Ruined Book is a miscellaneous item in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. They cannot be read like normal books, only picked up. There are two variations that can be found. They are components needed to craft spell tomes using the atronach forge.
- They are common in dungeons and house dressings.
- Alftand – 9 books
- Angarvunde – 63 books
- Anise's Cabin – 4 books
- Ansilvund – 2 books
- Black-Briar Lodge – 2 books
- Bloodlet Throne – 2 books
- Brittleshin Pass – 4 books
- Cracked Tusk Keep – 32 books
- Cragwallow Slope – 37 books
- Cragslane Cavern – 8 books
- Outside Dead Men's Respite on the sacrificial table.
- Fellglow Keep – 201 book
- Shroud Hearth Barrow – at the bottom of the stairs just inside the entrance.
- The Drunken Huntsman – 8 books
- Wreck of the Brinehammer – 10 books
- There are 2164 ruined books in the game.