How to make a book in Minecraft: Recipe & items required

Aakrit Sharma
Minecraft villagers with a book and enchanted book

Minecraft players can craft books to enjoy amazing features like enchanting and trading. If you’re yet to enchant your favorite tools and armor, this guide on how to make a book in Minecraft will certainly help you.

You might play Minecraft to get some time off your books, but as it turns out, they are quite important in the game too. You cannot utilize features like enchanting without books but luckily, crafting them isn’t the most arduous task.

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When compared to crafting mechanisms like beacons and elevators, making a book in Minecraft is fairly easy. In fact, the real show stealers are items like enchanting tables and bookshelves that you can eventually craft with a book.

On that note, let’s learn how to make a book in Minecraft

Items required to make a book in Minecraft

You’ll need these resources to make a book in Minecraft:

  • Crafting table
  • Leather x1
  • Paper x3

Crafting recipe to make a book in Minecraft

To craft a book in Minecraft, put one piece of leather in a manner that you can surround it with paper from three sides.

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There are many ways to implement this recipe in the game, and one example can be seen in this image:

Crafting recipe to make a book in Minecraft

Now that you have a book, it’s the perfect time to hop into enchantments. Make sure you check out our lists of the best enchantments for bows, swords, tridents, and armor.

How to make a crafting table in Minecraft

You can make a crafting table in Minecraft by putting four wooden planks in the 2×2 crafting grid. In the majority of biomes, you’ll find trees that can be chopped down to obtain wooden logs. Put these logs collectively in one slot of the 2×2 crafting grid to turn them into wooden planks.

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Then, place four wooden planks in the 2×2 crafting grid to get a crafting table as shown in this image:

Crafting recipe to make a crafting table in Minecraft

How to get leather in Minecraft

To obtain leather in Minecraft, you can kill any of these mobs:

  • Cows
  • Mushrooms
  • Horses
  • Donkeys
  • Mules
  • Llamas
  • Trader Llamas

These mobs drop 0-2 leather when killed and you only need one piece to craft a book.

How to get paper in Minecraft

You’ll need three pieces of sugar cane to craft one piece of paper in Minecraft. Sugar cane generally grows near water and the best biomes to get it are swamps and deserts.

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Collect nine pieces of Sugar Cane and put three pieces horizontally in a 3×3 crafting grid to get paper.

Crafting recipe for paper in Minecraft

Well, this was everything to know about making a book in Minecraft. For similar content, you can check out how to change your Minecraft skin, how to find Azalea trees, and how to breed villagers.

Image Credits: Mojang

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About The Author

Aakrit is a games writer with over 2000 published articles for EssentiallySports, Sportskeeda, FortniteINTEL, and CharlieINTEL. Currently, he writes guides on Minecraft, Roblox, Pokemon games, Genshin Impact, and Brawlhalla. Aakrit loves playing shooter games and in his free time, you can find him queued up in Valorant, Fortnite, Apex Legends, or Halo Infinite. You can contact Aakrit at [email protected].