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Skill Books are usable items that can increase a specific skills by 1 level and is found all throughout Skyrim. Skill Books are covered on this page.

Skill Books

 

Alchemy

Alteration

Archery

Block

Conjuration

Destruction

Enchanting

Heavy Armor

Illusion

Light Armor

Lockpicking

One-Handed

Pickpocket

Restoration

Smithing

Sneak

Speech

Two-Handed

 

Alchemy

Name

Description

A Game at Dinner
De Rerum Dirennis
Herbalist's Guide to Skyrim
Mannimarco, King of Worms
Song of the Alchemists

Alteration

Name

Description

Breathing Water
Daughter of the Niben
Reality and Other Falsehoods
Sithis
The Lunar Lorkhan

Archery

Name

Description

Father of the Niben
The Black Arrow, v2
The Gold Ribbon of Merit
The Marksmanship Lesson
Vernaccus and Bourlor

Block

Name

Description

A Dance in Fire, v2
Battle of Red Mountain
Death Blow of Abernanit
The Mirror
Warrior

Conjuration

Name

Description

2920, Hearth Fire, v9
2920, Frostfall, v10
Liminal Bridges
The Doors of Oblivion
The Warrior's Charge

Destruction

Name

Description

A Hypothetical Treachery
Horror of Castle Xyr
Mystery of Talara, v3
Response to Bero's Speech
The Art of War Magic

Enchanting

Name

Description

A Tragedy in Black
Catalogue of Armor Enchantments
Catalogue of Weapon Enchantments
Enchanter's Primer
Twin Secrets

Heavy Armor

Name

Description

2920, MidYear, v6
  • Blackreach, on a table near the War Quarters.
  • Bonechill Passage, next to a skeleton with a knapsack.
  • Fort Dunstad, in the prison on the top floor. Next to alchemy lab, on bookcase.
  • Morthal, in the guardhouse to the right of the fireplace behind a barrel and a basket.
  • Shrine of Talos by the Lake
Chimarvamidium
Hallgerd's Tale
Orsinium and the Orcs
The Knights of the Nine

Illusion

Name

Description

2920, Sun's Dawn, v2
Before the Ages of Man
Incident in Necrom
Mystery of Talara, Part 4
The Black Arts on Trial

Light Armor

Name

Description

Ice and Chitin
Jornibret's Last Dance
Rislav the Righteous
The Rear Guard
  • Castle Dour in Solitude, after entering, go down the stairs on the right into the room with the beds. The book is on a small round table.
  • Driftshade Cellar on a bookcase located in the cellar like room before entering the snowy cavern.
  • Druadach Redoubt cave, on a shelf on the highest level.
  • Pincushion Peter, near a skeleton in an unmarked location east of the Thalmor Embassy.
  • Apocrypha in Black Book: Untold Legends can be found in Chapter IV, a stand, on first road to the left. 
The Refugees

Lockpicking

Name

Description

Advances in Lockpicking
  • The Ragged Flagon - Cistern, in the training room on top of a barrel to the left.
  • Bannermist Tower, on the second floor on a table on the other end of the room entrance.
  • Chillwind Depths, on a table located in the last room of the cave.
  • Riften Sewers behind a grate, on top of a barrel.
  • On the body of a dead Redguard, west of Heartwood Mill. Dead Redguard
  • Apocrypha in Black Book: Untold Legends can be found in Chapter IV, a stand, on first road to the left. 
Proper Lock Design
Surfeit of Thieves
The Locked Room
The Wolf Queen, v1

One Handed

Name

Description

2920, Morning Star, v1
Fire and Darkness
  • Dawnstar Sanctuary, on a table just after descending the spiral staircase.
  • Esben's room in the Ratway Warrens in Riften, inside a box next to the bed on the right side.
  • Folgunthur, after entering and going down the stairs and into the first room continue through the passage and once through the passage turn left and on the wall will be the book with a dead adventurer and dead draugr.
  • On the north side of the island due south of the Wreck of The Pride of Tel Vos, by a tree trunk.
Mace Etiquette
Night Falls on Sentinel
The Importance of Where

Pickpocket 

Name

Description

Aevar Stone-Singer
Beggar
Guide to Better Thieving
Purloined Shadows
Thief

Restoration

Name

Description

2920, Rain's Hand, v4
Mystery of Talara, v 2
Racial Phylogeny
The Exodus
  • Forelhost Crypt, go through the master locked iron cell in the middle of a room, down the stairs, through the underwater area to the north on the map. After coming out onto a dry room, go through the next underwater corridor and it will be in the next room on a shelf.
  • Hob's Fall Cave, on a table.
  • Stendarr's Beacon, on a bedroll.
  • Swamp Pond Massacre, a small unmarked encampment located north of the Apprentice Stone.
  • The Frozen Hearth in Winterhold, in the cellar. The book is tucked in the middle of a few crates on the right side of the room, up against the wall.
Withershins

Smithing

Name

Description

Cherim's Heart of Anequina
Heavy Armor Forging
Light Armor Forging
The Armorer's Challenge
The Last Scabbard of Akrash
  • Gallows Rock, on a table near the workbench and anvil.
  • Fort Sungard Muster, on a table in the armory.
  • South southeast of Black-Briar Lodge, from the lodge, head east up a small snowy path between the rocks, to the right at the top of the rocky slope, under a hide shield.

Sneak

Name

Description

2920, Last Seed, v8
Legend of Krately House
Sacred Witness
The Red Kitchen Reader
Three Thieves

Speech

Name

Description

2920, Second Seed, v5
A Dance in Fire, v6
A Dance in Fire, v7
Biography of the Wolf Queen
  • Anga's Mill in the Common House on the end table by the bed.
  • Belethor's General Goods in Whiterun, on the bookshelf to the left of the front counter.
  • Blue Palace in Solitude, on the second floor, in the Jarl's bedroom, on the wardrobe nearest to the door.
  • Liar's Retreat, the third door on the left at the entrance. The book is on a stone shelf in between an iron helmet and three potions.
The Buying Game

Two-Handed

Name

Description

Battle of Sancre Tor
King
Song of Hrormir
The Legendary City of Sancre Tor
  • Falkreath Barracks – Upstairs on a chest in front of the bed.
  • Northwatch Keep – In the captain's room, directly across from the bed next to the table, sitting on a box.
  • Ysgramor's Tomb, in a room containing an altar with a mammoth skull. Next to some ruined books.
  • Unmarked location. Directly east of Broken Tower Redoubt and down a rocky slope there is a wooden cart. On the ground behind the cart.
  • Unmarked Hunters' camp directly east of Steamcrag Camp. On a crate next to the carriage.
Words and Philosophy



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