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Books (本*)? are items that can be read during the Daily Life segment in the Persona series.

Appearances[]

Overview[]

The protagonist is able to read books in their spare time; each different book has different attributes and rewards. A common effect books can give are Social Stat boosts. Each book can only be read once. They can often be found in libraries or bought in shops.

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Persona 4 / Golden[]

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"> A ploddingly-written romantic comedy about a girl on her first day of school in a new town. Vampires are involved.
> ...The content of this book was almost physically painful for you to read."
—The protagonist reading Witch Detective, Persona 4

In Persona 4, books often give small Social Stat boosts per read. Books are separated in 4 series, each with 5 volumes of books. Each series generally revolves around increasing a specific Social Stat, although the underage series doesn't follow a common pattern, aside from increasing two stats at once. Reading all 20 books will reward the protagonist with the Reader Ring, which increases the wearer's Magic by 10. Only the protagonist can equip this accessory.

Persona 4 Golden adds more books in the collection: one of the series has books that boost one of each Social Stat, as well as 7 more books that don't necessarily fit in a series, but each acts to add miscellaneous effects to the protagonist's daily life, such as doubling their reading speed.

Item Chapters Effect Description Cost Availability
The Man's Life series
The Lovely Man ∎∎ Courage The Man's Life series, Vol. 1. Reading it may raise your Courage. ¥1,200 Yomenaido Bookstore (4/20)
Forever Macho ∎∎ The Man's Life series, Vol. 2. Reading it may raise your Courage. ¥1,200 Yomenaido Bookstore (6/1)
Man of History ∎∎ The Man's Life series, Vol. 3. Reading it may raise your Courage. ¥1,200 Yomenaido Bookstore (7/15)
Man-God ∎∎ The Man's Life series, Vol. 4. Reading it may raise your Courage. ¥1,200 Yomenaido Bookstore (8/24)
Farewell to Man ∎∎ The Man's Life series, Vol. 5. Reading it may raise your Courage. ¥1,200 Yomenaido Bookstore (10/9)
The Timid Teacher series
Off Today ∎∎ Understanding The Timid Teacher series, Vol. 1. Reading it may increase Understanding. ¥1,500 Yomenaido Bookstore (5/7)
Short on Cash ∎∎ The Timid Teacher series, Vol. 2. Reading it may increase Understanding. ¥1,500 Yomenaido Bookstore (6/28)
Changing Careers ∎∎ The Timid Teacher series, Vol. 3. Reading it may increase Understanding. ¥1,500 Yomenaido Bookstore (8/4)
Sensei's Friends ∎∎ The Timid Teacher series, Vol. 4. Reading it may increase Understanding. ¥1,500 Yomenaido Bookstore (9/20)
The Final Lesson ∎∎ The Timid Teacher series, Vol. 5. Reading it may increase Understanding. ¥1,500 Yomenaido Bookstore (11/1)
Manual series
The O-Cha Way ∎∎∎∎ Knowledge, Expression The first in a series of manuals. Reading it may increase your Knowledge. - Strength Social Link (8/10)
The Gentle Way ∎∎∎∎ The second in a series of manuals. Reading it may increase your Knowledge. - Request 8
The Divine Way ∎∎∎∎ The third in a series of manuals. Reading it may increase your Knowledge. - Summer Festival Date Event (8/21)
The Ramen Way ∎∎∎∎ The fourth in a series of manuals. Reading it may increase your Knowledge. - Eat at Chinese Diner Aiya 8 times
The Punk's Way ∎∎∎∎ The fifth in a series of manuals. Reading it may increase your Knowledge. - Request 14
Underage series
Witch Detective ∎∎∎∎ Understanding, Diligence A book for underaged readers. Reading it may increase Understanding. - Strength Social Link (5/29)
Poly-Land ∎∎∎∎ Diligence, Knowledge A book for underaged readers. Reading it may increase your Diligence. - Strength Social Link (7/15)
Guide to Pests ∎∎∎∎ Knowledge, Courage A book for underaged readers. Reading it may increase your Knowledge. - Request 22
Riddlemania ∎∎∎∎ Understanding, Diligence A book for underaged readers. Reading it may increase Understanding. - Request 27
Who Am I? ∎∎∎∎ Knowledge, Diligence A book for underaged readers. Reading it may increase your Knowledge. - Request 34

Item Chapters Effect Description Cost Availability
The Man's Life series
The Lovely Man ∎∎ Courage The Man's Life series, Vol. 1. Reading it may raise your Courage. ¥1,200 Yomenaido Bookstore (4/20)
Forever Macho ∎∎ The Man's Life series, Vol. 2. Reading it may raise your Courage. ¥1,200 Yomenaido Bookstore (6/1)
Man of History ∎∎ The Man's Life series, Vol. 3. Reading it may raise your Courage. ¥1,200 Yomenaido Bookstore (7/15)
Man-God ∎∎ The Man's Life series, Vol. 4. Reading it may raise your Courage. ¥1,200 Yomenaido Bookstore (8/24)
Farewell to Man ∎∎ The Man's Life series, Vol. 5. Reading it may raise your Courage. ¥1,200 Yomenaido Bookstore (10/9)
The Timid Teacher series
Off Today ∎∎ Understanding The Timid Teacher series, Vol. 1. Reading it may increase Understanding. ¥1,500 Yomenaido Bookstore (5/7)
Short on Cash ∎∎ The Timid Teacher series, Vol. 2. Reading it may increase Understanding. ¥1,500 Yomenaido Bookstore (6/28)
Changing Careers ∎∎ The Timid Teacher series, Vol. 3. Reading it may increase Understanding. ¥1,500 Yomenaido Bookstore (8/4)
Sensei's Friends ∎∎ The Timid Teacher series, Vol. 4. Reading it may increase Understanding. ¥1,500 Yomenaido Bookstore (9/20)
The Final Lesson ∎∎ The Timid Teacher series, Vol. 5. Reading it may increase Understanding. ¥1,500 Yomenaido Bookstore (11/1)
Manual series
The O-Cha Way ∎∎∎∎ Knowledge, Expression The first in a series of manuals. Reading it may increase your Knowledge. - Strength Social Link (8/10)
The Gentle Way ∎∎∎∎ The second in a series of manuals. Reading it may increase your Knowledge. - Request 8
The Divine Way ∎∎∎∎ The third in a series of manuals. Reading it may increase your Knowledge. - Summer Festival Date Event (8/21)
The Ramen Way ∎∎∎∎ The fourth in a series of manuals. Reading it may increase your Knowledge. - Eat at Chinese Diner Aiya 8 times
The Punk's Way ∎∎∎∎ The fifth in a series of manuals. Reading it may increase your Knowledge. - Request 14
Underage series
Witch Detective ∎∎∎∎ Understanding, Diligence A book for underaged readers. Reading it may increase Understanding. - Strength Social Link (5/29)
Poly-Land ∎∎∎∎ Diligence, Knowledge A book for underaged readers. Reading it may increase your Diligence. - Strength Social Link (7/15)
Guide to Pests ∎∎∎∎ Knowledge, Courage A book for underaged readers. Reading it may increase your Knowledge. - Request 22
Riddlemania ∎∎∎∎ Understanding, Diligence A book for underaged readers. Reading it may increase Understanding. - Request 27
Who Am I? ∎∎∎∎ Knowledge, Diligence A book for underaged readers. Reading it may increase your Knowledge. - Request 34
Social Stat series
Expert Study Methods Knowledge Finish reading to help increase Knowledge gained when studying. ¥2,800 Yomenaido Bookstore (4/20)
English Made Easy Expression Finish reading to help increase Expression more when translating. ¥3,200 Yomenaido Bookstore (6/1)
100 Ghost Stories Courage Finish reading these scary stories to help increase Courage. ¥3,400 Yomenaido Bookstore 6/11)
Office Work Manual Diligence Finish reading to help increase Diligence more when making envelopes. ¥2,800 Yomenaido Bookstore (5/6)
Easy Origami Understanding Finish reading to help boost Understanding more when folding cranes. ¥3,000 Yomenaido Bookstore (6/1)
Miscellaneous effects
Food Fight! - Finish reading to boost the effects of eating Chinese food more. ¥4,200 Yomenaido Bookstore (8/24)
Beginner Fishing The basic fishing guide. Finish reading to be able to fish more. ¥1,600 Yomenaido Bookstore (4/20)
Expert Fishing Finish reading to be get a boost to your reeling speed. ¥4,800 Yomenaido Bookstore (6/28)
Catching Bugs Finish reading to be able to catch more bugs. ¥1,800 Yomenaido Bookstore (6/11)
World Class Bugs Finish reading to be able to catch even more bugs. ¥4,800 Yomenaido Bookstore (11/11)
Home Gardening Finish reading to speed vegetable harvest by one day. ¥3,600 Yomenaido Bookstore (7/15)
Hyperspeed Reading Finish reading to be able to read two chapters a day. ¥9,800 Yomenaido Bookstore (8/4)

Persona 5 / Royal[]

The protagonist reading at Leblanc in Persona 5.

"You can apparently read for free at the school library, so you should try and take advantage of that. I think there's also a bookstore over on Central Street..."
Morgana, Persona 5

In Persona 5, books must be completed before any benefits are gained. The protagonist can generally read books at either the counter in Café Leblanc (during the evening) or at the Shujin Academy library (only during the day, not on holidays, and after Kamoshida's confessed as Makoto Niijima will have occupied the spot before then). Additionally, there are certain mornings when the protagonist is able to take a free seat on his morning commute on the train, allowing him to read.

When taking books from the Shujin Academy library, the protagonist may only borrow 1 book at a time.

『ペルソナ5』ショートムービー【電車で読書編】

『ペルソナ5』ショートムービー【電車で読書編】

The protagonist reading Buchiko's Story on the train in Persona 5. (Japanese)

If the protagonist Ranks up Sadayo Kawakami's Confidant, on certain days, he can earn additional time in class to perform certain activities, including reading.

Books that serve to unlock locations, if read while said spot has already been unlocked, will not take up time to be read and the book will be marked as read.

All of the books in the original Persona 5 can be completed in 54 time slots (or 27 days worth of time.)

Persona 5 Royal expands the collection with 13 new books, with several old being renamed or have had their effects changed. Only Weekend Parks been removed from Royal. Those books can be completed in 75 time slots (37 and a half days worth of time.)

Name Chapters Effect Description Price Location
The Great Thief ∎∎ Knowledge (♪♪♪) A novel based on Arsene. His clever tricks makes you knowledgeable. - Shujin Academy Library
Pirate Legend ∎∎ Guts (♪♪♪) The tale of the fearless Captain Kidd. Reading this would build guts. - Shujin Academy Library
Zorro, the Outlaw ∎∎ Kindness (♪♪♪) The story about Zorro, the gentleman bandit. Read to be a kind gentleman. - Shujin Academy Library
The Alluring Dancer ∎∎ Charm (♪♪♪) The passionate story of Carmen. For those looking to be charmed. - Shujin Academy Library
The Gallant Rogue ∎∎ Guts (♪♪♪) Ishikawa Goemon's tale. Experience the guts to defy those in power. - Shujin Academy Library (After Yusuke joins)
The Illusory Popess ∎∎ Kindness (♪♪♪) The dynamic biography of Johanna. Awakens you to kindness. - Shujin Academy Library (After Makoto joins)
Cry of Cthulhu ∎∎ Guts (♪♪♪) A book of fictitious mythos. The macabre world would help build guts. - Shujin Academy Library (After Futaba joins)
Woman in the Dark ∎∎ Proficiency (♪♪♪) The story of Milady. Her changing faces helps make you proficient. - Shujin Academy Library (After Haru joins)
Musty Pages Unlocks Jinbocho A guide that lets you feel the atmosphere of the antique book town. ¥1,800 Shibuya Central Street - Taiheido Bookstore (10/4)
Wise Men's Words ∎∎ Knowledge (♪♪♪) A book of quotes by great philosophers. Read to enrich your knowledge. ¥700 Shibuya Central Street - Taiheido Bookstore (6/2)
Ghost Encounters ∎∎ Guts (♪♪♪) Hair-raising ghost stories. Reading this will surely steel your guts. ¥700 Shibuya Central Street - Taiheido Bookstore (8/3)
Tidying the Heart ∎∎ Proficiency (♪♪♪) A best-seller on cleaning. The author's proficiency is worth studying. ¥700 Shibuya Central Street - Taiheido Bookstore (6/2)
Buchiko's Story ∎∎ Kindness (♪♪♪) A heartwarming tale of a dog and his master. It is filled with kindness. ¥700 Shibuya Central Street - Taiheido Bookstore (6/2)
Flowerpedia Unlocks flower shop job hints The essential compendium for anyone in the flower industry. ¥2,800 Shinjuku - Hinokuniya Bookstore (8/14)
(Must have worked at Rafflesia Flower Shop at least once)
Master Swordsman ∎∎∎ Guts (♪♪♪ ♪)
(displays as 3)
A book chronicling a great swordsman's life. Find the guts to face death. ¥8,000 Jinbocho - Nagiuri Bookstore (8/30)
Call Me Chief ∎∎∎ Kindness (♪♪♪ ♪)
(displays as 3)
Biography of a beloved leader. His warm character shows much kindness. ¥8,000 Jinbocho - Nagiuri Bookstore (10/9)
(Must have read "Master Swordsman")
Reckless Casanova ∎∎∎ Charm (♪♪♪ ♪)
(displays as 3)
A book about the romantic life of a ladies man. Learn from his charm. ¥8,000 Jinbocho - Nagiuri Bookstore (10/30)
(Must have read "Call Me Chief")
Shitamachi Reborn Unlocks Asakusa A book on the old district reborn thanks to the new Tokyo Sky Tower. - Complete the request "Who's Muscling in Yongen-Jaya?"
Tokyo Shrines Unlocks Meiji Shrine A photo guidebook of the shrines hidden in the big city. ¥1,800 Shibuya Central Street - Taiheido Bookstore (10/4)
Fishpond Spotter Unlocks Ichigaya A guidebook for beginners on the popular fishing ponds. ¥1,800 Shibuya Central Street - Taihedo Bookstore (8/3)
Yoncha Wanderer Unlocks Yongen-Jaya shortcuts
(Bathhouse & Batting Cages)
A magazine compiling information about Yongen-Jaya. - Clean room
Museum of Stars Unlocks Ikebukuro A star-gazing guidebook that has a special on planetariums. ¥1,800 Shibuya Central Street - Taiheido Bookstore (10/4)
Batting Science Unlocks Third Eye while batting A thorough analysis of batting. Could help with your baseball skills. ¥2,800 Shinjuku - Hinokuniya Bookstore (7/5)
(Must have gone to the Batting Cages at least once)
Essence of Fishing Unlocks Third Eye while fishing A book explaining the tricks of fishing. Now you can be a master! ¥2,800 Shinjuku - Hinokuniya Bookstore (11/15)
(Must have gone fishing at Ichigaya at least once)
Speed Reading Read twice as fast A book on the basics of speed reading. Increases your reading speed. ¥12,000 Jinbocho - Nagiuri Bookstore (11/2)
(Must have read "Reckless Casanova")
Cinema Treasures Increases stat bonuses from watching films A must for film buffs. Allows you to enjoy movies even more. ¥2,800 Shinjuku - Hinokuniya Bookstore (7/5)
(Must have gone to the movies at least once)
Chinese Sweets Unlocks Chinatown A guidebook to enjoy the sweets found within Chinatown. - Complete the request "Part-time Job, Full-time Hell" (9/6)
Theme Park Escort Unlocks Maihama A book to help men not get lost while visiting amusement parks. - Complete the request "We Aren't Just Your Slaves" (9/6)
Medjed Menace ∎∎ Knowledge (♪♪♪) A book on the hacker group Medjed. Be knowledgeable about internet crimes. ¥1,200 Shibuya Central Street - Taiheido Bookstore (6/2)
Playing the Game ∎∎ Charm (♪♪♪) Tips from a famous pickup artist. Learn the charm to hook up with someone. ¥700 Shibuya Central Street - Taiheido Bookstore (6/2)
Game Secrets Unlocks cheat codes while playing games A compilation of tricks for every video game. Makes any game easy. ¥2,800 Shinjuku - Hinokuniya Bookstore (11/12)
(Must have played video games at least once)
Weekend Parks Unlocks Inokashira Park A book that introduces great parks for spending a quiet weekend. ¥1,800 Shibuya Central Street - Taiheido Bookstore (6/2)
Vague Unlocks Harajuku A fashion magazine for girls with unique tastes. ¥1,800 Shibuya Central Street - Taiheido Bookstore (10/4)
Nightlife Hotspots Unlocks Seaside Park A magazine showcasing date spots geared toward adults. ¥1,800 Shibuya Central Street - Taiheido Bookstore (6/2)

Name Chapters Effect Description Price Location
The Great Thief ∎∎ Knowledge (♪♪♪) A novel based on Arsène. His clever tricks makes you knowledgeable. - Shujin Academy Library
Pirate Legend ∎∎ Guts (♪♪♪) The tale of the fearless Captain Kidd. Reading this would build guts. - Shujin Academy Library
Zorro, the Outlaw ∎∎ Kindness (♪♪♪) The story about Zorro, the gentleman bandit. Read to be a kind gentleman. - Shujin Academy Library
The Alluring Dancer ∎∎ Charm (♪♪♪) The passionate story of Carmen. For those looking to be charmed. - Shujin Academy Library
The Gallant Rogue ∎∎ Guts (♪♪♪) Ishikawa Goemon's tale. Experience the guts to defy those in power. - Shujin Academy Library (After Yusuke joins)
The Illusory Popess ∎∎ Kindness (♪♪♪) The dynamic biography of Johanna. Awakens you to kindness. - Shujin Academy Library (After Makoto joins)
Cry of Cthulhu ∎∎ Guts (♪♪♪) A book of fictitious mythos. The macabre world would help build guts. - Shujin Academy Library (After Futaba joins)
Woman in the Dark ∎∎ Proficiency (♪♪♪) The story of Milady. Her changing faces helps make you proficient. - Shujin Academy Library (After Haru joins)
Dressed in Ashes ∎∎ Charm (♪♪♪) A girl facing unfortunate circumstances. Learn about leading a charmed life. - Shujin Academy Library (After Sumire awakens in October)
The Hero with a Bow ∎∎ Courage (♪♪♪) The daring tales of Robin Hood. Reading this could help build your guts. - Shujin Academy Library (After Akechi joins in November)
Musty Pages Unlocks Jinbocho A guide that lets you feel the atmosphere of the antique book town. ¥1,800 Shibuya Central Street - Taiheido Bookstore (10/4)
Wise Men's Words ∎∎ Knowledge (♪♪♪) A book of quotes by great philosophers. Read to enrich your knowledge. ¥700 Shibuya Central Street - Taiheido Bookstore (6/2)
Ghost Encounters ∎∎ Guts (♪♪♪) Hair-raising ghost stories. Reading this will surely steel your guts. ¥700 Shibuya Central Street - Taiheido Bookstore (8/3)
Tidying the Heart ∎∎ Proficiency (♪♪♪) A best-seller on cleaning. The author's proficiency is worth studying. ¥700 Shibuya Central Street - Taiheido Bookstore (6/2)
Buchiko's Story ∎∎ Kindness (♪♪♪) A heartwarming tale of a dog and his master. It is filled with kindness. ¥700 Shibuya Central Street - Taiheido Bookstore (6/2)
Flowerpedia Unlocks flower shop job hints The essential compendium for anyone in the flower industry. ¥2,800 Shinjuku - Hinokuniya Bookstore (8/14)
(Must have worked at Rafflesia Flower Shop at least once)
Master Swordsman ∎∎∎ Guts (♪♪♪ ♪)
(displays as 3)
A book chronicling a great swordsman's life. Find the guts to face death. ¥8,000 Jinbocho - Nagiuri Bookstore (8/30)
Call Me Chief ∎∎∎ Kindness (♪♪♪ ♪)
(displays as 3)
Biography of a beloved leader. His warm character shows much kindness. ¥8,000 Jinbocho - Nagiuri Bookstore (10/9)
(Must have read "Master Swordsman")
Reckless Casanova ∎∎∎ Charm (♪♪♪ ♪)
(displays as 3)
A book about the romantic life of a ladies man. Learn from his charm. ¥8,000 Jinbocho - Nagiuri Bookstore (10/30)
(Must have read "Master Swordsman")
Heroic Revelations ∎∎∎ Knowledge (♪♪♪ ♪)
(displays as 3)
The epic of a tireless seeker of wisdom. May impart knowledge upon the reader. ¥8,000 Jinbocho - Nagiuri Bookstore
(Must have read Master Swordsman)
The Art of Automata ∎∎∎ Proficiency (♪♪♪ ♪)
(displays as 3)
The passion involved in being an automata technician. May improve one's proficiency. ¥8,000 Jinbocho - Nagiuri Bookstore
(Must have read Master Swordsman)
Knowing the Heart Technical combinations are expanded Old book about the fragility of the human heart. Expands Technical conditions. ¥12,000 Jinbocho - Nagiuri Bookstore
(Must read Jinbocho's other books first)
Shitamachi Reborn Unlocks Asakusa A book on the old district reborn thanks to the new Tokyo Sky Tower. - Complete the request "Who's Muscling in Yongen-Jaya?"
Tokyo Shrines Unlocks Meiji Shrine A photo guidebook of the shrines hidden in the big city. ¥1,800 Shibuya Central Street - Taiheido Bookstore (10/4)
Fishpond Spotter Unlocks Ichigaya A guidebook for beginners on the popular fishing ponds. ¥1,800 Shibuya Central Street - Taihedo Bookstore (8/3)
Yoncha Walker 04 ∎∎ Unlocks Yongen-Jaya shortcuts A magazine compiling information about Yongen-Jaya. - Clean room
Social Thought ∎∎∎ Knowledge (♪♪♪) Broad compilation on modern social thought. May boost knowledge - Clean room (Requires Level 2 Knowledge to read)
Night Skies Unlocks Ikebukuro A star-gazing guidebook that has a special on planetariums. ¥1,800 Shibuya Central Street - Taiheido Bookstore (10/4)
Batting Science Unlocks Third Eye while batting A thorough analysis of batting. Could help with your baseball skills. ¥2,800 Shinjuku - Hinokuniya Bookstore (7/5)
(Must have gone to the Batting Cages at least once)
Essence of Fishing Unlocks Third Eye while fishing A book explaining the tricks of fishing. Now you can be a master! ¥2,800 Shinjuku - Hinokuniya Bookstore (11/15)
(Must have gone fishing at Ichigaya at least once)
Speed Reader Read twice as fast Easy-to-learn speed-reading techniques. Increases your reading speed. - Shujin Academy Library (7/1)
The Craft of Cinema Increases stat bonuses from watching DVDs and films A comprehensive guide on increasing emotional depth on camera. For film buffs. ¥2,800 Shinjuku - Hinokuniya Bookstore (7/5)
(Must have gone to the movies at least once)
Learn Pro Darts Unlocks Third Eye while playing darts Techniques written by a professional darts player. ¥2,800 Shinjuku - Hinokuniya Bookstore (7/5)
(Must have played darts at least once)
ABCs of Crafting Doubles the maximum amount of times infiltration tools can be crafted Basics for the aspiring craftsman. Improves skills for making infiltration tools. ¥2,800 Shinjuku - Hinokuniya Bookstore (7/5)
(Must have crafted an infiltration tool at least once)
Expert Billiards Special shots available at billiards
Helps unlock Technical Rank 2
Techniques written by a professional billiards player. ¥3,500 Shibuya - Underground Mall Sports Store
(Must have played billiards at least once)
Billiards Magician Special shots available at billiards
Helps unlock Technical Rank 4
Miraculous techniques by a billiards master. Learn about massé. - Shibuya - Underground Mall Sports Store
(Received when technical rank increases to 3 in billiards)
Factorization Guide Increases stat bonuses when studying Well-thumbed reference book. Increases the effectiveness of studying. - Trade MRE Ration to Trader Sakai in Kichijoji
Chinese Sweets Unlocks Chinatown A guidebook to enjoy the sweets found within Chinatown. - Complete the request "Part-time Job, Full-time Hell" (9/6)
Theme Park Escort Unlocks Maihama A book to help men not get lost while visiting amusement parks. - Complete the request "We Aren't Just Your Slaves" (9/6)
Medjed Menace ∎∎ Knowledge (♪♪♪) A book on the hacker group Medjed. Be knowledgeable about internet crimes. ¥1,200 Shibuya Central Street - Taiheido Bookstore (6/2)
The Art of Charm ∎∎ Charm (♪♪♪) Tips from a famous pickup artist. Learn the charm to hook up with someone. ¥700 Shibuya Central Street - Taiheido Bookstore (6/2)
Game Secrets Unlocks cheat codes while playing games A compilation of tricks for every video game. Makes any game easy. ¥2,800 Shinjuku - Hinokuniya Bookstore (11/12)
(Must have played video games at least once)
Vague Unlocks Harajuku A fashion magazine for girls with unique tastes. ¥1,800 Shibuya Central Street - Taiheido Bookstore (10/4)
Nightlife Hotspots Unlocks Seaside Park A magazine showcasing date spots geared toward adults. ¥1,800 Shibuya Central Street - Taiheido Bookstore (6/2)
Aquarium-a-Day Unlocks Shinagawa A guidebook that lists attractions in aquariums all over Tokyo. ¥1,800 Shibuya Central Street - Taihedo Bookstore (7/17)
Nakano Walker Unlocks Nakano A guidebook that covers popular and obscure spots alike. ¥1,800 Shibuya Central Street - Taihedo Bookstore (10/1)

Persona O.A.[]

At the end of an infiltration, up to one book may be obtained.

Each type of book has 5 options, with each being able to boost one Social Stat. In O.A., all books grant the same kinds of options and the same rewards - the only difference between them is their contents.

Many of the books and their contents reference previous entries from the Persona series.

Book Options
+Knowledge +Guts +Proficiency +Kindness +Charm
Nightlife Hotspots Planetarium Bar Crossroads Luxury Sushi Restaurant Museum Ferris Wheel
Guide to Pests List of Pests Pest Diet Pest Home Coexistence with Pests Pest Fortune-telling
Game Walker Mu Continent Game Panic Fishpond Super Baron Akiba Castle
Monthly Cat The Charm of Hair Loss Always Together Cat Culture Cat Story Paw Paradise
Master Swordsman Swordsman, Hunger Volume Swordsman, Reversal Volume Swordsman, Escape Volume Swordsman, Training Volume Swordsman, Crying Volume
The Divine Way Learning Page Attire Page Cartoon Page Trouble Page Mystery Solving Page
Extreme Curry (Tokyo Version) Enchanted Spices Spicy Hell Hour Big Expedition Showa Curry Shop Curry New Century
Boy Everyday Detective Jinan Dragon Cube Don't Touch Fighter DOKI Tiger Blur
(Continued) Weakling Teacher 1 - Hermit Stone 2 - Night Diary 3 - Look Good 4 - Prefer Correspondence 5 - Buy a Jar
Man of History What is a Han Han Away Han Manners Han Dining Table Han Dynasty
Chinese Sweets Navigation Malay Sponge Cake Guilinggao Kowloon Ball Ginger Milk Pudding Annin Tofu
DVD Flyer The Running Dead The X Folders Jail Break ICU Not-so-hot Betsy
Tokyo Movie Navigation Soraemon Like a Dragon Pach Saw Mes Miserables The Duhvengers
Tokyo Town Guru Moist Katsu Bun Melon Pan Foreign Nikuman Legendary Yaki-Imo Coffee Shop Curry
Ramen Straight Line Golden Soup Noodles Heaped Meat Noodles Extra-fine Tsukemen Light Soy Sauce Noodles Special Toro Meat Noodles

Quotes[]

General[]

  • "Reading books in an important way to expand your mind." ~Morgana, Persona 5
  • "Hm? Oh, I didn't realize how long you've been reading. So, how far did you get?
    Seems like you still have some pages left. You should continue some other time."
    ~Morgana, Persona 5

Gallery[]

Trivia[]

  • Persona 5's internal code includes several unused books:[1]
ID Item Effect
0086 Homemaker Hero A book that teaches the tricks of buying household electronics for cheap.
0132 Teen's Life A magazine that lets you grasp the must-know fads of young people.
0135 New Choju-Giga A book that analyzes old manga from various angles. It's very thick.
0136 PT Bible Has everything a Phantom Thief devotee should know.
0137 Phan-Sightings A book documenting alleged phantom thief sightings.
0138 Annals of Greatness Details famous people's exploits. Could help you think outside the box.
0139 How to Karakuri A book on the technology of karakuri. Become better with details.
0370 The Okumura Way Memoir of Kunikazu Okumura, whose life philosophy pioneered a new age.
0371 Med. Tech for Teens A book explaining medical science in layman's terms. A must for novices.
0372 Guns of the World A catalog of guns covering both eastern and western models. For gun freaks.
0373 Shogi World A special on the move that rocked the shogi world. For shogi aficionados.
0378 Pure Politics Focuses on the life of a famous politician. For aspiring politicians.
0389 The Hero with a Bow The folklore of Robin Hood. Reading this could make you kind.

References[]


Characters
Playable Protagonist - Yosuke Hanamura - Chie Satonaka - Yukiko Amagi - Kanji Tatsumi - Rise Kujikawa - Teddie - Naoto Shirogane
Social Link Margaret - Nanako Dojima - Ryotaro Dojima - Naoki Konishi - Kou Ichijo - Daisuke Nagase - Hisano Kuroda - Sayoko Uehara - Yumi Ozawa - Ayane Matsunaga - Ai Ebihara - Fox - Shu Nakajima - Eri Minami - Marie - Tohru Adachi
Major Igor - Mayumi Yamano - Misuzu Hiiragi - Saki Konishi - Mitsuo Kubo - Hanako Ohtani - Kinshiro Morooka - Noriko Kashiwagi - Taro Namatame - Old Lady Shiroku - Master Daidara - Minoru Inoue - Yuuta Minami - Kaneko - Aika Nakamura - President Tanaka - Chihiro Fushimi - Mr. Edogawa - Kanami Mashita - Moel Gas Station Attendant
Major enemies Shadow Yosuke - Shadow Chie - Shadow Yukiko - Shadow Kanji - Shadow Rise - Shadow Teddie - Shadow Mitsuo - Shadow Naoto - Kunino-sagiri - Ameno-sagiri - Kusumi-no-Okami - Izanami
Locations
Inaba Central Shopping District - Dojima Residence - Junes Department Store - Samegawa Flood Plain - Velvet Room - Yasogami High School
Midnight Channel Twisted Shopping District - Yukiko's Castle - Steamy Bathhouse - Marukyu Striptease - Void Quest - Secret Laboratory - Heaven - Magatsu Inaba - Hollow Forest - Yomotsu Hirasaka
Other Okina City - Shichiri Beach - Midnight Trivia Miracle Quiz - Tatsumi Port Island (Gekkoukan High School - Club Escapade - Iwatodai Station)
Music
Albums Original Soundtrack (Persona 4 / Golden / The Animation) - Never More -Reincarnation- - Persona 4: The Golden Animation Special Arrange CD - Persona 20th Anniversary All Time Best Album - Re:BRiLLiANCE
Songs "Ain't Nobody Can Hold Me Down" - "Alone in this World" - "Aria of the Soul" - "Studio Backlot/Backside of the TV" - "Beauty of Destiny" - "Dazzling Smile" - "Falling into Right Places" - "Heartbeat, Heartbreak" - "Heaven" - "I'll Face Myself" - "Just Like The Wind" - "Key Plus Words" - "Koisuru Meitantei" - "Never More" - "Next Chance to Move On" - "P3 FES" - "Pursuing My True Self" - "Reach Out To The Truth" - "Shadow World" - "Signs of Love" - "Sky's The Limit" - "SNOWFLAKES" - "Someone Else's Man" - "Time For True Revelation" - "Time To Make History" - "True Feelings" - "True Story" - "The Way of Memories" - "We Are One and All" - "Ying Yang" - "Your Affection"
Archives
Terminology Persona (Initial / Ultimate) - Persona user - Glasses - Fog - Shadow - Shadow Self - Party - Tactics - All-Out Attack - Shuffle Time - Arcana Chance - Fusion Forecast - Weather Forecast - Investigation Team - Mystery Food X - Phoenix Ranger Featherman R
Lists Arcana - Personas - Shadows - Skills - Items (Vending Machines) - Requests - Status Changes - Activities - Calendar - Golden Trophies - The Animation / Golden Animation Episodes - Patches and Updates- Steam Profile Items
School Life Weather Forecast - Seasons - Social Link - Social Stats - Yen - Class - Studying - Books - Movie Theater - Bed - Fishing - Cooking - Part Time Jobs - Shrine - Scooter - Gardening - School Club - Bug Catching - Refrigerator - Crane Machine - Chagall Café - Tanaka's Amazing Commodities
Other Media
Games Golden - Arena - Arena Ultimax - Dancing All Night
Productions The Animation / -The Factor of Hope- / The Golden Animation - Visualive / the Evolution - Persona Stalker Club - 「PERSORA AWARDS」 - PERSORA AWARDS 2 - PERSORA AWARDS 3 - Persora -The Golden Best- - Persona VS
Publications Manga - The Magician - Dengeki Comic Anthology (the Animation / The Golden / The Golden Animation) - Kiri no Amnesia - Your Affection - Persona x Detective Naoto (manga) - Yasoinaba Case File - Persona Magazine
Drama CDs Persona 4 (Vol.1 / Vol.2 / Vol.3) - Persona 4 The Animation (Vol.1 / Vol.2) - Persona 4 Golden (Vol.1 / Vol.2)
Mobile Games The Card Battle - Colors - Persona 4: The Slot - Persona 4 the Pachinko
Events Music Live 2008 - Music Live 2009 - Music Tour 2010 - Music Live 2012 - Music Fes 2013 - Music Box 2014 - Super Live 2015 - Livehouse Tour 2015 - Super Live 2017 - Super Live 2019- 25th Anniversary Symphonic Concert
20th Anniversary Festival - 25th Anniversary - 25th FES
Miscellaneous Merchandise
Characters
Playable Protagonist - Morgana - Ryuji Sakamoto - Ann Takamaki - Yusuke Kitagawa - Makoto Niijima - Futaba Sakura - Haru Okumura - Goro Akechi - Sumire Yoshizawa
Confidant Igor - Sojiro Sakura - Chihaya Mifune - Munehisa Iwai - Tae Takemi - Sadayo Kawakami - Ichiko Ohya - Shinya Oda - Hifumi Togo - Yuuki Mishima - Toranosuke Yoshida - Caroline & Justine - Sae Niijima - Takuto Maruki
Major Targets Suguru Kamoshida - Ichiryusai Madarame - Junya Kaneshiro - Shadow Futaba - Kunikazu Okumura - Masayoshi Shido - Holy Grail / Yaldabaoth - Azathoth / Adam Kadmon
Other Principal Kobayakawa - SIU Director - Shiho Suzui - Natsuhiko Nakanohara - Mika - Lala Escargot - Angel and Julian - Medjed - Wakaba Isshiki - Sugimura - President Tanaka - Kazuya Makigami - Naoya Makigami - Shadow Mishima - Shinichi Yoshizawa - Rumi - Shibusawa - Jose - Kasumi Yoshizawa - Coach Hiraguchi
Locations
Tokyo Yongen-Jaya (Café Leblanc) - Shibuya - Aoyama-Itchome (Shujin Academy) - Shinjuku - Akihabara - Kichijoji - Ogikubo - Inokashira Park - Tsukishima - Akasaka Mitsuke - Suidobashi - Odaiba Seaside Park - Ichigaya - Ikebukuro - Ginza - Harajuku - Meiji Shrine - Jinbocho - Miura Beach - Maihama (Tokyo Destinyland) - Kanda - Roppongi - Ueno - Asakusa - Chinatown - Nagatacho - Shinagawa - Nakano - Kosei High School
Palace Kamoshida's Palace - Madarame's Palace - Kaneshiro's Palace - Futaba's Palace - Okumura's Palace - Niijima's Palace - Shido's Palace - Mementos (Path of Qimranut - Path of Aiyatsbus - Path of Chemdah - Path of Kaitul - Path of Akzeriyyuth - Path of Adyeshach - Path of Sheriruth - Depths of Mementos - Qliphoth World - Path of Da'at) - Maruki's Palace
Other Velvet Room - Hawaii - Thieves Den
Music
Albums Original Soundtrack (Persona 5 / Royal (JP / EN))
Songs "Wake Up, Get Up, Get Out There" - "Life Will Change" - "Beneath the Mask" - "Last Surprise" - "Rivers in the Desert" - "The Whims of Fate" - "Tokyo Daylight" - "Hoshi To Bokura To" - "Break In To Break Out" - "Infinity" - "Dark Sun..." - "Autonomy" - "Found a Light" - "IT'S TOO LATE" - "Colors Flying High" - "Take Over" - "He's a Trickster☆" - "I Believe" - "No More What Ifs" - "Throw Away Your Mask" - "Bokura no Hikari (Our Light)"
Archives
Story Persona - Persona user - Shadow - Shadow Self - Second Awakening - Picaro Persona - I am thou - Cognition - P. A. D. - Metaverse - Metaverse Navigator - Mask - Wild Card - Phantom Thieves of Hearts - Phantom Aficionado Website - Antisocial Force - Treasure - Police - Calling Card - Change of Heart - Psychotic breakdown - Mental shutdown - General Public - Seven Deadly Sins - Sea of Souls - Bond - Featherman
School Life Calendar - Weather - Seasons
Confidant - Social Stats - Hideout - Class - Train - Invitations - Gifts - Decorations
Activities Bathhouse - Studying - Diner - Cleaning - Maid Café - Billiards - Books - DVDs - Retro Games - Movie Theater - Big Bang Challenge - Gigolo Arcade - Bed - Batting Cages - Fishing Pond - Crossword Puzzle - Darts - Infiltration Tools - Cooking - Training - Old Temple - Laundry - Part Time Jobs - Shrine - Confessional - Jazz Jin - Houseplant - Refrigerator - TV Quiz Show - Blackboard - Vegetariano - Lottery - Cultivation - Fortune Telling
Vendors Shops: (Persona 5 / Royal) - Vending Machines - Takemi Medical Clinic - Untouchable - Jose's Shop - Home Shopping Program - Tanaka's Shady Commodities - Military Vending Machine
Phantom Life Mementos Requests - Third Eye - Security Level - Search Objects - Treasure Chests - Treasure Demon - Safe Room - Thieves Guild - List of Shadows - List of Bosses - Skill Card - Will Seeds - Deviations
Battle Items: (Persona 5 / Royal) - Skills: (Persona 5 / Royal) - Difficulty - Status Changes - Weaknesses - Traits - Navigator - Tactics - Guard - Follow Up - Harisen Recovery - Endure - Protect - Pickpocket - Party Switch - Baton Pass - One More - Critical - Technical - Showtime - Cut-in - All-Out Attack - Hold Up - Personality - Drops - Game Over - Disaster Shadow
Velvet Room List of Personas: (Persona 5 / Royal) - Fusion - Special Fusion - Hanging - Lockdown - Electric Chair - Arcana - Skill Inheritance - Fusion Accident - Fusion alarm - Challenge Battle
System Trophies: (Persona 5 / Royal) - Cutscenes - New Game Plus - Patches and Updates
Unused Content: (Persona 5 / Royal)
Development
Corporate Atlus Co., Ltd. - Sega
Personnel Katsura Hashino - Shigenori Soejima - Shoji Meguro - Lyn Inaizumi - Atsushi Kitajoh - Ryota Kozuka - Kenichi Tsuchiya - Toshiki Konishi - Kazuhisa Wada - Lotus Juice
Other Media
Games Royal - Dancing in Starlight - Strikers
Productions Persona 5 The Animation The Day Breakers - Persona 5 The Animation (Episodes - Dark Sun... - Stars and Ours - Proof of Justice - Persona 5 the Animation: A Magical Valentine's Day) - Persona O.A. - Persona 5 The Night Breakers - Persona Stalker Club V - PERSORA AWARDS 3 - Persora -The Golden Best 5- - Persona 20th Anniversary All Time Best Album - Persona 5 The Stage - Persona VS
Publications Manga - Dengeki Comic Anthology - Comic à La Carte - Comic Anthology (DNA Media Comics) - Tartarus Theater Wild - the Animation Dengeki Comic Anthology - Mementos Mission - Mementos Report - Persona Magazine
Events Super Live 2015 - Super Live 2017 - Super Live 2019 - TGS 2021 - 25th Anniversary Symphonic Concert
20th Anniversary Festival - 25th Anniversary - 25th FES
Take Tokyo Tower - E3 2016 - Morgana's Report
Miscellaneous Merchandise
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