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How To Make A Bookshelf In Minecraft

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to make a bookshelf in Minecraft with our how-to video and written tutorial!

A Minecraft bookshelf is a block that can be used to enhance enchantments. Bookshelves can also be used as fuel.

How To Make A Bookshelf Video Tutorial

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Available Platforms

Edition Platform Available
Java Edition Windows, Mac & Linux PC's Yes
Bedrock Edition Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, Fire OS, Windows 10 PC's Yes
Education Edition Mac, iOs 12, Windows 10 PC's Yes
PlayStation Edition PlayStation 3 & 4 Yes

Required To Craft A Bookshelf

*You can use any type of wood planks.

Steps To Make A Bookshelf

1. Open Your Crafting Menu

Open your crafting table so you see the 3x3 grid like in the image below.

Open Your Crafting Menu

2. Add Books And Wood Planks

With your crafting table open, we now need to place the 3 books and 6 wood planks in the grid squares, just as they are shown in the image below.

Add Books And Wood Planks

It's important the items are placed in the squares exactly as shown in the image.

Place down 3 wood planks in the 1st row, 3 books in the 2nd row and the remaining 3 wood planks go in the 3rd row. This is the Minecraft bookshelf recipe.

Remember, you can use any type of wood including spruce, birch, oak, dark oak, acacia and jungle wood planks.

After you've placed the items in the appropriate boxes, you'll notice a bookshelf will appear in the box to the right.

3. Move The Bookshelf To Your Inventory

Finally, click on your new bookshelf and move it down to your inventory.

How to make a bookshelf in Minecraft

You now have a brand new Minecraft bookshelf! A Minecraft bookshelf is a block that can be used to enhance an enchantment and if needed can be used as fuel.

Minecraft Bookshelf Command

You can also use a Give Command for a bookshelf in Minecraft. The bookshelf command is available in the following editions:

  • Java Edition
  • Pocket Edition
  • Xbox One
  • Nintendo Switch
  • Windows 10 Edition
  • Education Edition

To run the bookshelf command, open your chat window and enter the appropriate command below:

Java Edition 1.13 and Up Bookshelf Command

/give @p bookshelf 1

PE, Xbox One, Switch, Win 10, Education Edition

/give @p bookshelf 1 0

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