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How many Minecraft bookshelves do you need for level 30 enchantments?

How many Minecraft bookshelves do you need for level 30 enchantments?
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One of the best and most complex things you can do in Minecraft is enchanting your items using an enchantment table. It is the perfect opportunity to give additional stats to your armor, tools, and weapons. And, in this guide, you will find out how many Minecraft Bookshelves you need for level 30 Enchantments.


As you probably know, there are 30 enchantment levels in Minecraft. The higher your level, the more powerful boosts you will get while enchanting. Also, you should take into account that every enchantment in Minecraft uses an experience level. For example, if you are level 7 and want to enchant your pickaxe to level 5, you will go back to level 2 after enchanting.

And you should build more bookshelves to increase the possible enchantment level. However, there is a limit you should stay within. Continue reading the guide to learn more.


The only way to increase the Enchantment level in Minecraft is to use bookshelves. You should place 15 bookshelves around the enchanting table to access level 30. But first, you need to arrange the bookshelves around the table properly.


The foremost thing you should know is that bookshelves should be placed 1 block away from the enchanting table at 1 height. If you put them too close or too far, they will not work, and you will not be able to get level 30 enchantments.

So, the best shape is a 5 by 5 square, as shown in the image below. There is nothing challenging about building it.


And now you know how many bookshelves you need for level 30, it is the right time to find out how to craft a bookshelf. Don't worry, it's not too difficult.

First, you should open the workbench and place 3 wood planks on the first and the third row. After that, you need to fill the middle row with books. And you need to have 45 books and 90 wooden planks to craft 15 bookshelves.

Wooden plans are fairly easy to come by, but finding books might be a bit more difficult for beginners. The recipe for crafting a book is shapeless. So, you only need 1 piece of leather and 3 pieces of paper.

Leather can be obtained by killing a cow and the only way to get paper is to make it from sugar cane. 1 paper requires 3 sugar canes. So, you should get 405 sugar cane for 45 books.

In conclusion, you should place 15 bookshelves in 5x5 square to get the maximum level 30 enchantment. And you should have a lot of resources to do it. But the result is definitely worth your effort. And while you are here, make sure to read our guide on how to create and use lecterns in Minecraft