Oblivion:Southern Books

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Southern Books
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Proprietor Bugak gro-Bol
Console Location Code(s)
LeyawiinSouthernBooks, LeyawiinSouthernBooks2ndFloor
Southern Books

Southern Books is a book store located in the Guild Plaza area of Leyawiin. It can be found next to the Mages Guild Chapter and across the street from the Fighters Guild Hall.

The proprietor, Bugak gro-Bol, is a bookseller with 1000 gold and a Mercantile skill of 60. He buys and sells books as well as offering basic Blunt training. Along with common guides and stories his wares include the unique Annal of the Fire Nexus scroll.

The main trading room is on the ground floor and consists of a counter and a large selection of books in shelves and display cases. Bugak lives in the adjacent room, which differs from typical Leyawiin houses and stores, where the living quarters are on the second floor. His private quarters consist of an antechamber with a large dining room and a smaller, locked, bedroom. On the second floor is a small but well-lit library. Along with many common books you can find the Alteration skill book Reality & Other Falsehoods high up on a shelf, in the right side of the room, although taking it is considered stealing.

The Knights of the Nine official plug-in adds more books including volumes one through eight of The Song of Pelinal, a copy of Knights of the Nine, two copies of Shezarr and the Divines, and a copy of The Adabal-a.


The following are some notable items for sale at Southern Books:

Name Value Author Description Amount
Annal of the Fire Nexus
4500 - Resist Fire 100 pts for 5 secs on Self
Fire Damage 100 pts in 30 ft for 3 secs on Touch
Arcana Restored
50 Wapna Neustra, Praceptor Emeritus Cryptic instructions for the restoration of Arcana 1
Darkest Darkness
10 Anonymous A description of various Daedra 16
Frontier, Conquest
7 University of Gwylim Press, 3E 344 Details the presence of humans in Tamriel prior to the original Nordic conquests thought to bring humans to Tamriel 4
Galerion The Mystic
8 Asgrim Kolsgreg A biography of Galerion, a Psijic who founded the Mage's Guild 1
Gods and Worship
6 Brother Hetchfield Speculation concerning the worship of gods and their benefit from such 1
History of Lock Picking
20 Anonymous Chronicles the development of modern locks and lockpicking 1
A Less Rude Song
6 Anonymous A standard bawdy ballad 7
On Morrowind
8 Erramanwe of Sunhold A historical synopsis of the Imperial conquest of Morrowind 3
On Oblivion
15 Morian Zenas A guide to Oblivion and the Daedra 1
Origin of the Mages Guild
70 The Archmage Salarth Where and how the Mages Guild started 1
Provinces of Tamriel
25 Anonymous A brief analysis of the Imperial provinces of Tamriel 8
Ruins of Kemel-Ze
10 Roland Nordssen An archaeologist's adventure through ancient Dwemer ruins 5
White Mage's Shoes
4 - Rare upper-class shoes 1

† Bugak will only sell you these once your Mercantile skill is over 50. They can otherwise be found next to the bed on the ground floor.


  • Bugak will commonly encourage customers to "buy a goddamn book."
  • There is a minor glitch where the store never actually opens to the public. Entering will be considered trespassing, but Bugak will still conduct business, provided the hours are between 8am and 8pm.
  • Southern Books is the largest bookstore south of the Imperial City.