Books are a collection of pages used to write down stories and other kinds of information for future generations.
You may find many books to look up information, history and lore, or to help with quests.
Several libraries are available in Albion. The Heroes' Guild has a large collection of books and a hidden library. Many villagers put books in their house. Books are also a vital subject in schools. Bowerstone also had its own library. However, Lady Grey sold it for profit after she became the mayor, making books a rare item in Bowerstone. This led to a quest in Fable: The Lost Chapters, Book Collection, to donate books to the school. All the books in the Heroes' Guild can be obtained multiple times.
In Fable III, books are no longer used to learn new expressions for your Hero or teach your Dog new tricks. However, books are still used to improve your Dog's ability to find treasures and dig spots, to fight alongside you in battle and being able to help you impress villagers and NPCs with his/her charisma as you interact with them. The new Charisma stat acts similar to the previous functions of the Dog Tricks books as seen in Fable II.
The ability to buy books - which could be found in bookcases and other locations in Fable II - from a book shop such as Fiction Burns is no longer available in Fable III as there is no longer a shop for them but books for your Dog can still be found or bought at various stores in some regions of Fable III. Similarly, books can also still be found as you explore Albion but they are now mainly used in The Pen is Mightier... quest.
In Fable, Fable: The Lost Chapters and Fable: Anniversary, certain books which are given to the teacher Mr. Gout during the Book Collection quest can have different dialogue depending on how far the player is in the game. For example: he will comment on Twinblade's book differently, based on if the Hero of Oakvale has already fought him or not.
A History of the Guild • A Love Story • Arban's Thaumaturgica • Book of Spells • Creatures of the North • Dusty Notebook • Eyes of a Killer • Jack of Blades • Making Friends • Scrawled Parchment • Sisters' Diary • The Arena • The Balverine Slayer • The Bloodline • The Dragons • The Guild of Zeroes • The Hierarchy of Weapons • The Northern Wastes • The Oakvale Raid • The Old Kingdom • The Other Land • The Pale Balverine • The Repentant Alchemist • The Rotten Apple • The Sock Method • The Story of 'X' • The Tailor's Tragedy • The Tale of Maxley • The Tale of Twinblade • The Trials of Aarkan • The Trigamist • The Ugly Guide • Theresa's Letter • Three Haikus by Miko the Bard • Windbreaker Rule Book • You Are Not a Bad Person A Hero's Journey (I, II, III) • Creatures of Albion (I, II, III)
|Fable III Books|
|AdventureQuest: A Select Your Own Endeavour Book • Alchemy and Immortality • The Amazing Exploits of Baron Barnaby Beadle • Attack of the Killer Puffins • Dangerous Things: Gunpowder • Dangerous Things: Industrial Machinery • Dangerous Things: Ladders • Dangerous Things: Lightning • Dangerous Things: Stargazing In Remote Areas • The Extraordinary Homunculus of Baron von Orfen • Famous Killers: Carl Tendency • Famous Killers: Terence Posture • Famous Killers: Xavier Smedley • Famous Kings of History: King Cedric • Famous Kings of History: Markus Ivy • Famous Kings of History: Old King Oswald • The Grasping Avarice of Kings and their Lackeys • How to be a Crack Shot • How to be a Master Swordsman • Liver of Darkness • The Mibbs-Spagmo Theory of Gluttony • The Tyranny of Tyrants • The Very Unsafe Book for Boys, Vol. 1: Hang Gliders • The Very Unsafe Book for Boys, Vol. 2: Ovens • The Very Unsafe Book for Boys, Vol. 3: Boxing|
|The Book of Doom • The Book of Mysteries • The Invocation of the Watchers • The Pangs of Sunset • Reaver on Reaver|