The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Tamriel Compendium
Category: Books
File Size
1.238 MB
Feb 19, 2012 @ 3:14pm
Jun 30, 2012 @ 10:00pm
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Tamriel Compendium

Tamriel Compendium adds 177 books that were present in past Elder Scrolls games but not included in Skyrim. Books of fiction, theatrical plays, jokes, metaphysics, guides, poems, debates, religion and more. Many of those books come from another province of Tamriel, allowing you to learn more about their views on societies, politics and religion. Some tales are written in twelve volumes or more. If you're the player who loves to forget about Skyrim and dig into Tamriel's lore, you'll find that visiting bookshops, looting dungeons and browsing through the College of Winterhold's library will greatly reward you.

The new books are added to the game's book leveled lists. This means that they randomly appear in dungeons, general goods merchants, homes or any locations where books are spawned. But the best way to find them is to browse through the College of Winterhold's library or purchase them from the librarian.

The writers of the Elder Scrolls team have given us excellent reading material in the games but many do not make it in the next. Tamriel Compendium brings this material to your character's reading table.

Grab yourself a candle, browse through your book collection and take a seat. Stories of honor, gods and Tamriel myths await you.


Installation Note

If you want to have a Skill Book version of Tamriel Compendium, which changes 11 of the books into skill books, you can download it on one of the file mirrors below. Because the Workshop does not allow for multiple files on the same page, I could not include it here.

Online readme:

File Mirrors

Skyrim Nexus:
TES Alliance:


Version 1.1 (Latest)

- Changed 11 books into skill books, courtesy of Thurderan
- Added ABCs for Barbarians, courtesy of Jackstarr
- Added the books to most general good merchants, orc wisewomen and castle wizards.
- Fixed several graphical glitches in some books and reworked some paragraphs.



If you are using mods that add new items to the merchants’ stocks, you will need to rebuild your Bash Patch for these mods to work together. Refer to the Wrye Bash application to proceed.

Known Tamriel Compendium-related errors

- Some books are very long (Over 30-40 pages) and may drop your FPS when reading them.
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Victoryguard May 5, 2016 @ 4:30am 
I missed Vicente's books from Oblivion...thanks for making this!
Toyosatomimi no Miko Sep 18, 2015 @ 3:14am 
Wait, are the thirty-six lessons of vivec included amongst these books?

Lol, if so, I can finally say my character obtained his knowledge of the tribunal from legitimate sources...
Cousin Okri Jun 30, 2015 @ 5:17pm 
Here i was thinking i was weird and creepy for enjoying Skyrim's books. Looks like we need an AA-type- thing for it.
Ω ░ E q u i l i x ░ Ω May 25, 2015 @ 3:22am 
Hurray more books
maneki_nekomata May 21, 2015 @ 8:03am 
Gonna need more bookshelves lol. Thanks!
InsignisMemoria Apr 17, 2015 @ 2:27pm 
Exactly what I was looking for.
Destructech_01 Jul 30, 2014 @ 4:01pm 
Better immersion, more to read, what's there not to like ;)
reverendsholiday Jul 13, 2014 @ 3:12pm 
I love reading all the books just for the joy of immersion and relaxation from dungeon crawling, lol. If the book is relevant to some quest or lore in the game fine, if not, I enjoy reading for the pure entertainment of it. :) Great job!
Edward Jun 25, 2014 @ 2:17pm 
Хотелось бы на русском языке.
I would like in Russian.
Zoron Jun 13, 2014 @ 9:30pm 
randomly putting an A. S. S. in the front page of a book does not make much sense XD