Book

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Book
Book.png

Type

Manufactured items

Durability

N/A

Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

First appearances

See History

Data value

dec: 340 hex: 154 bin: 101010100

Name

book

Books are items crafted from paper and leather.

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

Bookshelves[edit | edit source]

Three books are dropped when a bookshelf is mined without silk touch or destroyed by an explosion.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Ingredients Crafting recipe

Paper +
Leather













Natural generation[edit | edit source]

Books can be found in 78.0% of stronghold library chests in stacks of 1–3. In 1.9,[upcoming] books can be found in 94.6% of stronghold library chests in stacks of 1–3.

Usage[edit | edit source]

Crafting ingredient[edit | edit source]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe

Bookshelf

Any Wood Planks +
Book










































Enchanting[edit | edit source]

Books can be made into enchanted books by enchanting them on enchantment tables.

Trading[edit | edit source]

Librarian villagers will buy 8-10 books for an emerald.

Video[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

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 Books are now used to craft 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.
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.
Upcoming
1.9 15w43a Average yield of books in stronghold library chests is substantially increased.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.3.0 Added books. They can be used to craft bookshelves.
0.12.1 build 1 The crafting recipe now requires leather. Before this version, books were crafted with three paper sheets in a single column.
Books are now used to craft enchanting tables.
Console Edition
TU1 CU1 1.0 Added books.
TU14 1.04 The crafting recipe now requires leather. Before this version, books were crafted with three paper sheets in a single column.

Issues[edit | edit source]

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See also[edit | edit source]