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Bookshelves are unexciting. Let’s fix that

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    This good idea!!!!!

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    By putting enchanted books in the bookshelves surrounding your table, the enchantments on the books would be more likely to be the enchantment on the book.  EX: If I put unbreaking on my enchantment book, it will be more likely to show up in the enchantment table.

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    By putting enchanted books in the bookshelves surrounding your table, the enchantments on the books would be more likely to be the enchantment on the book.  EX: If I put unbreaking on my enchantment book, it will be more likely to show up in the enchantment table.

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    RedSol6419 commented
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    _ Thlayli a solution to it being harder to fully fill in book shelves, is simply make it easier to get Leather. Personally I think that's something that should happen regardless, I see no reason why Leather should be as difficult to get as it currently is.

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    I kind of like this. Filling the bookshelves themselves, slowly powering up the enchanting table strikes me as a more believable mechanism by which they actually effect it, and it also adds a little more challenge to that progression point which I think is great.

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    WindowsWeirdo commented
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    i love this so much

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    Oh my, so much activity, let me try and respond to everyone:

    MajMaddenAIRCAV Thank you for the comment! Your GUI idea is interesting, but I fear that it will turn bookshelves into glorified item frames. Not sure how I feel about that.

    gravityfallz14 Yes to comparator functionality!

    Erty853 Bookshelves would drop still books, unless they're empty!

    Enders Host No GUI would definitely be more convenient, but it doesn't let you see clearly what the bookshelf contains. Under this concept, you could store enchanted books in bookshelves, which come in basically infinite variations. I don't know that I want infinite visual variations of bookshelves, it seems like a bit much.

    creepakilla24O1 Maps in bookshelves? Maybe, it's not a terrible idea!

    JakeTBone Correct. Under this idea, a bookshelf would drop itself plus any books it was holding - just like a brewing stand and its potions.

    RedSol6419 This idea calls for 3 books per bookshelf because that is how the current recipe is balanced. The visual consistency is quite not as important.

    Yes to hopper functionality!

    Emorett1293 I don't think this is a super great idea, refer to what I said to Enders Host.

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    _ Thlayli Dear sir, thank you for your comment. More textures for nether wood bookshelves is a good idea.

    Librarians would need to sell empty bookshelves, thank you for noticing this.

    It would be a little slower to build large libraries, true, BUT, you also get a lot more flexibility. A good builder will probably want different amounts of books in each bookshelf (remember that I want the number of books to change the texture, just like a brewing stand) in order to make the library look more natural, the same way that a good builder mixes different variations of cracked / mossy / stair / slab stone brick blocks to make a beautiful castle.

    And no, I do NOT want the number OR type of enchanted books in the bookshelves to impact which enchantments you get from the enchantment table. Just a higher probability to get more enchants of any kind.

    OrionEchoes314 I would rather not.

    Ryno of Astora Yes, this is exactly the feel I am going for, thank you so much!

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    Leeli Igiby commented
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    Lindsay Shanks I actually wouldn't mind seeing another block like that that's its own block. Either a potion rack, or just a general shelf for storing anything.

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    Bookshelves should hold four books. The GUI should be a 4 by 4, split into 2 rows, with lines that outline a bookshelf.

    When a book is put in one of the slots, the corresponding part on the texture should be filled. The bookshelf should be see through and directional, with the front and back being open. If the shelves are filled with books, you should still be able to see through.

    Normally, when a book goes into a bookshelf, it should have a purple spine and glow if it is enchanted. But, in stronghold libraries, all the books should be dusty, and dusty enchanted books should look just like normal dusty book. Dusty books should be craftable with 4 books and 5 string to get 4 of them.

    And maybe when you have enchanted books in your setup, it could make you less likely to get those enchantments, and increase levels of enchantments in the table. And on Bedrock, it would be cool if this let you get higher level enchantments if experimental  gameplay is on. 

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    I like this idea it would be useful for custom maps I would suggest an Idea of a book called a knowledge book and reading it gives you either an advanced crafting recipe or a random one this would help new players learn new recipes and also give a reason to the crafting book in game also it could open new doors to new items or crafting recipes like a skill tree 

     

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    Filipe Gomes commented
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    cdfleury commented
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    Podem ser adicionados livros com historia criadas pela comundidade para adicionar aleatoriamente em vilas e fortalezas.

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    Spring Cheesy commented
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    An additional idea, maybe in village libraries could also have random written books sprinkled about, which could be fun to collect. (Think all the literature in Skyrim)

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    Tyrone Harris commented
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    Bookshelf textures should have texture variations so that they aren't all the same.

    (I mean, who has the same exact books on every shelf)

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    It might be interesting to find books pre-written with a wide verity of content. Pre-written books could contain easter eggs, short stories, possible world lore, jokes, and build ideas. 

     

    Having pre-written books to be stored would be interesting to collect

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    Duan Jiatong commented
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    bookshelfes would be more realistic if the have only one side that has book texture on it

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    AxiosX5700 commented
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    Hmmm. Nice idea, voted. I think that you should be able to craft a certain type of bookshelf that you can open, maybe with 8 bookshelves and a chest or barrel in the middle. Also, trapped bookshelves because I can. The bookshelves that you can open might have a barrel or chest texture surrounded by books in the middle instead of a mass of books. Also, 9 slots.

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    I like this idea but, I feel that high-level enchantments may be too easy to get. Maybe making it so that the bookshelves need to be full to work in an enchantment Circle.

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    Levasier4927 commented
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    Two additional ideas to add to this amazing suggestion:
    1. A bookshelf emits a redstone signal the more books it has in it. You could literally create a secret bookcase door which opens when you move a book.
    2. Naturally spawned bookshelves could have easter-egg written books in them.
    (update... a load of comments near the end have already said all of these xD)

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    Thainhawk commented
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    This would also give map creators another tool for their arsenal; interactive rooms. Specifically, interactive libraries where the player could find books detailing the map or story's lore.

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    MantacidTech commented
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    It needs some balancing, but this is an AMAZING idea!

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    Maybe left clicking with a book, not a gui.

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    truggles1 commented
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    There should be 18 spots so they are realistic.

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    Verry good idea!

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    Something people aren't discussing here is how these bookshelves are going to look around enchamtment tables. Bookshelves increase the levels of enchantments you could get out of an enchantment table, which is because the enchantment table is getting information out of those bookshelves (or something among those lines, hence the letters flowing from the bookshelves to the enchantment table). As we all know bookshelves in the current minecraft versions have books laid out in their textures, but if you do change that so that bookshelves can be empty when crafted, it wouldn't look so nice and not realistic as well. My idea here if this gets implemented, is that enchantment tables aren't affected by bookshelves themselves as blocks, but by how many books are in those bookshelves. Example: If you have 15 completely empty bookshelves around an enchantment table (which is the number of bookshelves needed for a level 30 enchantment to appear on an enchantment table in the current minecraft versions) you would only get basic level enchantments (just like the ones you would get without any bookshelves) but as you put more books you would get more advanced enchantments.

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    Ahmedgamal3445 This was supposed to be assumed, but yes, you're right. The number of books (in bookshelves) you need in order to get a certain enchant level will not change under this idea.

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    Daniel McLean commented
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    I think bookshelves only need to have an inventory to store enchanted books. It would be an ideal way to store them instead of having to make space for chests. 

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    Burger Eater commented
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    Librarians and other mobs in the future closely related to books should interact with book shelfs.

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    truggles1 commented
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    20 slots make sense not three.