Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Book List

List of books that can be borrowed or purchased in Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal. This includes their locations and effects.

Persona 5 / Persona 5 Royal - Book List

List of Books

Similar to in Persona 4, reading books in Persona 5 and Persona 5 Royal will also grant the Protagonist additional social stat boost in. Certain books may also provide a boost to specific activities.

Social Stats Overview and Guide

Book names with (*) are roughly translated from the Japanese version of the game. We will update this article when the game comes out in the North America.

Non-purchased Books


Name Chapters Effect How to Unlock
The Great Thief 2 Knowledge +3
Pirate Legend 2 Guts +3
Zorro the Outlaw 2 Kindness +3
The Alluring Dancer 2 Charm +3
The Gallant Rogue 2 Guts +3 After Yusuke Joins
The Illusory Popess 2 Kindness +3 After Makoto joins
Cry of Cthulu 2 Guts +3 After Futaba joins
Woman in the Dark 2 Proficiency +3 After Haru joins
Girl in Ashes* 2 Charm +3 After Kasumi joins (10/4)
Bowman* 2 Guts +3 After Akechi joins.
Speed Reader 1 Allows you to read two chapters of a book at a time. 6/1*

Bedroom (LeBlanc)

Name Chapters Effect How to Unlock
Yoncha Wanderer 04 1 Unlocks shortcut to Batting Cage
Unlocks Bathhouse
Clean your room.
On Modern Social Thought* 2 Knowledge +3 (+1 more if you Knowledge rank is 2). Clean your room.


Name Chapters Effect How to Unlock
Chinese Sweets 1 Unlocks “Chinatown” Finish “Part-Time Job,” “Full-time Hell”
Theme Park Escort 1 Unlocks “Destinyland” Finish “We Aren’t Just your Slaves”
Shita-machi Reborn 1 Unlocks “Asakusa” Finish “Who’s Muscling in Yongen-Jaya”

Mysterious Trader Sakai (P5 Royal)

Name Chapters Effect How to Unlock
Factorized Study Methods* 1 Increases Knowledge gained through reading. Trade for Millimeter MRE (obtained from Untouchable vending machine) from 7/26 to 7/30.

Purchased Books

Shibuya Bookstore

Name Price Chapters Effect How to Unlock
Playing the Game 700 2 Charm +3
Wise Men’s Words 700 2 Knowledge +3 6/1
Ghost Encounters 700 2 Guts +3 7/1
Art of Charm 700 2 Proficiency +3
Buchiko’s Story 700 2 Charm +3
Medjed Menace 1200 2 Knowledge +3 5/6
Weekend Parks 1800 1 Unlocks “Inokashira Park” 7/17
Fishpond Spotter 1800 1 Unlocks “Ichigaya” 7/17
Everyday Aquarium* Unlocks “Shinagawa Aquarium” 7/17
Vague 1800 1 Unlocks “Harajuku” 5/18
Nightlife Hotspots 1800 1 Unlocks “Odaiba Seaside Park” 6/1
Musty Pages 1800 1 Unlocks “Jinbocho” 9/1
Museum of Stars 1800 1 Unlocks “Ikebukuro” 9/1
Tokyo Shrines 1800 1 Unlocks “Meiji Shrine” 9/1
A Walk Down Nakano Street* 1800 1 Unlocks “Nakano Shopping Mall” 10/1

Shinjuku Hinokokuya Bookstore

Name Price Chapters Effect How to Unlock
Flowerpedia 2800 1 Find a hint when crafting bouquet Finish Flower Shop Part-Time
Batting Science 2800 1 Unlocks Third Eye in Batting Cage Finish Batting Center for the first time
Essence of Fishing 2800 1 Unlocks “Third Eye” in Fishing After fishing for the first time
Cinema Treasures 2800 1 Increase the effect of Watching Movies After watching a movie for the first time
Game Secrets 2800 1 Lowers difficulty in Video Games After playing video games for the first time
Pro Darts Tech* 2800 1 Pointer movement slows down when using the “Third Eye” in Darts. After playing Darts for the first time.
The ABCs of Crafting* 2,800 1 Doubles the number of infiltration tools created. After crafting an infiltration tool for the first.

Shibuya Sports Shop

Name Price Chapters Effect How to Unlock
Billiard Techniques* 3500 1 Unlocks trick shots when playing Billiards. After playing Billiards for the first time.
Billiards Magic 1 Unlocks more trick shots when playing Billiards. Obtained automatically after raising technical rank to 3.

Jinbocho Nagiuri Bookstore

Name Price Chapters Effect How to Unlock
Master Swordsman 8000 3 Guts +3 (+1 hidden)
Call Me Chief 8000 3 Kindness +3 (+1 hidden) After reading Master Swordsman
Reckless Casanova 8000 3 Charm +3 (+1 hidden) After reading Call Me Chief
Revelations Person* 8000 3 Knowledge +3 (+1 hidden) After reading Master Swordsman
Latest Karakuri Analysis* 12000 3 Proficiency +3 (+1 hidden) After reading Master Swordsman
Technical Expertise* 1 Unlocks additional Technical combos (Brainwash – Bless; Confusion – Gun, Wind; Fear – Ice; Forget – Elec; Rage – Fire)
Speed Reading 12000 1 You can read two chapters at a time After reading the five books above.**

**-In P5, you only need to read 3 books (Master Swordsman, Call Me Chief, and Reckless Casanova)

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  1. Alright, quick revision for you; “Playing the Game” is called “Tidying The Heart” in P5R. “Tidying The Heart” gives you a proficiency bonus, and “The Art of Charm” gives you a bonus in charm, not Proficiency.

      • In my game, it is currently 6/1 and “Speed Reader” is still unavailable. Was it a different month? I’m trying to get the award for reading all the books as fast as possible

  2. This needs to be edited. The ones with asterisk is obviously a P5R exclusive books, and the speed reading book on P5 needs only 3 books to be read so the 5 books yeah obviously is a p5r one only, so asterisk needed in that “after reading the five books above” though .