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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.

Fable II[]

In Fable II, there are books for numerous purposes. Some are used to train tricks, treasure hunting and combat skills to your dog. Some are used to help you understand expressions.

Bowerstone now has its own bookstore, Fiction Burns.

Fable III[]

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.

A list of these books can be found at the Fable III Books article page and their locations on the Rare Book Locations page.


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.

Fable Books

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 II Books

Fable III Books
Rare Books
AdventureQuest: A Select Your Own Endeavour BookAlchemy and ImmortalityThe Amazing Exploits of Baron Barnaby BeadleAttack of the Killer PuffinsDangerous Things: GunpowderDangerous Things: Industrial MachineryDangerous Things: LaddersDangerous Things: LightningDangerous Things: Stargazing In Remote AreasThe Extraordinary Homunculus of Baron von OrfenFamous Killers: Carl TendencyFamous Killers: Terence PostureFamous Killers: Xavier SmedleyFamous Kings of History: King CedricFamous Kings of History: Markus IvyFamous Kings of History: Old King OswaldThe Grasping Avarice of Kings and their LackeysHow to be a Crack ShotHow to be a Master SwordsmanLiver of DarknessThe Mibbs-Spagmo Theory of GluttonyThe Tyranny of TyrantsThe Very Unsafe Book for Boys, Vol. 1: Hang GlidersThe Very Unsafe Book for Boys, Vol. 2: OvensThe Very Unsafe Book for Boys, Vol. 3: Boxing
Special Books
The Book of DoomThe Book of MysteriesThe Invocation of the WatchersThe Pangs of SunsetReaver on Reaver
Notes • Letters • Diaries
Captain's LogFormer Owner's NoteThe Life and Adventures of Benjamin FinnNigel Ferret's InstructionsPenologist's HandbookReaver's LetterSabine's History of the Dweller TribeTraitor's Keep Diaries