Persona 5 Royal – All Books and Where to Find Them

Remember: you can only read one chapter at a time!

Persona 5 Royal and other games in the franchise are more than turned-based role-playing games—they’re also daily life simulators. One of the most important aspects of this part of the Persona franchise is social stats. Social stats affect which events are accessible to you (including Confidant events and jobs), allowing you to accomplish more things.

There are plenty of ways to raise your social stats in Persona 5 Royal, one of which is by reading books. The right book can also unlock locations you can take your Confidants to for a boost in affinity and other activities. Here’s a list of every book in the game, their effects, and where to find them.

Persona 5 Royal Book Locations

Café Leblanc Attic

When you first move into Sojiro’s café, there are two books you can find almost immediately.

BookNo. of ChaptersEffectHow to unlock
Social Thought2Knowledge+3Clean the attic
Yoncha Walker 041Unlocks shortcuts to the Bathhouse and Batting Center in Yogen-JayaClean the attic

Shujin School Library

The books in the Shujin School Library can be borrowed anytime. Some books are unlocked later in the story. You can only borrow one book at a time.

BookNo. of ChaptersEffectHow to unlock
Pirate Legend2Guts+3Available from the start
The Alluring Dancer2Charm+3Available from the start
The Great Thief2Knowledge+3Available from the start
Zorro the Outlaw2Kindness+3Available from the start
The Gallant Rogue2Guts+3Unlocks after Yusuke joins the team
The Illusory Popess2Kindness+3Unlocks after Makoto joins the team
Cry of Cthulu2Proficiency+3Unlocks after Haru joins the team
Dressed in Ashes2Charm+3Unlocks after Kasumi joins the team
The Hero with a Bow2Guts+3Unlocks after Akechi joins the team
Speed Reader1Allows you to read more than one chapter per session Unlocks after 7/1

How to rent books in Persona 5 Royal

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To rent books in Persona 5 Royal, speak with the Student Librarian in the room. You don't need to search for the books off the shelves.

Related: All Test Answers in Persona 5 Royal

Books can also be purchased in Bookstores around Tokyo. Talk to the Bookstore employees to see the current selection. Unlike the library, you can buy more than one book at once.

Taiheido Bookstore on Central Street

BookNo. of ChaptersEffectPriceHow to unlock
Buchiko's Story2Kindness+3¥700Available from the start
Playing the Game2Charm+3¥700Available from the start
The Art of Charm2Charm+3¥700Available from the start
Tidying the Heart2Proficiency+3¥700Available from the start
Vague1Unlocks Harajuku ¥1,800Unlocks after 5/18
Medjed Menance2Knowledge+3 ¥1,200Unlocks after 6/1
Nightlife Hotspots1Unlocks Odaiba Seaside Park ¥1,800Unlocks after 6/1
Wise Men's Words2Knowledge+3¥700Unlocks after 6/1
Ghost Encounters2 Guts+3¥700Unlocks after 7/1
Aquarium-a-Day1Unlocks the aquarium at Shinagawa¥700Unlocks after 7/17
Fishpond Spotter1Unlocks Ichigaya ¥1,800Unlocks after 7/17
Night Skies1Unlocks Ikebukuro ¥1,800Unlocks after 9/1
Musty Pages1Unlocks Jinbocho ¥1,800Unlocks after 9/1
Tokyo Shrines1Unlocks Meiji Shrine ¥1,800Unlocks after 9/1
Nakano Walker1Unlocks the Nakano Shopping Mall ¥1,800Unlocks after 10/1

Hinokuniya Bookstore in Shinjuku

BookNo. of ChaptersEffectPriceHow to unlock
ABCs of Crafting1Doubles the number of tools you can craft¥2,000Craft an infiltration tool
Batting Science1Unlocks Third Eye while batting¥2,800Use the Batting Center in Yongen-Jaya Backstreets
Essence of Fishing1Unlocks Third Eye when fishing¥2,800Fish in the Ichigaya fishing pond near Shinjuku
Game Secrets1Unlocks cheat codes when playing Retro Video¥2,800Play Retro Video* on your Famidrive
*You need both the Famidrive and CRT Television from the Second-hand Shop in Yongen-Jaya to do this
Learn PRO Darts1Unlocks Third Eye when playing darts¥2,800Play darts* in Kichijoji
*Unlocks after Madarame confesses
Flowerpedia1Unlocks bouquet hints when working in the Flower Shop¥2,800Apply for a part-time job in the Flower Shop* in the Underground Mall, Shibuya Station
*Needs Charm Rank 2
The Craft of Cinema1Increases social stat gains when watching movies and DVDs¥2,800Visit a movie theater (found in Shibuya, Shinjuku, and Yongen-Jaya)

Nagiuri Bookstore in Jinbocho

BookNo. of ChaptersEffectPriceHow to unlock
Master Swordsman3 Guts+4¥8,000Available from the start
Call Me Chief3Kindness+4¥8,000Read "Master Swordsman"
Heroic Revelations3Knowledge+4¥8,000Read "Master Swordsman"
The Art of Automata3Proficiency+4¥8,000Read "Master Swordsman"
Reckless Casanova3Charm+4¥8,000Read "Call Me Chief"
Knowing the Heart1Unlocks more Technical combos ¥12,000Read all the above books
Speed Reading1Allows you to read more than one chapter per session ¥12,000Read all the books from Naguiri Bookstore

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Next Ace Sports Store in the Underground Mall

BookNo. of ChaptersEffectPriceHow to unlock
Expert Billiards1Unlocks trick shots when playing billiards, Increases Technical Rank to 2¥3,500Play billiards* twice in Kichijoji
*Unlocks after Madarame confesses
Billiards Magician1Unlocks more trick shots when playing billiards, Increases Technical Rank to 4FreeUnlocks after reaching Technical Rank 3

Trader Sakai (located in Kichijoji)

BookNo. of ChaptersEffectPriceWhen to get
Factorization Guide1Increases Knowledge gained when studyingMRE Rations (obtained from the gatcha machine in the Airsoft Shop)Only available between 7/26 and 7/30


Finally, there are a couple of books that you can only obtain from competing missions in Mementos.

BookNo. of ChaptersEffectHow to get
Theme Park Escort1Unlocks DestinylandComplete "We Aren't Just Your Slaves"*
*Unlocks after part-timing at Crossroads bar twice
Chinese Sweets1Unlocks ChinatownComplete "Part-time Job, Full-time Hell"*
*Unlocks after Moon Confidant Rank 4
Shita-machi Reborn1Unlocks AsakusaComplete "Who's Muscling in Yongen-Jaya"*
*Accessible via IM on 8/29

For more guides on Persona 5 Royal and other role-playing games, check out some other articles here at Pro Game Guides.

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