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[edit]Bookshelf
Bookshelf.png
Bookshelf
Type

Solid Block

Requirements

None

Physics

No

Transparency

No

Luminance

No

Blast resistance

7.5

Hardness

1.5

Tool

This block can be broken with any tool, but a axe is the quickest

Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Flammable

Yes

First appearances

Classic 0.26 Survival Test (October 24, 2009) Alpha 1.0.11

Drops

3
Book

Data value

dec: 47 hex: 2F bin: 101111

Name

bookshelf

Bookshelves are a block that primarily serve to enhance enchanting with an enchantment table.

Contents

[edit] Obtaining

Bookshelves can be broken fairly easily by hand, but can be broken faster by using an axe. In either case, they will drop 3 books when broken, allowing the reconstruction of the bookshelf with the addition of six wood planks. When broken by an item that is enchanted with silk touch, it will drop itself.

[edit] Natural generation

Villages often generate libraries, and inside each library there are seven bookshelves.

Strongholds almost always generate an abandoned library. These feature some bookshelves arranged in pillars, and more bookshelves arranged in pillars in the walls. And a balcony with two walls covered in pillars of bookshelves. There are about 224 (3.5 stacks) bookshelves in each library.

[edit] Crafting

Ingredients Crafting recipe

Book +
Any Wood Planks

Oak Wood PlanksSpruce Wood PlanksBirch Wood PlanksJungle Wood PlanksAcacia Wood PlanksDark Oak Wood Planks Oak Wood PlanksSpruce Wood PlanksBirch Wood PlanksJungle Wood PlanksAcacia Wood PlanksDark Oak Wood Planks Oak Wood PlanksSpruce Wood PlanksBirch Wood PlanksJungle Wood PlanksAcacia Wood PlanksDark Oak Wood Planks Grid layout Arrow (small).png Bookshelf
Book Book Book
Oak Wood PlanksSpruce Wood PlanksBirch Wood PlanksJungle Wood PlanksAcacia Wood PlanksDark Oak Wood Planks Oak Wood PlanksSpruce Wood PlanksBirch Wood PlanksJungle Wood PlanksAcacia Wood PlanksDark Oak Wood Planks Oak Wood PlanksSpruce Wood PlanksBirch Wood PlanksJungle Wood PlanksAcacia Wood PlanksDark Oak Wood Planks

[edit] Usage

[edit] Enchanting

If an enchantment table is placed near a bookshelf, glyph particles will fly from a bookshelf towards the enchantment table. The enchantment table will then gain access to higher experience-level enchantments.

To get to the highest level of enchanting (level 30), you will need 15 bookshelves placed within a 5×5 square centered at the table or the block above. No other blocks can be placed in between the table and the bookshelves.

[edit] As a fuel

Bookshelves can be used as furnace fuel to smelt an item for 15 seconds, but this is extremely inefficient as its fuel duration is the same as 1 wood plank, but is much more expensive to craft.

[edit] Video

[edit] Achievements

Icon Achievement In-game description Prerequisites Actual requirements (if different) Version restriction Xbox points earned Trophy type (PS)
Achievement-plain.png
Grid Bookshelf.png
Librarian Build some bookshelves to improve your enchantment table Enchanter Pick up a Bookshelf from a Crafting Table output. PC N/A N/A

[edit] History

Classic
0.26 SURVIVAL TEST 9 Added bookshelf.
Was impossible to obtain without loading a pre-edited map. Destroyed in explosions, and when broken it drops nothing.
0.28 Can now be freely placed.
Infdev
Could not be crafted
Alpha
1.0.11 Can now be crafted from 3 books and 6 wood planks.
Beta
1.8 Can now be found generated in libraries in villages, and libraries in strongholds.
Official release
1.0.0 Beta 1.9-pre3 Now drops 3 books when broken by a non-silk touch item, and is now necessary to enchant with higher levels for better enchanted items. The number of bookshelves required to reach the maximum enchantment level was 30.
1.3.1 12w17a Crafting 1 book now requires 1 additional piece of leather, so 1 bookshelf now requires 3 additional pieces of leather.
12w21a The player can now trade with villagers to obtain bookshelves.
12w22a The number of bookshelves required to reach the maximum enchantment level is now decreased to 15.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.2.1 Bookshelves added to creative mode only.
0.3.0 Bookshelves added to survival mode.
0.9.0 build 1 Bookshelves now naturally spawn in strongholds and villages.
Console Edition
TU1 Added bookshelves.
Pi Edition
0.1.1 Added bookshelves.

[edit] Issues

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[edit] Trivia

  • Bookshelves top and bottom textures by default use the same texture as oak wood planks.

[edit] Gallery