dec: 340 hex: 154 bin: 101010100
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]
Pocket Edition only
Natural generation[edit | edit source]
Books can be found in 78.0% of stronghold library chests, in stacks of 1–3.
Usage[edit | edit source]
Crafting ingredient[edit | edit source]
Any Wood Planks +
Enchanting[edit | edit source]
Books can be made into enchanted books by enchanting them on enchantment tables.
Trading[edit | edit source]
Video[edit | edit source]
History[edit | edit source]
|1.0.11||Books were added. Their only use was for crafting bookshelves, which was used as a purely decorative block.|
|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|
|TU14||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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