000943f2 (rare blue) 000c5d24 (green) 000fc9ba (brown) 000fc8bb (blue) 000fc9bc (lrg. green) 000fc9bd (lrg. brown/blue) 000fc9be (lrg. brown) 000fc9bf (lrg. blue) 000fc9c0 (brown/blue)
pre-War book is a book that has not been destroyed, burned, or otherwise rendered unreadable. In the books are extremely common, unlike in Fallout: New Vegas , and come in a variety of colors, sizes, and overall variants.
Pre-War books are a common item within the Mojave Wasteland, and can be found inside most occupied dwellings. They are one of the first miscellaneous items the player is likely to encounter in bulk (28 of them are located inside
Doc Mitchell's house). There are 9 varieties of pre-War books, with 4 different color patterns and 2 different sizes. Although most varieties of pre-War books are worth one bottle cap, a relatively "rare" variety of blue pre-War book is worth five.
add-on , you can take them to the Old World Blues Book Chute and have them turned to blank books used for making skill books.
Dark brown/blue (large)
G.E.C.K. shows that there are 960 pre-War books in the game, 1184 with add-ons. Not all of them are obtainable due to their placement.
Rare blue Edit
The rare blue version ("
PreWarBook") appears only 5 times in the base game, and 2 more in . Honest Hearts adds a repeatable script after the main quest is finished.
The green version ("
BookGeneric01") appears 71 times in the base game, 39 in , and 5 in Dead Money
Old World Blues.
The brown version ("
BookGeneric03b") appears 309 times in the base game, 19 in , 13 in Dead Money , and 10 in Old World Blues .
The blue version ("
BookGeneric04b") appears 156 times in the base game, 8 in , 5 in Dead Money , and 10 in Old World Blues .
Large green Edit
The large green version ("
BookGeneric05b") appears 63 times in the base game, 3 in , 1 in Dead Money , and 1 in Old World Blues .
Large brown/blue Edit
The large brown/blue version ("
BookGeneric06b") appears 61 times in the base game, 7 in , 4 in Dead Money , and 3 in Old World Blues .
Large brown Edit
The large brown version ("
BookGeneric07b") appears 41 times in the base game, 9 in , 11 in Dead Money , and 3 in Old World Blues .
Large blue Edit
The large blue version ("
BookGeneric08b") appears 55 times in the base game, 1 in , 3 in Dead Money , and 1 in Old World Blues .
The brown/blue version ("
BookGeneric02b") appears 199 times in the base game, 42 in , 16 in Dead Money , and 13 in Old World Blues .
Pre-War books are much more common in the Mojave Wasteland, but cannot be exchanged for caps other than selling them to merchants.
The rare blue variant is the only one that can be found in containers.
Many huge versions of different books can be found inside the Ultra-Luxe, on shelves found in the hotel rooms and the penthouse suite.
Massive numbers of books can be found in the Lucky 38 penthouse (around 200, but only a quarter of them can actually be picked up), the NCR Embassy (inside Dennis Crocker's room, his office and a small storage room), Vault 3, and Vault 21.
An entire bookshelf of pre-War books can be found in the barracks of the Mojave Outpost.
A full two shelves can be found in the Big Horn Saloon.