Fallout 4 Books & Magazines Guide

Spread throughout the world of Fallout 4 are books, magazines, and comics. These collectibles will give a permanent bonus once found. After you find one, you can either keep it, throw it away, or sell it, as the bonus is instantaneous. If you plan on keeping them, you can build a special collectible items rack.

Fallout 4 You’re Special Book

Located inside your old house in Sanctuary, right next to Shaun’s crib, this is the only one of its kind in the game. It allows you to pick one extra point in any of the S.P.E.C.I.A.L. categories.


Fallout 4 Astoundingly Awesome Tales

Each collected issue of Astoundingly Awesome Tales will give you a different bonus perk.

Issue Name 
A Gorilla Ate my Patrol Car
Found in the Railroad HQ
+5% damage with the cryolater
Attack of the Fishmen
Found at Skylanes Flight 1981
+5% damage against Mirelurks
Attack of the Metal man
Found in Dunwich Borers
+5% less damage from robots
Curse of the Burned
Found in Crater of Atom
+5% damage to Ghouls
Giant Insects Invade
Found in  Sentinel Site
+5 radiation resistance
Have Dog, Will Travel
Found in The Institute
10% less damage taken for Dogmeat.
Invasion of the Zetans
Found in Hubris Comics
+5% damage with the alien blaster
Rise of the Mutants
Found in Trinity Plaza
+5% damage to Supermutants
Sinister Seafood Strikes
Found in Outpost Zimonja
+5% damage at night
My Brain and I
Found in Boston Mayoral Shelter
Regenerate 1 point of health per minute
Rise of the Radiated
Found in East Boston Preparatory School
Radaway heals +5% radiation damage
The Man Who Could Stop Time
Found in Park Street Station
+5 action points
The Mad Russians Revenge
Found in Pickman Gallery
+5 Poison Resistance
The Starlet Sniper
Found in Coast Guard Pier
+5% damage with scoped weapons


Fallout 4 Guns And Bullets

Each issue of Guns and Bullets will increase the critical damage of any ballistic weapon by 5%.

Issue Name
Guns and Bullets – Void Those Pesky Gun Laws
Rook Family House
Guns and Bullets – The Future of Hunting?
BADTFL Regional Office
Guns and Bullets – Street Guns of Detroit
Gunners Plaza
Guns and Bullets – Little Guns for Little Ladies
Fraternal Post 115
Guns and Bullets – Guide to Hunting Commies
Guns and Bullets – Bear Proofing Your Campsite
Cambridge Police Station
Guns and Bullets – Lasers and Hunting, Acceptable Overkill
Fort Hagen
Guns and Bullets – Plasma, the Weapon of Tomorrow
The Castle
Guns and Bullets – Take Aim, Army Style
S. Boston Military Checkpoint
Guns and Bullets – The Moon: A Communist Doomsday Device!?
Quincy Ruins


Fallout 4 Grognak The Barbarian

Each issue of Grognak the Barbarian will increase unarmed and melee attack critical hit damage by 5%.

Issue Name
Grognak the Barbarian – Blood on the Harp
Wicked Shipping Fleet Lockup
Grognak the Barbarian – Jungle of the Bat Babies
Grognak the Barbarian – Demon Slaves, Demon Sands
Vault 75
Grognak the Barbarian – In the Bosom of the Corsair Queen
Corvega Assembly Plant
Grognak the Barbarian – Fatherless Cur
Mass Pike Interchange
Grognak the Barbarian – Cometh the Trickster
Andrew Street Station
Grognak the Barbarian – In the Lair of the Virgin Eaters
Hyde Park
Grognak the Barbarian – Enter Maula: War Maiden of Mars
Boston Common
Grognak the Barbarian – Lost in the Snows of Lust
Back Street Apparel
Grognak the Barbarian – Alternate Issue
Vault 81
Grognak the Barbarian – What Sorcery This?
Museum of Witchcraft


Fallout 4 The Wasteland Survival Guide

Each issue of the Wasteland Survival Guide gives a different perk in relation to surviving in the wasteland.

Issue Name
Wasteland Survival Guide – The Bright Side of Radiation Poisoning
Permanently heal 50% from irradiated packaged food
Egret Tours Marina
Wasteland Survival Guide – Hunting in the Wastes
Permanently Collect extra meat from animal kills
Sunshine Tidings Co-op
Wasteland Survival Guide – Farming the Wastes
Heal 50% more from fruit and vegetables
Wreck of the USS Riptide
Wasteland Survival Guide – Commonwealth Coupon Spectacular
Permanently gain a 10% discount from food and drink vendors
Nahant Oceanological Society
Wasteland Survival Guide – Guide to Diamond City
Diamond City is marked on your map
Gorski Cabin
Wasteland Survival Guide – Insect Repellent Special
You take 5% less damage from insects
Crater House
Wasteland Survival Guide – Self-Defense Secrets
You take 5% less damage from melee attacks
Ranger Cabin
Wasteland Survival Guide – Water Aerobics for Ghouls
You now swim 25% faster
Old Gullet Sinkhole
Wasteland Survival Guide – The Scrapyard Home Decoration Group
Unlock new decorations for Settlements
Lynn Woods


Fallout 4 Unstoppables

Each issue of the Unstables grants +1% chance to avoid all damage from an attack.

Issue Name
Unstoppables – Trapped in the Dimension of the Pterror-dactyls
Suffolk County Charter School
Unstoppables – Dr. Brainwash and His Army of De-Capitalists
Shaw High School
Unstoppables – Who Can Stop the Unstoppable Grog-na-rok?
D.B. Technical High School
Unstoppables – Visit the Ux-Ron Galaxy
Hubris Comics
Unstoppables – Commie-Kazi vs Manta Man
Westing Estate


Fallout 4 U.s. Covert Operations Manual

Every issue of the U.S. Covert Operations Manual grants you an additional bonus to the ability to remain undetected while sneaking.

Issue Name
U.S. Covert Operations Manual – Who Goes There?
Fort Strong
U.S. Covert Operations Manual – Whistling in the Dark
Lexington – The Switchboard
U.S. Covert Operations Manual – Tiptoe Through the Tulips
USAF Satellite Station Olivia
U.S. Covert Operations Manual – Urban Camouflage
U.S.S. Constitution
U.S. Covert Operations Manual – Not the Soldiers You’re Looking For
Abandoned Shack
U.S. Covert Operations Manual – Squeaky Floorboard, Sudden Death
Fort Hagen – Command Center
U.S. Covert Operations Manual – Bushes, Boxes, and Beehives Camouflage Special
U.S. Covert Operations Manual – Facepaint Fundamentals
Federal Ration Stockpile
U.S. Covert Operations Manual – Getting the Drop on Communists
National Guard Training Yard
U.S. Covert Operations Manual – Look Better in Black
Revere Satellite Array


Fallout 4 Tumblers Today

Each obtained issue will increase the sweet spot of the lock, making lockpicking easier.

Issue Name
Tumblers Today – Bobby Pins – More Effective Than Lockpicks?
Easy City Downs
Tumblers Today – Open Any Lock in 5 Seconds Flat
West Roxbury Station
Tumblers Today – Confessions of a Housebreaker
Fens Street Sewers
Tumblers Today – Mysteries of the Master Key Exposed!
Poseiden Energy Turbines #18-F
Tumblers Today – Locksmith Certification Special
Malden Center


Each issue will unlock a new facial tattoo that can be applied at Diamond City Market.

Issue Name
Taboo Tattoos – Bad Luck Horseshoe
Vault 81
Taboo Tattoos – Lucky Clover
Mass Pike Tunnel West / East
Taboo Tattoos – Nautical Anchor
Concord – Civic Access
Taboo Tattoos – Eagle’s Nest
Thicket Excavations
Taboo Tattoos – Skulls Are Hip
Irish Pride Industries Shipyard


Eacn issue gives a holodisk that can be loaded into a terminal, which will then grant new options, such as disabling security turrets.

Issue Name
Total Hack – Control Spotlights
The Shamrock Taphouse
Total Hack – Control Robots
Wattz Consumer Electronics
Total Hack – Control Turrets
Wildwood Cemetery


Each issue will grant an additional +5% critical damage to all energy weapons.

Issue Name
Tesla Science – 10 Number 1 Hits
Poseidon Energy
Tesla Science – Future of Warfare?
Reeb Marina
Tesla Science – U.S. Army Goes to Space
HalluciGen, Inc.
Tesla Science – Geckos and Gamma Radiation
University Point
Tesla Science – U.S. Army Goes to Space
HalluciGen, Inc.
Tesla Science – Rocket Science for Toddlers
Rocky Cave – Virgil’s Laboratory
Tesla Science – What is Plasma, Anyway?
General Atomics Factory
Tesla Science – Blast Off to Adventure!
Mahkra Fishpacking
Tesla Science – Will Robots Rule the World?
ArcJet Systems


Fallout 4 Picket Fences

Picket Fences magazine will allow you to build more objects while in build mode.

Issue Name
Picket Fences – The Home of Tomorrow, Today
Able to build picket fencing
Beantown Brewery
Picket Fences – Welcome Home
Able to build patio furniture
Weston Water Treatment Plant
Picket Fences – Modern Lawn Care
Able to build potted plants
Combat Zone
Picket Fences – Modern Hearth
Able to build high tech lights
Hardware Town
Picket Fences – Essential Upgrades
Able to build statues
Saugus Ironworks


Each issue will unlock a new hairstyle at any hair salon merchant.

Issue Name
La Coiffe – The Hornet’s Nest
Bunker Hill – Charleston Laundry
La Coiffe – Megaton Hair
Fallon’s Department Store


Every issue will add perks that affect  both you and your companion.

Issue Name
Live and Love – Advice From Married Men
Companions gain +5 Damage and Energy Resistance
Goodneighbor – The Third Rail
Live and Love – Beware the Man Handler
+25% XP from persuading men
Bunker Hill
Live and Love – Life Long Best Friends
Companions gain +10 health
Faneuil Hall
Live and Love – Talk Yourself Sober
Gain +1 Luck from alcohol when with a companion
Revere Beach Station
Live and Love – Trim the Fat
Companions gain +10 carry weight
WRVR Broadcast Station
Live and Love – The Secretary Charmer
Gain +25% XP from persuading women
Fiddler’s Green Trailer Estates
Live and Love – Nuke the Man
Companions inflict +5% damage
College Square
Live and Love – I Married a Robot
Robot companions inflict +5% damage
Diamond City Market – Schoolhouse
Live and Love – An Experience to Remember
Gain +5% XP while with a companion
Goodneighbor – Hotel Rexford


Every issue will allow you to inflict +2% limb damage when combating opponents.

Issue Name
Massachusetts Surgical Journal – Happy Sedation Special
Sandy Coves Convalescent Home
Massachusetts Surgical Journal – Pay Now, Get Better Later
Greentech Genetics
Massachusetts Surgical Journal – Scars Are Cool
Cambridge Polymer Labs
Massachusetts Surgical Journal – Raised by Robots
Med-Tek Research
Massachusetts Surgical Journal – Let’s Play Doctor
Parsons State Insane Asylum
Massachusetts Surgical Journal – ER Nurses Confess All
Medford Memorial Hospital
Massachusetts Surgical Journal – Better Living Through Chems
Cabot House
Massachusetts Surgical Journal – Cryo-Technology: Haven or Tomb
Greater Mass Blood Clinic
Massachusetts Surgical Journal – Find Your Funny Bone
Boston Public Library


Fallout 4 Robco Fun

Each issue of RobCo Fun gives you a playable holotape minigame that you can collect and play on your Pip Boy, as well as any terminal.

Issue Name
RobCo Fun – Grognak and the Ruby Ruins
Goodneighbor – Memory Den
RobCo Fun – Zeta Invaders
Diamond City Market – Valentine Detective Agency
RobCo Fun – Atomic Command
Museum of History
RobCo Fun – PipFall
Fort Hagen – Command Center
RobCo Fun – Red Menace
Vault 111


Fallout 4 Tales Of A Junktown Jerky Vendor

Every issue grants better prices when buying from a vendor.

Issue Name
Tales of a Junktown Jerky Vendor – Capitalism and You
Four Leaf Fishpacking Plant
Tales of a Junktown Jerky Vendor – The Art of Haggling
Super Duper Mart
Tales of a Junktown Jerky Vendor – Suit Up and Succeed
Wreck of the FMS Northern Star
Tales of a Junktown Jerky Vendor – How to Run a Successful Vendor Stand
Big John’s Salvage
Tales of a Junktown Jerky Vendor – The Joy of Wealth
Gwinnett Brewery
Tales of a Junktown Jerky Vendor – Benefits of Child Labor
Longneck Lukowski’s Cannery
Tales of a Junktown Jerky Vendor – Why I Sold My Mother
Walden Pond
Tales of a Junktown Jerky Vendor – Take Your Business on the Road
Mystic Pines

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The phantom
2 years ago

You should do the dlc comic books to