Skill books are used to learn new skills of Alchemy, Alteration, Archery, Block, Conjuration, Destruction and other skills. You can find these books all around the word of skyrim. You can also find other copies of same kill book. As there are no further improvements to a skill when you find the same book again.
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Below we have the list of all skill books with their location so you can find them easily.
Alchemy Skill Books:
A Game at Dinner
- Location: Honningbrew Meadery – On the second floor of the Meadery, in the upstairs bedroom.
- Location: Windhelm – In the New Gnisis Cornerclub, on a table on the second floor.
De Rerum Dirennis
- Location: Clearpine Pond – On the body of the Alchemist at Clearpine Pond.
- Location: Winterhold – In the College of Winterhold Midden Dark, resting on an Alchemy Lab.
Herbalist’s Guide to Skyrim
- Location: Markarth – In the Hag’s Cure, on the shelf under the counter.
- Location: Whiterun – In Arcadia’s Cauldron, on a large wooden table downstairs.
Mannimarco, King of Worms
- Location: Nightcaller Temple – On a table in the Alchemy Lab room.
- Location: Evergreen Grove – On a partially submerged altar near the body of a dead mage.
Song of the Alchemists
- Location: Solitude – During Favor: Rare Item Hunt for Lami in Morthal, you can find this copy on the counter in the library of the Bards College.
- Location: Anise’s Cabin – On the shelf at the foot of the bed inside Anise’s Cabin.
Alteration Skill Books:
- Location: Winterhold – Inside Kraldar’s House, hidden inside the woven basket on the shelf.
- Location: Ilinalta’s Deep – In an underwater room about halfway through the keep, next to a submerged chest.
Daughter of the Niben
- Location: Markarth – Understone Keep, on a table at the top of the stairs, to the right of the Jarl’s Throne Room.
- Location: Brandy-Mug Farm – Inside the farmhouse, atop fireplace mantel.
Reality & Other Falsehoods
- Location: Yngvild – On a table next to the throne in the Yngvild Throne Room.
- Location: Snow-Shod Farm – Inside the farmhouse, on a shelf in the basement.
- Location: Markarth – Next to Krag’s corpse in Nchuand-Zel, on a metal bench in the large central cavern.
- Location: Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary – On a bookshelf pedestal in Astrid’s foyer.
The Lunar Lorkhan
- Location: Solitude Lighthouse – In Mazaka’s quarters, on the shelf behind the bar.
- Location: Cragwallow Slope – On a table among other books in the central chamber, not far from the Arcane Enchanter.
Archery Skill Books:
Father of the Niben
- Location: Wreck of the Brinehammer – On a crate near a skeleton in the ship’s lower cargo hold.
- Location: Hunter’s Rest – Lying between two bedrolls inside the shack.
The Black Arrow, v2
- Location: Whiterun – In the Drunken Huntsman, on the shelf under the counter.
- Location: Valtheim Towers – On an end table near the top of the north tower.
The Gold Ribbon of Merit
- Location: Solitude – In the Fletcher’s shop, on a small table in a corner of the room.
- Location: Angi’s Camp – On the end table near the bed inside the shack.
The Marksmanship Lesson
- Location: Dawnstar Sanctuary – On the table with the map in the Dawnstar Sanctuary.
- Location: Mixwater Mill – In Gilfre’s House, on the small corner table.
Vernaccus and Bourlor
- Location: Knifepoint Ridge – On a crude wooden table near the Blacksmith Forge.
- Location: Froki’s Shack – On a shelf inside the shack.
Block Skill Books:
A Dance in Fire, v2
- Location: Fort Snowhawk – On the large table in the library area.
- Location: Traitor’s Post – On a cupboard in the southwest part of the ruined inn.
Battle of Red Mountain
- Location: Skybound Watch Pass – On a shelf near a chest at one end of the pass.
- Location: Tolvald’s Crossing – On a stone pedestal near the remains of the decimated caravan, deep within the cave.
Death Blow of Abernanit
- Location: Whiterun – In the Hall of the Dead catacombs, inside a small chamber lined with candles.
- Location: Falkreath – On a side table in the war room.
- Location: Broken Tower Redoubt – On a shelf in the sleeping area.
- Location: Windhelm – During Favor: Rare Item Hunt for Captain Aldis of Solitude, you can find this book in Ulfric’s bedroom in Windhelm’s Palace of the Kings.
- Location: Driftshade RefugeOn a small table near the fireplace, in the boss’s chamber. Collect it on your way out.
- Location: Fort Kastav – In the Captain’s Quarters, on a bedside table.
Conjuration Skill Books:
2920, Frostfall, v10
- Location: Windhelm – In Belyn Hlaalu’s House, hidden in a dark corner behind the dresser in the upstairs bedroom.
- Location: Sunderstone Gorge – On a pedestal in the final chamber with the Word Wall.
2920, Hearth Fire, v9
- Location: Rimerock Burrow – On an end table in the final cavern with the large chest.
- Location: Dawnstar – In the Mortar and Pestle, under the counter.
- Location: Labyrinthian – In Shalidor’s Maze, on the ground at a short dead end within the maze (must enter from the north).
- Location: Falkreath Watchtower – In the tent atop the tower.
The Doors of Oblivion
- Location: Reachcliff Cave – Inside the cave’s ruins, partially covered by other books on a shelf in the small room with the sarcophagi.
- Location: Fellglow Keep – On the pedestal in the chapel area.
The Warrior’s Charge
- Location: Markarth – On the table next to the bed in the Jarl’s Quarters.
- Location: Brittleshin Pass – On the sacrificial altar near the Arcane Enchanter.
Destruction Skill Books:
A Hypothetical Treachery
- Location: High Gate Ruins – Lying next to a skeleton in a dark corner of the large central chamber.
- Location: Windhelm – In the main room of the Aretino Residence, hidden behind a shelf.
Horrors of Castle Xyr
- Location: Rannveig’s Fast – On the table with the Alchemy Lab in the prison area.
- Location: Glenmoril Coven – Hidden in a crate in a tent near the large chest.
Mystery of Talara, v3
- Location: Upper Steepfall Burrow – Next to a skeleton in the cave with the large chest.
- Location: Winterhold – On a dresser on the second floor.
Response to Bero’s Speech
- Location: Dawnstar – In Iron Breaker Mine, sitting atop a barrel near a bedroll.
- Location: Haemar’s Shame – In Haemar’s Cavern, on a table in a nook surrounded by shelves, opposite the passage leading down to Haemar’s Shame.
The Art of War Magic
- Location: Ravenscar Hollow – On a table near the large chest.
- Location: Dawnstar – In the White Hall, on a small table on the upstairs landing.
Enchanting Skill Books:
A Tragedy in Black
- Location: Glenmoril Coven – On the table with the Arcane Enchanter.
- Location: Ilinalta’s Deep – On a table across from the Arcane Enchanter and Alchemy Lab.
Catalogue of Armor Enchantments
- Location: Morthal – On the shelf in Falion’s house.
- Location: Kynsegrove – In Steamscorch Mine, on a table at the tunnel junction.
Catalogue of Weapon Enchantments
- Location: Dawnstar – In the White Hall, between a large barrel and a mead barrel, in the room with the training dummy.
- Location: Roadside Ruins – Leaned up against the chest in the center of the ruins.
- Location: Hob’s Fall Cave – On the Arcane Enchanter in the ritual room.
- Location: Whiterun – In Carlotta Valentia’s House, on the floor between the upstairs bed and the end table.
- Location: Serpent’s Bluff Redoubt – In the Hagraven’s chamber inside the ruins, on the Arcane Enchanter.
- Location: Treva’s Watch – On a table in the bandit chief’s room at the top of the tower.
Heavy Armor Skill Books:
2920, MidYear, v6
- Location: Morthal – In the Morthal Guardhouse, hidden behind a basket and a barrel near the fireplace.
- Location: Fort Dunstad – In the Fort Dunstad Prison, in the upper-level cell block, on a shelf next to the Alchemy Lab.
- Location: Markarth – During Thieves Guild Quest: Hard Answers, on the the desk in Calcelmo’s Tower.
- Location: Darkwater Crossing – Atop a barrel near the bedroll in a small dead end.
- Location: Whiterun – In Jorrvaskr, on a low shelf in the main hall.
- Location: Rift Watchtower – On a table atop the tower.
Orsinium and the Orcs
- Location: Stonehills – On a short table atop the mine scaffolding.
- Location: Dushnikh Yal – In the cellar of the longhouse, atop a low shelf at the base of the wooden ramp.
The Knights of the Nine
- Location: Hall of the Vigilant – Inside the Hall, atop the short table near the wall map downstairs.
- Location: Windhelm – On the top shelf of the cupboard in the dining area.
Illusion Skill Books:
2920, Sun’s Dawn, v2
- Location: Markarth – In the Inner Sanctum of the Temple of Dibella, on a shelf among many other books.
- Location: Darklight Tower – On the table near Hagraven’s tent, just before the entrance to the Darklight Chambers area.
Before the Ages of Man
- Location: Whiterun – In the Dragonsreach Jarl’s Quarters, on the large desk in the study.
- Location: Shroud Hearth Barrow – In Shroud Hearth Barrow, on the altar in the catacombs chamber with the four levers.
Incident at Necrom
- Location: Pinemoon Cave – On a small table near the large chest at the cave’s far end.
- Location: Bloodlet Throne – On a small table in the locked area near the Alchemy Lab.
Mystery of Talara, Part 4
- Location: Markarth – In Nepos’s House, on a stone shelf in Nepos’s bedroom.
- Location: Broken Fang Cave – On the small shelf near the Arcane Enchanter.
The Black Arts on Trial
- Location: Windhelm – In the White Phial, on the shelf under the counter.
- Location: Falkreath – In Falkreath Jail, tucked between some crates and a small wall in the jail area.
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