Above the door to the shop is a plaque bearing a merchant crest. It is the sign of his credentials. All of Ali's books are hand-scribed and illuminated. All are expensive, thus the proprietor only deals in books and gold coin. The Boring Book is about the only book he has ever sold for less than gold, and even offered for free.
- A shelf by the front window contains a collection of children's books.
- The next shelves have a selection of cook books.
- Next shelf has a assorted travelogs and biographies arranged on the shelf (a section that Shamir seems to have some interest in).
- The next shelf, just past the fireplace, contains a collection of oddly-titled guidebooks. Including, "How to Become King with Little or No Rupies Down, "Finding the Right Girl with the Right Dowry," and "Why Good Princesses Like Bad Wizards." (A section probably well read by Abdul Alhazred)
- The final shelf holds volumes of poetry.
- Ali is offering a rather boring book for free.
- One book, read regularly by Jollo, is entitled The Changing Role of Court Entertainers Through the Ages. Another of his favorite books at the shop is Court Clowning Through the Ages.
- A book of spells is on the counter, and can be acquired by finding another, more marketable rare book.
- A book on geological rock formations
- Ali's novels
Behind the scenesEdit
Interestingly, the old man in the Black Cloak (Shamir) can be seen early on spying on Graham from the travelogue and biographies section. This could be a nod to the Guidebook to the Land of the Green Isles, a travelogue by Derek Karlavaegen. It maybe possible that when Alhazred discovered the land (perhaps even by accident), that that is where he gained his copy (perhaps the Caliphim had 'lended' his copy to Ali's Bookshop, or even made copies to share for citizens of his kingdom). However, KQ6 hintbook states that it was a copy of the guidebook he found outside of the Green Isles that lead him to the isles in the first place.