Whilst journeying across the Sword Coast, Amn and Tethyr and completing your quest, you will find many many books. Combined these tomes contain vast amounts of background lore for the Forgotten Realms.
The contents of these books varies in significance:
- Insignificant trivia – these are books that contain information on other events in Faerûn's history. You do not need to read them, but if you're into Forgotten Realms, you'll find them quite interesting.
- Significant trivia – these books contain information that is relevant to the storyline, and may help you solve clues and puzzles in the game.
- Quest – these books contain a variety of things but they all can be used to complete various quests.
- Tomes – these books increase certain Ability Scores of the reader.
These books appear in all Baldur's Gate games.
Baldur's Gate and Enhanced Edition only
|Image||Cover Title||Extended Title||Significance|
|Manual of Bodily Health||Tomes|
|Manual of Gainful Exercise||Tomes|
|Manual of Quickness of Action||Tomes|
|Tome of Clear Thought||Tomes|
|Tome of Leadership and Influence||Tomes|
|Tome of Understanding||Tomes|
|History of the Nether Scrolls||Quest|
|Yago's Book of Curses||Quest|
Moved ne'er by rage and ne'er by anger,
Too young to fight, except to fall,
Islanne, my wife, I love you still.
Oh Kiel, Clan-prince of this dark tower,
Soft walks the trait'rous doppelganger,
Foul mimic of the mortal man,
|Dusty Book||Taste My Fear||Significant trivia|
|Dusty Book||Know My Madness||Significant trivia|
|Dusty Book||Face My Demons||Significant trivia|
|Dusty Book||Seek No Heirs||Significant trivia|
|Dusty Book||Seek No Exit||Significant trivia|
|Dusty Book||Know No Refuge||Significant trivia|
|Dusty Book||Feel No Warmth||Significant trivia|
|Dusty Book||Dance With The Dead||Significant trivia|
|Dusty Book||Know My Loss||Significant trivia|
|Dusty Book||Here fell Kiel the Legion-Killer||Significant trivia|
|The Recipes and Ruminations of One Dradeel of Tethyr||Insignificant trivia|
|The Diary of Sarevok||Significant trivia|
|Ulcaster's Dusty History Book||History of the Sisters of Light and Darkness||Quest|
Baldur's Gate II and Enhanced Edition only
|Book of Infinite Spells||Can be used as an item|
|The Book of Kaza||Quest|
|Golem Building Book||Significant trivia|
|Tome of Amaunator||Quest|
|Orcish Cookbook||Significant trivia|
|The Vapiricus Omnibus: Unabridged||Quest|
|Dea Vampir Becomos||Quest|
|Conjur Ota Servanta||Quest|
|Lellyn's Journal||Significant trivia|
|Book of King Strohm III||Insignificant trivia|
|Elminster's Ecologies: Appendix IIIa||Significant trivia|
|History of the Imprisoned One||Significant trivia|
|First Journal of Jon Irenicus|
|Second Journal of Jon Irenicus|
|Third Journal of Jon Irenicus|
|Umar Witch Project Journal|