In Minecraft, a book is a necessity and a very basic item to create and use. In addition to the basic book variety, they can be enchanted for enchanting tools/weapons as well as help make bookshelves. Books are enabled in all versions of Minecraft and all platforms. Read our Minecraft step-by-step guide below for a full length tutorial on how to make books.
Step 1: Aquire a crafting table. If you already have a crafting table then this isn’t a big deal. If not, you must create one. To create a crafting table, take wood planks from your inventory, and create one using your character tabs.
Step 2: Aquire paper and leather. One leather and 3 pierces of paper are needed to create 1 book. Leather can be found when you kill a cow, horse, donkey or other mobs. Paper can be created using this same crafting table technique and sugar cane.
Step 3: Place items into the crafting table. Take the paper and leather and place into the empty slots in the crafting table. It is important to place the paper and the leather into the crafting table exactly like shown below or it won’t work.
Step 4: Take the book from crafting table. Scroll over the newly created book from the far right slot and drag into your inventory bar.
Step 5: Using the book. To use the book, place into your action bar like any of your other usable items. The book can now be used for making enchanting tables for enchanting weapons and tools as well as can be used as currency for purchasing emeralds.
To watch our full tutorial on how to make a book, watch the video down below:
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