How to Get and Use Bookshelf in Minecraft Bedrock Edition

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Bookshelf Minecraft

Bookshelf is one of the oldest blocks in Minecraft. It has been in the game since its first release over a decade ago. Originally, bookshelves had no purpose and were used only as decorations. However, now bookshelves have many helpful uses in Minecraft. In this guide, you can learn all about bookshelf in Minecraft Bedrock Edition.


Bookshelf in Minecraft Bedrock Edition: Everything You Need to Know

There are 3 ways to obtain bookshelves in Minecraft:

  • find bookshelves in villages, strongholds, and woodland mansions
  • trade with librarians
  • craft it

As structure generation is entirely random, players are not recommended to search for bookshelves in structures. The best way to get bookshelf is by trading with librarians or simply crafting them.

In Minecraft Bedrock Edition, novice-level librarians have a 50% chance of selling a bookshelf for nine emeralds. Players can buy up to 12 bookshelves from a librarian before it temporarily locks the trade.

Players must collect six planks and three books to craft a bookshelf. On a crafting table, place three planks in the top row and three in the bottom. Then, place three books in the middle row to make a bookshelf.

Uses of Bookshelf in Minecraft Bedrock Edition

Bookshelves have two primary uses in Minecraft:

1) Crafting lectern

Lectern is a workstation block that is used for turning villagers into librarians. Players can craft a lectern using one bookshelf and four slabs. Lectern is also used for placing and reading books, like a podium.

2) Improving the enchantment table setup

Bookshelves are a necessity for gaining better enchantments through enchantment tables in Minecraft. When an enchanting table is surrounded by bookshelves at a one-block distance, it will begin to give better enchantments.

Bookshelves are essential for enchanting items and getting librarian villagers in Minecraft. If you have questions about the bookshelf, feel free to ask in the comments!

Related: Best Enchantments for Armor in Minecraft 1.19

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