dec: 47 hex: 2F bin: 101111
|“||Bookshelves are expensive things to create. But you can’t put a price on wisdom, can you? Besides which, in Minecraft at least, they add a bit of colour to a room and enhance the power of nearby enchanting tables!||„|
|— Marsh Davies|
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.
|Breaking time[note 1]|
- Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.
Villages may contain up to two libraries. Each village library contains seven bookshelves.
Strongholds may contain up to two libraries, each of which may be single-level or have an upper balcony. These feature some bookshelves arranged in pillars, and more bookshelves arranged in pillars in the walls. Single-level libraries contain 161 bookshelves, while libraries with balconies contain 233.
Bookshelves also naturally generate in woodland mansions.
|Any Wood Planks +
If an enchantment table is placed near a bookshelf, glyph particles will fly from a bookshelf towards the enchantment table. Having bookshelves in the proper position near the table will allow the table to apply higher-level enchantments.
|Icon||Achievement||In-game description||Actual requirements (if different)||Availability||Xbox points earned||Trophy type (PS)|
|Librarian||Build some bookshelves to improve your enchantment table||Pick up a bookshelf from a crafting table output.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||20G||Bronze|
|0.26 (October 24, 2009)||Teased bookshelf.|
|0.27 SURVIVAL TEST||Added bookshelves.|
|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.|
|0.31||0.31 (January 29, 2010)||Bookshelves can now be crafted.|
|v1.0.11||Can now be crafted from 3 books and 6 wood planks.|
|1.8||?||Can now be found generated in libraries in villages, and libraries in strongholds.|
|1.0.0||Beta 1.9 Prerelease 3||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.|
|Beta 1.9 Prerelease 5||Uodated the top texture as a result of the planks texture update.|
|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||Librarian villagers now sell 1 bookshelf for 3 emeralds.|
|12w22a||The number of bookshelves required to reach the maximum enchantment level is now decreased to 15.|
|Inventory sprites for blocks were flipped from left to right, changing
|1.8||14w02a||Librarian villagers now sell 1 bookshelf for 3–4 emeralds.|
|1.11||16w39a||Bookshelves now generate in woodland mansions.|
|Upcoming Java Edition|
|1.13||17w47a||Prior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 47.|
|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.|
|1.1||build 1||Bookshelves now generate in woodland mansions.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU1||CU1||1.00||Patch 1||Added bookshelves.|
- Bookshelves top and bottom textures by default use the same texture as oak wood planks.
- It takes 90 wood planks, 45 leather and 135 paper to make 15 bookshelves in order to get a level 30 enchantment.