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Books are items crafted from paper and leather that can be used as components in recipes for several useful items, especially enchantment tables and bookshelves. Books and paper can naturally occur in chests, inside strongholds.
|Ingredients||Input » Output||Notes|
|Paper + Leather||
||Xbox 360 Edition and Pocket Edition|
 As a crafting ingredient
|Ingredients||Input » Output|
|Wood Planks + Books||
|Book + Diamond + Obsidian||
|Book + Feather + Ink Sac||
|1.0.11||Books were added. Their only use was for crafting bookshelves, which was used as a purely decorative block.|
|1.9pre3||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 Pocket Edition and Xbox.|
|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. Enchanted Books do not actually contain the effect, e.g. an Enchanted Book with knockback does not apply the knockback enchantment per hit.|
- The Book and Quill and Written Book icons have slightly darker red books.
- The achievement "Taking Inventory" has a book as its icon.