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The Willamette Parkview Mall has several bookstores, inside which you'll come across books which will increase or augment Frank's abilities in different ways, so long as they're in his inventory.

  • (x2) indicates the item can be effected by two books
  • (x3) indicates the item can be effected by three books
Book Name Location Store/Scoop Type Effect Items affected Photo
Brainwashing Tips Colby's Movieland A Strange Group Skill + Makes survivors more aggressive Brainwashing manual
Camera 1 Paradise Plaza Contemporary Reading PP + +25% PP from photographs Camera 1
Camera 2 Paradise Plaza Photographer's Pride PP + +100% PP from photographs
Cooking Entrance Plaza Everyone Luvs Books Skill + Juices last twice as long Cooking Life
Criminal Biography Wonderland Plaza Sir Book-a-Lot Item + Increase the durability of edged weapons
  • Battle Axe
  • Chainsaw (x2)
  • Hunting Knife
  • Small Chainsaw (x3)
  • Cleaver
  • Meat Cleaver
  • Fire Ax
  • Hedge Trimmer (x3)
  • Katana
  • Saw Blade (x2)
  • Sickle (x3)
  • Sword
  • Ceremonial Sword.
Criminal book
Cycling Entrance Plaza Everyone Luvs Books Skill + Increase the durability of bicycles and allow tricks Cycling
Engineering Paradise Plaza Bachman Books Item + Increase the durability of tools and construction items
  • 2 x 4
  • Chainsaw (x2)
  • Small Chainsaw (x3).
  • Lead Pipe
  • Excavator
  • Hedge Trimmer (x3)
  • Plywood Panel (x2)
  • Saw Blade (x2)
  • Shovel
  • Sickle (x3)
  • Sledgehammer.
Handbook of Modern Engineering
Entertainment Paradise Plaza Bachman Books Item + Increase the durability of entertainment items
  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Bass Guitar
  • Bowling Ball (x2)
  • Electric Guitar
  • TV (x2)
  • HDTV (x2)
  • Skateboard (x3)
  • Small Chainsaw (x3).
Entertainment book
Health 1 Wonderland Plaza Sir Book-a-Lot Heal + +50% of health recovery from food items Health book
Health 2 Entrance Plaza The Sinister Read Heal + +50% of health recovery from food items Health 2 book
Hobby Paradise Plaza Contemporary Reading Item + Increase the durability of toys
  • Boomerang (x2)
  • Laser Sword (Toy)
  • Novelty Mask
  • Rat Stick
  • Rat Saucer (frisbee)
  • Stuffed Bear
  • Toy Cube
Hobby
Horror Novel 1 Entrance Plaza The Sinister Read PP+ +25% PP from killing zombies Horror Novel 1
Horror Novel 2 Paradise Plaza Bachman Books PP + +25% PP from killing zombies Horror Novel 2
Interior Design Paradise Plaza Bachman Books Item + Increase the durability of interior design items
  • Chair (x2)
  • Fence
  • Mannequin (x2)
  • Painting
  • Skylight (x2)
  • Steel Rack (x2)
  • Stool
  • TV (x2)
  • HDTV (x2).
Interior Design
Japanese Conversation Wonderland Plaza Sir Book-a-Lot N/A Allows Frank to speak to Shinji and Yuu in the bookstore during the scoop in Sir Book-A-Lot Japanese book
Lifestyle Magazine Entrance Plaza The Sinister Read Item + 3x durability on household items
  • Bucket
  • Chair (x2)
  • Garbage Can
  • Hanger
  • Hedge Trimmer (x3)
  • Lawn Mower
  • Mailbox
  • Mannequin (x2).
  • Oil Bucket
  • Paint Can
  • Pet Food
  • Plywood Panel (x2)
  • Push Broom
  • Shampoo
  • Shower Head
  • Sickle (x3)
  • Skylight (x2)
  • Smokestack
  • Steel Rack (x2)
  • Stepladder
  • Stool
  • Tool Box.
Lifestyle Magazine
Skateboard Wonderland Plaza Sir Book-a-Lot Item + Increase the durability of skateboards and allow tricks Skateboarding book
Sports Paradise Plaza Contemporary Reading Item + Increase the durability of sporting goods
  • Barbell
  • Baseball Bat
  • Boomerang (x2)
  • Bowling Ball (x2)
  • Dumbell
  • Pick Ax (x2)
  • Skateboard (x2)
  • Soccer Ball
Sports
Survival North Plaza Hatchet Man Heal + +100% health recovery from food items Survivalist Times book
Travel Entrance Plaza Everyone Luvs Books Item + Increase the durability of travel and shopping items.
  • Bench
  • Handbag
  • Lipstick Prop
  • Parasol (umbrella)
  • Perfume Prop
  • Pick Ax (x2)
  • Sign
  • Shopping Cart
  • Weapon Cart.
Wartime Photography Entrance Plaza Everyone Luvs Books PP + +25% PP from photographs Wartime Photographs
Weekly Photo Magazine Paradise Plaza Contemporary Reading Skill + Display visual queue markers indicating photo type Weekly Photo Magazine

This magazine/book works well for finding Queens, as they appear as Green PP icons in a sea of red and blue zombie PP icons.

World News Magazine Entrance Plaza The Sinister Read PP + +25% PP from survivor rescues World News Magazine
Wrestling North Plaza Hatchet Man Attack + Increase the effectiveness of Frank's hand-to-hand combat skills Wrestling Fan Magazine

As an example of books abilites, the hedge trimmer was tested:

  • No book: 20 hits
  • One books: 60 hits
  • Two books: 180 hits