Fallout 4 Books & Magazines Guide

Fallout 4 Books & Magazines Guide

Category: Fallout 4

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  Location Effect
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 Location
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 Ticonderoga
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 Location
Grognak the Barbarian – Blood on the Harp Wicked Shipping Fleet Lockup
Grognak the Barbarian – Jungle of the Bat Babies Sanctuary
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 Effect Location
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 Location
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 Location
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 Libertalia
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 Location
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 Location
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 Location
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 Location
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 Effect Location
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 Location
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 Effect Location
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 Location
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 Location
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 Location
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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