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 Stronghold libraries. They can also be traded with librarian villagers.
UsageBook and Quill
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 then be applied from the book to an item by placing both of them in an anvil. The enchanted book is consumed in the process.
|Book and Quill |
|Wooden Planks||Wooden Planks||Wooden Planks||None||Book||None|
|Wooden Planks||Wooden Planks||Wooden Planks||Obsidian||Obsidian||Obsidian|
- A book and quill will have the glare of an enchanted book when a player finishes and turns it into a fully-published non-editable book.
- In earlier versions, leather wasn't used in crafting books.
- In Minecraft: Pocket Edition, you can craft books with only paper.