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"There is something more powerful than each of us, a combination of our efforts, a Great Chain of industry that unites us. But it is only when we struggle in our own interest that the chain pulls society in the right direction..." - Andrew Ryan
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Founders Books is a chain of bookstores found throughout Columbia. They primarily sell Founders' propaganda, particularly books in the Duke and Dimwit series to instill in children a sense of patriotism and to indoctrinate them into the Founders' ideals.
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Booker DeWitt and Elizabeth come across many different shops and businesses during their trek through Columbia. Founders Books is one such chain of business. Though never a required venture point, useful items or narrative elements can usually be found inside.
This branch of Founders Books in Soldiers Field has oversized statues of Duke and Dimwit aiming their weapons above the entrance. Once inside, Booker and Elizabeth can find a Voxophone.
Elizabeth will peruse the books and ask Booker if he is interested in gardening. A Duke & Dimwit book "The Burden of Strength" is available for sale. Looting the cash register will cause the citizens lounging inside to become hostile.
Once inside, a Gear is available on the counter. Two Voxophones can be found on the upper floor and the basement. The lower floor contains a reading room. Exploring it will trigger several Vox Populi to walk down the stairs. Picking up the Sally! Voxophone is required to activate a quest to open the hidden backroom in The Salty Oyster in order to rescue a woman seemingly held captive within.
Another branch of Founders Books can be found in the Thoroughfare of the Financial District next to a Patriot's Pride and a Parker & Co. Excelsior Brand Canned Meats. However, like many other establishments in the area, the bookstore has been ransacked by the Vox Populi during their uprising. The sign has been defaced with red paint and books are spilling out the doorway, making the store inaccessible.
- One random Gear is located on the counter in Grand Central Depot branch.
- Soldier's Field
- Grand Central Depot
|Battleship Bay||Arcade · Flawless Flintlock · Skulking Stranger · Patriot's Proud Pose|
|Main Street||Soldier's Field Welcome Center · First Lady's Aerodrome · Dimwit & Duke Ice Cream Shoppe · Founders Books · Hotel Soldiers Field · Toy Soldiers|
|Patriot's Pavilion||Patriot's Pride · The Fellow Traveller|
|Hall of Heroes||Boxer Rebellion Exhibit · Wounded Knee Exhibit · Hall of Heroes Gift Shop · First Lady's Memorial|
|Clash in the Clouds||Duke and Dimwit Theatre|
|Port Prosperity Plaza||The First Lady · Port Prosperity|
|Grand Central Depot||The Salty Oyster · Columbia Creamery · Founders Books|