Skill Books

Last Updated: Apr-27-2013

  • For each skill you can find five books that will instantly improve that skill by one level. Each title only works once, even if you find two copies of that book.
  • No new skill books were added in the Dawnguard, Dragonborn or Hearthfire add-ons.
  • The Dragonborn add-on includes an ability called Scholar’s Insight that grants two points for every skill book read.

Printable Checklist

Skyrim-Skill-Book-Checklist.pdf (13076 downloads)

Table of Skill Books

SkillBook Title in Inventory
AlchemyA Game at Dinner
AlchemyDu Rerum Dirennis
AlchemyHerbalist's Guide to Skyrim
AlchemyMannimarco, King of Worms
AlchemySong of the Alchemists
AlterationBreathing Water
AlterationDaughter of the Niben
AlterationReality & Other Falsehoods
AlterationThe Lunar Lorkhan
ArcheryFather Of The Niben
ArcheryThe Black Arrow, v2
ArcheryThe Gold Ribbon of Merit
ArcheryThe Marksmanship Lesson
ArcheryVernaccus and Bourlor
BlockA Dance in Fire, v2
BlockBattle of Red Mountain
BlockDeath Blow of Abernanit
BlockThe Mirror
Conjuration2920, Frostfall, v10
Conjuration2920, Hearth Fire, v9
ConjurationLiminal Bridges
ConjurationThe Doors of Oblivion
ConjurationThe Warrior's Charge
DestructionA Hypothetical Treachery
DestructionMystery of Talara, v3
DestructionResponse to Bero's Speech
DestructionThe Art of War Magic
DestructionThe Horror of Castle Xyr
EnchantingA Tragedy in Black
EnchantingCatalogue of Armor Enchantments
EnchantingCatalogue of Weapon Enchantments
EnchantingEnchanter's Primer
EnchantingTwin Secrets
Heavy Armor2920, Mid Year, v6
Heavy ArmorChimarvamidium
Heavy ArmorHallgerd's Tale
Heavy ArmorOrsinium and the Orcs
Heavy ArmorThe Knights of the Nine
Illusion2920, Sun's Dawn, v2
IllusionBefore the Ages of Man
IllusionIncident in Necrom
IllusionMystery of Talara, Part 4
IllusionThe Black Arts On Trial
Light ArmorIce and Chitin
Light ArmorJornibret's Last Dance
Light ArmorRislav The Righteous
Light ArmorThe Rear Guard
Light ArmorThe Refugees
LockpickingAdvances in Lock Picking
LockpickingProper Lock Design
LockpickingSurfeit of Thieves
LockpickingThe Locked Room
LockpickingThe Wolf Queen, v1
One-Handed2920, Morning Star, v1
One-HandedFire and Darkness
One-HandedMace Etiquette
One-HandedNight Falls on Sentinel
One-HandedThe Importance of Where
PickpocketAevar Stone-Singer
PickpocketPurloined Shadows
PickpocketWulfmare's Guide To Better Thieving
Restoration2920, Rain's Hand, v4
RestorationMystery of Talara, v 2
RestorationRacial Phylogeny
RestorationThe Exodus
SmithingCherim's Heart
SmithingHeavy Armor Forging
SmithingLight Armor Forging
SmithingThe Armorer's Challenge
SmithingThe Last Scabbard of Akrash
Sneak2920, Last Seed, v8
SneakLegend of Krately House
SneakSacred Witness
SneakThe Red Kitchen Reader
SneakThree Thieves
Speech2920, Second Seed, v5
SpeechA Dance in Fire, v6
SpeechA Dance in Fire, v7
SpeechBiography of the Wolf Queen
SpeechThe Buying Game
Two-HandedBattle of Sancre Tor
Two-HandedSong Of Hrormir
Two-HandedThe Legendary Sancre Tor
Two-HandedWords and Philosophy


  1. both “Horror of Castle Xyr” and “Last Scabbard of Akrash” are incorrectly listed with “The” as their first word. Neither title starts with “The”.

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