Arlington Library Area - Talon Company Camp
South-east of the Arlington Library is a Talon Company encampment with bunkers blocking off the roads leading in. The encampment is the remains of a building with wooden ramps leading up to the upper levels. On the topmost level, on a small round table near some bunk beds is the book.
Capitol Building - Capitol Building West Entrance
In a locked supply room [Hard], the book is on a table.
This book is inside the Deathclaw Sanctuary, on the metal object next to the Endurance bobblehead. From the entrance you should be able to see a pillar in front of you. The book and Bobblehead are on the opposite side of the pillar from the entrance. Take the path down and to the right, and when you get past the pillar look left. The goodies are near some rotting Brahmin, ants, people, and random, unidentifiable meat.
Evergreen Mills - Evergreen Mills Bazaar.
This book is in one of the rooms up a hill past Smiling Jack’s store. Specifically the locked room that requires a key. It’s on one of the bunk beds.
Farragut West Station
In the Farragut West Station, in a room to the north by the Tenleytown/Friendship Station. The book is in a safe behind a desk.
Foggy Bottom Station
Foggy Bottom Station, east of the exit to Dupont Circle. The book is on top of some machinery between a desk and a robot pod.
Fort Bannister - Commanding Officer’s Office
On the bottom floor of the large silo/stairwell there is a metal covering over the passage/doorway that leads deeper into the Fort. On top of this metal cover is a partial barrier of sandbags, a radio, a Ammo Box, and the book. You have to jump down on top of this structure from the stairwell above.
Jocko’s Pop & Gas Stop
This book is on the counter, in plain sight.
Jury Street Metro Station Area - Gold Ribbon Grocers
West of the Jury Street Metro Station you’ll find a store called “Gold Ribbon Grocers”. On the floor in the south-west corner of the store you’ll find the book, near a skeleton. There’s also a Tumbler’s Today nearby.
Little Lamplight - Reactor Chamber
In the south western corner of the level, beyond a closed door leading to a collapsed tunnel. The book is in a wooden create on the ground near a mannequin.
Mason Dixon Salvage Area - Abandoned Shack
In the Mason Dixon Salvage, in the Northwesternmost Abandoned Shack, the book is on a table by a first aid box.
Mason Dixon Salvage Area - Abandoned Tent
North-east of the Mason Dixon Salvage area you’ll come across an Abandoned Tent. The book is inside, on a metal shelf.
MDPL-21 Power Station - Power Substation
West of the Oasis you’ll find the MDPL-21 Power Station. The book is inside the Power Substation, on a workbench.
Megaton - Your House
When you have your own house in Megaton buy the “Science” theme. You should find the book somewhere in your house.
Museum of History - Museum of History Entrance
From the door go west into the ladies bathroom. The book is on the floor inside a stall.
Museum of Technology - Museum of Technology Atrium
From the entrance go south-east through a door, past two bathrooms and up some stairs to reach a room with two terminals. Near the Museum Maintenence console you’ll find this book.
National Guard Depot
In the National Guard Depot, the book is in a supply room on a metal shelf in the south-eastern corner of the bottom floor.
Red Racer Factory - CEO Offices
From the entrance to the CEO Offices head north and take a left down a tunnel. Go into the first door on the left [Average]. The book is on a metal bookshelf.
RobCo Facility - Offices and Cafeteria
In the north-western part of the area map you’ll find a bunch of cubicles. The book is on a table in front of a filing cabinet.
Robot Repair Center
In Sector A, in the north-west corner of the area, on the ground floor you’ll find a Protectron on a table. Near it is this book.
SatCom Array NW-05a Area
Between SatCom Array NW-05a and the MPDL-05 Power Station you’ll find some water with a dock occupied by Raiders. The book is on top of a blue boat south east of the dock.
During the quest “The Waters of Life” when you’re going through the Taft Tunnel (not to be confused with the Taft Tunnels) you’ll find a table with a generator on it, and a Nuka-Cola Quantum. Behind the generator you’ll find this book.
VAPL-84 Power Station Area
North of the VAPL-84 Power Station are a number of destoyed houses. Inside the rubble you’ll find this book on a counter, near some large destroyed books. Note that this is just south of the church with two books inside of it, and west of the truck with another book. That’s four books in a relatively small area of game!
Vault 92 - Sound Testing
You can find this book on a desk near the note “Professor Malleus Audio Log V92-06”.
Vault 106 - Living Quarters
In the Vault 106 Living Quarters, in the first room on the left from the stairs (a classroom). There is a large desk in one corner of the room with three stacked wooden crates on top. The book is at the bottom of the last crate, the one actually on the desk.