How to make a Book in Minecraft

Books can be used for a variety of things in Minecraft! If you're looking to create one, it can be a bit tricky to locate all of the ingredients. Don't worry though, we'll be taking a step-by-step look at how to make a book in Minecraft in this tutorial.

How to make a Book

To make a book in Minecraft, we're going to need paper and leather. Finding both of these resources will take a bit of exploring, but shouldn't be too difficult! We'll walk you through it all step-by-step below.

Step 1: Find the Ingredients for Paper

Paper is a bit tricky to make because we're going to need Sugar Cane. This spawns near water, so you might need to go search for it a bit. Here's an example of what it looks like:

Sugar cane example

When you find some, make sure to punch it at the bottom because it will fully break and you can collect it quicker. I recommend planting some of this near some water at your base because it grows relatively quickly and you'll have a supply of it always available!

Step 2: Create Paper

Once you've got some Sugar Cane, you can make pieces of paper. You'll need three cane for each piece of paper. We'll need three pieces of paper for each book, so three Sugar Cane will be enough for a single book! Here's the recipe for paper:

Crafting recipe for paper

You can also find paper in chests, which can be found in Shipwrecks, Strongholds, and Villages. This obviously isn't going to be a steady supply, so you're always better off creating an area to plant Sugar Cane!

Step 3: Find Leather

Leather isn't too hard to find, but you'll need to locate certain animals to get it. What you need to find are cows, mooshrooms, horses, donkeys, mules, llamas, or hoglins. When you kill one of these, you have a chance to get 0 - 2 leather per animal. Alternatively, if you find yourself some rabbits, you can turn four rabbit hide into one leather.

If you can find cows, I'd recommend starting a farm by fencing them in and breeding them. You can then kill some for the leather you require. If you have an enchanted weapon with Looting, the amount of leather increases by each level! We need one piece of leather for each book we're going to create.

Step 4: Create the Book

Now that we have paper and leather we can put them together! Since it's only four ingredients you can do this in your inventory or a Crafting Table. Here's the recipes to create a book:

Crafting recipe for a book

That's everything you need to start making books in Minecraft! You can use books to craft a book and quill, bookshelves, or an enchanting table! You can also enchant them by placing them in an enchanting table, which let's you combine enchants and use up experience.

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