There are over 2000 recipe books and scrolls, found all over Norrath. This guide does not include recipes that are used only for a quest.
NOTE: For older specialty gear recipes, your first stop will probably be Koros Splinterlimb in the Village of Shin. Older expansions' raid-dropped recipes and other books that are hard do get from less-played older content are available from him for faction and Far Seas tolkens.
The Essentials recipe books are all sold by crafting trainers. Start with the trainer that helped you select your tradeskill class. Note that you can only see the Tier you're currently in and lower. For example, level 30 - 39 recipe books won't appear in the merchant window until you are at least tradeskill level 30.
If you guild has obtained the amenity Tradeskill Recipe Salesman for its Guild Hall, you may purchase Essentials books, plus Advanced Artisan (level 1-9) books there.
All Advanced Recipe books are available as mob drops. If you're not the adventuring type, check the broker. As of GU57 most advanced books are also available for purchase after completing crafting quests or achieving faction levels.
NEW As of March 10, 2014, there are also Advanced Provisioner volumes. in addition to some Master volumes with special Provisioner recipes. Buy them from the usual merchants.
On Test and Test-Copy only, a bookworm in the Tower of the Moon in Maj'dul sells all Advanced recipe books from level 10 through 69. He also sells dropped tinkering blueprints, Advanced Adorning books, and Deathfist armor recipes.
Completing the Sentinel's Fate Tradeskill Quests series in Sentinel's Fate will allow you to purchase Advanced Tier 9 books.
With Tears of Veeshan there is now a level 90 book to fill a gap. Scholar classes will also find their existing level 90 recipes have been moved from their level 89 book to the level 90 book. All classes should also get at least one new recipe at level 90.Level 90 essentials books will be available from the usual merchants.
ToV Adorning Recipes are available from Sllithzes at Falinpol in Vesspyr Isles. They're sold for coin plus Draconic Etyma, which is the crafting quest reward currency. These require a 475 skill in Adorning.
Level 90 crafters can hire a Traceskill Apprentice at their local crafting society to learn high-quality recipes.
All the Tradeskill Epic recipes are rewarded to their appropriate classes when they are going through the Tradeskill Epic Quest Series.
These recipes and their ingredients are acquired while adventuring in The Estate of Unrest.
Sllithes the tradeskill reward merchant is in the lower level of Falinpol around 150, 187, -129 .
These have recipes for Ry'Gorr Velium Shard (level 90 DoV) armor, and are and are dropped in Group Crafting Missions:
These have recipes for Mark of Manaar (level 85/90 SF armor) armor, and are solf on the Far Seas faction merchant in Mara:
These have recipes for Void Shard (level 80 TSO) armor, and are sold by Koros Splinterlimb in The Village of Shin for 10 Far Seas Trading Company Tokens and 19 44 . They no longer drop in crafting instances.
These are dropped in Group Crafting Missions:
Completing the Sentinel's Fate Tradeskill Quests quest series will unlock special recipes for each archetype:
See Also: Battleground Gear
Many Live Event Holidays feature craftables. See the individual Live Event Guides for more information.