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Skill books are special items that increase a particular skill by 1 point when used. Obviously, they're best saved for that tasty, final level.

List of books[]

Name Image Skill Location
Be The Dog
Icon Misc SkillBook AnimalWhisperer.png
Animal Whisperer Denver Ruins: Search the airport.
Weinberger Guide to Body Armor Customization Armor Modding Denver Ruins: Received from Sister Nancy Forge (only for passing Weapon Modding 5 check, not Nerd Stuff 4).
The Infantrymen's Bible
Icon Misc SkillBook AssaultRifle.png
Automatic Weapons Reward from the Hoons during their mission. Also found on the corpse outside the house if you save the Arapaho caravan instead.
The Brooklyn Bridge: Sold
Icon Misc SkillBook Barter.png
Barter Tellurium Mine (World map location in the north).
The Legend of Bazooka Jim
Icon Misc SkillBook HeavyV1.png
Big Guns Patriarch's Palace: In Victory's room.
Kumite: A History
Icon Misc SkillBook Brawling.png
Brawling Garden of the Gods: At Bellamy's workshop.
Dick Markowitz's STEALTH SQUAD
Icon Misc SkillBook CombatShooting.png
Combat Shooting Given as a reward by Gary Wolfe if you do everything as he says and never mess with any synth upgrades.
The Red Wire or the Blue
Icon Misc SkillBook Demolition.png
Explosives Arapaho Caravan: Inside the chest in one of the buildings.
Grey's Anatomy
Icon Misc SkillBook Medicine.png
First Aid Old Survivalist Bunker: Inside the pile of books in the flooded room in the bunker.
The Drill Sergeant's Phrase Book
Icon Misc SkillBook Intimidation.png
Hard Ass Bizarre: Quest reward for Nightmare in the Bizarre.
Negotiated Settlement
Icon Misc SkillBook Diplomacy.png
Kiss Ass Broadmoor Heights: Inside the Church.
Best Boss
Icon Misc SkillBook Leadership.png
Leadership Little Hell: Vic's room.
The Locksmith's Companion
Icon Misc SkillBook Lockpicking.png
Lockpicking Peterson Air Force Base: In the locked desk at the brig.
The Shade Tree Mechanic
Icon Misc SkillBook Engineering.png
Mechanics Machine shop: Inside a locker.
The Bleeding Edge
Icon Misc SkillBook BluntWeapon.png
Melee Combat Snowed Inn Resort: On a Dorsey in the "Cabin" room (the large western building)
Neural Net Processor Manual
Icon Misc SkillBook Computer.png
Nerd Stuff Department of Energy Site: Inside the locker.
Make My Day
Icon Misc SkillBook Handgun.png
Small Arms Godfisher Windfarm (Yuma County Speedway).
Tippy Toes
Icon Misc SkillBook AlarmDisarm.png
Sneaky Shit Little Vegas: Inspector Delgado. Or rather, near him: In the next room.
You'll Just Die Tired
Icon Misc SkillBook Sniper.png
Sniper Rifles Union Station: Inside a locker in the hall just before Morningstar
Pup Scout Funtime Camping Guide
Icon Misc SkillBook Outdoorsman.png
Survival Aspen: Sold by Opie.
Fix It!
Icon Misc SkillBook ToastRepair.png
Toaster Repair Ranger HQ: Sold by Ananda Rabindranath after he's recruited.
Forewarned is Forearmed
Icon Misc SkillBook WeaponSmithing.png
Weapon Modding Tellurium Mine: Reward for completely getting rid of all robots (you also need to ask "What is it in for us?" before you pick up the dog's collar).
It Just Works
Icon Misc SkillBook WeirdScience.png
Weird Science Little Hell (Aspen), in a chest in the kitchen where Gift is residing.
Salvaging: A Life
Icon Misc SkillBook Scavenging.png
Scavenging Not currently implemented?
101 Things to Make at Home
Icon Misc SkillBook Scavenging.png