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Book
Book.png
Book
Type

Manufactured items

Durability

N/A

Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

First appearance

Alpha 1.0.11

Data value

dec: 340 hex: 154 bin: 101010100

Name

book

Books are items crafted from paper and leather.

Obtaining[edit]

Three books are dropped when a bookshelf is mined without silk touch, and if it is destroyed by explosions.

Crafting[edit]

Ingredients Crafting recipe Description

Paper +
Leather




Grid layout Arrow (small).png Book
Paper Paper
Paper Leather
Grid layout Shapeless.png

PC Edition and Console Edition

Paper


Paper
Grid layout Arrow (small).png Book

Paper

Paper

Pocket Edition

Natural generation[edit]

Books can be found in stacks of 1 to 3 inside chests in the stronghold's library.

Usage[edit]

Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe

Book and Quill

Book +
Ink Sac +
Feather




Grid layout Arrow (small).png Book and Quill
Book Ink Sac

Feather
Grid layout Shapeless.png

Bookshelf

Any Wood Planks +
Book

Oak Wood PlanksSpruce Wood PlanksBirch Wood PlanksJungle Wood PlanksAcacia Wood PlanksDark Oak Wood Planks Oak Wood PlanksSpruce Wood PlanksBirch Wood PlanksJungle Wood PlanksAcacia Wood PlanksDark Oak Wood Planks Oak Wood PlanksSpruce Wood PlanksBirch Wood PlanksJungle Wood PlanksAcacia Wood PlanksDark Oak Wood Planks Grid layout Arrow (small).png Bookshelf
Book Book Book
Oak Wood PlanksSpruce Wood PlanksBirch Wood PlanksJungle Wood PlanksAcacia Wood PlanksDark Oak Wood Planks Oak Wood PlanksSpruce Wood PlanksBirch Wood PlanksJungle Wood PlanksAcacia Wood PlanksDark Oak Wood Planks Oak Wood PlanksSpruce Wood PlanksBirch Wood PlanksJungle Wood PlanksAcacia Wood PlanksDark Oak Wood Planks

Enchantment Table

Obsidian +
Diamond +
Book


Book
Grid layout Arrow (small).png Enchantment Table
Diamond Obsidian Diamond
Obsidian Obsidian Obsidian

Video[edit]

History[edit]

Alpha
1.0.11 Books were added. Their only use was for crafting bookshelves, which was used as a purely decorative block.
Official release
1.0.0 Beta 1.9-pre3 Bookshelves can be used to increase the maximum enchantment level of enchantment tables.
1.3.1 12w17a The crafting recipe is now shapeless, so books can now be crafted in the player's 2×2 crafting area, although the recipe now requires leather. Before this version, books were crafted with three paper sheets in a single column, as they currently are in the Pocket Edition.
A book can be crafted into a book and quill, which can be used to create written books.
1.4.6 12w49a Books can now be enchanted into Enchanted Books, and then combined together in an anvil with a tool to then enchant it.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.3.0 Added books.
Console Edition
TU1 Added books.
TU14 The crafting recipe now requires leather. Before this version, books were crafted with three paper sheets in a single column.

Issues[edit]

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