Books can be acquired by buying them from the Yomenaido Bookstore in the Shopping District, South or earning them with quests or events.
Read an entire Book to increase a given Stat permanently. Each book can have between two and five chapters. Only one chapter can be read at a time, unless you have already read “Hyperspeed Reading.” That book will allow you to read two chapters at a time. Reading will pass the time from afternoon to evening, or evening to the next day.
Reading all books will unlock the Reader King Accessory. This is an accessory that increases the Magic stat by 10.
The Book List below is in order of when they first become available. The Books that require a Strength Rank, and the Summer Festival Book, must be obtained on that date and only on that date!
|The Ramen Way||N/A||Knowledge & Expression||Aiya's Restaurant, Eat 8 Bowls|
|The Lovely Man||1200||Courage||Book Store, April 20th|
|Expert Study Methods||2800||Increases: Knowledge when studying||Book Store, April 20th|
|Beginner Fishing||1600||Able to fish more||Book Store, April 20th|
|Off Today||1500||Understanding||Book Store, May 6th|
|Office Work Manual||2800||Increases: Diligence when creating envelopes||Book Store, May 6th|
|Easy Origami||3000||Increases: Understanding when folding Origami||Book Store, May 20th|
|English Made Easy||3200||Increases: Expression when translating||Book Store, May 20th|
|The Gentle Way||N/A||Knowledge & Expression||Book Store, Quest 18|
|Witch Detective||N/A||Understanding & Diligence||May 29th, Strength Rank 1-3.|
|The Punk's Way||N/A||Knowledge & Expression||Book Store, Quest 20|
|Forever Macho||1200||Courage||Book Store, June 11th|
|100 Ghost Stories||3400||Courage||Book Store, June 11th|
|Catching Bugs||1800||Catch more bugs||Book Store, June 11th|
|Short on Cash||1500||Understanding||Book Store, June 28th|
|Expert Fishing||4800||Boost reeling speed||Book Store, June 28th|
|Guide to Pests||N/A||Knowledge & Courage||Book Store, Quest 34|
|Man of History||1200||Courage||Book Store, July 15th|
|Home Gardening||3600||Speed vegetable harvest by one day||Book Store, July 15th|
|Poly-land||N/A||Knowledge & Diligence||July 17th, Need Strength Rank 4 or 7+ (if Basketball) in your room on the 15th. See events below.|
|Changing Careers||1500||Understanding||Book Store, August 4th|
|Hyperspeed Reading||9800||Read two chapters in one time frame||Book Store, August 4th|
|Picross Rules!||N/A||Understanding & Diligence||Book Store, Quest 40|
|The O-Cha Way||N/A||Knowledge & Expression||August 10th, Strength Rank 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, or 9 for Basketball. Any Rank for Soccer.|
|The Divine Way||N/A||Knowledge & Expression||Summer Festival, August 21st|
|Man-God||1200||Courage||Book Store, August 24th|
|Food Fight!||4200||Boost the effects of eating Chinese food||Book Store, August 24th|
|Sensei's Friend||1500||Understanding||Book Store, September 20th|
|Who Am I?||N/A||Knowledge & Diligence||Book Store, Quest 45|
|Farewell to Man||1200||Courage||Book Store, October 12th|
|The Final Lesson||1500||Understanding||Book Store, November 1st|
|World Class Bugs||4800||Catch more bugs||Book Store, November 1st|
The three Strength event-related books are absolutely miss-able if you are on the Basketball team, so pay close attention. If you are on the Soccer team, don’t worry– you’ll be fine. Make sure to save the day before each book will become available. You may have to select the appropriate response to obtain the book during an outing.
- The Witch Detective requires Strength rank of 3 or less on May 29th (5/29). Note: Make sure you rescue Kanji before this date or you won’t get the book.
- Poly-land requires Strength rank of 4 on July 15th (7/15). It may be possible with Rank 8 as well. Go to your room on this day with a rank of 4 to receive a call from Kou for a study date on the upcoming Sunday. Say you’re allergic to Algebra as a response to get the book.
- The O-Cha Way requires Strength rank of 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, or 9 on August 10th (8/10) if you’re on the Basketball Team. You cannot get this book with Strength rank of 5 or 6 if your Social Link is Kou. Daisuke/Soccer Team can be any Strength rank to receive the book.
These last two books are not quite as restrictive as the previous three, but you still need to pay attention to get them.
- The Divine Way received during the Summer Festival on August 21st (8/21).
- The Ramen Way received only after eating at Aiya’s restaurant eight times.