Books in Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition are key pieces of information. Apart from providing tips & guidance, these books also explain the lore of the game.
Once read, quest-related information contained inside is permanently added to the log. Duplicate copies of some books - especially recipe books - are likely to appear in any game.
A couple of books are referred to by name only by NPCs (such as the mutterings of Victoria or Jahan in the library), and do not appear as items in the game.
Below is a list of all available non-spell books in Divinity Original Sin Enhanced Edition.
Skill / spell books (or certain scrolls) that teach your character new skills / spells are also called books, but these function slightly differently. If the reader character has the appropriate stats, reading the skillbook will add that skill or spell to an empty slot in the characters skill bar, and the spell book will be 'consumed' permanently. These are not included below and have their own page.
|A Little Torture Primer||1||Library in Immaculate Temple|
|A Guide to Elegant Torture, Volume I||1||Hunter's Edge|
|A Guide to Elegant Torture, Volume II||1||Hunter's Edge|
|A Guide to Elegant Torture, Volume III||1||Hunter's Edge|
|A Guide to Elegant Torture, Volume IV||1||Hunter's Edge|
|A Pirate's Life||1||Mayor Cecil's House (2/F)|
|About Rifts||1||In the White Witch's hideout (Rift)|
|A Short History of the Seven Gods||1||??|
|Aureus' Diary||1||Legionnaire's HQ (1/F)|
|Ancient Tome of Body Mastery||1||
Sold by the Teller of Secrets
|Barrier Removal Spell||1||Hidden in dirt in central Luculla Forest.
Just past the trapped path after drunk goblins.
|Bone Totems||1||Luculla Mines|
|Book of the Immaculates I||158||Various|
|Book of the Immaculates II||158||Various|
|Book of the Immaculates III||180||Various|
|Book of the Immaculates IV||180||Various|
|Book of the Immaculates V||180||Various|
|Book of the Immaculates VI||180||Various|
|Chaos Rules Rivellon||1||First room of Immaculate Trial Dungeon|
|Compendium of Moral Techniques||1||Sold by the Teller of Secrets|
|Crafting and Cooking with Maradino||23||On the Bridge behind the drunk legionnaires (while first going to Cyseal)||Cooking recipes|
|Cultist Spell||1||Dropped by Vaelanna|
|Cultist's Orders||1||On the corpse of a Cultist (Northeast Cyseal, just on the way to Luculla)|
|Death Knights: A Compendium||1||Luculla Mines|
|Diary||1||From a a corpse underneath the Heartseeker (Easter Luculla)|
|Dusty Parchment||1||Hidden Chest in Cyseal|
|Dusty Parchment 2||1||Hidden Chest in The Cave of Portals (Luculla Forest)|
|Dusty Parchment 3||1||Hidden chest in Hiberheim|
|Dusty Parchment 4||1||Hidden chest in Hunter's Edge|
|Fun with Fluids (Volume I-VII)||23||Random Mob Drops & Sold by Vendors||Potion Recipes|
|Garkulda's Orders||1||Loot from Grutilda's Orc Camp in Luculla Forest|
|Grimoire of The Inconcievable||25||Random Mob Drops & Sold by Vendors|
|He Who Smelts It (Volume I - VII)||23||Random Mob Drops & Sold by Vendors||Blacksmithing Recipes|
|Hot Topics in Pyramids How-To||1||In Inventory|
|How to Speak Troll, Zombie Edition||1||Cyseal Church Graveyard (Dropped by the madman)|
|Imp Maintenance Diary||1||1x On corpse of dead imp (Southern Hiberheim)
1x On corpse of dead imp (Entrance of Elemental Forge, Northern Hiberheim)
1x On corpse of dead imp (Hiberheim)
|Into the Deep||1||In Grutilda's stash (Hunter's Edge)|
|Jailer's Cookbook||1||Prison Cell (Legionnaire's HQ)|
|Journal (Cyseal Smith)||1||Basement of abandoned Smith's house (Cyseal)|
|Journal (Zandalor's)||1||Zandalor's House (2/F)|
|Latest Research||1||Maradino's Lab (Luculla Forest)|
|Leandra's Diary||0||Immaculate Temple|
|Leandra's Lab Notes||1||Leandra's Office (Luculla Mines)|
|Letter||1||On a table just outside the Source Temple (Dark Forest)|
|Letter Addressed to Thelyron (apprentice)||1||Thelyron's Secret Building (east Cyseal)|
|Letter Addressed to Thelyron (Braccus Rex)||1||Thelyron's Secret Building (east Cyseal)|
|Loic's Note||1||Chapel Basement in Silverglen (Luculla Forest)|
|Love Letter||1||On ground behind Silverglen (Luculla Forest)|
|Magical Tradegies (Part 1)||1||At White Witch's hideout (The Rift)|
|Magical Tragedies (Part 2)||1||???|
|Magical Tragedies (Part 3)||1||Boreas' Treasure Room (Hiberheim)|
|Maradino and The Matchbox||1||Maradino's Lab (Luculla Forest)|
|Maradino Treasure Hunt Flyer||1||On a corpse at the Dark Forest Entrance|
|Maradino's Cold Bones||1||Maradino's Lab (Luculla Forest)|
|Maradino's Devouring Greed||1||Maradino's Lab (Luculla Forest)|
|Maradino's Stormy Nights||1||Maradino's Lab (Luculla Forest)|
|Military Essays||1||The Cave of Portals|
|Mine Worker's Log||1||Tenebrium smith (Luculla Mines)|
|Mining Office's Letter||1||Brandon, Silverglen (Luculla Forest)|
|Mycology||1||In the White Witch's house (Luculla)|
|Mystical Tome||1||Quest Reward (The Watch is Coming)|
|Old Letter||1||4x Leandra's Office in Luculla Mine|
|Old Parchment||1||Halfway through The Tutorial Dungeon in sarcophagus|
|Oops, I'm A Detective!||1||???|
|Orders||1||1x On beach at entrance to Black Cove cave
1x Drop at Grutilda's orc camp (Luculla Forest)
1x Drop by demons at Elemental Forge
|Parchment||1||1x On corpse of dying orc (Black Cove Cave)
1x Beside skeleton on Ominous Switch island (Black Cove Cave)
1x On barrel beside the Barrier Removal spell dirt mound (Luculla Forest)
1x Grutilda's Orc Camp (Luculla Forest)
|Patty Cake, Patty Cake, Volume I-V||1||????||Cooking (baking) recipes|
|Pirate Notes||1||On desk in Pirate's Office (Black Cove Cave)|
|Poisonous Creatures||1||Glen's House (Hunter's Edge)|
|Pontius' Note||1||Pontius' Chest in the ship (Black Cove)|
|Priestess' Diary||1||Luculla Mines|
|Prison Guard's Diary||1||Guard Room (Luculla Mines)|
|Sacrificing Techniques of the World||1||Library (Immaculate Temple)|
|Scribbled Notes||1||Bottom right part of First Portal Room (The Cave of Portals)|
|Secret from the Stars (I - IV)||2400||Teller of Secrets|
|Secrets of the Scroll, Volume I - IX||??||???|
|Secrets of the Source Temple||1||Zandalor's House (2/F)|
|Tales of Rothbarg the Barbarian||1||The Cave of Portals|
|Tattered Diary||1||In the White Witch's hideout (The Rift)|
|Tales of the Seven Gods||1||Various|
|The Absence of the Seven Gods||1||Various|
|The Adventurer's Field Guide (Volume I - XX)||23||Random Mob Drops & Sold by Vendors||Crafting recipes|
|The Art of Whisky||1||Basement of Glen's House (Hunter's Edge)|
|The Coming of the Divine||1||Various|
|The Corpse Compendium||1||Mortuary Morgue (Cyseal)|
|The Divine One's Return||1||Various|
|The History of Cyseal||1||Mayor Cecil's House Library (2/F)|
|The Last Werehseep||1||Boreas' Treasure Room (Hiberheim)|
|The Legend of the Weresheep||1||Dig Spot, Cyseal Church Graveyard|
|The Legionnaire Companion||23||First room of Immaculate Trial Dungeon||Crafting recipes|
|The Merchand and the Apple Tree||??||???|
|The Necronomicon of Cooking||1||Immaculate Temple|
|The Order of the Source Hunters: A Brief History||1||Obtained at start of game|
|The Ritual of Devotion||1||Library (Source Temple)|
|The String Enthusiast, Volume I - III||??||???||Arrow and bow crafting recipes|
|The Temple of Asarte, Volume I - III||??||???|
|The Trial of Ascension Logs||1||Library (Source Temple)|
|The Witch and the Beast||1||Maradino's Lab (Luculla Forest)|
|Treasure Map I - VI||50-450||Painter in Cyseal Market|
|Two-Hundred Ninenty-Nine Ways to Wisdom||1||White Witch's house (Luculla Forest)|
|Unsent Letter to the Conduit||1||Thelyron's Secret Building (east Cyseal)|
|Vaelanna's Orders||1||Dropped by Vaelanna|
|Warning||1||Immaculate Trial Dungeon|
|Well Teleportation Scroll||1||Boreas' Treasure Room (Hiberheim)|
|Why the Gods Left Rivellon||1||Mayor Cecil's Library (2/F)|
|Weresheep Recipe||1||Maradino's Lab (Luculla Forest)|
Faery Lore book?
Can we add an explanation as to who "learns" the recipe when a book is read?
The first reader of the book?
Everyone in the party?
Only the main characters?
The one(s) with the highest loremaster stat?
... or something else?
I notice that different party members seem to know different recipes, but if I get the more ignorant ones to read, those recipes are not added to their knowledge. How does this work, actually?
A related question: Is there any reason to cart recipe books around, or can they be sold or dumped once reading?
no spell books in the game huh?