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Rare Books

Use our rare books guide to locate all the rare books in the game.

Aurora

The Amazing Exploits of Baron Barnaby Beadle
It's located inside the temple. Look for it in the right side of the altar.


The Very Unsafe Book for Boys, Vol 1: Hang Gliders


The Very Unsafe Book for Boys, Vol 1: Hang Gliders

Bowerstone Castle

Alchemy and Immortality


Alchemy and Immortality

Bowerstone Industrial

Famous Killers: Terence Posture


Famous Killers: Terence Posture

Bowerstone Industrial - Cesspools

Dangerous Things: Gunpowder
Best done during the sidequest Kidnapped. After gaining access to Cesspools, kill the thugs in the dining hall then grab the rare book on one of the tables there.


Bowerstone Market

The Grasping Avarice of Kings and their Lackeys
Just purchase the property called The Dollhouse then head to the second floor.


The Grasping Avarice of Kings and their Lackeys

Tyranny of Tyrants


Tyranny of Tyrants

Bowerstone Old Quarter

Dangerous Things: Industrial Machinery


Dangerous Things: Industrial Machinery

 

Invocation of the Watcher Quest
Samuel will ask you to find this book once you donated 10 books. This is a pretty straightforward fetch quest like the first one. Check the Sidequest section of the guide for more details.

Brightwall Village

Famous Kings of History: Markus Ivy
Second floor of the pub, pick up the rare book from the stand beside the bed.


The Very Unsafe Book for Boys, Vol. 2: Ovens
Buy the property called Two-Knock House then go upstairs on its side. The book will be in the balcony.


The Very Unsafe Book for Boys, Vol. 2: Ovens

Attack of the Killer Puffins


Attack of the Killer Puffins

Brightwall Village - Reliquary

How to be a Master Swordsman
From the entrance, check the room to your right. Examine the bookshelves to gather a few coins. The rare book here called on the lone stand in the middle of the room.


Famous Killer: Carl Tendency
Can be found during the course of the sidequest “Ancient Key”. Refer to the sidequests section of this guide to know the details. It's located in one of the stands inside the secret library.


Book of Doom
This is the last book that you need to acquire and Samuel will only ask you to get it after collecting the other 29 books. See the Sidequests section for the complete walkthrough on how to get it.

Chillbreath Cavern

Famous Killers: Xavier Smedley
Find the entrance using this video:


Chillbreath Caverns

However, instead of following the path left that will take you downhill to a larger, frozen waterfall the one with the broken bridge in it continue straight to the right, by the first fork in the path. Based on the screenshot below, you should see a frozen waterfall behind some boulders. Go around it to find the book.



Book of Mysteries quest
After donating 5 books to the Academy, Samuel will send you off to find this rare book. It's located in the same entrance of Chillbreath Cavern see video above. Just continue past where you get the gnome and you should come across a small camp. The trail should lead you where the book is.


Dankwater Cavern

Liver of Darkness


Liver of Darkness

Driftwood

Dangerous Things: Stargazing in Remote Areas
Driftwood must be fully developed before you can access this book. Complete the sidequest Giftwood for Driftwood then wait until the mine entrance appears in your map. From the main island, head left until you come across the mine. The book is sitting on top of the crate nearest to the entrance.


Dangerous Things: Stargazing in Remote Areas

Dweller's Camp

Famous Kings of History: King Cedric


Famous Kings of History: King Cedric

Millfields

Dangerous Things: Lightning
Can be easily acquired during the main quest where you and Page crash Reaver's part, during the sidequest “Reaver's Unmentionables” or just after the story events mentioned. From the entrance, go to the room to the left and look for the book on top of the table near the windows.



Mistpeak Valley

How to be a Crackshot
It's inside the only Monorail station in the area. If you don't know where to locate it, you'll come across it during the story mission where you'll meet Walter early in the game.


Mourningwood

AdventureQuest: A Select of Your Own Endeavor
After defeating the wave of hollow men during the sidequest “Bored to Death”, check the opened crypt and search for the book inside.

Pangs of Sunset Quest
Samuel will ask you to find this book once you donated 15 books. This is a pretty straightforward fetch quest like the previous ones. Check the Sidequest section of the guide for more details.

The Mibbs-Spagno Theory of Gluttony


The Mibbs-Spagno Theory of Gluttony


Ossuary

Famous Kings of History: Old King Oswald


Famous Kings of History: Old King Oswald

Sandfall Palace

Dangerous Things: Ladders


Dangerous Things: Ladders

Shifting Sands

Reaver on Reaver
Samuel will ask you to find this book once you donated 20 books. This is a pretty straightforward fetch quest like the previous ones. Check the Sidequest section of the guide for more details.

Silverpines

The Very Unsafe Book for Boys, Vol. 3: Boxing


The Very Unsafe Book for Boys, Vol. 3: Boxing

Sunset House

The Extraordinary Homunculus of Baron Von Orfen


The Extraordinary Homunculus of Baron Von Orfen



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