The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Improved Skill Books
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279 Comments
Fayde Aug 5 @ 1:34am 
How is this mod working now, guys'n'gals?
Fantastic idea, elGrecoLoco
Wendersnaven Jul 26 @ 4:39am 
I just did a fresh install and downsized my mods, but this doesn't seem to be working for me either. I do have the item sorting mods by Saige, from the Workshop.

I put this and the quest book mod at the bottom of the load order, right after the official esp's. Then I tried putting them last, after the item sorters. I had no results for either.

I am in the first dungeon where you get the Golden Claw. There is a thief skill book on the table. It is labelled and bracketed (Pickpocket) which makes me think the mod is working- but there is no option to pick it up. I've tried leaving the cell then re-entering and it didn't change. Tried without item sortering mods loaded, and still the same. I don't even use the unread book mod anymore- too much imersion breakage. Could it be the individual book placement within the cell? Thx in advance.
MrGribi Jan 30 @ 2:47pm 
"I'c used this excellent mod for ages now, then all of a sudden it has stopped "working" on - some - books. Not all of the, just some?"
I have the same problem, i have book glow and i have this at the bottom of the list, always worked up till now, though i've noticed that leaving and re-entering the area with the book solves the problem (you should save before picking any book tho)
Christina Shirokova Jan 21 @ 4:23pm 
does it work with "unread books glow"?
dustinhxc Dec 14, 2014 @ 6:09pm 
Love it, thanks!
salmon skate Nov 12, 2014 @ 12:30pm 
i always liked this mod but now when i use it it don't show the (skill) on the name, if the proplem on my end?
chicageek Jul 31, 2014 @ 2:20am 
I think this MOD has an incompatibility with MoreHUD: http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/51956/
emilss1995 Jun 28, 2014 @ 12:57pm 
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PandaLegacy Jun 27, 2014 @ 11:51am 
Simple and effective
elGrecoLoco  [author] May 25, 2014 @ 5:26pm 
You can try just putting it at the bottom of your load order.
UrKungFuNoGood May 19, 2014 @ 11:01am 
I disabled unread books glow and still wind up reading every skill book I pick up. Must be another mod conflict somewhere? Can't for the life of me figure out which one it might be. Is there a config file or settings for this mod somewhere I can check?
dimgel May 18, 2014 @ 6:29pm 
Works for me together with glow mod, didn't care about load order: two mods work on different properties.
elGrecoLoco  [author] May 18, 2014 @ 5:39pm 
It should be compatible as long as you load this mod after other book mods.
UrKungFuNoGood May 17, 2014 @ 9:43am 
Essential. But I still wind up reading books. I am using unread books glow and have tried switch the load orders. Any suggestions? I guess I coudl disable that one by now since after 500 hours I've read almost everything... lol I'll let you know if that was the cause.
dimgel Apr 17, 2014 @ 7:44pm 
Great mod, rated up, but next looks like a bug: it seems I can openly steal skill book without getting punished.
Heffro Apr 13, 2014 @ 12:01pm 
Do any of the DLC's even add new skill or quest books?
Cosmo666 Mar 22, 2014 @ 4:23am 
really useful! I always try and not read the books so I can use them at a high level, and this makes is so much easier!
WishSeeker Feb 21, 2014 @ 2:12am 
is this mod for all books of skyrim and its dlc's or just vanilla skyrim?
flokey Feb 14, 2014 @ 5:51pm 
Best mod!
elGrecoLoco  [author] Feb 1, 2014 @ 6:28pm 
Almost certainly, this mod doesn't affect books in your inventory at all (other than the item name), it merely intercepts books you activate in the world before you read them and moves them to your inventory instead. You may also have another book mod that is causing a problem.
Singingsox Jan 31, 2014 @ 8:15pm 
I recently downloaded this and I'm getting worried that it isn't actually letting me get the skill. Since I downloaded it, I've found 3 skill books and none of them have been added (even after reading them in my inventory). This is the only mod I have installed, so it can't be a conflict. Did I just have bad luck and find three books I've already read?
Korsall Kaiser Jan 28, 2014 @ 3:01pm 
Ahh, sounds useful. *nod nod* I'll just go click that somewhat big green button here...
lasergreger Jan 20, 2014 @ 7:30am 
I'c used this excellent mod for ages now, then all of a sudden it has stopped "working" on - some - books. Not all of the, just some?
lasergreger Jan 20, 2014 @ 7:29am 
"DvB14 2 jan @ 5:09am
This is really nice, but it makes me pick up the books and put them in my inventory before i can read them. Just a small problem, but i'm nit-picking. Great mod, and keep it up."

This is not a problem, it's GREAT! Stops you from gaining skills/levels in skills you don't want to use.
Sparta Jan 19, 2014 @ 1:32am 
I hate finding the same skill book all around Skyrim and not getting level-ups from it.
dlandry Jan 5, 2014 @ 9:02pm 
Great mod! DvB14, I was having that same problem, but just realized there's a link in the description for a version of this mod that doesn't have you pick up the book automatically.
An Actual Anus Jan 1, 2014 @ 8:09pm 
This is really nice, but it makes me pick up the books and put them in my inventory before i can read them. Just a small problem, but i'm nit-picking. Great mod, and keep it up.
trole Dec 30, 2013 @ 7:13am 
Thank talos or something like that for this beautiful addition so good
codered31881 Dec 28, 2013 @ 7:07pm 
where do you find the books
elGrecoLoco  [author] Nov 26, 2013 @ 11:44am 
It doesnt conflict per se with other book mods, as in it won't cause crashes and such, but whichever mod loads last gets precedence, i.e. the changes this mod makes will get wiped out by the other book mod if the other book mod loads after. So basically only use one or the other.
Kirbstomp (Trading Knife) Nov 25, 2013 @ 4:09pm 
does this confilct at all with the unread books glow mod?
Bodhidharma Nov 24, 2013 @ 7:46am 
Finally, no more getting Block or some other shit i dont want, thank you so much :)
alomamabobo Oct 17, 2013 @ 2:56am 
Nice for rerolls :)
PUTSY000 Sep 14, 2013 @ 7:38am 
a definite bonus to the books of the game. A job well done
Shadow Aug 31, 2013 @ 9:18am 
UPDATE PLEASE!
mbrmchll Jul 31, 2013 @ 8:30pm 
I love this mod but it only works for some of the skills books. Is there a certain place in the load order that I should have it to keep this from happening? The only other mod I have that deals with the books is "Tamriel Compendium" and it doesn't touch the books already in the game. It just adds new ones.
ltmadden26 Jul 28, 2013 @ 12:16am 
mbdddddddddddddddddd, where is it
skatimmy737 Jul 16, 2013 @ 7:52pm 
Where should I order this mod in relation to the glowing unread books mod?
bside Jul 12, 2013 @ 10:29pm 
Very useful. Keeps me from missing skill books in my inventory
Nyx Jul 10, 2013 @ 7:06pm 
Woo!
UrKungFuNoGood Jul 2, 2013 @ 1:55am 
Essential mod. Brilliant.
FuriousFatigue May 18, 2013 @ 11:42am 
An absolute "must have" mod, thanks.
[FEAR]The Originals May 16, 2013 @ 5:09pm 
Can you somehow add a mod to do this for all books whether it is a skill book or not?
Endless Mobius May 16, 2013 @ 7:04am 
Never thought to save the points from books until those last few levels. Good idea. Subbed!
Firesaber Apr 20, 2013 @ 2:46pm 
mod works perfect. haven't had any problems. thanks to the author.
MaBra Apr 16, 2013 @ 10:36am 
Compatible with other language?
bruno_franca2005 Apr 13, 2013 @ 11:27am 
I was always looking for a mod like this. Thx
Darko Apr 12, 2013 @ 6:18pm 
This is really great and does exactly what it says :)
Majerus Apr 11, 2013 @ 8:38pm 
Just wanted to say Thanks for this, it's been a nice solid mod that helps in game.
Buzz /\lwhale Apr 10, 2013 @ 1:41pm 
I think having a skill book being read when taking would be more efficient than having to go into your items, find the book, and then read it.