How to make a bookshelf in Minecraft

How to Make a Bookshelf in Minecraft

bookshelf is an item in Minecraft which can be used to enhance enchantments when used in conjunction with an enchantment table. Bookshelves are also commonly used decoratively.  Follow the steps in the tutorial below to craft a bookshelf!

Minecraft Versions • Required Items • Instructions

Minecraft Versions

Minecraft Bedrock Edition1.0.0
Minecraft Java Edition1.0.0

Required Items


Time needed: 1 minute.

A bookshelf is crafted with a crafting table from 3 books and 6 wood planks. The crafting process creates 1 bookshelf for each set of ingredients used.

  1. Open the crafting menu

    With 3 books and 6 wood planks in your inventory, open the crafting menu. You will be presented with the 3×3 crafting grid.

    Minecraft Make a Bookshelf - Step 1

  2. Arrange the items on the crafting grid

    To make a bookshelf, arrange the books and wood planks on the crafting grid. Each item must be placed in the position seen in the bookshelf crafting recipe below. When complete, the bookshelf will appear to the right of the 3×3 crafting grid.

    Minecraft Make a Bookshelf - Crafting Recipe

    The crafting recipe for a bookshelf is 3 books and 6 wood planks arranged in the following pattern:
    Row 1: wood plank, wood plankwood plank
    Row 2: bookbookbook
    Row 3: wood plank, wood plankwood plank

  3. Place the completed bookshelf in your player inventory

    Select the bookshelf and move it into your player inventory.

    Minecraft Make a Bookshelf - Step 3


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