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.
- Shroud Hearth Barrow – at the bottom of the stairs just inside the entrance.
- Outside Dead Men's Respite on the sacrificial table.