Do Books Do Anything In Baldurs Gate 3
Screenshot by PC Invasion

Do books do anything in Baldur’s Gate 3?

Baldur's bookworm.

The amount of features available in Baldur’s Gate 3 is unbelievable. This Dungeons & Dragons video game RPG allows you to interact with nearly every item in your environment. You can sit on chairs, light up candles, and even pick up books. But do the books in Baldur’s Gate 3 really do anything? We’ll answer this question below, so you can decide whether or not they’re worth your time.

Recommended Videos

What can books do in Baldur’s Gate 3?

If you were wondering if books can do anything in Baldur’s Gate 3, you’d be correct! They may not have a ton of uses, but books are good for reading lore, starting a quest, or selling for profit. The main thing you can do with books is read them. The actual readable text isn’t too long either, it’s usually only one to three pages of text. Depending on the book, you’ll read a short story, maybe a sea shanty, or even a lore textbook.

Personally, I’d say the lore textbooks are the most useful. If you’re someone who is still new to the Forgotten Realms world of D&D or want to know more about it, definitely read any book you find.One book I found gave me information on the different types of hags, while another taught me about a certain god. Not only can they contain lore, but hints to certain puzzles as well. There was a book I held onto that ended up being quite helpful during a puzzle nearby.

Do Books Do Anything In Baldurs Gate 3 Read

Screenshot by PC Invasion

Also, books can sometimes be quest items that enact a new quest or event. All you have to do to trigger it is open it once. If you’re done with a book, a letter, or scroll, you can sell them to a Trader for a decent amount of gold. Most books I’ve found will sell for around 15 gold each.

Overall, you don’t want to miss a single book you come by in Baldur’s Gate 3. I even found one book that was like a bag of holding, and had a dozen or so slots for holding other items. You really never know what you’re going to get when opening a book, so try it out!

Baldur’s Gate 3 is available on Steam.

PC Invasion is supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Learn more about our Affiliate Policy
Image of Anyka Pettigrew
Anyka Pettigrew
Anyka Pettigrew has been a Staff Writer for PC Invasion since November 2023 and a Contributing Writer since February 2023. She is a Canadian graduate of a Bachelor of Arts degree who has been writing in games journalism for four years. Anyka is an avid guides writer but also enjoys writing anything from news pieces, to reviews, and even opinion pieces. Having a never-ending passion for video games for as long as she can remember got her into a plethora of genres like action adventure, RPGs, horror, survival etc. Some of her favorite franchises are God of War, Persona, The Last of Us, Zelda, and Resident Evil. She also enjoys reading fantasy and sci-fi books, as well as drawing digital art. Anyka also regularly listens to podcasts on gaming news from 'Kinda Funny Games', and 'Play, Watch, Listen'.