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This article documents an April Fools' joke. 
This feature was exclusively part of a joke version and is not currently planned for addition to regular Minecraft.
It is documented here on the wiki due to being officially-released content by Mojang Studios, even if not present in a final version.

The box of infinite books is a joke block introduced in Java Edition 20w14∞ that provides a written book containing random text when used. It uses the texture of oak planks on all but one face, on which it has its own bookshelf-like texture randomized based on its location.


They naturally generate in the "library" and "isolation" dimensions. They can be mined with any axe or none after traveling to either the "library" and/or "isolation" dimensions. They are available in the Creative inventory.


Boxes of infinite books can be mined by hand but are broken faster with an axe.

Natural generation[]

Boxes of infinite books naturally generate in the "library" dimension where they make up the bulk of the dimension’s terrain, and in the "isolation" dimension where 10 boxes can be found in the basement of the house.


When used, if the block is not on one of its chunk's edges and facing along that edge, a random written book is generated. This book can be thrown into a nether portal to create a Funky Portal.

The random books are tied to the block such that using the same block multiple times always returns an identical book. The title of the random books given by the block is correlated with the location of the block. The title's pattern takes the format <chunk X>/<chunk Z>/<block orientation>/<distance to the chunk's edge to the right of the block>/<block Y>, so books from the same block always has the same title and content.

The author of every book is "Universe itself", obfuscated, and every book has 16 pages filled with random text. No books ever drop if game rule doTileDrops is set to false.


SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionResource locationTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
Block brokenBlocksOnce the block has brokenblock.wood.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break1.00.816
Block placedBlocksWhen the block is placedblock.wood.placesubtitles.block.generic.place1.00.816
Block breakingBlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenblock.wood.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit0.250.516
None[sound 1]Entity-DependentFalling on the block with fall damageblock.wood.fallNone[sound 1]0.50.7516
FootstepsEntity-DependentWalking on the blockblock.wood.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps0.151.016
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Data values[]


NameIdentifierFormTranslation key
Box of Infinite Booksbook_boxBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.book_box


Java Edition
20w14∞Box of Infinite Books YellowBox of Infinite Books BlueBox of Infinite Books RedBox of Infinite Books Green Added the box of infinite books.


Box of Infinite Books blocks are an unsupported item due to being an April Fools' joke, and therefore such issues relating to them will not be fixed.