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Skyroot Bookshelf
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Grid layout None (small)
Grid Skyroot Bookshelf
Type Solid Block
Physics No
Transparency No
Luminance No
Blast resistance 7.5
Hardness 1.5
Tool Axe
Renewable Yes
Stackable Yes (64)
Flammable Yes
Drops Grid Book Book (3)
Data value See Data values
ID Name See Data values

Skyroot Bookshelf is a type of block found in the Aether.


Skyroot Bookshelves will drop only three Books when mined, and will only drop themselves from a Silk Touch enchanted tool. In that case, axes are the fastest.

Block Bookshelf Side Skyroot Bookshelf
Hardness 1.5
Tool Axe
Breaking time
Hand 2.25
Skyroot 1.15
Holystone 0.6
Zanite and Valkyrie* 0.6
Gravitite 0.4

*Times are from unenchanted tools in seconds, and Zanite with max durability.


Crafting GUI

Grid Skyroot Plank

Grid Book

Grid Skyroot Plank

Grid Skyroot Plank

Grid Book

Grid Skyroot Plank

Grid Skyroot Plank

Grid Book

Grid Skyroot Plank

Grid Skyroot Bookshelf


When Skyroot Bookshelves are placed near an Enchanting Table, glyph particles will fly out towards the Enchanting Table. This will grant access to higher-level enchantments.

In order to get the highest level of enchantment (30), a player will need 15 Skyroot Bookshelves placed in a 5x5 square around an Enchanting Table, with the Enchanting Table centered or a block above center. No other blocks can be inbetween the Enchanting Table and Skyroot Bookshelves in order for the perk to work.


When used as fuel in a Holystone Furnace, a Skyroot Bookshelf lasts 15 seconds or 1.5 items.


  • It takes 90 Skyroot Planks, 45 Leather and 135 Paper to make 15 Skyroot Bookshelves in order to get a level 30 enchantment.

Data values[]

Skyroot Bookshelf's data values are:

Name ID name DV
Bookshelf Side Skyroot Bookshelf aether:skyrootBookshelf 409 (dec), 199 (hex), 110011001 (bin)


Issues relating to Skyroot Bookshelf block are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues for Skyroot Bookshelf there.


The Aether II[]

  • 1.7.10-1.0: Introduced
  • 1.7.10-1.2: Skyroot Bookshelves now work around Enchanting Tables like normal Bookshelves