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There are many books in Morrowind, attempting to provide players with an authentic experience by letting them delve as deeply as they want into the lore of Tamriel. Acquiring and reading them all in-game is a difficult task, so they are collected here. On this page there are further book categories as well as a list of all the books that appear in the game. A list of books broken down by subject can be found here.

Special Categories of Books

Faction Books
Most factions in the game have books that document what they believe.
Skill Books
Lists the books in the game that increase the character's skills.
Notes
Shorter notes, ledgers, logs, etc.

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Title (ID)   Author Description
2920, The Last Year of the First Era
Carlovac Townway A fictional series of books about historical events involving Vivec and the Empire
The 36 Lessons of Vivec
Vivec Words of wisdom relating to Vivec
ABCs for Barbarians
bk_ABCs
25 Picture book for barbarians
Aedra and Daedra
bk_AedraAndDaedra
bk_Aedra_Tarer_Unique
50 Overview of the basic differences between Gods, Demons, Aedra, and Daedra
The Affairs of Wizards
bk_AffairsOfWizards
50 Turedus Talanian Information for people interested in joining House Telvanni
The Alchemists Formulary
bk_AlchemistsFormulary
300 Instructions for some of the common potions made around Morrowind
Ancestors and the Dunmer
bk_AncestorsAndTheDunmer
25 An outdated guide for foreign visitors to Morrowind
The Annotated Anuad
bk_AnnotatedAnuad
50 Early religious book providing a simplified version of The Anuad creation myth from the Mythic Era
Antecedants of Dwemer Law
bk_AntecedantsDwemerLaw
25 A historical account of the development of Dwemer law and custom from its roots in High Elven culture
The Anticipations
bk_Anticipations
50 Anonymous Overview of the members of and the relationship between the Tribunal and the Daedra
Arcana Restored
bk_ArcanaRestored
75 Wapna Neustra
Praceptor [sic] Emeritus
Cryptic instructions for the restoration of Arcana
The Arcturian Heresy
bk_ArcturianHeresy
25 A brief, undated, early historical document covering the Underking and Tiber Septim
Arkay the Enemy
bk_ArkayTheEnemy
40 KW Instructions for the faithful to foil Arkay
The Armorer's Challenge
BookSkill_Armorer1
325 Mymophonus A competition between two skilled armorsmiths
The Art of War Magic
bookskill_destruction4
225 Zurin Arctus, with Commentary By Other Learned Masters Mastering the art of winning
Ashland Hymns
bk_Ashland_Hymns
35 This is a volume of folk verses collected from Ashlanders. "Wondrous Love" is from the Urshilaku Ashlanders of the northern Ashlands.
The Axe Man
bookskill_axe2
225 A surprising way to become proficient with an axe
Azura and the Box
BookSkill_Sneak3
200 Marobar Sul Book 11 of a series of fictional stories about the Dwemer
The Balladeer's Fakebook
bk_Balladeers_Fakebook
35 Popular Western drinking songs
Biography of Queen Barenziah
Stern Gamboge, Imperial Scribe The life history of Queen Barenziah
Biography of the Wolf Queen
BookSkill_Speechcraft1
250 Katar Eriphanes A history of the unambiguously evil Queen Potema, the so-called Wolf Queen of Solitude
The Black Arrow
Gorgic Guine A story of revenge, and a true master archer
The Black Glove
bk_BlackGlove
60 Promotionary pamphlet for the Morag Tong
Blasphemous Revenants
bk_BlasphemousRevenants
55 A call for the destruction of all vampires and those who follow them!
The Blue Book of Riddles
bk_BlueBookOfRiddles
250 A collection of riddles
Boethiah's Glory
bk_Boethiah's Glory_unique
25 Worship book for Boethiah
Boethiah's Pillow Book
bk_BoethiahPillowBook
0
Bone
Tavi Dromio Tale told of the invention of bonemold armor
The Book of Daedra
bk_BookOfDaedra
45 Excerpts from a lengthy tome describing the nature of each of the Daedra
The Book of Dawn and Dusk
bk_BookDawnAndDusk
25 A collection of sayings and aphorisms attributed variously to the Tribunals and to their saints and servants
Book of Life and Service
bk_BookOfLifeAndService
40 Book relating to the undead of the Soul Cairn
Book of Rest and Endings
bk_BookOfRestAndEndings
40 Obscure bits of cult mumbo-jumbo
Breathing Water
BookSkill_Alteration1
400 Haliel Myrm Lessons on water breathing
Brief History of the Empire
Stronach k'Thojj III A description of events in the history of the Empire
The Brothers of Darkness
bk_BrothersOfDarkness
100 Pellarne Assi A brief history of the Dark Brotherhood
Brown Book of 3E 426
bk_BrownBook426
75 A yearbook of the affairs of the Telvanni Council
The Buying Game
bookskill_mercantile1
200 Adabael Timsar-Dadisun Tips on buying and selling
The Cake and the Diamond
BookSkill_Alchemy2
200 Athyn Muendil An alchemist tricks a thief!
The Cantatas of Vivec
bk_CantatasOfVivec
50 A book of gospels in the form of epic songs
Capn's Guide to the Fishy Stick
bk_fishystick
5 The definitive reference to fishy sticks throughout Tamriel
Chance's Folly
bookskill_security4
250 Zylmoc Golge The folly of a double-crosser
The Changed Ones
bk_ChangedOnes
50 Story of how Boethiah refuted Trinimac
Charwich-Koniinge Letters
Charwich and Koniinge Letters sent between Charwich and Koniinge about their search for Azura's Star
Cherim's Heart of Anequina
bookskill_medium armor1
225 Livillus Perus, Professor at the Imperial University Interview with Cherim, a master tapestry weaver
Children of the Sky
bk_ChildrenOfTheSky
50 A description of the Nords and the Thu'um
Chimarvamidium
BookSkill_Heavy Armor3
225 Marobar Sul Book 6 of a series of fictional stories about the Dwemer
Chronicles of Nchuleft
bk_ChroniclesNchuleft
250 An Anonymous Altmer A historical chronicle of events in the Dwemer Freehold Colony of Nchuleft
Confessions of a Skooma-Eater
bk_Confessions
25 Tilse Sendas A narrative of a cured skooma addict
The Consolations of Prayer
bk_ConsolationsOfPrayer
25 A prayerbook for Blessed Almsivi, Triune Grace, and all the hosts of saints
A Dance in Fire
Waughin Jarth A clerk's adventures in Valenwood
Darkest Darkness
bk_darkestdarkness
60 A description of various Daedra
The Death Blow of Abernanit
BookSkill_Block1
300 Anonymous (with notes by Geocrates Varnus) The death of Dagoth Thras
Divine Metaphysics...
bk_DivineMetaphysics
1000 An explanation of Anumidium's construction, written in Dwemeris
The Doors of the Spirit
bk_DoorsOfTheSpirit
50 Mantra of the Dunmer spirits
The Dowry
BookSkill_Security3
300 Marobar Sul Book 10 of a series of fictional stories about the Dwemer
The Dragon Break Re-Examined
BookSkill_Alteration2
250 Fal Droon Explanation of a historical error of timing
The Eastern Provinces Impartially Considered
bk_easternprovincesimpartial
50 On the benefits and liabilities of the ongoing management of Morrowind and Black Marsh
The Egg of Time
bk_EggOfTime
1000 Bthuand Mzahnch A refutation of a popular theory among the Dwemer that the use of Lorkhan's Heart involved unjustifiable risks
Fellowship of the Temple
bk_fellowshiptemple
25 Archcanon Tholer Saryoni Evangelical and documentative orthodox work of the Tribunal Temple
Feyfolken
Waughin Jarth The Great Sage tells a story of Artaeum, Psijics, and Robotic Enchanters
The Final Lesson
bookskill_enchant5
350 Aegrothius Goth Two apprentices are separated
The Firmament
bk_firmament
40 Ffoulke A book of constellations and their meanings
The Firsthold Revolt
bookskill_mysticism1
200 Maveus Cie The story of how Hlaalu Helseth's sister kept the Summerset Isle city of Firsthold
The Five Far Stars
bk_five_far_stars
25 Zershishi Mus-Manul Ashlander poetry
The Five Songs of King Wulfharth
bk_fivesongsofkingwulfharth
30 A summary of five epic songs of the Ash King, plus an apocryphal song of the Tribunal, Dagoth-Ur and Nerevar
For my Gods and Emperor
bk_formygodsandemperor
25 Imperial Cult A handbook for new Imperial Cult members
Fort Pelagiad Prisoner Log
bk_fortpelagiadprisonerlog
0
The Four Suitors of Benitah
bookskill_restoration3
300 Jole Yolivess A man quests to marry his childhood crush through the use of Fortify Attribute spells
Fragment: On Artaeum
bk_fragmentonartaeum
20 Taurce il-Anselma A work explaining some of the history of the Psijic island of Artaeum
Frontier, Conquest, and Accomodation
bk_frontierconquestaccommodat
25 University of Gwylim Press, 3E 344 Details the presence of humans in Tamriel prior to the original Nordic conquests thought to bring humans to Tamriel
Galerion The Mystic
bk_galerionthemystic
50 Asgrim Kolsgreg A biography of Galerion, a Psijic who founded the Mages Guild
Galur Rithari's Papers
bk_galur_rithari's_papers
0 Galur Rithari Galur Rithari's account of his attempts to rid himself of vampirism
A Game at Dinner
BookSkill_Alchemy1
200 An Anonymous Spy A spy's observations upon poison making and a dinner party
The Gold Ribbon of Merit
bookskill_marksman1
250 Ampyrian Brum A man tutors his old friend in marksmanship
Grasping Fortune
bk_graspingfortune
30 Serjo Hlaalu Dram Bero Evangelical and documentative work of Great House Hlaalu
Great Houses of Morrowind
bk_great_houses
3 A description of the five great houses of Morrowind
Guide to Ald'ruhn
bk_guide_to_ald_ruhn
3 An overview of Ald'ruhn's people and notable places
Guide to Balmora
bk_guide_to_balmora
3 An overview of Balmora's people and notable places
Guide to Sadrith Mora
bk_guide_to_sadrithmora
3 An overview of Sadrith Mora's people and notable places
Guide to Vivec
bk_guide_to_vivec
3 An overview of Vivec's people and notable places
Guide to Vvardenfell
bk_guide_to_vvardenfell
3 An overview of the district of Vvardenfell
Guylaine's Architecture
bk_guylainesarchitecture
60 Guylaine Marilie's outdated summary of historical Dwemer architecture
Hallgerd's Tale
bookskill_heavy armor1
325 Tavi Dromio Squabbling over the greatest warrior ever leads to a tale of heavy-armor-master Hlaalu Pasoroth
Hanging Gardens of Wasten Coridale
bk_hanginggardenswasten
55 A travel guide to the Hanging Gardens of Wasten Coridale, written in both Dwemeris and Aldmeris
Hanin's Wake
bk_bartendersguide
bk_bartendersguide_01
10 A noxious and lethal drink allows for a mass sacrifice
Homilies of Blessed Almalexia
bk_HomiliesOfBlessedAlmalexia
25 Almalexia A series of children's fables, each with its own moral
Honor Among Thieves
bk_honorthieves
100 Arnie the Scrib A manual for those wishing to join the Thieves Guild
The Hope of the Redoran
bookskill_blunt weapon1
250 Turiul Nirith A tale of a child blessed by a prophecy and the interpretation thereof
The Horror of Castle Xyr
bookskill_destruction1
250 Baloth-Kul A One Act Play
The House of Troubles
bk_HouseOfTroubles_c
bk_HouseOfTroubles_o
50 Chronicle of the Daedra who decided not to submit to the Tribunal
How Orsinium Passed to the Orcs
bookskill_heavy armor4
200 Menyna Gsost The story of how Gortwog won the land to the north of Wayrest
A Hypothetical Treachery
bookskill_destruction3
175 Anthil Morvir A One Act Play
I'm My Own Grandpa
bk_Im_My_Own_Grandpa
10 Gaeldol, the Funniest Wood Elf Ever A collection of jokes
Ice and Chitin
BookSkill_Light Armor2
325 Pletius Spatec A tale of the manipulation of chitin armor
Imperial Charter of the Guild of Fighters
bk_charterFG
30 The purpose, authority, tenents, and membership requirements for the Fighters Guild
The Importance of Where
BookSkill_Blunt Weapon2
200 Marobar Sul Book 3 of an incomplete series of fictional stories about the Dwemer
Incident in Necrom
bookskill_illusion3
225 Jonquilla Bothe A story about an illusionist
Invocation of Azura
bk_InvocationOfAzura
50 Sigillah Parate A work written by the High Priestess of Azura arguing the superiority of Azura to other Daedra Princes
Journal of Tarhiel
bk_falljournal_unique
50 Tarhiel The ramblings of Tarhiel, inventor of the long-distance jumping spell
Kagrenac's Journal
bk_kagrenac'sjournal_excl
400 Kagrenac An unreadable text containing Kagrenac's daily thoughts
Kagrenac's Planbook
bk_kagrenac'splans_excl
400 Kagrenac An unreadable text containing Kagrenac's plans
Last Scabbard of Akrash
BookSkill_Armorer2
250 Tabar Vunqidh Story of a slaver's daughter and her Khajiit lover
The Legendary Scourge
bk_LegendaryScourge
200 A short story and poem about Scourge, the mace of Malacath
Legions of the Dead
bk_legionsofthedead (bk_sharnslegionsofthedead for the unique version)
0 / 50 An informational book on the undead
A Less Rude Song
bk_istunondescosmology
40 Anonymous A standard bawdy ballad
Lives of the Saints
bk_LivesOfTheSaints
25 Tribunal Temple Listing and describing prominent saints of the Dunmer
The Locked Room
bookskill_security1
200 Porbert Lyttumly How a pupil outlocks her cruel picklock instructor
Lord Jornibret's Last Dance
bookskill_light_armor3
300 Song involving men and women's parts
The Lost Prophecy
bk_thelostprophecy
0 Gilvas Barelo One of the Nerevarine Prophecies
The Lunar Lorkhan
BookSkill_Alteration5
350 Fal Droon A theory about the moons Masser and Secunda
The Lusty Argonian Maid
bk_lustyargonianmaid
20 Crassius Curio A short excerpt from Crassius Curio's bawdy play
The Madness of Pelagius
bk_madnessofpelagius
20 Tsathenes Profiling the renowned Mad Emperor
Mages Guild Charter
bk_charterMG
30 Rules for membership of the Mages Guild
The Marksmanship Lesson
bookskill_marksman4
250 Alla Llaleth How a Bosmer slave teaches his master's son marksmanship
Master Zoaraym's Tale
bookskill_hand to hand5
300 Gi'Nanth About the Temple of the Two Moons in Elsweyr and its students
The Mirror
bookskill_block2
225 Berdier Wreans About a skilled fighter's showdown with his greatest enemy
Mixed Unit Tactics v1
bk_MixedUnitTactics
25 Codus Callonus A book about the strategies of the Khajiit during the Five Years War
The Monomyth
bk_manyfacesmissinggod
30 A theological book containing the common creation myths
Mysterious Akavir
bk_MysteriousAkavir
50 Information about the continent Akavir
Mystery of Talara
Mera Llykith The five-part story of Princess Talara
Mysticism
bk_Mysticism
25 Tetronius Lor A treatise on the school of Mysticism
N'Gasta! Kvata! Kvakis!
bk_NGastaKvataKvakis_c
bk_NGastaKvataKvakis_o
200 N'Gasta An obscure text written in the language of the Sload by a necromancer
Nchunak's Fire and Faith
bk_nchunaksfireandfaith
60 Nchunak Nchunak's journey among the Dwemer and his attempts to understand the teachings of Kagrenac
Nerevar Moon-and-Star
bk_NerevarMoonandStar
200 An Imperial scholarly work on the legend of Indoril Nerevar
Night Falls On Sentinel
bookskill_blunt weapon3
275 Boali How a knight weeds out an enemy of the king
No-h's Picture Book of Wood
bk_BriefHistoryofWood bk_BriefHistoryofWood_01
10 No-h An interesting book about wood
Notes on Racial Phylogeny
bookskill_restoration2
275 the Council of Healers, Imperial University About the similarities and differences between the races of Tamriel
The Old Ways
bk_oldways
40 Celarus the Loremaster A guide to the Psijic Order and their beliefs
On Morrowind
bk_OnMorrowind
40 Erramanwe of Sunhold A historical synopsis of the Imperial conquest of Morrowind
On Oblivion
bk_onoblivion
40 Morian Zenas A guide to Oblivion and the Daedra
On the Preparation of the Corpse
How to obtain and prepare a corpse for necromantic purposes
Ordo Legionis
bk_ordolegionis
30 An introduction to the Imperial Legion
Origin of the Mages Guild
bk_OriginOfTheMagesGuild
25 The Archmage Salarth Where and how the Mages Guild started
Overview of Gods and Worship
bk_OverviewOfGodsAndWorship
50 Brother Hetchfield Speculation concerning the worship of gods and their benefit from such
Palla
Vojne Mierstyyd A conjurer's tragic infatuation with a dead woman
The Pig Children
bk_PigChildren
100 Tyston Bane Discusses the history of the Orcish threat in the Iliac Bay
The Pilgrim's Path
bk_PilgrimsPath
25 Tribunal Temple A book describing each of the Temple's shrines
Poison Song
Bristin Xel A historically inaccurate epic set in the aftermath of the war with the Dwemer and House Dagoth
The Posting of the Hunt
bk_PostingOfTheHunt
200 A document announcing a ritualistic hunting of a mortal by Daedra
The Prayers of Baranat
bookskill_hand to hand1
250 Adventure of a man in his quest to release a kidnapped lady
Progress of Truth
bk_progressoftruth
150 Dissident Priests A book questioning the doctrine of the Tribunal and even its godhood
The Ransom of Zarek
BookSkill_Athletics1
200 Marobar Sul How a boy escapes his kidnappers
The Real Barenziah
Anonymous Biography of the famous Queen Mother of Morrowind
The Real Nerevar
bk_RealNerevar
50 A Telvanni retainer's informal history of Nerevar
Realizations of Acrobacy
bookskill_acrobatics1
200 Master Rhunen Zebavi Story of a struggle between Telvanni councilors
The Rear Guard
BookSkill_Light Armor1
200 Tenace Mourl How a lone man guards a besieged castle and how he obtains his food
Red Book of Great House Redoran 3E 426
bk_redbook426
60 A yearbook of the affairs of the Redoran Council of Vvardenfell District
The Red Book of Riddles
bk_redbookofriddles
50 Small collection of riddles
Redoran Cooking Secrets
bk_redorancookingsecrets
20 Dinara Othrelas How to cook "Crab Meat and Scuttle" and "The Hound and Rat"
Reflections on Cult Worship
bk_reflectionsoncultworship...
25 Cuseius Plecia Comparisons between the Imperial Cult and the Temple
Response to Bero's Speech
bookskill_destruction2
200 Malviser, Battlemage Commentaries of "Bero's Speech to the Battlemages" book
The Ruins of Kemel-Ze
bk_tamrielicreligions
40 Rolard Nordssen An archaeologist's adventure through ancient Dwemer ruins
Saryoni's Sermons
bk_SaryonisSermons
50 Archcanon Tholer Saryoni Annotated text of the Temple with commentary by Archcanon Tholer Saryoni
Secrets of Dwemer Animunculi
bk_SecretsDwemerAnimunculi
450 Diagrams of a Sphere Centurion in various stages
The Seed
BookSkill_Axe3
200 Marobar Sul Book 2 of an incomplete series of fictional stories about the Dwemer
A Short History of Morrowind
bk_ShortHistoryMorrowind
5 Jeanette Sitte Some excerpts from the book's introduction and its section on Vvardenfell
Silence
bookskill_illusion2
230 Ganpheril Kimeth How an adventurer's fight with a powerful mage was aided with a simple Silence spell
Sithis
BookSkill_Alteration3
275 Text detailing an apparent connection between Sithis and Lorkhan
Smuggler's Island
bookskill_spear1
250 Quarde Anarion A tale of eleven moon sugar smugglers' grisly fate
Song of the Alchemists
BookSkill_Alchemy3
200 Marobar Sul Book 5 of an incomplete series of fictional stories about the Dwemer
Special Flora of Tamriel
bk_specialfloraoftamriel
25 Hardin the Herbalist A list of the rare plants of Tamriel
Spirit of Nirn, God of Mortals
bk_spiritofnirn
40 Opinions of the god Lorkhan and the origin of creation
Spirit of the Daedra
bk_SpiritOfTheDaedra
100 A look into the Daedric mindset
Starlover's Log
bk_SamarStarloversJournal
350 Samar Starlover Entries from the journal of a Battlemage seeking escape from Battlespire
The Stranger
bk_a2_1_thestranger
0 These are the words of the prophecy called "The Stranger"
Surfeit of Thieves
bookskill_security5
350 Aniis Noru How a busted robbery gets even worse
Tal Marog Ker's Researches
bk_TalMarogKersResearches
450 Tal Marog Ker On the exploits and studies of Chimere Graegyn
Tamrielic Lore
bk_Yagrum's_Book
250 Yagrum Bagarn A list of ancient artifacts, compiled by the last living Dwemer at the behest of Divayth Fyr
The Third Door
BookSkill_Axe1
250 Annanar Orme Tale of a heart-broken, vengeful, axe-wielding woman
Trap
bookskill_sneak4
250 Anonymous A starving man steals money for food, but pays a high price for his action
The True Nature of Orcs
bk_truenatureoforcs
30 Book detailing the Orsimer race and their origin
The True Noble's Code
bk_truenoblescode
40 Serjo Athyn Sarethi Gives the guidelines to the members of the House Redoran
Unnamed Book
bookskill_short blade1
225 Anonymous A lesson on how to assassinate with a knife, followed by a story of counterbetrayal
The Vagaries of Magicka
bk_VagariesOfMagica
200
Vampires of Vvardenfell
A book giving an overview of vampirism in Morrowind
Varieties of Faith in the Empire
bk_varietiesoffaithintheempire
30 Brother Mikhael Karkuxor of the Imperial College An expansive list of the pantheons and associated divine spirits of Tamriel's dominant cultures
Vernaccus and Bourlor
bookskill_marksman3
250 Tavi Dromio How a short-tempered Daedra tries to make something of himself
Vivec and Mephala
bk_vivecandmephala
40 Informational book about ALMSIVI and Mephala
The War of the First Council
bk_WaroftheFirstCouncil
25 Agrippa Fundilius A brief account of a First Era religious conflict
The Warrior's Charge
bookskill_conjuration5
325 An old poem of the Redguards that deals with the constellations
The Waters of Oblivion
bk_WatersOfOblivion
250 A work on the dangers of Daedra and Oblivion
Where Were You When the Dragon Broke?
bk_wherewereyoudragonbroke
55 Various A brief description and multiple accounts of the Dragon Break
The Wild Elves
bk_wildelves
35 Kier-Jo Chorvak Brief description of the Ayleids, or Wild Elves
Withershins
bookskill_restoration1
250 Yaqut Tawashi A humorous tale of a man's ailment and cure
The Wolf Queen
Waughin Jarth The life story of Queen Potema
Words and Philosophy
BookSkill_Long Blade1
225 An interview with a Bosmer master swordsman about her life
Words of Clan Mother Ahnissi
bk_wordsclanmother
40 Clan Mother Ahnissi How a Khajiit explains the origin of the world
Words of the Wind
bk_words_of_the_wind
45 A volume of verse collected from Ashlander wise women
The Wraith's Wedding Dowry
bookskill_unarmored1
300 Voltha gra-Yamwort, translated by Apthorne Story of how an Orc reclaims her wedding gift from thieves
Yellow Book of Great House Hlaalu
bk_yellowbook426
20 Gives a list of Hlaalu councilors and house affairs
The Yellow Book of Riddles
bk_yellowbookofriddles
30 A small book of interesting riddles