A good tip for getting this achievement / pet is to watch for server restarts on maintenance days or rolling restarts.
Every time the server restarts books will appear at every single one of the spawn locations. There is no guarantee that the book will be the achievement goal book and not a place holder book but there it is far less time consuming than camping the spawn locations or roaming the city non-stop.
I am currently only missing the book that spawns on the balcony of the Threads of Fate shop and this is from finding my first book by chance and eight of the remaining nine from rushing back in after two server restarts.
If you are able to be at your computer when the weekly scheduled maintenance is intended to end than you can log in the moment your server is back up. Having logged out while in Dalaran helps. If this is not a viable option then just keep an eye out for server restarts and remember to hearth, port, or fly to Dalaran so you can be ready. When the server comes back up in 15 minutes or less.
- There is also a "bookhunter" chat channel in Dalaran so type /join bookhunter and there will be a /5 chat channel for book hunters. The books will start a two minute internal cooldown (about that) after they are read so if you are quick enough you could read that a book appeared in a location and then run and read it before the despawn timer is up. Be sure to familiarize yourselves with all the locations of book spawns before you start this quest or else it will take you forever.
- Dued —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Dued (talk · contr).
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With my limited knowledge of wiki code... I can't fix it.13:50, September 26, 2009 (UTC)
- Unfortunately, you didn't do anything wrong. It's a bug. I've been able to fix it sometimes by editing the page, (check "minor edit" please), and simply saving. Other times, I have to add a space to somewhere on the article. Sometimes I only see the bug on preview, but then not when I actually save.
- Either way... it's fixed now. 2:13 PM, 28 Sep 2009 (EDT)