A guide for the Well Read achievement. View all WoW hunter guides here.
So this weekend, I took on the task of reading all the old world books for the achievement Well Read.
It was fun, I got to read several old stories about my race’s folly, and the follies of such races as the dwarves. I was saddened because there were no books about gnomish folly, of which there should be volumes.
But with the help of wowhead, I got it done, and I am now well read with the achievement to prove it. One more way I’ve paid my dues.
I found that every Alliance capital and every starting zone, and follow-up zone had 3-4 books each. This is basically what I did: I made a list, printed it out in Notepad and then ran down the list by zone. After I hit all those zones, I had to go to Booty Bay, Ratchet, and Scholo.
Well Read Achievement Zone Guide
- Aegwynn and the Dragon Hunt – in the library
- Aftermath of the Second War – in the library
- Civil War in the Plaguelands – in the library
- The Alliance of Lordaeron – in the library
- The Battle of Grim Batol -library
- The Dark Portal and the Fall of Stormwind – Battlemaster Room
- The Guardians of Tirisfal – in the library
- The Kaldorei and the Well of Eternity – in the library
- War of the Spider – Battlemaster Room
- War of the Three Hammers – Dwarven District inn, 69,41 (using new map w/ Harbor)
- Icecrown and the Frozen Throne – Elwynn forest 43,65 probably the Inn, second floor
- Arathor and the Troll Wars – Explorer’s Hall
- Charge of the Dragonflight – Explorer’s Hall (also in Ratchet)
- Ironforge – the Awakening of the Dwarves – Explorer’s Hall
- Rise of the Horde – Explorer’s Hall
- The Alliance of Lordaeron – Explorer’s Hall
- The Battle of Grim Batol -Explorer’s Hall
- The Old Gods and the Ordering of Azeroth – Explorer’s Hall
- Kel’Thuzad and the Forming of the Scourge – Inn
- The Birth of the Lich King – Inn, top floor
- Kil’jaeden and the Shadow Pact – Scarlet Rave Inn
- The Founding of Quel’Thalas – in top floor
- Archimonde’s Return and the Flight to Kalimdor – by Liv Rizzlefix
- Lethargy of the Orcs – top of tower up the first hill in Northwatch Hold
- The New Horde – bottom of tower up the first hill in Northwatch Hold
- Mount Hyjal and Illidan’s Gift – Inn
- The War of the Ancients – Inn
- The Last Guardian – Inn
- Beyond the Dark Portal
- Empires’ Fall
- Sunwell – The Fall of Quel’Thalas – second floor or inn
- The Scourge of Lordaeron – go to Sea Wolf McKinley and down steps to lowest level, on shelves.
- The Sentinels and the Long Vigil – In the room above “Sea Wolf” MacKinley‘s room, but have to go through neighboring building to get there.
- The Twin Empires – In the room above “Sea Wolf” MacKinley‘s room, but have to go through neighboring building to get there.
- Wrath of Soulflayer – same as above, at about 22,77
- Exile of the High Elves – rogue training area next to Erion Shadewhisper (also in Ratchet)
- Rise of the Blood Elves – 49,16 on the ground floor in empty building between Cooking and First Aid trainers
- The War of the Ancients – upstairs in above building
- The Betrayer Ascendant – 66,76 on first or second story
- The World Tree and the Emerald Dream – Darnassus at 56, 4
- Old Hatreds – The Colonization of Kalimdor – First room past Summoning Chamber
- The Invasion of Draenor – northeast corner of room before the View Room
- The Lich King Triumphant – first room, The Reliquary
- The Seven Kingdoms – first room, The Reliquary
Now just print this Guide to the Well Read achievement and you’re all set to go. Well, if you aren’t a horde. And if you’re literate.