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Books are items that can be read during the Daily Life segment in the Persona series.

AppearancesEdit

OverviewEdit

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 4Edit

In Persona 4, books often give small Social Stat boosts per read.

Item Chapters Effect Description Cost Availability
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 ∎∎ Courage The Man's Life series, Vol. 2. Reading it may raise your Courage. ¥1,200 Yomenaido Bookstore (6/1)
Man of History ∎∎ Courage The Man's Life series, Vol. 3. Reading it may raise your Courage. ¥1,200 Yomenaido Bookstore (7/15)
Man-God ∎∎ Courage The Man's Life series, Vol. 4. Reading it may raise your Courage. ¥1,200 Yomenaido Bookstore (8/24)
Farewell to Man ∎∎ Courage The Man's Life series, Vol. 5. Reading it may raise your Courage. ¥1,200 Yomenaido Bookstore (10/9)
Off Today ∎∎ Understanding The Timid Teacher series, Vol. 1. Reading it may increase Understanding. ¥1,500 Yomenaido Bookstore (5/7)
Short on Cash ∎∎ Understanding The Timid Teacher series, Vol. 2. Reading it may increase Understanding. ¥1,500 Yomenaido Bookstore (6/28)
Changing Careers ∎∎ Understanding The Timid Teacher series, Vol. 3. Reading it may increase Understanding. ¥1,500 Yomenaido Bookstore (8/4)
Sensei's Friends ∎∎ Understanding The Timid Teacher series, Vol. 4. Reading it may increase Understanding. ¥1,500 Yomenaido Bookstore (9/20)
The Final Lesson ∎∎ Understanding The Timid Teacher series, Vol. 5. Reading it may increase Understanding. ¥1,500 Yomenaido Bookstore (11/1)
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 ∎∎∎∎ Knowledge, Expression The second in a series of manuals. Reading it may increase your Knowledge. - Request 8
The Divine Way ∎∎∎∎ Knowledge, Expression The third in a series of manuals. Reading it may increase your Knowledge. - Summer Festival Date Event (8/21)
The Ramen Way ∎∎∎∎ Knowledge, Expression The fourth in a series of manuals. Reading it may increase your Knowledge. - Eat at Chinese Diner Aiya 8 times
The Punk's Way ∎∎∎∎ Knowledge, Expression The fifth in a series of manuals. Reading it may increase your Knowledge. - Request 14
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

Persona 5Edit

In Persona 5, each book requires to be completed before its rewards are reaped. The protagonist is able to read at any evening near the counter of Café Leblanc. Additionally, there are certain mornings when the protagonist is able to take a free seat on their morning commutes on the train, allowing them to read a book, but nothing else.

If the protagonist levels up Sadayo Kawakami's Confidant, they can earn additional time in class to perform certain activities, reading books being one of them.

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 of books.

Name Chapters Effect Description Price Location
The Great Thief ∎∎ Knowledge (♪♪♪) A novel based on Arsene. His clever tricks makes you knowlegeable. - 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 Cage)
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)
Persona 5 Royal only
- ∎∎ Charm (♪♪♪) - - Shujin Academy Library (After Sumire awakens)
- ∎∎ Courage (♪♪♪) - - Shujin Academy Library (After Akechi joins)
- The protagonist can read 2 times at a time. - - Shujin Academy Library (7/1)
- ∎∎ - - Clean room
- Unlocks Shinagawa - ¥1,800 Shibuya Central Street - Taihedo Bookstore (7/17)
- Unlocks Nakano - ¥1,800 Shibuya Central Street - Taihedo Bookstore (10/1)
- Increases stat bonuses from watching DVDs and films - ¥2,800 Shinjuku - Hinokuniya Bookstore (7/5)
(Must have gone to the movies at least once)
- Unlocks Third Eye while playing darts - ¥2,800 Shinjuku - Hinokuniya Bookstore (7/5)
(Must have played darts at least once)
- Double the number of infiltration tools created - ¥2,800 Shinjuku - Hinokuniya Bookstore (7/5)
(Must have crafted an infiltration tool at least once)
Expert Billiards Special shots available at billiards - ¥3,500 Shibuya - Underground Mall Sports Store
(Must have played billiards at least once)
Billiards Magician Special shots available at billiards - - Shibuya - Underground Mall Sports Store
(Received when technical rank increases to 3 in billiards)
- ∎∎∎ Knowledge (♪♪♪ ♪)
(displays as 3)
- ¥8,000
- ∎∎∎ Proficiency (♪♪♪ ♪)
(displays as 3)
- ¥8,000
- Technical combinations are expanded - ¥12,000
Increases stat bonuses when studying - - Kichijoji Shop (7/26 - 7/30)

TriviaEdit

  • The story of Buchiko is a direct reference to the real story of Hachikō, a dog that waited on the train station for years for its owner to return, without realizing that they've died during their commute to work.


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