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Books are items used in enchanting.
Books can be found in 14.3% of desert village house chests and 12.1% of plains village house chests in stacks of 1, in 89.2% of stronghold library chests in stacks of 1–3, and in 34.5% of shipwreck map chests in stacks of 1–5.
|Book and Quill||Book +
Ink Sac +
|Bookshelf||Any Planks +
|Enchantment Table||Book +
Books can be made into enchanted books by enchanting them on enchantment tables.
Librarian villagers can buy a single book as part of an enchanted book trade.
Apprentice-level Librarian villagers have a 2⁄3 chance to buy 4 books for an emerald in Java Edition, and will always offer the trade in Bedrock Edition.
|Icon||Achievement||In-game description||Actual requirements (if different)||Availability||Xbox points earned||Trophy type (PS)|
|Enchanter||Use a book, obsidian and diamonds to construct an enchantment table||Pick up an enchantment table from a crafting table output.||Yes||PS3||Yes||Yes||20G||Silver|
|Librarian||Build some bookshelves to improve your enchantment table||Pick up a bookshelf from a crafting table output.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||20G||Bronze|
|Icon||Advancement||In-game description||Parent||Actual requirements (if different)||Internal ID|
|Enchanter||Enchant an item at an Enchanting Table||Diamonds!||—|
|Java Edition Alpha|
|v1.0.11||Books were added. Their only use was for crafting bookshelves, which was used as a purely decorative block.|
|Java Edition Beta|
|1.8||Pre-release||Books are found in the new stronghold library chests.|
|1.0.0||Beta 1.9 Prerelease 3||Books are now used to craft 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.|
|A book can be crafted into a book and quill, which can be used to create written books.|
|12w21a||Librarian villagers now buy 11–12 books for 1 emerald.|
|12w22a||Librarian villagers now sell enchanted books by 5–64 emeralds and 1 book.|
|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.|
|1.8||14w02a||Librarian villagers now buy 8–10 books for 1 emerald.|
|1.9||15w43a||Average yield of books in stronghold library chests is substantially increased.|
|1.12||17w13a||Included the Knowledge Book, a green-colored book that grants the user a recipe for crafting.|
|The recipe tab on the crafting table GUI uses a red-colored book.|
|1.13||17w47a||Prior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 340.|
|18w11a||Books now generate in shipwreck chests.|
|1.14||18w43a||Changed the texture of books.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.3.0||Added books. They can be used to craft bookshelves.|
|0.12.1||build 1||The crafting recipe now requires leather. Before this version, books were crafted with three paper sheets in a single column.|
|Books are now used to craft enchanting tables.|
|Books can now be enchanted into enchanted books, and then combined together in an anvil with a tool to then enchant it.|
|1.0.4||alpha 126.96.36.199||Librarian villagers now buy 8–10 books for 1 emerald.|
|1.2.0||beta 188.8.131.52||A book can now be crafted into a book and quill, which can be used to create written books.|
|1.4.0||beta 184.108.40.206||Books can now be found inside of the map room chest in shipwrecks.|
|1.10.0||beta 220.127.116.11||Books can now be found in plains village chests.|
|Changed the texture of books.|
|1.11.0||beta 18.104.22.168||Librarian villagers now buy 4 books for an emerald.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU1||CU1||1.0||Patch 1||Added books.|
|TU14||1.04||The crafting recipe now requires leather. Before this version, books were crafted with three paper sheets in a single column.|
|New Nintendo 3DS Edition|