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{{Otheruses|def=no|an alphabetical list of all books and texts|list of books}}
[[File:Book interface.png|thumb|300px|The typical interface that appears when reading a book. Some interfaces may appear slightly different, such as the title bar on the top being removed, or the bookmark in the centre missing.]]
[[File:Reading a book.gif|frame|A player reading a book.]]
'''Books''' are items obtained in [[quests]] and elsewhere in ''[[RuneScape]]''. Most books can be read by players, which provides information ranging from lore to information on game mechanics.
When a player reads a book, their game screen will largely be covered by an interface displaying the contents of the book, and their character will be seen reading a green (sometimes yellow) book.
==Books in bookcase==
[[Bookcase]]s are built in the [[Parlour]], [[Quest Hall]] or [[Study]] of a [[player-owned house]]. All of the bookcases will contain the same books. Bookcases have the ability to save bank space, because they automatically store most books from previously completed quests and other miscellaneous books.
There are currently a total of 98 books that can be stored in a bookcase, and are stored in the following order:
{| class="wikitable lighttable sortable"
! class="unsortable" |
! style="width:25%;" | Item name
! style="width:40%;" | Name in bookcase
! style="width:35%;" | Source
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Construction guide}}
|[[Construction guide]]
|Guide to Construction
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Game book}}
|[[Game book]]
|Party Pete's Bumper Book of Games
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Security book}}
|[[Security book]]
|RuneScape Account Security
|[[General store]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Stronghold notes}}
|[[Stronghold notes]]
|Stronghold of Security - Notes
|Searching [[Solztun]]'s corpse in the [[Stronghold of Security]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Abyssal book}}
|[[Abyssal book]]
|Abyssal Research Notes
|Speaking to the [[Mage of Zamorak]] after completing [[Enter the Abyss]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Gianne's cook book}}
|[[Gianne's cook book]]
|Gianne's Cook Book
|Speaking to [[Aluft Gianne snr.]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Cocktail guide}}
|[[Cocktail guide]]
|The Blurberry Cocktail Guide
|Speaking to [[Blurberry]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Queen help book}}
|[[Queen help book]]
|Queen Help (from Barbarian Assault)
|Select ''The Final Battle'' tutorial with [[Captain Cain]] at [[Barbarian Assault]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Diary (Witch's House)}}
|[[Diary (Witch's House)|Diary]]
|Witch's Diary
|[[Witch's House]] [[quest]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Instruction manual}}
|[[Instruction manual]]
|Dwarf Multicannon Manual
|[[Dwarf Cannon]] [[quest]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Book on chemicals}}
|[[Book on chemicals]]
|Chemistry book from the Dig Site library
|[[The Dig Site]] [[quest]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Battered book}}
|[[Battered book]]
|Book of the Elemental Shield
|[[Elemental Workshop I]] [[quest]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Varmen's notes}}
|[[Varmen's notes]]
|Notes from Varmen's expedition to Uzer
|[[The Golem]] [[quest]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Goblin symbol book}}
|[[Goblin symbol book]]
|A History of the Goblin Race
|[[The Lost Tribe]] [[quest]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Translation}}
|Four Diamonds translation
|[[Desert Treasure]] [[quest]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Translation book}}
|[[Translation book]]
|Gnome-English Translation Dictionary
|[[The Grand Tree]] [[quest]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Glough's journal}}
|[[Glough's journal]]
|Glough's Journal
|[[The Grand Tree]] [[quest]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Journal (Horror from the Deep)}}
|[[Journal (Horror from the Deep)|Journal]]
|Jossik's Diary (from the Lighthouse)
|[[Horror from the Deep]] [[quest]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Diary (Horror from the Deep)}}
|[[Diary (Horror from the Deep)|Diary]]
|Ancient Diary (from the Lighthouse)
|[[Horror from the Deep]] [[quest]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Manual}}
|Lighthouse Manual
|[[Horror from the Deep]] [[quest]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Shamans tome}}
|[[Shamans tome]]
|Shaman's Tome
|[[Legends' Quest]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Binding book}}
|[[Binding book]]
|Book of Binding
|[[Legends' Quest]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Ghrim's book}}
|[[Ghrim's book]]
|Managing Thine Kingdom for Noobes
|Speaking to [[Advisor Ghrim]] after completing [[Throne of Miscellania]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Astronomy book}}
|[[Astronomy book]]
|Astronomy Book
|Table in the building north of the [[Observatory]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Old journal}}
|[[Old journal]]
|The Journal of Randas
|[[Underground Pass]] [[quest]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|History of iban}}
|[[History of iban]]
|The Tale of Iban
|[[Underground Pass]] [[quest]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Big book of bangs}}
|[[Big book of bangs]]
|Big Book o' Bangs
|[[Regicide]] [[quest]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Cadarn lineage}}
|[[Cadarn lineage]]
|The Cadarn Lineage
|[[Roving Elves]] [[quest]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Crystal of seren}}
|[[Crystal of seren]]
|Crystal Singing for Beginners
|Speaking to [[Ilfeen]] after completing [[Roving Elves]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Diary (Shades of Mort'ton)}}
|[[Diary (Shades of Mort'ton)|Diary]]
|Diary of Herbi Flax
|[[Shades of Mort'ton]] [[quest]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Book (Shield of Arrav)}}
|[[Book (Shield of Arrav)|Book]]
|The Shield of Arrav
|[[Shield of Arrav]] [[quest]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Guide book}}
|[[Guide book]]
|Tourist Guide to Ardougne
|Table in the [[estate agent]]'s building in [[East Ardougne]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Book on baxtorian}}
|[[Book on baxtorian]]
|Book on Baxtorian (The Missing Relics)
|[[Waterfall Quest]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Dwarven lore}}
|[[Dwarven lore]]
|The Arzinian Being of Bordanzan
|[[Between a Rock...]] [[quest]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Embalming manual}}
|[[Embalming manual]]
|The Little Book of Embalming
|[[Icthlarin's Little Helper]] [[quest]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Demonic tome}}
|[[Demonic tome]]
|The Confession of Ellemar
|[[Shadow of the Storm]] [[quest]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Crumbling tome}}
|[[Crumbling tome]]
|Legend of the Brothers
|Table in the building just outside the [[Barrows]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Book (Ratpits)}}
|[[Book (Ratpits)|Book]]
|The Ratpits Manual
|Speaking to [[Felkrash]] after completing [[Ratcatchers]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Edern's journal}}
|[[Edern's journal]]
|Journal of Nissyen Edern
|[[Mourning's Ends Part II]] [[quest]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Prifddinas' history}}
|[[Prifddinas' history]]
|The Creation of Prifddinas
|Bookcases in [[Lletya]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Eastern discovery}}
|[[Eastern discovery]]
|Exploration of the Eastern Realm
|Bookcases in [[Lletya]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Eastern settlement}}
|[[Eastern settlement]]
|Settlement of the East
|Bookcases in [[Lletya]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|The great divide}}
|[[The great divide]]
|The Great Divide
|Bookcases in [[Lletya]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Journal (Making History)}}
|[[Journal (Making History)|Journal]]
|Drozal's Journal
|[[Making History]] [[quest]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Moonclan manual}}
|[[Moonclan manual]]
|Basics of Magic (from Lunar Isle)
|[[Baba Yaga's Magic Shop]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Herman's book}}
|[[Herman's book]]
|Dionysius: A Legend in His Own Lifetime
|[[Herman]]'s desk in the [[Piscatoris Fishing Colony]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Pie recipe book}}
|[[Pie recipe book]]
|Pie Recipe Book
|[[Pie Shop]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Book o' piracy}}
|[[Book o' piracy]]
|Book o' Piracy
|[[Cabin Fever]] [[quest]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Brewin' guide}}
|[[Brewin' guide]]
|Brewin' Guide
|[[Trouble Brewing]] waiting lobby
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Burnt diary}}
|[[Burnt diary]]
|Armod's Burnt Diary
|[[Royal Trouble]] [[quest]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Arena book}}
|[[Arena book]]
|Mage Training Arena Lore Book
|[[Rewards Guardian]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Sin'keth's diary}}
|[[Sin'keth's diary]]
|Sin'keth's journal
|[[What Lies Below]] [[quest]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Dagon'hai history}}
|[[Dagon'hai history]]
|The Fall of the Dagon'hai
|[[What Lies Below]] [[quest]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Tarn's diary}}
|[[Tarn's diary]]
|The Diary of Tarn Razorlor
|[[The Lair of Tarn Razorlor]] [[miniquest]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Bird book}}
|[[Bird book]]
|William Oddity's Guide to the Avian
|[[Eagles' Peak]] [[quest]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Feathered journal}}
|[[Feathered journal]]
|The Journal of Arthur Artimus
|[[Eagles' Peak]] [[quest]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Farming manual}}
|[[Farming manual]]
|Farmer Gricoller's Farming Manual
|[[My Arm's Big Adventure]] [[quest]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Prayer book}}
|[[Prayer book]]
|Prayer of Deliverance from Poisons
|[[The Great Brain Robbery]] [[quest]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Beaten book}}
|[[Beaten book]]
|Book of the Elemental Helm
|[[Elemental Workshop II]] [[quest]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|A handwritten book}}
|[[A handwritten book]]
|Crystal Singing for Beginners (trans. Oaknock)
|[[The Eyes of Glouphrie]] [[quest]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Battered tome}}
|[[Battered tome]]
|Histories of Hallowland
|[[In Aid of the Myreque]] [[quest]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Leather book}}
|[[Leather book]]
|Modern Day Morytania
|[[In Aid of the Myreque]] [[quest]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Ancient book}}
|[[Ancient book]]
|The Sleeping Seven
|[[In Aid of the Myreque]] [[quest]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Clockwork book}}
|[[Clockwork book]]
|Clockwork Toys - A Clockwork Mechanism, Chapter 1.0
|[[Cold War]] [[quest]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Goblin book}}
|[[Goblin book]]
|The Book of the Big High War God
| align="center" | {{plinkp|My notes}}
|[[My notes]]
|Records from my discoveries beneath the lake
|[[Barbarian Training]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Explorer's notes}}
|[[Explorer's notes]]
|Memoirs of a Dwarven Explorer
|[[Keldagrim]] library
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Glassblowing book}}
|[[Glassblowing book]]
|Glassblowing Book
|Table in the building north of the [[Observatory]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Entomologist's diary}}
|[[Entomologist's diary]]
|Diary of Buggie the Entomologist
|[[Buggie]]'s corpse in the [[Kalphite Cave]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Ohn's diary}}
|[[Ohn's diary]]
|Ohn's Diary
|A crate east of [[High Priestess Zul-Harcinqa]] in [[Zul-Andra]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Overseer's book}}
|[[Overseer's book]]
|Overseer's book
|[[Abyssal Nexus]] after having [[The Overseer]] create an [[abyssal bludgeon]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Book of spyology}}
|[[Book of spyology]]
|Book of Spyology
|[[Monkey Madness II]] [[quest]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Creature keeper's journal}}
|[[Creature keeper's journal]]
|Creature Keeper's Journal
|Searching the [[creature keeper]] in the [[Chambers of Xeric]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Nistirio's manifesto}}
|[[Nistirio's manifesto]]
|Manifesto of Vasa Nistirio
|Defeating [[Vasa Nistirio]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Tekton's journal}}
|[[Tekton's journal]]
|Tekton's journal
|Defeating [[Tekton]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Transdimensional notes}}
|[[Transdimensional notes]]
|Notes on Transdimentional Travel
|Defeating [[Vespula]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Vanguard judgement}}
|[[Vanguard judgement]]
|Judgement of the Vanguard
|Defeating the [[Vanguard]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Dark journal}}
|[[Dark journal]]
|Dark journal
|Defeating the [[Great Olm]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Houndmaster's diary}}
|[[Houndmaster's diary]]
|Houndmaster's Diary
|Defeating the [[muttadile]]s
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Fossil island note book}}
|[[Fossil island note book]]
|Fossil Island Notebook
|[[Bone Voyage]] [[quest]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Archaeologist's diary}}
|[[Archaeologist's diary]]
|The Diary of Charles Charlington
|[[Charles Charlington]] in the [[Tar Swamp]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Ancient diary}}
|[[Ancient diary]]
|Ancient Diary
|Bottom floor of the [[House on the Hill]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Varlamore envoy}}
|[[Varlamore envoy]]
|The Envoy to Varlamore
|[[The Depths of Despair]] [[quest]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Aivas' diary}}
|[[Aivas' diary]]
|Diary of Aivas
|[[Dragon Slayer II]] [[quest]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Malumac's journal}}
|[[Malumac's journal]]
|Malumac's Journal
|South-west corner of the [[Karamjan Temple]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Ablenkian's escape}}
|[[Ablenkian's escape]]
|Ablenkian's Escape
|[[Myths' Guild#Second Floor|Myths' Guild Library]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Imcandoria's fall}}
|[[Imcandoria's fall]]
|The Fall of Imcandoria
|[[Myths' Guild#Second Floor|Myths' Guild Library]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Imafore's betrayal}}
|[[Imafore's betrayal]]
|Imafore's Betrayal
|[[Myths' Guild#Second Floor|Myths' Guild Library]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Lutwidge and the moonfly}}
|[[Lutwidge and the moonfly]]
|Lutwidge and the Moonfly
|[[Myths' Guild#Second Floor|Myths' Guild Library]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Serafina}}
|The Tale of Serafina
|[[Myths' Guild#Second Floor|Myths' Guild Library]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|The weeping}}
|[[The weeping]]
|The Weeping
|[[Myths' Guild#Second Floor|Myths' Guild Library]]
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Old diary}}
|[[Old diary]]
|Old Diary
|[[A Taste of Hope]] quest, search the bed in Serafina's home
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Serafina's diary}}
|[[Serafina's diary]]
|Serafina's Diary
|Grand bookshelves in [[Verzik Vitur]]'s treasure vault
| align="center" | {{plinkp|The butcher}}
|[[The butcher]]
|The Butcher
|Grand bookshelves in [[Verzik Vitur]]'s treasure vault
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Arachnids of vampyrium}}
|[[Arachnids of vampyrium]]
|Arachnids of Vampyrium
|Grand bookshelves in [[Verzik Vitur]]'s treasure vault
| align="center" | {{plinkp|The shadow realm}}
|[[The shadow realm]]
|The Shadow Realm
|Grand bookshelves in [[Verzik Vitur]]'s treasure vault
| align="center" | {{plinkp|The wild hunt}}
|[[The wild hunt]]
|The Wild Hunt
|Grand bookshelves in [[Verzik Vitur]]'s treasure vault
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Verzik vitur - patient record}}
|[[Verzik vitur - patient record]]
|Verzik Vitur - Patient Record
|Grand bookshelves in [[Verzik Vitur]]'s treasure vault
| align="center" | {{plinkp|Weiss fire notes}}
|[[Weiss fire notes]]
|Odd Mushroom's Notes
|Given by [[Snowflake]] during [[Making Friends with My Arm]]
==Inventory-only books==
Having these books in your inventory, and using them on the bookcase gives this message: ''There doesn't seem to be space for that on the bookcase''.
* [[God book]]s
* [[Lift manual]] ([[Royal Trouble]])
* [[Mage's book]] - reward from [[Mage Training Arena]] [[minigame]]
* [[Smelly journal]] obtained from the [[Fishing Hamlet]]
* [[Arceuus House Library]] texts (excluding [[Varlamore envoy]])
* From the town of [[Slepe]]:
** [[Bloody grimoire]]
** [[Buried alive]]
** [[Deed]]
** [[Explosive discovery]]
** [[The turncloak]]
* From [[Wise Old Man]]'s bookshelves:
** [[Book on chickens]]
** [[Book of folklore]]
** [[Strange book]]
* [[Kharedst's memoirs]] - reward from [[Client of Kourend]]
* [[Slashed book]] - After the quest, it will be found in the same house south of the Elemental Workshop in [[Seers' Village]]. The [[Battered book]], however, can be found within the bookcase; use a knife on the Battered book to get the Slashed book. However, either book can be used in the [[Elemental Workshop (dungeon)|Elemental Workshop]] to make a [[Elemental shield]] or [[Mind shield]].
* Books given as rewards:
** [[Tome of experience (Darkness of Hallowvale)|Tome of experience]] - a reward from [[Darkness of Hallowvale]] quest. After the third reading: "The book crumbles into a dust cloud of knowledge."
** [[Book of knowledge]] - a reward from the [[Surprise Exam]] random event
==Missing books==
Some books obtained during certain quests do not appear in the bookcase:
* [[Journal (Filliman Tarlock)]] - [[Nature Spirit]] quest; obtained when searching the [[Nature Grotto]], and is not available after the quest.
* Books obtained from [[Sithik Ints]]'s bedroom drawers in the [[Yanille]] guest house north of the bank as part of the [[Zogre Flesh Eaters]] quest; no longer available after the quest.
** [[Necromancy book]]
** [[Book of 'h.a.m']]
** [[Book of portraiture]]
* [[Book of haricanto]] from [[Ghosts Ahoy]] quest
* [[Book on costumes]] from [[The Giant Dwarf]] quest
* [[Silver book]] from [[Murder Mystery]] quest
* [[Translation manual]] from [[Ghosts Ahoy]] quest
* [[Haemalchemy]] from [[Darkness of Hallowvale]] quest
==Unreadable books==
Some books are unreadable and cannot be taken in the inventory. Some examples follow:
* From [[Wizards' Tower]] library, ground floor. Upon searching the bookcase: ''There's a large selection of books, the majority of which look fairly old. Some very strange names... You pick one at random'':
** The Life & Times of a Thingummywut by [[Traiborn]] the Wizard
** [[Wind Strike]] for Beginners
** Life With a Wizard Husband ~ a Housewife's Story
** The Dark Arts of Magical Wands
** So You Think You're a Mage? Volume 28
** Fire, Earth and Water ~ What's it all About?
** How to become the Ultimate Wizard of the Universe
** 101 Ways to Impress Your Mates with [[Magic]]
**: ''Interesting...'' - Only the titles of the books are mentioned, and the books have no image and cannot be read.
*There are 2 stacks of books outside [[Nickolaus]]' tent in the [[Hunter]] Woodland area north-west of [[Eagles' Peak (mountain)|Eagles' Peak]]. Upon examining: ''These books stacked very neatly.''
*[[Flying Book]]s, in the [[Mage Training Arena]] minigame.

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