Light Armor Skill Books:
Ice and Chitin
- Location: Markarth – In the Guard Tower, on a table hidden behind a pillar in the sleeping area.
- Location: Windhelm – On a table in the guard room under the bridge that leads to the city’s south gate.
Jornibret’s Last Dance
- Location: Fort Neugrad – On a table in the Fort Neugrad library.
- Location: Autumnwatch Tower – On a small wooden crate atop the smaller of the two towers.
Rislav the Righteous
- Location: Fort Greymoor – On the podium in the second-floor training room.
- Location: Cracked Tusk Keep – On a bench in one of the side rooms in the Cracked Tusk Keep Vaults.
The Rear Guard
- Location: Solitude – In Castle Dour, on a table downstairs in the barracks.
- Location: Druadach Redoubt – On a shelf near the fire pit, at the back of the cavern.
- Location: Solitude – In the Solitude Blacksmith’s shop, atop the high wall shelf in the second-floor bedroom.
- Location: Blind Cliff Cave – Sitting atop the chest in an alcove on the collapsed tower.
Lockpicking Skill Books:
Advances in Lockpicking
- Location: Riften – In the Ragged Flagon Cistern, atop a barrel in the training room.
- Location: Riften – When escaping from Riften Jail through the sewers, on a barrel in a dark nook behind where you enter the sewers.
Proper Lock Design
- Location: Markarth – In Cidhna Mine, on a shelf next to the Evidence Chest and Prisoner Belongings Chest.
- Location: Faldar’s Tooth – Make your way through the keep to reach the ramparts, then climb the tower to reach the shack on top. On a table near the shack.
Surfeit of Thieves
- Location: Wreck of the Winter War – On a crate on the second level of the War Winter.
- Location: Riften – On the end table near the bed in the Jarl’s Chambers.
The Locked Room
- Location: Morthal – Inside Highmoon Hall, on the top shelf of Joric’s bedroom on the second floor.
- Location: Alftand – In the Animonculory’s locked treasure room, in a locked alcove next to a skeleton.
The Wolf Queen, v1
- Location: Dawnstar – In Dawnstar Jail, in a corner of the jail cell, behind a wooden pillar.
- Location: Cragslane Cavern – Underneath the bar in Cragslane Cavern.
One-Handed Skill Books:
2920, Morning Star, v1
- Location: Northwatch Keep – On the shelf behind the bar in the bar area.
- Location: Lost Echo Cave – On the altar in the ruins chamber.
Fire and Darkness
- Location: Folgunthur – On the lower level of the large central chamber, next to a corpse.
- Location: Riften – In Esbern’s room in the Ratway Warrens.
- Location: Orotheim – On a crate near the grindstone.
- Location: Fort Greenwall – In the Fort Greenwall Captain’s Quarters, on a shelf in the bedroom.
Night Falls on Sentinel
- Location: Swindler’s Den – During Favor: Rare Item Hunt for Rustleif in Dawnstar, you can find this copy on the a crate overlooking the cave’s dining area.
- Location: Bandit Camp: Ilinalta Foothills – On a small shelf in one of the tents.
The Importance of Where
- Location: Markarth – In the Guard Tower, on a stone table to one side of the sleeping area.
- Location: Chillfurrow Farm – Inside the farmhouse, on a dresser in the bedroom.
Pickpocket Skill Books:
- Location: Morthal – In Thonnir’s House, on a shelf in the corner, hidden beneath a basket.
- Location: Lost Valkygg – On the floor in the south holding cell, which is opened by a lever.
- Location: Riften – In the Ratway, on a table near the entrance to the Ragged Flagon.
- Location: Riften – In Haelga’s Bunkhouse, on the dresser in the nook on the top floor.
- Location: Duskglow Crevice – On a table in the junk room in Duskglow Crevice.
- Location: Riften – In Honorhall Orphanage, tucked between the end table and bed in Constance’s small bedroom.
- Location: Windhelm – In the Argonian Assemblage; on the edge of a dresser.
- Location: Bleak Falls Barrow – Inside the barrow, on the stone table near the chest just beyond the first glyph puzzle.
Wulfmare’s Guide to Better Thieving
- Location: Fort Sungard – At the bottom of the Fort Sunguard Oubliette.
- Location: Mara’s Eye Pond – Inside the cave, mixed in with other books in a small crate near the watery pond.
Restoration Skill Books:
2920, Rain’s Hand, v4
- Location: Morthal – On the bedside table in Falion’s house.
- Location: Markarth – In the Hall of the Dead, on a stone shelf above the bed.
Mystery of Talara, v 2
- Location: Ustengrav – On a stone shelf in the small room that’s filled with urns.
- Location: Frostflow Lighthouse – On a dresser in the Lighthouse’s Master Bedroom.
- Location: Morthal – In the Moorside Inn, hidden in a woven basket that sits atop a dresser in one of the two small rooms.
- Location: Falkreath – In Corpselight Farm, mixed in with other books on the shelf.
- Location: Winterhold – In the Frozen Hearth, hidden among a collection of crates and sacks in the cellar.
- Location: Stendarr’s Beacon – Lying on one of the bedrolls inside the tower.
- Location: Whiterun – In the Temple of Kynareth, on the shelf next to the chest.
- Location: Arcwind Point – On a pedestal at the top of the tower at the end of Arcwind Point.
Smithing Skill Books:
- Location: Dawnstar – In Quicksilver Mine, hidden in a small crate on the ground floor of the deepest mine cavern.
- Location: Morvunskar – On a table in the room with the forge.
Heavy Armor Forging
- Location: Silent Moons Camp – On a broken stone table within the domed ruin at the top of the camp.
- Location: Gloombound Mine – On a table in the open-air hut just outside the mine entrance.
Last Scabbard of Akrash
- Location: Fort Sungard – In the Fort Sungard Muster, on a small table in the armory.
- Location: Gallows Rock – On a table in the room with the large fireplace near the sleeping quarters.
Light Armor Forging
- Location: Falkreath – On a barrel in the basement of Lod’s house.
- Location: Embershard Mine – On a table in the forge area.
The Armorer’s Challenge
- Location: Mor Khazgur – On the shelf near the Blacksmith’s Forge.
- Location: Whiterun – On the low platform next to the Skyforge.
Sneak Skill Books:
2920, Last Seed, v8
- Location: Raldbthar – In the large chamber with Alain, on the long counter under the metal bars.
- Location: Redoran’s Retreat – Lying on a crate in the back cavern with the large chest.
Legend of Krately House
- Location: Nightgate Inn – In the cellar, on the end table near the large bed.
- Location: Black-Briar Lodge – On a shelf in the upstairs master bedroom.
- Location: Deepwood Redoubt – In Deepwood Vale, on a shelf in the tent with the Alchemy Lab.
- Location: Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary – On the counter in Babette’s room.
The Red Kitchen Reader
- Location: Frostmere Crypt – Inside the ruins, on a bookshelf pedestal in the hall just before the dining room.
- Location: Windhelm – In the New Gnisis Cornerclub, tucked between the barrels beneath the stairs on the first floor.
- Location: Snow Veil Sanctum – During Thieves Guild Quest: Speaking with Silence, on a shelf in the room filled with hanging rattles.
- Location: Honningbrew Meadery – During Thieves Guild Quest: Dampened Spirits, lying on the chest near the Alchemy Lab in the basement cavern.
Speech Skill Books:
2920, Second Seed, v5
- Location: Stonehills – In Sorli’s House, atop the fireplace mantel.
- Location: Windhelm – In Sadri’s Used Wares, on the shelf under the counter.
A Dance in Fire, v6
- Location: Meeko’s Shack – On a barrel inside the shack.
- Location: Falkreath – In Dead Man’s Drink, on the shelf under the counter.
A Dance in Fire, v7
- Location: Markarth – In Arnleif and Sons Trading Company, on a crate near the counter.
- Location: Riften – In Beggar’s Row, lying on the ground in a nook, partially covered by a red fern.
Biography of the Wolf Queen
- Location: Solitude – In the Blue Palace, on a shelf in the Jarl’s bedchamber upstairs.
- Location: Whiterun – In Belethor’s General Goods store, on the cupboard shelf near the counter.
The Buying Game
- Location: SolitudevIn one of the Bards College second floor classrooms, mixed in with a short stack of other books on the highest tier of a tall shelf.
- Location: Shrine to Peryite – On the table near the Alchemy Lab.
Two-Handed Skill Books:
Battle of Sancre Tor
- Location: Old Hroldan – On an end table in the large bedroom.
- Location: Dustman’s Cairn – On a table in the entry chamber.
- Location: Dragon Bridge – In the Penitus Oculatus Outpost, on a bedside table.
- Location: Bleakwind Bluff – Inside the tower, lying on the ground next to the cairn.
Song of Hrormir
- Location: Solitude – On the first floor of Jala’s House, lying on the ground in some hay.
- Location: Whiterun – In Jorrvaskar, on the table with the map in Kodlak’s study.
The Legendary Sancre Tor
- Location: Northwatch Keep – On a crate in the bedroom on the lower level of the large central chamber.
- Location: Falkreath – In the Barracks, atop a chest in the sleeping area upstairs.
Words and Philosophy
- Location: Lost Knife Hideout – On the table on the central wooden lookout in the large, watery cavern.
- Location: Riften – On a dresser on the second floor of the Barracks.