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For the overview of this book throughout the Fallout series, see Tales of a Junktown Jerky Vendor.
Tales of a Junktown Jerky Vendor
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Effects+1 Barter
(+2 with Comprehension)
Base ID00034042

Tales of a Junktown Jerky Vendor is a skill book in Fallout 3.


The following section is transcluded from Tales of a Junktown Jerky Vendor. To modify, please edit the source page.

A pre-War pulp science-fiction book focused on the adventures of an itinerant meat trader from a fictional (at the time) settlement of Junktown, the book contains a surprising amount of insight into trade. Anyone who reads it will surely benefit from the contents.[1] By 2287, the book has been remade, albeit in a cruder, more hand-drawn, format, detailing many illegitimate, but possibly necessary, means of conducting business in areas like the Commonwealth.


Reading this book permanently increases your Barter skill by 1 (2 with Comprehension).


Closest map markerLocation description
Abandoned Car FortLeft of the ammunition boxes.
Andale or Fairfax RuinsIn the Concrete Treehouse halfway between Andale and Fairfax Ruins.
Arlington LibraryMedia Archive: on a table with a coffee machine, in a room with a pool table and a Nuka-Cola vending machine. North-west part of the map.
Bethesda RuinsTo the east, in the raid shack, on a coffee table in the bedroom on the second floor of the Shack.
Bethesda RuinsIn Bethesda Underworks, on a bucket sitting on a bench found right after coming from the tunnel at the entrance.
Capitol BuildingIn Capitol Building East Entrance, on a desk in an office area, opposite the center office door from the hallway that runs East/West.
Dupont EastInside Lady Frumperton's Fashions.
Grisly DinerOn a shelf.
Hubris ComicsOnce you go in the door, there is a computer terminal directly ahead which will explode. It is on a shelf to the left of the terminal.
Little LamplightIn Murder Pass On a toilet in the southeast corner of the room north of the entrance.
Mama Dolce'sOutside, opposite the entrance to the Food Distribution section, in a broken container with several barrels inside
National ArchivesIn a strongroom, on the side by a safe.
National Guard DepotDepot Training Wing, on a desk in an office area located on the second floor.
Reclining Groves Resort HomesEasternmost destroyed home, on top of a shelf
Sewer WaystationCarried by a ghoul named Gallo.
Statesman HotelIn the north-eastern room on the second floor, on a desk, next to a phone and 2 coffee mugs.
Super-Duper MartOn the counter directly in front of the room with the protectron. if it is not on the counter, check the floor around it, it may have been knocked off somehow.
Temple of the UnionIn a raider fortress on top of a highway to the southwest. (Only available after finishing the Head of State quest.)
Tenpenny TowerNext to the Love Letter on a desk in Susan Lancaster's room. This book can be found again after helping the ghouls getting into the Tower forcefully!
Tenpenny TowerTo the east, in Willy's Grocer.
Vault 92In the supply room, on the shelf just behind supply room terminal.
Vault-Tec HeadquartersIn the Guest Relations area after you come down from Administration.
Wasteland Gypsy VillageNorthern shack on top of a desk in the north-western area of the room.


  • There are only 23 copies of this book available in the game (24 with the Tenpenny Tower glitch) as opposed to the regular 25.


  1. While the title may suggest otherwise, the book is commonly found in sealed areas (Vault 92, National Guard depot) where it could not conceivably be placed by wastelanders. The standard of quality, as well as presence of the book in the pre-War slideshow in the menu are also clues hinting at the pre-War origin of the book.