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Pre-War book (Fallout: New Vegas)

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For an overview of pre-War books appearing in the Fallout series of games, see pre-War book.
Pre-War book
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Component ofBlank book Old World BluesGametitle-FNV OWB.png
Base ID000fc9ba (brown)
000fc8bb (blue)
000fc9bc (lrg. green)
000fc9bd (lrg. brown/blue)
000fc9be (lrg. brown)
000fc8bf (lrg. blue)
000fc9c0 (brown/blue)

A pre-War book is a miscellaneous item in Fallout: New Vegas.


Pre-War books are books that has not been destroyed, burned, or otherwise rendered unreadable and are a common item within the Mojave Wasteland, and can be found inside most occupied dwellings. These books are relatively common by comparison to its destroyed/burned/ruined counterparts, and come in a variety of colors and sizes. There are nine varieties of pre-War books, with four different color patterns and two different sizes. Although most varieties of pre-War books are worth one bottle cap, a "relatively" rare variety of blue pre-War book is worth five.

In the add-on, Old World Blues the Courier can take them to the Book Chute and have them turned to blank books used for making skill books.


  • Rare blue
  • Green
  • Red
  • Blue
  • Green (large)
  • Dark brown/blue (large)
  • Red (large)
  • Blue (large)
  • Dark brown/blue


The rare blue variety is only known to reliably appear in these locations:

Other generic pre-War books can be found here:


  • Pre-War books are much more common in the Mojave Wasteland, but cannot be exchanged for caps other than selling them to merchants.