Books and gaming don’t usually feel like things that go hand-hand in the real world. But in the world of Minecraft, books are an essential game mechanic to help you progress. You need them for enchantments, decoration, and thanks to the controversial report system, also for expressing yourself. Though, that’s for later. For now, it’s time to learn how to make a book in Minecraft, and as a bonus, also how to get a bunch of them quickly. Having said that, let’s dive in!
Make a Book in Minecraft (2022)
Please note that, we will only focus on regular books in this guide. If you want to learn about enchanted books, you should use our linked guide. With that out of the way, you can use the table below to explore the crafting recipes, ingredients, and the process to find a book in Minecraft.
How to Find a Book in Minecraft
If you need a book for a temporary purpose, it might be best to find it instead of crafting it. You can find books by:
- Breaking bookshelves found in Woodland Mansions, Stronghold, and villages
- Removing enchantments from an enchanted book
- Chest loot in the Ancient City, shipwreck, Stronghold, and villages
In the Minecraft Java edition, you can also get books from librarian villagers under the “Hero of the Village” effect.
Items Required to Make a Book
You only need the following three items to make a book in Minecraft:
- One Leather
- Three Paper
- Crafting Table
To get leather, you can kill Hoglins, cows (by making a Minecraft cow farm), Mooshrooms, horses, donkeys, mules, llamas, and trader llamas. You can also get leather from chest loot, fishing, and trading but mob loot is usually the easiest option.
Meanwhile, you have to place three pieces of sugar cane next to each other on a crafting table to obtain paper. Sugar canes always grow near water. So, you can find them in most Minecraft biomes located next to rivers and oceans.
Crafting Recipe of Book in Minecraft
To make a book in Minecraft, you just have to place the collected ingredients on the crafting table. You can place three pieces of paper and a piece of leather anywhere in the crafting area to create a book. Since the recipe is random, it doesn’t matter where you put the items.
How to Make a Minecraft Bookshelf
Once you have a book, the next obvious step would be to create a bookshelf in Minecraft. Luckily, it’s as easy as creating a book. You first need to place three books next to each other in the middle row of the crafting area. Then, you have to surround them with planks to craft the bookshelf. When you have enough bookshelves, they can be used to level up your enchanting table in Minecraft.
Mass Produce Books in Minecraft
There is no way to automate crafting in Minecraft. So, if you can handle the crafting recipe, you can easily mass produce the ingredients to craft books. We already have a guide in place to create a sugar cane farm in Minecraft for you to craft enough paper. As for the leather, our Minecraft cow farm can help you collect mobs to harvest a bunch of leather in no time.
Recipe to Craft a Book in Minecraft
With that, you are now ready to craft your own collection of books in Minecraft. They are a perfect edition to add to your Minecraft house. Some players use it on the best Minecraft servers to share their ideas. Others rely on them for unlocking the best Minecraft enchantments. But how are you going to use your books in Minecraft? Tell us in the comments!