There are several motivations for players to construct a bookshelf in Minecraft, including the desire to improve their living space, upgrade their tools, or create a library to avoid internet censorship.

They aren’t hard to whip up, which is great news. The supplies for bookcases are simple and the process is straightforward. Understanding how they function and where to obtain the necessary parts is the first step toward building your own own Library of Alexandria.

How To Make Bookshelf in Minecraft


The Benefits of a Minecraft Bookshelf

Bookshelves in Minecraft do more than just add a touch of class to a space; they also boost the player’s enchanting skill. The enchanting table can be levelled up to a maximum of 15 by placing bookshelves around the area.

The greater the power of the table, the more effective the spell. One such enchantment that can mitigate the effects of a fall is the Feather Fall boots. However, this enchantment’s initial degree of protection is merely 12%.

Feather Fall mitigates 48% of normal damage at maximum level. A sword enchanted with Knockback causes the target to be thrown backwards. Level 1 version drives foes three blocks away. At max level, Knockback will launch them 6 blocks away.

Putting a note block on a bookshelf causes it to produce a deep bass tone. Any budding Minecraft musicians looking to add more nuance to their compositions will benefit from this.

Minecraft: Bookcase Instructions

It’s simple to remember the steps involved in constructing bookcases. The player constructs a crafting table with three rows: a row of books in the middle, a row of wooden planks on either end, and a row of planks on the top and bottom.

You can use tree trunks or massive Nether fungus stalks to make planks. Paper and leather can be used to manufacture books in Minecraft, but books can also be discovered via searching chests, bartering with librarian villagers, or breaking down village bookcases.

When a player destroys a bookcase with a normal tool, they only get the books out of it, but if they use a tool enchanted with Silk Touch, they get the whole thing. This enchantment is worth the cost for anyone who wants to swiftly enchant a room or move shelves without re-crafting them.

Minecraft’s bookshelves serve a number of purposes, but they can’t replace the primary function of actual bookshelves. The player must destroy the bookshelf in order to recover the books utilised in its creation.

This isn’t an issue for the vast majority of books, but players should be wary about using enchanted books or custom books in their constructions. The addition of readable book shelves would be nice, but it’s not as thrilling as new biomes or foes.