadowmarks. 000F84A1
Shezarr and the Divines A treatise about Shezarr and his relationship to the Divines. 0001AF93
Short History of Morrowind Information about the settlements of the Vvardenfell district. 0001B22B
Sithis Creation myth involving Sithis and Lorkhan. 0001AFCB
Skyrim's Rule Brief overview of Skyrim's political makeup. 000ED04C
Solitude Home Decorating Guide The decorating guide to Proudspire Manor in Solitude. 000F1447
Song of Hrormir Telling of a man's quest to save his brother and his dealings with Nocturnal. 0001AFDB
Song of The Alchemists Part five of the Ancient Tales of the Dwemer series. 0001AFC6
Song of the Askelde Men A traditional Nordic poem about a vengeful ghost. 000E7F37
Songs of Skyrim Collection of songs from Skyrim including Ragnar The Red, The Dragonborn Comes and The Age of Oppression. 000ED062
Songs of Skyrim: Revised A revised collection of songs from Skyrim, including Tale of the Tongues. 000F11D5
Songs of the Return, Vol 2 Various tales of Ysgramor and his Five Hundred Companions settlement of Skyrim. 000ED046
Songs of the Return, Vol 7 000ED045
Songs of the Return, Vol 19 000ED03D
Songs Of The Return, Vol 24 000ED048
Songs of the Return, Vol 56 000ED044
Souls, Black and White Basics on black and white soul gems. 0001AD0C
Sovngarde, a Reexamination Speculative article on how to reach the Nordish afterlife Sovngarde. 000E2FC6
Spirit of Nirn Short text on differing cultural views of Lorkhan. 0001B25A
Spirit of the Daedra Informative view into the nature of the Daedra. 0001AD15
Surfeit of Thieves Two thieves planned robbery of a secluded castle doesn't go to plan when they are forced to become guests for dinner. 0001B01D
The Adabal-a Morihaus' writings from the early First Era. 0001AF94
The Aetherium Wars A theory detailing the cause of the Dwemer's downfall in Skyrim. xx004D5B
The Alduin-Akatosh Dichotomy Relationship between Alduin and Akatosh. 000ED04B
The Amulet of Kings Chronicle of the covenant between Akatosh and Alessia. 0001ACE1
The Anticipations DB A brief overview of the "good" Daedric Princes venerated by the Dunmer people. xx02826C
The Apprentice's Assistant A guidebook for novice spellcasters. 000EDA8F
The Arcturian Heresy A controversial historical account surrounding Tiber Septim, King Wulfharth and the Underking. 0001B25E
The Armorer's Challenge An account of a contest between blacksmiths, decided ultimately by the suitability of their products for use in a given environment. 0001AFCE
The Art of War Magic A guide to the arcane arts of war magic written by Zurin Arctus with commentary from notable mages as well. 0001AFEF
The Axe Man DB The tale of a Morag Tong assassin and his affinity for axes. xx02826D
The Battle of Red Mountain Vivec's account of the Battle of Red Mountain, addressed to a Dissident Priest. 0002F83C
The Bear of Markarth An Imperial propaganda piece concerning Ulfric Stormcloak's role in quelling the Forsworn uprising in The Reach. 0007EB9E
The Beginner's Guide to Homesteading HF xx015D59
The Betrayed DG A poem that relates to the Snow Elves' slow regression into the twisted Falmer. Translated version of Unknown Book, Vol. I. xx01A3E5
The Black Arrow, v1 Part one of a tale by Gorgic Guine, footman who became a bard, detailing some of his experiences before and during his time as a servant of the Duchess of Woda. 0001AFC2
The Black Arrow, v2 Part two of a tale by Gorgic Guine, footman who became a bard, detailing some of his experiences during and after his time as a servant of the Duchess of Woda. 0001B009
The Black Arts On Trial Hannibal Traven's arguments for and against the study of necromancy in the Mages' Guild. 0001B011
The Book of Daedra A description of the different Daedra that rule the planes of Oblivion. 0001ACC8
The Book of Fate A book with empty pages, pages that are said to contain the reader's fate. 00105A52
The Book of Life and Service DG Obscure writings about the undead inhabitants of the Soul Cairn. xx00FAC2
The Book of the Dragonborn A book describing the Dragonborn in history as well as an analysis of the Prophecy of the Dragonborn. 000F86FE
The Buying Game A book encouraging haggling, and giving guidelines on how the activity is practiced in Elsweyr. 0001B00A
The Cabin in the Woods A poorly written tale of a soldier's haunting experiences in his travels through a forest. 000EF638
The Cake and the Diamond Tale of Aelle Chriditte, a Breton Alchemist who outwits a Dunmer and his friends, and absconds with a diamond. 0001B262
The City of Stone A mercenary's guide to the city of Markarth. 0007EBC2
The Code of Malacath A book about the orsimer race. 0007EBC9
The Doors of Oblivion 0001AFE7
The Doors of the Spirit DB Dunmer religious text relating to Ancestor spirits. xx028265
The Dowry Part ten of the Ancient Tales of the Dwemer series. 0001ACF2
The Dragon Break 0001AFCA
The Dragon War 000EDDD5
The Dreamstride A tome describing and explaining the mysterious alchemists of Vaermina. 0009DE3D
The Exodus A vague tale of a disease-stricken child, desperate parents, and necromancy at Olenveld. 0001B016
The Falmer: A Study A treatise on the degeneration of the Snow Elves into the Falmer. 000E0D68
The Firmament A short text listing and describing the constellations of Aurbis. 0001ACD2
The Firsthold Revolt 0001ACD3
The Five Far Stars DB A volume of verse collected from wise women of the Urshilaku Ashlanders. xx028267
The Four Totems Of Volskygge A riddle designed to help open a puzzle door in the ancient ruin Volskygge. 00068B5A
The Gold Ribbon of Merit 0001B005
The Great War An Imperial Legate's account of the Great War. 000F456D
The Guardian and the Traitor DB A Skaal legend recounting the fall of the Dragon Priest, Miraak. xx03ABCD
The Holds of Skyrim A brief overview of the nine Holds in Skyrim. 000ED030
The Hope Of The Redoran 0001B26A
The House of Troubles DB An overview of the Daedric Princes who rebelled against the Tribunal Temple. xx028268
The Importance of Where Part three of the Ancient Tales of the Dwemer series. 0001AFE3
The Knights of the Nine A chronical surrounding the rise and fall of the Knights of the Nine. 0001AFFA
The Last King of the Ayleids 0001ad09
The Legend of Red Eagle A short biography of Red Eagle, including his uprising in The Reach. 000C1771
The Legendary Sancre Tor 0001AFE2
The Legendary Scourge 0001AD0A
The Locked Room A tale about a girl, an infuriated mentor, a room with no windows or anything except a steel door and a crate, and a vampire stored in the crate. 0001B019
The Lunar Lorkhan An outline of the creation-myth which theorises that the two moons of Nirn are remnants of Lorkhan's body. 0001AFCD
The Lusty Argonian Maid Vol 1 A sexually-themed play featuring a wealthy man and a beautiful Argonian maid. 0001ACEF
The Lusty Argonian Maid Vol 2 Another scene from the play, but with different sexual themes. 000F699D
The "Madmen" of the Reach A brief Imperial account of the Reachmen and Forsworn's history and motivations. 0007EB03
The Madness of Pelagius 0001ACF0
The Marksmanship Lesson 0001B26D
The Mirror 0001AFDE
The Monomyth 0001B26E
The Night Mother's Truth 000E0D67
The Nightingales Vol. 1 000F68AC
The Nightingales Vol. 2 000F68AD
The Nirnroot Missive Transcript of a speech encouraging the study and preservation of Nirnroot, and theorizing on the causes of its recent changes in appearance and habitat. 0010BEDF
The Oblivion Crisis An account of the events during the Oblivion Crisis. 00037DEA
The Old Ways A text detailing the ways, culture and philosophy of the Psijic Order. 0001AD0F
The Pig Children A racist overview of the Orsimer. 0001AD11
The Poison Song, Book I DB Part one of an epic set in the aftermath of the war with the Dwemer and House Dagoth. xx02826E
The Poison Song, Book II DB Part two of an epic set in the aftermath of the war with the Dwemer and House Dagoth. xx02826F
The Poison Song, Book III DB Part three of an epic set in the aftermath of the war with the Dwemer and House Dagoth. xx028270
The Poison Song, Book IV DB Part four of an epic set in the aftermath of the war with the Dwemer and House Dagoth. xx028271
The Poison Song, Book V DB Part five of an epic set in the aftermath of the war with the Dwemer and House Dagoth. xx028272
The Poison Song, Book VI DB Part six of an epic set in the aftermath of the war with the Dwemer and House Dagoth. xx028273
The Poison Song, Book VII DB Part seven of an epic set in the aftermath of the war with the Dwemer and House Dagoth. xx028274
The Posting of the Hunt 0001AD12
The Ransom of Zarek Part one of the Ancient Tales of the Dwemer series. 0001AFD3
The Real Barenziah, Book I 0001ACD6
The Real Barenziah, Book II 0001ACD7
The Real Barenziah, Book III 0001ACD8
The Real Barenziah, Book IV 0001ACD9
The Real Barenziah, Book V 0001ACDA
The Rear Guard 0001B000
The Reclamations DB A study into the fall of the Tribunal Temple and the reinstatement of the Daedric Princes in Dunmer religion. xx03B052
The Red Book of Riddles A book filled with several riddles. 0001AD13
The Red Kitchen Reader 0001AFD5
The Red Year, Vol I DB Part one in a series of interviews with survivors of the Red Year. xx03B063
The Red Year, Vol II DB Part two in a series of interviews with survivors of the Red Year. xx03B063
The Refugees 0001B003
The Rise and Fall of the Blades Detailed historical account of the Blades. 000F4530
The Secrets of Ragnvald A poem about Ragnvald. 000DB0C7
The Seed Part two of the Ancient Tales of the Dwemer series. 0001ACFA
The Song of Pelinal, Book I 0001AF8A
The Song of Pelinal, Book II 0001AF8B
The Song of Pelinal, Book III 0001AF8C
The Song of Pelinal, Book IV 0001AF8D
The Song of Pelinal, Book V 0001AF8E
The Song of Pelinal, Book VI 0001AF8F
The Song of Pelinal, Book VII 0001AF90
The Song of Pelinal, Book VIII 0001AF91
The Sultry Argonian Bard, v1 DG xx006925
The Tale of Dro'Zina 000F03E3
The Talos Mistake An Imperial treatise on the "mistake" of allowing the worship of Talos in the Empire. Heavily slanted toward the view of the Thalmor. 000ED04D
The Third Door 0001ACFB
The Third Era Timeline 000ED04F
The Totems of Hircine 000F6840
000F683F
The True Nature of Orcs 0001ACD6
The True Noble's Code DB A guidebook for members of House Redoran. xx028275
The Warrior's Charge 0001AFEB
The Waters of Oblivion 0001AD17
The Wild Elves 0001AD18
The Windhelm Letters 000ED03C
The Wispmother 00083B3B
The Wolf Queen, Book I An epic series concerning the tale of the infamous Queen Potema of Solitude. 0001B01A
The Wolf Queen, Book II 0001AFF2
The Wolf Queen, Book III 0001AFFB
The Wolf Queen, Book IV 0001B00B
The Wolf Queen, Book V 0001B024
The Wolf Queen, Book VI 0001B01E
The Wolf Queen, Book VII 0001B026
The Wolf Queen, Book VIII 0001ACFD
The Woodcutter's Wife 000ED601
There Be Dragons 000ED5F8
Thief Part two of the fictional tale surrounding the adventures of Eslaf Erol. 0001AFBF
Thief of Virtue Ravius Terinus, a short story of a Master thief. 0001ACDD
Thirsk, a Revised History DB A chronicle of Thirsk Mead Hall's history and chieftains. xx03B3A5
Treatise on Ayleidic Cities 0001ADB4
Three Thieves 0001B276
Trap DB A tale describing the chilling fate of a thief. xx029102
Trials of St. Alessia 0001ACE2
Troll Slaying A guidebook describing how to deal with Trolls. 000ED606
Touching the Sky DG A tale regarding the trials a Snow Elf would face in order to reach The Chantry of Auri-El. Translated version of Unknown Book, Vol. IV. xx01A3E8
Twin Secrets A master enchanter's encounter with a Dragon in Morrowind. 0002F839
Ulfr's Book An apparently empty book found in front of Ulfr the Blind. 000E1640
Uncommon Taste A recipe book written by the famous Gourmet. 0009F267
Uncommon Taste - Signed A recipe book written and signed by the famous Gourmet. 0006851B
Unknown Book, Vol. I DG The Betrayed in its original Falmer language. xx01A3E0
Unknown Book, Vol. II DG Journal of Mirtil Angoth in its original Falmer language. xx01A3E1
Unknown Book, Vol. III DG Diary of Faire Agarwen in its original Falmer language. xx0CE08B
Unknown Book, Vol. IV DG Touching the Sky in its original Falmer language. xx005D7B
Varieties of Daedra An analysis of the different varieties of Daedra and Daedric beings. 0001ACFC
Varieties of Faith in the Empire DB Detailed listing of the pantheons and associated divine spirits of Tamriel 's dominant cultures. xx028276
Vernaccus and Bourlor The tale of a Daedra and a hero, and how they were both forgotten. 0001B007
0001B27A
Wabbajack The utterings of a madman that describes his summoning of Sheogorath. 0001AFBA
Walking the World, Vol XI A traveler's guide to Solitude in the Fourth Era. 000ED061
War of the First Council 0001B272
Warrior Part three of the fictional tale surrounding the adventures of Eslaf Erol. 0001AFE0
Watcher Of Stones A guide to the standing stones 000ED63F
Where were you when the Dragon Broke? DB A study in to the Dragon Breaks and their effects. xx028266
Whiterun Home Decorating Guide A guide for decorating one's home in Whiterun. 000F11B6
Withershins 0001B014
Wind and Sand DB A brief essay about the sands of the Alik'r Desert and their relationship to magic. xx01D8D0
Windhelm Home Decorating Guide A guide for decorating one's home in Windhelm. 000F1446
Words and Philosophy 0001AFD8
Words of Clan Mother Ahnissi 0001B27D
Words of the Wind DB A volume of verses collected from Ashlander wise women. xx028277
Wraith's Wedding Dowry 0001B273
Yellow Book of Riddles A collection of humorous riddles. 0001B274
Yngol And The Sea-Ghosts A tale of Ysgramor's crossing to Skyrim and the events following the death of his son, Yngol. 0002A563

Diaries and journalsEdit

Main article: Books (Skyrim)/Journals

Notes, letters, and documentsEdit

Main article: Books (Skyrim)/Letters

RecipesEdit

Main article: Books (Skyrim)/Recipes

Spell TomesEdit

Main article: Spell Tome (Skyrim)

Other TypesEdit

BugsEdit

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  1. Confirm all bugs with other editors on the talk page before adding them below.
  2. Always try reloading an old save first, before asking for assistance.
  3. Do not discuss possible bug fixes or origins. Leave those and all other first-person-anecdotes on the talk page, not the article.
  4. Always add  360  ,  PS3  , and  PC   to clarify which system the bug appears on.
  • 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.
  • A spell tome can be copied by placing the book on the bookshelf, then exiting out the bookshelf dialog, then quickly clicking the place the book ends up, then reading the book when it is on the shelf, then exiting. After that, every time one activates the book shelf the book will end up there.
  • The Oghma Infinium can be read over if done in a certain order. The entire exploit is described here.
    • Each time this 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 the inventory as a quest item. To fix this, get caught and go to jail, break out and when the Dragonborn retrieves their items, do not take the journal.
  •  PC   360   PS3 Bookshelves in any owned house in Skyrim may be inaccessible despite being full of books. None of the books are selectable despite the titles appearing, and the shelves cannot be opened, either. This happens whenever an attempt is made to place more books on a shelf than will fit. For example, if the caption says 10 of 10 books are on the shelf, trying to place an eleventh locks the shelf up and all books become inaccessible.

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  • Book Font

    2 messages
    • What font is used in books? I want to make a... handbook for Skyrim for my use, and I want the font that is used in Skyrim.
    • If you are on PC you can find the book that contains the name of all the fonts used in the testing cell. Open the console and type coc qasmoke ...
  • What is the longest book in Skyrim?

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    • If memory serves me correctly, The Book of the Dragonborn is about 16 pages. 17 if you add the introduction.
    • Monomyth is the longest I have read.  It was 50 pages.

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