Posted July 29, 2012
It's inferior to the first game, but it's not useless. The main books you'll be buying are crafting diagrams and alchemical formulae, which you need in your inventory at all times anyway - they're not something you 'read' and then can dispose of while keeping the knowledge.
KiNgBrAdLeY7: Not exactly. If you sell the books you ve already read, then there is no indicator to let you know which of them haven t been read already. In latest patch, you can only see which books mechants offer have been read, only if you carry them in person. Which means its completely useless, because if you carry them, you can compare them yourself to merchant 's inventory...
I admit this whole system is not nearly as good as the first game, where reading something adds it to your journal.