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I've found a whole lot of libraries to 'borrow' from, but I'm not sure which books are worth stea..borrowing. Where can I find a list of books that increase skills when they are read? Preferably with their locations.

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The wikia has a tiny list, which I assume will be populated as books are found. elderscrolls.wikia.com/wiki/Skill_Book_(Skyrim) –  Arkive Nov 11 '11 at 17:38
Also, you can read skill books without stealing them, unless of course you wish to 'borrow' them for your own library. –  Arkive Nov 11 '11 at 17:40
Of course I would never steal a book, just borrow them and move them to my own residence until the owner asks for them back. –  Rapida Nov 11 '11 at 17:42

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Also for books in you inventory (or laying face up):

Books that increase a skill have that skill's icon on the cover

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If the value is about 2 to 15 gold, ignore it.

If it is worth 50-70 gold, then read it - it's a skill book.

This does not take into account a few books that give you quests.

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up vote 4 down vote accepted

Here is a website with all of the skill books listed by skill.

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