This article uses content from the Authors' Book article on the Once Upon a Time Wiki.
Authors' Books
General Information
Status: Existing
Origin: Enchanted Forest
Land Without Magic
Physical Description
Type: Magic books
Color: Brown and Golden
Black and Silver (Heroes and Villains)
Usage Information
Created by:
  • Authors
    • Isaac Heller
    • Henry Mills
  • Mr. Gold (Heroes and Villains)
Possessed by:
  • Apprentice
  • August Booth (briefly)
  • Cruella De Vil (briefly)
  • Henry Mills
  • Hook (briefly)
  • Isaac Heller
  • Mary Margaret Blanchard (formerly)
  • Merlin
  • Regina Mills
  • Robin Hood (briefly)
Used by:
  • August Booth
  • David Nolan
  • Emma Swan
  • Henry Mills
  • Hook
  • Isaac Heller
  • Merida
  • Mother Superior
  • Neal Cassidy †
  • Regina Mills
  • Tamara †
  • Robin Hood †
  • Violet
  • Will Scarlet
Used on:
Used for: Reading stories
Writing stories
Creating an alternate universe
Show Information
First appearance: "Pilot"
Latest appearance: "The Other Shoe"
Relevant Pages

The Authors's Books, mostly known as Once Upon a Time Books, are magical items featured on ABC's Once Upon a Time. They first appear in the first episode of the first season.


For history of Authors' Book, see here.

Known BooksEdit

Fanfiction BooksEdit


Note: "Archive" denotes archive footage.

  • Henry's Book is featured in Once Upon a Time's Season One novelization, Reawakened: A Once Upon a Time Tale.