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Bookshelves are unexciting. Let’s fix that

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    meekratt commented
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    I like the enchanted books influence the enchantment table. It means you need to craft the books with the table (assuming you didn't just find them outright, now that fishing for them is no longer a thing), slowly working the enchantment table up to full strength. This is an investment in experience (for level 1 enchanted books) as much as raw resources. It is also a useful thing to do with enchantment books I don't have use for.

     

    Currently, I never build the enchantment table without the full set of bookshelves, so the leveling only is a concern with respect to my available experience.

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    Elisa Galindo commented
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    Maybe you could find maps that villagers put in there!!! 

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    Airwind27 commented
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    This would be a much game changing additions. I mean, crafting table now had it's cousins. Stonecutter already died before but made a comeback. The bookshelves, without the enchantment table setup, are just for decorations. Waste of books and wood. But their name is a complete nonsense when they cannot perform what they're supposed to do. This will be very useful for map makers and survival! A shelve filled with potion recipe books? Crafting recipes? Marco Polo books with coordinates? Yow! The library in the stronghold will now be a go-to area. Or the shelves on the kunwarian's houses. Their shelves will either have nothing, enchanted books, recipe books, books of coordinates (like explorer maps, but rarer). They will now be put in the pedestal and receive the attention they truly deserve.

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    MLC 54 commented
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    What about every enchanted book have a different texture on the bookshelf?

    It would be easier to know where every book is and it would get even more beautiful 

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    And maybe you could put the books you and your friends or (just you wrote) on the book shelf so one you make a book shef it should be bare until you put books on it it could make more adventures possible as in one your searching libares some books could have maps or secrets in them that could lead to many more secrets and would make the game more exciting!!!

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    ChaosEngine88 commented
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    Small tweaks, and consistent with how you'd expect them to go.

    Frankly, I'd just love to see the GUI at minimum; makes more sense (to me) that shelves would be a container that you can put books in.

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    Kai K commented
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    Cool idea! Idk if this has been suggested yet but since surrounding a enchantment table with bookshelfs boost the enchants perhaps if you put certain enchanted books in the surrounding bookshelfs it will boost the chance of getting that enchantment. For example putting alot of Fire Aspect books in the bookshelfs will boost the chance of your tools being enchanted with Fire Aspect if that makes sense. 

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    PinkYoshiFan commented
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    Not sure if this has been said yet, but this should include warped and crimson wood too.

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    KoalaKat36912 commented
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    Maybe there could be warped and crimson bookshelves as well. They could be a little different from regular bookshelves with an effect or something.

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    I think that the slots of the GUI,must be at least 5-6 not three,thus  you could store more enchanted books in it.

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    pokemonman07 commented
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    I feel that this would be an amazing addition to minecraft! But if the bookshelves powered redstone this idea could improve even more. A feature such as this one would be very helpful to us redstone builders! Overall i think that this is an amazing idea and should definitely be added to minecraft!

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    Elisa Galindo commented
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    Love this idea! But I think you should also be able to put maps in it

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    isaacswie commented
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    Also having more books on the bookshelf would change the texture of it.

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    You should be able to find Ancient Books in Strongholds, Netherfortresses and Endcities.There Should be 15 different Books to Find (5 for Each Dimension).Each holding one secret of their Dimension (adding to lore like "who build the jungle/ desert temple").They Could be used to Upgrade Enchantment-tables So it would be much Harder to get a full Enchantment-table.

    It should then be easier to enchant stuff the way you want, maybe even multiple times, removing the randomness...

    They Could also hold secrets like simple farms you could build with Redstone, or stuff like "how to open the jungle temple"(Like a tutorial for newer players). In Every book, there should be a few pages of ~enchantment-text~ which the player cant read (adding why the enchantment table levels up with them). The 5th Book of the Overworld- and Nether- books should describe, where to find part 1 of the next dimension (overworld-book telling you, how to get to the nether and Nether-book telling you how to get to the end). 

    In case of an End-rework (Making the End Livable), what if the player is trapped in the end dimension, even after killing the dragon (respawning on the obsidian platform). The player should have to Find 1 or 2 End-cities, where they could find an End-Library, where they could find 2-4 Books (Part 5 explains how to Re-open the end portal to the overworld). Book 1 would be dropped by the Ender dragon and which explains, how to find Book 5). Gonna post an end-rework if i cant find a post about it.

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    ShockwaveMC1 commented
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    8 various planks now. Crimson and Warped.

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    ShockwaveMC1 commented
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    So basically this idea would be basically actually implement BiblioCraft into VANILLA Minecraft.

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    Maybe there would be a way to put a map in the bookshelf, and have it show up as a slip of paper on the bookshelf? Either way, great idea! Hope it gets added.

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    OvletOak commented
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    YES I really want bookshelves to be functioning like real-life bookshelves. Storing my enchanted books in separate chests is very unsatisfying. I love bookshelves. Would love to see them with different textures

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    Привет

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    ExtremeWD commented
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    This sounds great! It would be cool if there was some sort of lore in naturally generated structures!

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    Notesmaker commented
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    Make books dyeable for colorful bookshelves (they are made of leather afterall)

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    FireDuck2004 commented
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    I feel like they could implement the lore of minecraft into the village bookshelves if they ended up adding it.

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    Lexisicle commented
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    At the very least, having the different wood types would be ideal

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    Sgt Dust6497 commented
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    I think this would be cool. I think that there should be more storage in the shelf itself. In fact, it could correspond to the exact number of books that are displayed on the texture. If there is only one enchanted book or written book in the bookshelf, then only one will show up on the side of the shelf. If there are three, the texture shows three, and so on. I think based on the number of books in the shelf, there could also be the buff to the enchantment table as well. The more books, the bigger the table buff.

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    Additionally it would be neat if there were random poems or other snippets written in some books

     

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    DarkHawwk commented
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    Wow you really thought about this and it would be amazing to see

     

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    breguignon commented
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    Some of the books would have something written

    Some only villagers random stuff (basic stories, accounting, recipe, history of the village, name...)

    Others would talk about the lore of minecraft (why monsters, dragons, what happend ?)

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    > Some of the books would have something written

    This is a great idea! It could be an awesome way to implement crafting recipes into the game naturally, or information about new features, so that people don't have to check online and changelogs to learn things! Could be a great experience for people who discover villages. Could even include some kind of pseudo-lore that adds to the game!

    Some books could be written in the Standard Galactic Alphabet! :D Would actually be pretty awesome if this could coincide with the words on the enchantment table actually making some sort of sense. You'd have to fill the bookshelves around the enchantment table with these books (so they can't be too hard to acquire).

    Book covers could be dyeable, accounting for the different covers on the bookshelves.

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    I think this is a great idea and could provide more mechanics on the redstone side of minecraft as well. Depending on the amount of enchanted books in the shelves, bookshelves could provide a redstone signal for secret doorways like you see in cartoons and movies. This is just a small idea with a few rough edges, but I thought it could create more reason to update bookshelves. 

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    MrD1085277 commented
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    Village libraries should have bookcase variants of matching wood.