Books are a basic crafting item in Minecraft. You can make a book in Minecraft with a few simple ingredients and a crafting table. You’ll need 3 pieces of paper and some leather. Once you have your book you can use it to craft some more elaborate items in the game, such as a book and quill, a bookshelf, and an enchanting table. More on those later. Let’s first show you how to make a book!
Crafting a book in Minecraft
First, you’ll need three sheets of paper. If you don’t have those yet, you can make paper with sugar cane. You’ll also need one piece of leather, which you get from killing cows. You can start your own cow farm to provide a steady source of leather.
To craft the book, right-click on your crafting table and place the paper and leather as shown. The leather should be placed in the center square and the three sheets of paper should be placed in the upper-left corner.
Now, drag the book into your inventory. Congratulations! You’ve made a book in Minecraft.
Things you can make with a book in Minecraft
Once you have a small collection of books, you can craft some more elaborate items, including:
- Book and quill
- Enchanting table
Where to find books in Minecraft
Don’t feel like crafting your own books or finding yourself short on the necessary ingredients? Fear not! Books can also be found in various areas of the game.
You have a small chance of finding books inside different chests in certain spots:
- desert village houses
- plains village houses
- stronghold library chests
- shipwreck map chests