How to make a book in Minecraft?

Being a ver popular game Minecraft has done a great job of providing the features to the players and making the gameplay feel as realistic as possible.

In the java edition update books were introduced in Minecraft along with the enchantment table and the quill.

So books in short made the gameplay more entertaining and interesting. So let’s see how to make a book in Minecraft.

Steps to make a book:

Items required:


How to make a book in Minecraft?

Follow the below steps for the procedure:

  • Step 1: Once you are done with gathering the required no.of papers and the leather just open the crafting table as shown above
  • Step 2: Place all the three paper sheets at the top of the crafting grid as shown above.
  • Step 3: Place the leather pouch just below the paper and let the crafting begin.
  • Step 4: Once the crafting is finished, the book will be automatically shown in the resultant block marked in red.
  • Step 5: Take the book and move it to your inventory. Now, you can easily use your book to write or to make a book and quill in Minecraft.

Now let’s look at how to get the items for making the book.

How to make paper in Minecraft?

Just like wood is used to make paper in the real world, in Minecraft sugarcane is used for the same purpose.

You can read my detailed guide on crafting a paper and below is the short version of it:

  • Step 1: Collect 3 sugarcane
  • Step 2: Place the sugarcane on the crafting table as shown above
  • Step 3: When the crafting is completed paper will appear in the resultant block.

Take the paper to your inventory and use it as you like.

How to get leather in Minecraft?

There are several ways to collect leather in the game some of which are:

  • Killing a cow: When you kill a cow it will drop a leather piece and beef which are both useful and you can collect leather from there.
  • Barter System: You can also barter for leather with the farmers by providing them with the item they require in return of it.


Q1. Where do you find books in Minecraft?

Ans. Books can be crafted in the game using three papers and one piece of leather,

Q2. How do you make a book in Minecraft without leather?

Ans. A book cannot be formed without leather in Minecraft as leather is the primary ingredient for crafting a book in the game.

Q3. How do I make an editable book in Minecraft??

Ans. An editable book can be crafted in Minecraft by crafting a book and quill. It can be used as an editable diary.

Q4. How do you write a diary in Minecraft??

Ans. A diary can be written in Minecraft using a book and quill as it is the only editable diary that can be crafted in the game.

Q5. Can you copy and paste it into a Minecraft book?

Ans. We can copy and paste data in a book in Minecraft by using the book and quill and it is the only book which supports this feature.

The Bottom Line

Book is a very useful thing in the game as they can be used for many purposes like making enchanted books, making enchantment tables, making a library, etc. The biggest advantage of a book is that it can be crafted easily by just using paper and leather.

Sanjay Gill
Sanjay Gill

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