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In Revelations there are bookstores sprinkled around the map. You can buy treasure maps at bookstores - very useful. You can also buy books at bookstores - less useful, I think. Is there any reason to collect books (other than the simple pursuit of 100%)?

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They are kind of like the paintings from Assassin's Creed II and Brotherhood: there is no real in-game point to them beyond filling up a room at the hideout. You can't read them or interact with them in any way other than getting some information about the book and its author.

You do get an achievement for buying all the books from every city and doing the Niccolo Polo book missions, but that's about it.

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Just want to point out too that you will need to go to the Cappadocia, to get 3 books there for 350k if you want the acheivement. –  Fredy31 Nov 28 '11 at 4:42
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Paintings in Assassin's Creed II did have a purpose - they increased the value of your city. –  Shinrai Nov 28 '11 at 16:12
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@Shinrai As in, added to the income? Man, I've been missing out on an income source then. :) –  Anna Lear Nov 28 '11 at 16:16
    
Yes; they were actually worth a fairly good chunk of cash. They didn't do anything in AC:B, though. –  Shinrai Nov 28 '11 at 16:34
    
@Shinrai I thought I remembered them being useful! I'm not big on getting All The Achievements but I did remember buying paintings in ACII. I knew there must have been a reason I did that! –  abby hairboat Nov 28 '11 at 18:43

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