How to make a book in Minecraft

How to Make a Book in Minecraft

A book is an item in Minecraft that can be used to make various other items.

Minecraft Versions • Required Items • Instructions

Minecraft Versions

Minecraft Bedrock Edition1.0
Minecraft Java Edition1.3.1

Required Items


Time needed: 1 minute.

A book is crafted with a crafting table from 1 leather and 3 paper. The crafting process creates 1 book for each set of ingredients used.

  1. Open the crafting menu

    With 1 leather and 3 paper in your inventory, open the crafting menu. You will be presented with the 3×3 crafting grid.

    Minecraft Make a Book - Step 1

  2. Arrange the items on the crafting grid

    Arrange the leather and paper on the crafting grid in the correct positions as illustrated below. The book will appear to the right of the 3×3 crafting grid.

    Minecraft Make a Book - Step 2

    The recipe for a book is 1 leather and 3 paper arranged in the following pattern:
    Row 1: paper, paper, empty
    Row 2: paper, leather, empty
    Row 3: empty, empty, empty

  3. Place the completed book in your player inventory

    Select the book and move it into your player inventory.

    Minecraft Make a Book - Step 3

Things that can be made with a book

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