dec: 340 hex: 154 bin: 101010100
Three books are dropped when a bookshelf is mined without silk touch or destroyed by an explosion.
Pocket Edition only
Books can be found in stacks of 1 to 3 inside chests in the stronghold's library.
Any Wood Planks +
Books can be made into enchanted books by enchanting them on enchantment tables.
|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.|
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