Books and Lore in Baldur's Gate 3, are all readable documents that you will find throughout the game. Books and Lore may trigger events or update quests when read, even if you quickly skip the text, working as Quest Items. But other of these Items simply provide Lore information to the player about the game history, the characters background and world, for a better game experience. There are many short notes that may not give up too much information or simply give basic hints.

 

 

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BG3 Misc Items Comparison Table

 

BALDUR'S GATE 3 BOOKS & LORE COMPARISON TABLE

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Description

Location

Apprentice's Journal
A meandering read, documenting an apprentice's flight from his homeland and struggles in his new life. Can be found at Whispering Depth, inside an Apprentice's Pack next to a skeleton.
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Shanties for the Bitch Queen
A salt-stained collection of sea shanties meant to honour Umberlee, goddess of the sea.  Can be found at Asmongolds Castle, just at the start of  Chapter One
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Perfumed Letter
Read Still legible in spite of waterstains and smeared ink. Can be found at Ravaged Beach
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Harper's Map
A map that's seen better days, but recent additions suggest it's still in use.  Can be found inside an Ornate Chest at Ravaged Beach
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Harper's Notebook
Various accounts of impiety and blasphemy among locals, all bound in one ragged book. Can be found inside an Ornate Chest at Ravaged Beach
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On Death & Resurrection
A thin and pliable volume, smelling faintly of dust.  Can be found at Dank Crypt
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Ancient Scroll
A mouldering scroll, containing what remains of an ancient ritual.  Can be found at Dank Crypt
Book of Dead Gods
A hefty, gold-embossed tome, listing gods immemorial. Can be found at Dank Crypt
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Chapel Records
An annal of the dead, listing hundreds of departed souls. Can be found at Dank Crypt
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The Unclaimed
The sturdily-bound story of a cleric of Shar whose soul was never claimed from the City of Judgment. Can be found at Dank Crypt
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Journey Through The Jungle
The adventures of one Baron von Barron and his goblin guide Jaw as they brave the thick jungles of Chult. Can be found at Dank Crypt
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Soul Coin: A Treatise
The read leather cover of this manuscript is stamped with a grotesque sigil bearing resemblance to a screaming face. Can be found at Storage, Druid Grove
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The Approachable East, Vol. 2
A slightly battered journal recording Rian Forbeck's travel across the land. Can be found at Storage, Druid Grove
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Druid's Ledger
A detailed record of the druid's food and medical supplies. Can be found at Storage, Druid Grove
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Traveller's Guide to the Sword Coast Vol IX: Inns and Guesthouses
A battered volume that's missing its cover and numerous pages. The remainder boats significant water damage. Can be found at Druid Grove
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The Annals of Baldur's Gate
A history of the city of Baldur's Gate, as told with a bard's flair. Printed for the masses, this is no scholarly record. Can be found at Druid Grove
Recruitment Poster
Printed on high-quality parchment, this poster encourages people to join the Flaming Fist in Baldur's Gate.  Can be found at Druid Grove
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One Foot, Two Feet, Well Met, We'll Meet
A popular book of halfling children's rhymes and mnemonics compiled and archived by one Euphadora Greatqull. Can be found at Druid Grove
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Volo's Complete Guide to the Behaviour of Nymphs
The heavily edited draft of a book that examines the activities of nymphs in GREAT detail. Can be found at Druid Grove
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A is for Azuth, and other Gods VI
A collection of children's rhymes about the gods Ilmater, Jergal and Kelemvor. Can be found at Druid Grove
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The Realm According to Bumpo
A mass-printed paperback detailing the adventuring experiences of the fictional rube Gabbin Bumpo. Can be found at Druid Grove
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The True and Impossible Adventures of Tenebrux Morrow, Vol. 2
A compact volume, clearly cheaply-made. Can be found at Druid Grove
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Traveller's Guide to the Sword Coast Vol. IV: The Risen Road
An old, cheaply-bound book that's starting to fall to pieces. Can be found in Secluded Chamber, at Druid Grove
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A Traveller's Guide to Baldur's Gate
An older book on Baldur's Gate, well-travelled and well read. Can be found in Secluded Chamber, at Druid Grove
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The Devil You Know: An Autobiography
A slim volume, pages dog-eared from use. Can be found in Secluded Chamber, at Druid Grove
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On the Origins of the Zhentarim
A loose sheaf of paper, printed with an eye for quantity over quality. Can be found in Secluded Chamber, at Druid Grove
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Front and Centre: A Thespian's Memoir
An insightful reflection on becoming someone new. Can be found in Secluded Chamber, at Druid Grove
Map of Elturgard
The ink has started to fade from this rough map of Elturgard. Can be found in Secluded Chamber, at Druid Grove
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A Primer on Mythical Beasts
This thick, gold-trimmed tome is embossed with decorative outlines of fantastical beasts. Can be found in Sacred Pool, at Druid Grove
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Book Draft - Volume III
The third book in a series of romacen novels, this once beautifully bound book has had pages ripped out, glued back in and even tied to the book's spine using a piece of twine. Can be found in Sacred Pool, at Druid Grove
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Inscrutable Journal
This worn, leatherbound journal smells of moisture and rotting vegeration. Only a few loose pages are legible, blood having soaked through the majority. Can be found in Secluded Cove, at Druid Grove.
I'm Sorry
This letter is heavily creased, as if it's been folded and unfolded many times. It's marked by water stains that could only have come from tears. Can be found in Secluded Cove, at Druid Grove.
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The Guild: Hidden Rulers of Baldur's Gate
Elegantly bound in black leather, this book has a silver image of a four-fingered hand decorating its cover. Can be found in Tiefling Hideout, at Druid Grove
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Fables of Faerûn III: The Enticing Elder
One of a series of thin tmes illustrating simple lessons to readers of all ages. Can be found in Tiefling Hideout, at Druid Grove
Tough Letter
Written in an irregular scrawl, this letter offers an olive branch Can be found in Forest, at Blighted Villiage
Soft Letter
Excited, looping letters fill this message of hope and love. Can be found in Forest, at Blighted Village
Personal Note
A tight, professional memo, written with care. Can be found in Forest, at Blighted Village
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The Genesis of Selûne and Shar
A book of religious lore. Can be found in the Selunite statue, at Owlbear Nest
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The War between Selûne and Shar
A book of religious lore. Can be found in the Selunite statue, at Owlbear Nest
Selûnite Prayer Sheet
A handwritten prayer to Selûne. Can be found in the Selunite statue, at Owlbear Nest
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The True and Impossible Adventures of Tenebrux Morrow, Vol. I
The manuscript is eye-catching, if only for its lurid and jarring colour scheme. Can be found at Blighted Village
A Warning to the Sword Coast
An anti-tiefling screed printed on the cheapest pape, it doesn't seem to have been widely read. Can be found at Blighted Village
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A is for Azuth, and other Gods VII
A collection of children's rhymes about the gods Leira, Lliira and Loviatar. Can be found at Blighted Village
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The Diary of Lump the Enlightened
The considered thoughs of the silver-quilled Lump. Can be found at Blighted Village
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The Approachable East, Vol. 4
A neatly bound journal, written by Rian Forbeck. A purple dragon is firmly embossed on the cover. Can be found at Blighted Village
The Folly and the Fall
A faded handbill advertising the works of the Sharptongue Travelling Troupe. Can be found at Blighted Village
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Fables of Faerûn V: The Boy and the Beholder
One of a series of thin tomes illustrating simple lessons to readers of all ages. Can be found at Blighted Village
Regarding Strange Riders in These Parts
A tear near the top of this notice suggest it was one pinned for display - and perhaps torn down. Can be found at Blighted Village
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Highcliff's Journal
The private thoughts of an ambitious apprentice. Can be found at Blighted Village
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The Approachable East, Vol. 6
Printed on delicate paper, this journal records Rian Forbeck's travels across the land. Can be found at Blighted Village
A Pleasurable Deal: The Shocking Truth
Printed on cheap paper that nearly crumbles at the touch, this article promises 'the real story' behind the work of Kingsley Harp. Can be found at Blighted Village
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Tattered Letter
A hastily-scrawled note. Can be found at Putrig Bog, on Johl's body
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Faded Note
Most of the words have all but faded from this scrap of paper. Can be found at Overgrown Tunnel, on Mask of Servitude's body
Dwarf Poem
A eulogy for a Selûnite who died in the dark below. Notes about a door under the temple are written in margins. Tracker Klagga at Goblin Camp has it.
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Disorders of the Nerves and Mind: A Treatise
A medical compendium describing varied mental 'disturbances' and their treatments, by cleric-physician Glenne Earl Mack. Can be found at the enclave library at the Druid Grove.
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Fringe Philosophy, Vol. V
A dense academic volume, printed with no eye for design or delight. Can be found at the enclave library at theDruid Grove.
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Oral Histories of Faerûn: Gith and Mind Flayers
This thin tome is bookmarked with scraps of illegibly-annotated scraps of paper. Can be found at the enclave library at theDruid Grove.
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Missives of Candlekeep
This book is packed full of meticulously copied letters, preserving even the handwriting of the originals. Can be found at the enclave library at theDruid Grove,
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Magic of the Weave - An Introduction
A hefty book for beginning spellcasters. Though mostly truthful, the author, clearly a wizard himself, seemed to possess quite a particular bias. Can be found at the enclave library at theDruid Grove.
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Secret Societies of the Sword Coast: Exposed
This sensational tome, embossed with elaborate filigree, has all the pomp and weight of a religious text. Can be found at the enclave library at theDruid Grove.
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A is for Azuth and other Gods II
A collection of children's rhymes about the gods Azuth, Bane and Beshaba. Can be found in the cellar during the quest Search the Cellar.
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Dark Journal
The journal of Ilyn Toth. Can be found in the cellar during the quest Search the Cellar.
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Moonhaven Logbook
A detailed record of the travellers sighted in Moonhaven village. Found in the he necromancer's lab during the quest Search the Cellar.
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On Recieving Her Grace
A book of worship to the goddess Lovitar. There are bloody fingerprints on several pages. Found on the table in the bloodied shrine of the Shattered Sanctum.
The Screed of the Willing
The spine of this ancient book is cracked and broken, but its pages have kept a sharp, cutting edge. Found in the bloodied shrine of the Shattered Sanctum, after defending the Druid Grove.
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The Necromancy of Thay
It. Is. Not. Too. Late. Can be found at Blighted Village during Search the Cellar Quest On an altar behind a closed door
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Grubby Map
A crudely drawn map marred by annotations and personal notes. Can be found at Grymforge. Once you reach Grymforge by boat, will find two Duergar there. Just near you, you can find the Grubby Map.
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Battered Note
This crisp note is poked through in several places, apparently subject to the writer's ire. Can be found at Grymforge. Once you reach Grymforge by boat, will find two Duergar there. Just near you, you can find the Battered Note.
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Fables of Faerûn IV: The Cheerful Deep Gnome
One of a series of thin tomes illustrating simple lessons to readers of all ages. Can be found at Grymforge (X:608 Y:415)
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Undelivered Letter
A missive stained with dirt and boot-prints. Can be found at Grymforge (X:-592 Y:395)
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Sharran's Journal
A dusty old player-book, scripture hastily overwritten by scrawled diary entries. Can be found at Grymforge (X.-526 Y:465
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Old Letter
This dusty yellowd letter is written in a confident hand. Can be found at Grymforge
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Hand-drawn Map
A map of Grymforge, drafted with a careful hand. Can be found at Grymforge (X:-538 Y:465)
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Map of Moonhaven
This ancient map is faded, but the detailed outline of Moonhaven is still clearly visible. Can be found at Grymforge near a the skeleton. (X: -611 Y: 344).
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Scuffed Manifest
An orderly ledger, figures faded with time. Can be found at Grymforge (X:-586 Y:410)
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Scroll of Evidence
A snug tube, designed to protect its contents from wind, weather and time. Can be found at Underdar - Grymforge (x:-698 Y:373)
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Flumph Mating Rituals
The cover features an embossed image of two flumphs their tendrils entwined. Can be found at Underdark (X:54 Y:-75)
Barcus' Log
?? Dropped by Barcus Wroot
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Zhentarim Note
A note stamped with an image of a black hand. Zhentarim Basement (X: 306 Y: -258)
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Hide-bound Journal
The memories and plans of a displaced drow. ??
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Deed of Ownership
A formal declaration of territory ownership by the Ironhand Gnomes Grymforge, in a locked chest. (X:-626 Y:325)
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Tattered Notes
This timeworn note is thin and ragged. A harsh touch might cause it to disintegrate. Located on a Skeleton that can be found at the top of the gate of the Selunite Outpost, Underdark. (X: 155, Y: 221)
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Rancid Note
Stiff and crinkled, this paper carries a powerful stench. Can be looted from True Soul Gut at Defiled Temple
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Priestess' Journal
The aged pages of this jornal are flaking at the edges, but their contents remain clear. Can be found at Defiled Temple inside a Gabinet next to the bed (X:387 Y:4)
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A is for Azuth, and other Gods XI
A collection of children's rhymes about the gods Selune, Shar and Silvanus. Can be found at Defiled Temple on a bedside table. (X:387 Y:4)
Lessons for Sensible Living IV: Cities and How to Survive Them
A slim, cheaply constructed book. The front cover is decorated with an engraving of a grimacing man, smoking a clay pipe. Can be found on an abandoned float at The Risen Road.
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Parchment
A plain, unadorned note. Can be found at Waukken's rest, undet a Jagged Rock (X:-32 Y:577)
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Tollhouse Ledger
Its edges are charred and stained with a liquid of suspicious origin. Can be found at Toll House Basement Risen Road on a Dead Toll Collector corpse. (X:667 Y:418)
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Message in a Bottle
A grimy old bottle. There seems to be parchment inside. Can be found The Festering Cove (X:-390 Y:269)
The Lord of Murder's Songbook
A heavy embossed with a skull surrounded by several teardrop-shaped flourishes. Can be found at The Festering Covein an abandoned camp (X:-396 Y:239)
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Letter From Ethel
Written in a rough, shoping scrawl, this letter unfinished. Can be found at the Acrid Workshop (Overgrown Tunnel)
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Letter to Ethel
 A beatifully crafted letter written in an elegant hand.  Can be found at the Acrid Workshop (Overgrown Tunnel)
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Letter to Kagha
N/A Can be found at the base of the large cut down tree (X:84 Y:211)
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The Rite of Thorns
A scroll covered in intricate drawings, detailing an arcane protection ritual. Found on the main desk. (X:471 Y:-7)
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Grove Artefacts
A register of druidic relics and their uses. Found at Servant's Quarters (X:-469 Y:-2)

 




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    • Anonymous

      There’s a lovely goblin religious poem called (I think) “Yer Axe Got Broke”, in the Drow lady’s office in the goblin camp. One of my favorite pieces in this game, but nobody seems to know about it.

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