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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 Description

Paper +
Leather













Computer edition, Pocket Edition[upcoming] and Console Edition

Paper












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]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe

Bookshelf

Any Wood Planks +
Book










































Book and Quill

Book +
Ink Sac +
Feather













Enchantment Table

Obsidian +
Diamond +
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 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.
Upcoming Pocket Edition
0.12.1 ? The crafting recipe now requires leather. Before this version, books were crafted with three paper sheets in a single column.
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 | edit source]

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See also[edit | edit source]