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List of 5e tomes mentioned in other books.

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Disclaimer: I have no doubt missed things. If you know of a book, diary, journal, or grimoire I have missed, please don't hesitate to tell me so I can add it to the list.


Official "in-game" Magical Books:

Explorer's Guide to Wildemount:

Grimoire Infinitus (Page 271)

Player's Hanbook:

Book of Shadows (Page 108, Warlock, Pact of the Tome)

Blank Book (Page 160, Trinket #30)

Monster Manual:

The Book of Vile Darkness (Page 51, Bound Demons)

The Black Scrolls of Ahm (Page 51, Bound Demons)

The Demonomicon of Iggwilv (Page 51, Bound Demons)

Manuals of Golem Creation (Page 166, Golems)

Book of Keeping (Page 311, Spawn of Gehenna) <4 tomes were created. I'm assuming they're magical because of the powerful hags that created them, although this only a guess on my part.>

Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes:

Small notebook that causes anything written in it to disappear after 1 hour (Page 63, Elven Trinkets #1)

Other things of note: If you enter a library where the pages of every book are blank, run. You're about to be eaten by a Balhannoth. (Page 118, Lair Actions)

Out of the Abyss:

Underland Magick, Spellbook authored by Lesla Carrowil (Page 114, Treasure)

Magick from Beyond the Mirror, Spellbook authored by Lesla Carrowil (Page 114, Treasure)

Waterdeep Dragon Heist:

Chronicle of Gralhund Family (Page 53, Family Library)

Red Grimoire (Page 123 and 124, Ammalia's Private Study) Requires Unholy Water. whatever the hell that is. If anybody knows how to make it, let me know.

Swarm of Books (Creature. Made of 30 books) (Page 156, Duhlark's Private Library)

Eberron Rising from the Last War:

Eberron Book "Disclaimer" (Page 2, "Disclaimer")

A small Journal (Page 136, Trinkets from Khyber, Trinket #4)

Spellshard (Page 279)

Dungeon Master's Guide:

Manual of Bodily Health (Page 180)

Manual of Gainful Exercise (Page 180)

Manual of Clay Golems (Page 180)

Manual of Flesh Golems (Page 180)

Manual of Iron Golems (Page 180)

Manual of Stone Golems (Page 180)

Manual of Quickness of Action (Page 181)

Tome of Clear Thought (Page 208)

Tome of Leadership and Influence (Page 208)

Tome of the Stilled Tongue (Page 208)

Tome of Understanding (Page 209)

Book of Exalted Deeds (Page 222)

Book of Vile Darkness (Page 222)

Other things of note: A falling bookcase does 1d10 damage. Page 249.

Books, Scrolls, and Tomes. d100 options for you to roll on. Page 301.

Curse of Strahd:

Evil Spellbook that's falling apart (Page 72, Treasure)

Little Black Book that Records your dreams when you sleep (Page 210, Trinket, 33-34)

Xanathar's Guide to Everything:

Enduring Spellbook (Page 137)

Other things of note: Spellbooks don't have to a book. Could also be stones in a bag. Page 58, Spellbooks.


Official "in-game" Non-magical books:

Acquisitions Incorporated:

Can't-Miss Principles of Franchise Reinvisionary Strategery (Page 38, "How-to" book)

What to Inquire about How to Acquire (Page 38, "How-to" book)

Gambling with the Gods (Page 61, Ancient Tomes)

Plowshares into Swords (Page 61, Ancient Tomes)

The Poetry of Flumphism (Page 61, Ancient Tomes)

Monsters are People Too (Page 61, Ancient Tomes)

Oracles of the Future (Page 61, Ancient Tomes)

The Sociable Hermit (Page 61, Ancient Tomes)

The Enigma of Air (Page 61, Ancient Tomes)

The Compendium of Limitless Space (Page 61, Ancient Tomes)

The Organic Sung and Moon Cookbook (Page 61, Ancient Tomes)

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Life is Endless Calamities, What Are You Going to Do About it? (Page 61, Ancient Tomes)

A Layperson's Book of Common Knowledge (Page 121, Oppal's Info)

Guidebook to famous Chultan day spas (none of which exist) (Page 145, Dagra's List)

Great Dwarven Halls (Page 151, Unfashionably Late)

Twenty Ways to Gain your Lover (Page 190, Approaching the Nest)

Crazy Little Thing called Love (Page 190, Approaching the Nest)

What is Romance? (Page 190, Approaching the Nest)

Men are from Abeir, Women are from Toril (Page 190, Approaching the Nest)

Recipe book for cooking with mushrooms (Page 222, Appendix E: Trinkets #25)

A book of adventures for children (Page 223, Appendix E: Trinkets #41)

Conversational Giant (Page 223, Appendix E: Trinkets #72)

A User's Manual for an Apparatus of Kwalish (Page 223, Appendix E: Trinkets #73)

A small book containing pressed and dried botanical samples (Page 223, Appendix E: Trinkets #87)

Other things of Note: Candlekeep, page 177, mentions how a book could lead to a pocket dimention, or conjure a monster, ect.

Explorer's Guide to Wildemount:

Taryon Darrington is mentioned to have created several books on page 83, but "The Daring Trials and Tribulations of Sir Taryon Darrington" is never specified.

Adventure Sexy: Impress Potential Lovers with Great Deeds, by Scanlan Shorthalt (Page 243, Bertron's Yurt)

Fabled Mutants of the Miskath Strand (Page 259, V3. Commander's Quarters)

Hoard of the Dragon Queen:

Beyond the Gates (Page 80, Treasure)

Other things of Note: Dragon Scholar on page 87 lets a character know the location of dragon books on a failed int check about dragons.

Player's Handbook:

Spellbook (Page 114, Your Spellbook)

Prayer Book (Page 127, Acolyte Background)

A nondescript book of Lore is an a Scholar's Pack.

A diary written in an language you don't know (Page 160, Trinket #4)

Book discussing manners and etiquette with a four-leaf clover pressed inside (Page 161, #76)

A diary with 7 missing pages (Page 161, Trinket #85)

A book that tells the story of a legendary hero, last chapter missing (Page 161, Trinket # 88)

Ritual Book (Page 169, Ritual Caster)

Other things of Note: Page 150 lists Adventuring Gear. A Book can cost 25 gp and weigh 5 pounds. Only thing I can think to justify this is that an "Adventure's Book" stronger than your average book, yet a Spellbook with 100 pages only weighs 3 pounds?

Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes:

Journal of Garral Longseer, once of Candlekeep (Page 81, A Psionic Awakening)

Book of Fire (Page 171, Bael)

Other things of note: If you enter a library where the pages of every book are blank, run. You're about to be eaten by a Balhannoth. (Page 118, Lair Actions)

Out of the Abyss:

The Mad Scribblings of Narrak and his fellow derro servants (Page 79, Treasure) technically they could be copied into a book as one, right?>

Book of Drow Poetry (Page 173, Treasure)

5 unspecified books, each worth 1000 gp (Page 207, Treasure)

Zhaun'ol'leal ("The Book of the Eight" in Elvish) (Page 207, Treasure)

Sword Coast Adventure's Guide:

Tome of Universal Harmony, Most holy book of the Deneir faith (Page 28, Deneir)

Fifty Years at Sea, Volume the Third, by Gardorra Burr, a gnome sailor (Page 66, Island Kingdoms)

Other things of note: Book prices are listed on page 77 if you want to know how much a book costs to create or have copied.

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The Clan Crafter background, page 146, starts you off with a borrowed book on the subject of your current studdy.

The Faction Agent backgroun, page 147, gives you a copy of a seminal faction text of a code-book for a covert faction.

The Inheritance background, page 151, gives you the option of having an arcane book of formulary as your inheritance.

Storm King's Thunder:

Zephyro's giant sized spellbook (Page 34, Treasure)

Zephyro's Research Journal (Page 34, Treasure)

Cressaro's books (Page 193, Castellan's Quarters & Treasure)

Sansuri's 6 tomes (Page 196, Library)

Sansuri's 4 Historical Texts (Page 196, Treasure)

Sansuri's Spellbook (Page 196, Treasure) <5ft tall, 4ft wide, 2 inch thick. Weighs 250 pounds. Has 60 ten gp gemstones on the cover. It also contains a version of the Simulacrum spell called: Sansuri's Simulacrum. It requires diamond powder worth 5000 gp as an additional material component.>

5 rocks that work like a single page from a spell book (Page 212, Treasure)

Tomb of Annihilation:

Volo's Guide to Monsters (Page 24, Volothamp "Volo" Geddarm) <50 gp for a durable hardcover edition)

Devlin's Journal (Page 140, Devlin's Journal)

Withers's Journals (Page 145, Journals)

Eight-Ling Nursery Rhyme by Sewn Sisters (Page 184, Trial of the Octogon) <8 page leather bound book. Written in Infernal>

Historical Text (Page 188, Treasure) <200 available. Each one worth 50 gp.Tomes of Arcane Lore (Page 188, Treasure) <60 available. 100 gp each.>

X the Mystic's Arcane Grimoire (Page 188, Treasure)

Tomb of Annihilation:

Other things of note: Spellbook pages flying by magic are mentioned on page 181.

Tales from the Yawning Portal:

(in Draconic) Treasures of the Fire Lords (Page 29, Belak's Study)

Volo's Guide to Monsters:

Journal of Yeenoghu Cultist (Page 33, Inside the Mind of a Gnoll)

One Hundred Years of War, a famous manual of dwarven battle tactics (Page 35, On Defeating Gnolls)

Journal of Lum the Mad (Page 45, Froghemoth)

Hag Dusty Tome (Page 62, Hag Objects, Object #9)

Other things of Note: Volo's Guide to Monsters is an actual book in the in-game universe according to Tomb of Annihilation on page 24 and Waterdeep Dragon Heist on page 5.

Guildmasters' Guide to Ravnica:

Book of Research (Page 93, Simic Scientist)

Waterdeep Dragon Heist:

Volo's Guide to Spirits and Specters (Page 22, Meeting Volo)

The Rise and Fall of Hellgate Keep (Page 120, Reading Room)

Flumph Mating Rituals (Page 150, Musty Library)

The Man from Damara (Page 156, Duhlark's Bedroom)

Book of Dwarvish phrases (Page 157, Teleportation Circle)

Rare books interesting to wizards (Page 159, Library) <10 total. Each worth 50 gp. Entire collection is worth 5000 gp>

Volo's Guide to Waterdeep (Page 164, Volo's Waterdeep Enchiridion)

Volo's Guide to the City of the Dead (Page 179, City of the Dead)

Eberron Rising from the Last War:

Aundairian Scroll (Page 92, Newspaper)

Breland Ledger (Page 92, Newspaper)

Sharn Inquisitive (Page 92, Newspaper)

Book of Poetry written by undead elves (Page 134, Trinkets From Aerenal, Trinket # 8)

Feersom Beests of Zendrik (Page 140, Trinkets from Zen'Drik, Trinket #7)

The Machine Manifesto (Page 237, Mysterious Passengers, 05-06)

Curse of Strahd:

Hymns to the Dawn (Page 46, Office)

The Blade of Truth: The Uses of Logic in the War Against Diabolist Heresies, as Fought by the Ulmist Inquisition (Page 46, Office)

Strahd's collection of books, over one thousand unique tomes in all. (Page 66, Study)

Embalming: The Lost Art (Page 70, Lounge)

Life Among the Undead: Learning to Cope (Page 70, Lounge)

Castle Building 101 (Page 70, Lounge)

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Goats of the Balinok Mountains (Page 70, Lounge)

Rictavio's Journal (Page 101, Private Guest Room)

Prayer book (worth 50 gp) (Page 116, Treasure)

The Oath Celestial (Page 140, Argynvost's Study)

Journal of Argynvost (Page 140, Journal Page)

Journal of van Richten (Page 169)

The Incants of Exethanter (Page 189, Treasure)

Snow Dwarf and the Seven Wights, by Nitch Rackmay (Page 195, Treasure, Pile 6)

Tome of Strahd (Page 221)

Ghosts of Saltmarsh:

The Magical Properties of Gemstones, by the archmage Tenser (Page 40, Library)

The Magical Properties of Herbs and Flowers, by the archmage Tenser (Page 40, Library)

The Metaphysics of Mathematics, by the mage Nystul (Page 40, Library)

Volume of erotic poetry, fully illustrated (Page 46, Sanbalet's Private Quarters)

Naval Almanac lsting tide times for the area of coast around Saltmarsh for one hundred miles of coastline (Page 46, Sanbalet's Private Quarters)

A Treatise concerning the demigod Iuz and its minions (Page 46, Sanbalet's Private Quarters)

Ye Secret of Ye Philosopher's Stone, no author acknowledged (Page 48, Laboratory)

Grog Hovels (Page 57, Crew Quarters)

Principles of Navigation, by Da Korma (Page 58, First Mate's Cabin)

Legal Dinstinctions in Letters of Marque, by Tazaar (Page 58, First Mate's Cabin)

Power Politics, by Abel Mackie (Page 79, Minister's Quarters)

The Politics of Power, by Lucia Domici (Page 80, Minister's Sleeping Quarters.)

The Triumph of Diplomacy, by Tyrons Scroot (Page 80, Minister's Sleeping Quarters.)

The Occult Properties of Gemstones, by Archmage Tenser (Page 80, Minister's Sleeping Quarters.)

A Lizard Language and Common Tongue Grammar, unknown author described as druid (Page 80, Minister's Sleeping Quarters.)

The Nature of the Sahuagin, by Professor Gaxm (Page 80, Minister's Sleeping Quarters.)

Journal of Archais (Page 154, Upper Levels and Cellar. Page 158, The Wreck)

Tharizdun Prayer Book (Page 178, Dory's Chamber)

St. Cuthbert and Common Sense (Page 220, Missionary Cargo)

Procan book of hymns (Page 224, Page W3. Ruined Buildings, Ruin Objects, Object #5)

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