Found in: Can be found randomly throughout Skyrim or bought from a general goods vendor.
- The Arcanaeum of the College of Winterhold
- Bards College in Solitude, around the corner from the entrance, on a bookshelf.
- Castle Dour Dungeon
- Castle Volkihar Keep
- Castle Volkihar Undercroft
- Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary, in Lis' pit.
- Darklight Tower
- Dragonsreach, in Farengar Secret-Fire's library.
- Fellglow Keep, on a cupboard.
- Fort Dawnguard, on a bookcase beside the Arcane Enchanter.
- Fort Snowhawk on a bookshelf.
- Hall of the Vigilant
- Hob's Fall Cave on a bookshelf in the second last area.
- Ilinalta's Deep
- Katria; can be looted off her body in Arkngthamz.
- Movarth's Lair, on a bookshelf at the easternmost end of the cave.
- Mzulft, located outside of the ruins, in the inventory of a deceased Adventurer. The Adventurer will be left of the entrance, near a vein of iron ore.
- Palace of the Kings, on a shelf in the room where Wuunferth the Unliving works.
- Rannveig's Fast
- Redwater Den
- Ruunvald Temple
- Sunderstone Gorge, on a bookshelf inside the area protected by spear gates
- Thalmor Embassy
- Understone Keep, in Calcelmo's Dwemer Museum in a line of books.
- Understone Keep, in Calcelmo's Tower, in the room with the charcoal rubbing supplies.
- The book can also spawn in the inventory of any magic-based human enemies such as necromancers.