The book is one of the obtainable items from Chapter 1 and shown briefly as an unobtainable object on Chapter 3 in Bendy and the Ink Machine.


The cover of the book is black, while the pages are a lighter color. On the front cover, there is a smaller, lighter rectangle and some inscriptions. The book is titled The Illusion of Living and it is written by Joey Drew.


Chapter 1: Moving Pictures

The book is one of the six items Henry must collect to fix the Ink Machine. The book can be in one of six possible locations:

Book and record





Chapter 3: Rise and Fall

The book is seen laying on one of the desks from the operation room of Level P. This item, however, remains unobtainable.


  • The book's title is most likely a reference to "The Illusion of Life", a Disney animation book written by two long-term animators.
  • The book appears to have horns on the front cover, referencing Bendy's own horns.


Description Audio
The current sound produced when the book is collected.
SFX Book Pick Up Vanish 01
The sound produced when placing the book on the pedestal in the break room.
SFX Book 01
The old sound produced when the book is collected.
Collect Book


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Unobtainable Items
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