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book normal Minecraft Item

Minecraft Item

Books are items crafted from paper and leather . They are used both as an ingredient to craft other items, and as a way to store Enchantments for later use. Books and paper usually appear in chests , inside strongholds . They can also be traded with villagers .

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Type Raw Material
Uses Crafting ingredient for: Book and Quill Bookshelf Enchantment Table -Used to store Enchantments
Stackable? Yes
First Appearance Alpha 1.0.11
Data Values Hex: 154 Dec: 340


A book itself can be used as the target of any enchantment . The enchantment will stay with the book until such time that a player wants to use the enchantment on a separate item. The enchantment can be applied from the book, to an item by placing both of them on an anvil . The enchanted book is consumed in the process.


  • In earlier versions of Minecraft, books were crafted with only three pieces of paper. However, this recipe still occurs in MCPE.

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