The Journal of Ben Kenobi, or simply Ben Kenobi's book, was a tome found by Luke Skywalker in Ben Kenobi's hut in 3 ABY. It was left by Obi-Wan Kenobi for Luke Skywalker and contained enormous amount of information useful for the young Jedi, including the plans for building a lightsaber. The volume the book was being kept in, was locked by a thumbprint clasp, that could be opened by Skywalker's thumbprint only and was rigged with a flashpacket to burst into flames had anyone else tried to open it.
- Shadows of the Empire novel (First appearance)
- Shadows of the Empire audio book
- The Life and Legend of Obi-Wan Kenobi
- A New Hope: The Life of Luke Skywalker (Mentioned only)