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Decorative Book Collection

by Menaceman44 Posted 3rd Jun 2016 at 6:40 PM - Updated 21st Jan 2020 at 11:02 PM by Menaceman44 : Added functionality.
8 Comments / replies (Who?) - 1 Feedback Posts, 7 Thanks Posts
This is a new mesh, and means that it's a brand new self contained object that usually does not require a specific Expansion pack (although this is possible depending on the type). It may have Recolours hosted on MTS - check below the description for more information.
This is a functional decorative collection of four books that comes in 7 designs for you to place around your Sims' homes. I've had them sitting on my computer for ages and just hadn't got around to sharing them until now.

These decorative books all use textures of actual books found in game. You'll have no more nondescript tomes sitting on your shelves from now on.
They come in seven designs and I have attempted to group them in a logical fashion.
You will find adult literature (not that kind), kids books, romance books, mischief related skill books, poetry, a general collection, and creative skill books.

They can be found under the Clutter section of the Decorative category and should also show in the Study room sort. They cost a grand total of 135 simoleons. These books don't come cheap.

The collection also functions as a bookcase allowing Sims to read from it and purchase new books just like with any regular bookcase.

You will have to use MOO in order to place these books on most wall shelves. The only shelves they will currently sit on without MOO are the Business career reward cabinet and the Outdoor Retreat craftable shelf. I tried to fix this but couldn't get it working.

Updated Jan-21-20
Added bookcase functionality to bring in line with recent changes made to similar objects in game by EA.

Polygon Counts:
LOD0 260

Additional Credits:

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 4
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Size: 859.8 KB · Downloads: 14,774 · 21st Jan 2020
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:
1. Download: Click the File tab to see the download link. Click the link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.
2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) to extract the file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).
3. Cut and paste the file(s) into your Mods folder
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
  • Windows Vista/7/8/8.1: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
Need more information?
  • Anyone can use both .rar and .zip files easily! On Windows, use WinRAR.
  • If you don't have a Mods folder, just make one.
Lab Assistant
#2 Old 4th Jun 2016 at 4:27 AM
Thank you so much for this addition to our decorative books! I am so tired of the same boring colors that EA created. Can't wait to use these in my game! :D
Test Subject
#3 Old 5th Jun 2016 at 10:22 PM
I always feel like I'm missing books for clutter. Thank you!
Field Researcher
#4 Old 7th Jun 2016 at 1:54 AM
I can always use more high quality clutter. It adds so much to the game. Thank you for sharing.
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 30th Jun 2016 at 9:16 PM
Test Subject
#6 Old 13th Nov 2016 at 6:48 AM
Thank you
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 10th Dec 2019 at 8:26 PM
always need more book clutter.. love this thank you
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#8 Old 21st Jan 2020 at 11:04 PM
Since EA have made most of their decorative books into functional bookcases, I have now done the same with these books. To get the update just redownload the file and allow it to override the old version.

My deviantART, MTS Yearbook Origin ID = Alistu
#9 Old 21st Jan 2020 at 11:53 PM
Great Job :)