Historic Book Events

Did you know that Books didn’t always used to be readable, or that they used to never disappear when you read them? Ever wondered about when Book stores all over Neopia opened? Take a look through this section to find all the answers!

Below are the most important events in Neopian history that have had an effect on just about anything to do with Books and reading books, enjoy! If you think anything is missing, please do let us know!


2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 |
2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999


February 12, 2013
Something has happened a Mysterious Obelisk appeared. New Books could be obtained by participating in this event..


October 5, 2012
The new Battledome has opened as BETA. Here you can now win interesting Books, IF you win against these challengers. Each arena features different books as prices.

March 28, 2012
TNT has just retired again a whole bunch of old Books. 38 new retired Books. Read all about it on our Retired Books Page.

March 26, 2012
A new Springy Shop has been opened. Here you will also be able to get some wonderful Springy Books.


October 27, 2011
An r300 tablet (Armour Catalogue Tablet) is given out for completing all the Masks of Dread quests on the day of their release. It was later changed back to r101.

August 8, 2011
Krawk Island was destroyed by the Krawken, but once Neopians pieced it back together, they got the opportunity to shoot a cannonball at him daily and take his prizes! (including books)

May 13, 2011
A new wheel was discovered today. The Wheel of Extravagance, which costs 100,000np per spin, will award a r100 item (Including r100 books) if you land on the space with the picture of a scorchstone.

May 12th, 2011
The Almost Abandoned Attic is disovered as a loyal user perk. Accounts 36 months and older can visit the ghost that resides there who sells items up to r99.

February 7th, 2011
The Faerie Quest Event has started. With these Quests you will help rebuilding Faerieland to it’s old might. This is a yearly event from February 7th-24th.

January 25th, 2011
The Faerie’s Ruin Plot is over, and Faerieland is safely being rebuilt but this time on the ground. For everyone’s efforts, plot points were awarded, and a few books were available as prizes!


October 12th, 2010
The Haunted Faire added a new attraction, Apple Bobbing. By bobbing for apples you can win different items. You also were able to do quests to get treat bags with nice things inside!

July 27th, 2010
For the Six Flags Flags of Fun Competition you had to join one of six teams. By collecting flags, you were able to get different prizes, including new books!

July 8th, 2010
The Wheels in Neopia all needed help, hence TNT called theSave the Wheels event into place. Each amount of NP spent helped save the wheels and gave out different items. The Grand donation total ended up being 12,371,691,860 NP!

April 29th, 2010
During the Tour of Mystery you were able to search for Tarla in different locations around Neopia. TheTour of Mystery also gave out new books!

March 15th, 2010
During the firstFestival of Neggs you were sent on many quests to find items for Kari, and were rewarded with new books!

Dec 25, 2009
The Festive Stocking was available in 2009 but broken. It was repaired in June of 2011, and was found to give out The Snow Faeries Promise, and The Spirit of Giving among its prizes.


November 20th, 2009
The Arcanium opened, where you can find some exciting new reading material.

July 8th, 2009
The New Game Challenge started, with new games whenever TNT feels like it. This New Game Challenge will be going on for several Years, and might still be.

March 18th, 2009
There is a new shop in town! Make sure you drop by the General Store and check it out for cheap books!


April 1st, 2008
The Return of Dr. Sloth Plot Prize Shop opened. A many prizes were awarded, with some new books to read for participating.


July 7th, 2007
The Journey to the Lost Isle Plot Prize Shop opened. A few prizes were awarded, with a few new books to read for participating.

March 2, 2007
The Tale of Woe Plot Prize Shop opened. Several prizes were awarded, with a couple new books to read for participating.


November 23, 2006
The First Annual Games Master Challenge started. A week-long competition that awards many prizes, and exclusive books.

November 21st, 2006
The Neovian Printing Press was opened for all the news you just have to read about.

September 13th, 2006
The Cyodrake’s Gaze plot prizes were awarded a few new books to read.

August 5th, 2006
The very first Altador Cup prizes were awarded, with some new books to read and more to come in the future Cups.


July, 2006
The Altador Cup Staff Tournament gave out books for wagering correct guesses in July of 2011.

February 11th, 2006
The very first Daily Dare prizes were awarded, with some new books to read and more to come in the future Dares.

January 30th, 2006
The Lost Desert Plot Prize shop opened, and prizes were awarded, with some new Books to read depending on participation in the plot


November 29, 2005
The Words of Antiquity opened in Qasala. New ancient Tablets and Scrolls have been found that need to be translated for interesting reading!

June 20th, 2005
The Underwater Fishing Cavern was discovered. The first fishing books were found!

February 18th, 2005
There is now an Honorary Book Trophy for not only the Neopian Book Awards, but also for the the Booktastic Book Awards!

January 27th, 2005
The Lost Desert Scratchcard Kiosk, is released, with it’s own book prize, if you are lucky.


December 3rd, 2004
The Wise Old King was added… New Books? Oh yes, most definitely!

October 20, 2004
The Symol Hole is available for your petpets to dive into and come out with wonderful prizes.

August 11, 2004
The Brightvale Books opens to the public. Another store to find more interesting reading.

August 10th, 2004
Tarla’s Shop of mystery is added. Pick a bag and possibly win an exclusive book

July 28th, 2004
The Booktastic Books Award List is finally added. The Booktastic readers are happy to finally get their own trophy section as well!!!

May 8th, 2004
Restocks were recoded. More items appear in stock and rarity 90 items are now priced at 5,000 NP.

May 4th, 2004
The Booktastic Books shop opens! …And what is this, a new highscore list?!


October 28th, 2003
50 items were retired, including paint brushes, neggs and petpets… But more importantly, some books, too!

July 23rd, 2003
The Trading Post offering cap increased to 800,000 NP, a joyous day for all those people that try to sell expensive books.


February 28th, 2002
Shop restocks become random, a sad day now that there’s no prediction anymore for when items appear in shops… Or is there?

January 23rd, 2002
The Neopian Book Award is added, the most important day in history for us avid readers!


December 7th, 2001
Videos were changed into rare books and the Video Tape store was removed.

November 10th, 2001
Space Faerie Code Card items were released, that could potentially give out books!


Sept 3, 2001
Coltzan’s Shrine opened up as a daily event. It added 2 books to its random give-away list in July of 2011.

June 26th, 2001
Books and Scrolls were released that can be found in the newly opened Sutek’s Scrolls.

June 9th, 2001
The Tombola has been opened, and it’s giving away a new book.

June 5th, 2001
The first Better than you competition was on this day. It gives out high rarity books as prizes at times.

March 23rd, 2001
The first Lenny Conundrum was launched! Correctly solve the riddle, and win an exclusive prize!

February 20th, 2001
Items in people’s shops can now be priced at up to 99,999 NP (was 49,000 NP)!

February 15th, 2001
Books started disappearing when read as of this tragic day. You might not believe it, but books used to stay in your inventory even after they had been read.

January 28th, 2001
The First Mystery Pic Competition launched. Guess what the picture is and win an exclusive item!

January 18th, 2001
The Wheel of Excitement opened, and with it another chance of getting books.

January 17th, 2001
The Hidden Tower in Faerieland opened. The first Book from it didn’t get released until March 10th, 2003.

January 14th, 2001
The Faerie Book Shop opened for some happy reading.

January 11th, 2001
Snowager was first available for plunder. The first book available from him showed up August 29,2009

January 8th, 2001
The first Scratch Card Kiosk on Terror Mountain opened, but the first books from it didn’t get released until June 1st, 2011.

January 7th, 2001
The Igloo Garage Sale opened which sells different items r89 and below for discounted prices.


December 1st, 2000
The first Advent Calendar began. Many books came from it starting in 2002.

October 19th, 2000
The Esophagor and Brain Tree Quests were added to Neopia, with the chance of granting you some new books upon completion!

September 29th, 2000
The Trading Post was launched, so we could exchange items for books!


November 15th, 1999
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