Skyrim Skill Books Location Guide


Skill Books reward you with Skill Bonuses in Elder Scrolls V Skyrim. Each Skill has its own Skill Books, which you will find throughout Skyrim. You only need to read these books to gain an instant level increases. You don’t need to steal these, just opening them once, will do the trick.

Yes, there is also an achievement for reading 50 Skill Books, so if you are aiming for that, following brief directions given below to find and read all these Skill Books.

We don’t care whether you want to earn the achievement or you want to level up your skills, you will find below skill books for all 18 skills that you can learn in the game.

Elder Scrolls V Skyrim Skill Books

  1. Alchemy
  2. Alteration
  3. Archery
  4. Block
  5. Conjuration
  6. Destruction
  7. Enchantment
  8. Heavy Armor
  9. Illusion
  10. Light Armor
  11. Lockpicking
  12. One-Handed
  13. Pickpocketing
  14. Restoration
  15. Smithing
  16. Sneak
  17. Speech
  18. Two-Handed

Alchemy Skill Books

These skill books increase Alchemy Skill.

A Game At Dinner
You will find one book in New Gnisis Cornerclub in Windhelm and second in Honningbrew Brewery.

Herbalist’s guide to Skyrim
Look for this skill book in Arcadia’s Cauldron in Whiterun.

De Rerum Dirennis
You should find it in Winterhold Alchemy Lab.

Herbalit’s Guide to Skyrim
It’s in the Hag’s Cure in Makarth.

Mannimarco King of Worms
Look for on the corpse in Evergreen Grove.

Mannimarco King of Worms
Look for it in the Alchemy Lab in Nightcaller Temple.

Song of the Alchemists
You will find it in the Bards College during Solitude.

Song of the Alchemists
Search Anise’s Cabin for this skill book.

Alteration Skill Books

These Skill Books increase Alteration Skill.

Breathing Water
Look for one in Kraldar’s House in Winterhold and second in Withing Ilinalta’s Deep.

Daughter of the Niben
You will find one skill book in Brandy-Mug Farmstead and second in the room next to the Jarl of Understone in Markath.

Reality and Other Flasehoods
Find one in the throne room of Yngvild and second in the Red Eagle Ascent.

Sithis
You will find it on Krag’s corpse in Nchuand-Zel. There is another one in the Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary.

The Lunar Lorkhan
Look for one in the Mazaka’s quarters at the Lighthouse of Solitude and second in the central chamber of the Arcane Enchanter of Cragwallow Slope.

Archery Skill Books

These Skill Books increase Archery Skill.

Father of the Niben
You will find one in Brinehammer shipwreck hold and second in Autumnshade Clearing, northwest of Riften, on dead hunter.

The Black Arrow Part II
You will find one in Drunken Huntsman tavern in Whiterun and second in Valtheim Towers.

The Gold Ribbon of Merit
You will find one in Fletcher’s shop in Solitude and second in Angi’s Camp.

The Marksmanship Lesson
You will find one in map room in Dawnstar Sanctuary and second in Gilfre’s House at Mixwater.

Vernaccus and Bourlor
You will find one in Smithshop at Knifepoint Ridge and second in Froki’s Shack.

Block Skill Books

These Skill Books increase Block Skill.

A Dance in Fire, Volume II
You will find one in Library in Fort Snowhawk and second in Ruined hostel at Traitors’ Post.

Battle of Red Mountain
You will find one in Watch pass at Skybound and second in Destroyed caravan at Tolvald’s Crossing.

Death Blow of Abernit
You will find one in the Hall of the Dead at Whiterun and second in war room in Falkreath.

The Mirror
Look for one on a sleeping mat on a redoubt of the Broken Tower and second in Ulfric’s bedroom in Windhelm castle.

Warrior
Look for one in Boss arena in the Driftshade Refuge and second in Captain’s quarters in Fort Kostov.

Conjuration Skill Books

These Skill Books increase Conjuration Skill.

Frostfall, Volume 10
You will find one in the last room of the Word Wall in Sunderstone Gorge and second in Belyn Hlaalu’s house in Windhelm.

Hearth Fire, Volume 9
You will find one in Last room in Rimerock Burrow and second by the Mortar and Pestle shop in Dawnstar.

Liminal Bridges
Look for one in north entrance of Shalidar’s Maze and second at the top of Falkreath watchtower.

The Doors of Oblivion
You will find one in Reachcliff Cave and second in Fellglow Keep.

The Warrior’s Charge
You will find one in sacrificial chamber of the Arcane Enchanter at Brittleshin Pass and second in the Jarl’s bed chamber in Markarth.

Destruction Skill Books

These Skill Books increase Destruction Skill.

A Hypothetical Treachery
You will find one in central chamber of High Gate Ruins and second in the Aretino residence in Windhelm.

Art of War Magic
Look for one skill book in Ravenscar Hollow and second in White Hall at Dawnstar.

Horrors of Castle Xyr
Look for one in Alchemy lab in Rannveig’s Fast and second in Glenmoril Coven.

Response to Bero’s Speech
You will find one in Haemar’s Cavern and second in Iron Breaker Mine in Dawnstar.

The Mystery of Princess Talara, Volume 3
You will find one in Winterhold and second in Upper zone of Steepfall Burrow.

Enchantment Skill Books

These Skill Books increase Enchantment Skill.

A Tragedy In Black
Look for one in Glenmoril Coven and second in Ilinalta’s Deep.

Catalog of Armor Enchantments
You will find one skill book in Falion’s house in Morthal and second in Steamscorch mine in Kynsegrove.

Catalog of Weapon Enchantments
You will find it in White Hall at Dawnstar.

Enchanter’s Primer
Look for one skill book in Valentina’s house in Whiterun and second can be found in Hob’s Fall Cave.

Twin Secrets
You will find on skill book at the top of the Arcane Enchanter in Hagraven, at Serpent’s Bluff and second in Treva’s Watch.

Heavy Armor Skill Books

These Skill Books increase Heavy Armor Skill.

Hallgerd’s Tale
You will find one skill book in east of Ivarstead, northwest of Riften, top of the tower on a table, guarded by Orc hunters and second can be found in Jorrvaskr hall at Whiterun.

MidYear, Volume 6
You will one skill book outside the alchemy lab in Fort Dunstead prison and second in a guardhouse in Morthal.

Chimarvamidium
Look for one skill book on a Desk in Calcelmo’s Tower in Malkorth and second in Darkwater Crossing.

Orsinium and the Orcs
You will find one in Stonehills and second in Dushnikh Yal.

The Knights of the Nine
Look for one in the dining area in Windhelm and second in the Hall of the Vigilant.

Illusion Skill Books

These Skill Books increase Illusion Skill.

Before the Ages of Man
You will find one in Dragonsreach Jarl’s quarters in Whiterun and second in four level room in Shroud Hearth Barrow.

Incident at Necrom
Look for one in Pinemoon Cave and second in the locked room by the alchemy lab at Bloodlet Throne.

Mystery of Talara, Volume 4
You will find one skill book near the Arcane Enchanter at Broken Fang Cave and second in Nepa’s house in Markarth.

Sun’s Dawn, Volume 2
Look for one skill book in Temple of Dibella in Malkarth, inner sanctum and second by the Hargraven’s tent in Darklight Tower.

The Black Arts on Trial
You will find one in Falkreath Jail and second within White Phial store in Whiterun.

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