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Persona 4 Golden: Book Location Guide

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  • Persona 4 Golden’s Books, Explained
  • How To Obtain Books From Yomenaido Bookstore
  • How To Obtain Books From Social Links Or Events

There’s plenty of stuff to keep you busy throughout the course of Persona 4 Golden, between dungeon-crawling and trying to solve a series of murders, but if you’ve got the time to sit down and turn a few pages, books are a great way to build your skills. While some serve to bolster abilities, the majority of them are great ways to boost your social stats.

So while it may not be the most exciting of Yu’s available activities, it definitely comes with benefits! Below, you’ll find all the info you need about books in Persona 4 Golden.

Persona 4 Golden’s Books, Explained

While a few books can be found in other places, the majority of your books will come from Yomenaido Bookstore, which you can visit in the South Shopping District.

If they don’t come from the bookstore, you’ll receive books following requests or events with your social links.

Your Strength social link can make it impossible to obtain all the books!

Choosing the soccer team over basketball is your ticket to finishing your library.

With most books boosting at least one of your five social stats, reading is one of the most effective ways to raise your social stats. We’ve got guides for raising each stat, but reading the books related to each stat is a surefire way to improve that skill when you’re finished reading.

Each book has between 2-5 chapters, and reading one chapter consumes a single time slot.

If you finish the book Hyperspeed Reader, you’ll then permanently be able to read two chapters at once.

Finishing all books in Persona 4 Golden gives you the Reader King accessory, which boosts your Magic stat by 10.

Finally, there is one achievement/trophy tied to your reading goals, too. By finishing all books in one playthrough, you’ll unlock the Compulsive Reader accolade.

How To Obtain Books From Yomenaido Bookstore

Book Title

Chapters

Raises

Unlocks

Cost

Social Stat Books

Changing Careers

2

Understanding

8/4

¥1,500

Farewell to Man

2

Courage

10/12

¥1,200

Forever Macho

2

Courage

6/11

¥1200

Man-God

2

Courage

8/24

¥1,200

Man of History

2

Courage

7/15

¥1,200

Off Today

2

Understanding

5/6

¥1,500

Sensei's Friend

2

Understanding

9/20

¥1,500

Short on Cash

2

Understanding

6/28

¥1,500

The Final Lesson

2

Understanding

11/1

¥1,500

The Lovely Man

2

Courage

4/20

¥1,200

Skill-Boost Books

Beginner Fishing

3

Attempts available when fishing

4/20

¥1,600

Catching Bugs

3

The number of bugs available to catch

6/11

¥1,800

Easy Origami

3

Understanding gained when folding origami

5/20

¥3,000

English Made Easy

3

Expression gained when translating

5/20

¥3,200

Expert Fishing

3

Reel speed when fishing

6/28

¥4,800

Expert Study Methods

3

Knowledge gained when studying

4/20

¥2,800

Food Fight

3

Effects gained from eating at Chinese Diner Aiya

8/24

¥4,200

Home Gardening

3

Speeds garden harvest speed by one day

7/15

¥3,600

Hyperspeed Reading

3

Chapters read in one sitting, from one to two

8/4

¥9,800

Office Work Manual

3

Diligence gained when folding envelopes

5/6

¥2,800

World Class Bugs

3

The number of bugs available to catch

11/1

¥4,800

100 Ghost Stories

3

Courage gained when working at the hospital

6/11

¥3,400

How To Obtain Books From Social Links Or Events

The only way to guarantee getting all three of your Strength social link books is to join the soccer team.

Book Title

Chapters

Raises

How To Get It

Books From Your Strength Social Link

Poly-Land

4

Knowledge/Diligence

Rank 4 with Strength social link on 7/15

Receive a call from Kou to plan a study date, and tell him you're allergic to algebra.

The O-Cha Way

4

Knowledge/Expression

Rank 1-4 or Rank 7-9 with Strength social link on 8/10.

Must have chosen the soccer team.

Witch Detective

4

Understanding/Diligence

Rank 1-3 with Strength social link on 5/29

You must have rescued Kanji before this date.

Books Earned From Requests

The Gentle Way

4

Knowledge/Expression

Request 18

The Punk's Way

4

Knowledge/Expression

Request 20

Guide to Pests

4

Knowledge/Courage

Request 34

Picross Rules!

4

Understanding/Diligence

Request 40

Who Am I?

4

Knowledge/Diligence

Request 45

Books From Events

The Divine Way

4

Knowledge/Expression

Summer Festival (8/21)

The Ramen Way

4

Knowledge/Expression

Eat eight meals at Chinese Diner Aiya

You unlock the Reader King accessory and Compulsive Reader achievements after you've finished the last chapter of your final book. Happy reading!

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