Lectern in Minecraft – What is it and How to Make One

The Lectern in Minecraft is an object that serves as an aesthetic replacement for the default Minecraft bookshelf. Unlike the bookshelf, which holds items and blocks, the Lectern in Minecraft holds nothing but books, like the vanilla bookshelf. Since the Lectern in Minecraft serves no real purpose to players who want to use it as an item holder, it is often used as decoration around houses, or even as part of larger architectural designs.

Uses of Lecterns in Minecraft

A lectern is a decorative block that can be found in every library room. The purpose of a lectern is to hold a Book item, whether from vanilla Minecraft or from modded. This book can be read by right-clicking on the block with an empty hand. Lecterns are most commonly used for displaying books when their color does not match that of stone. Some may use them for aesthetics as well. There are only two blocks needed: A lectern and a chest.

Materials Required to make Lectern in Minecraft

  • Four Wooden Slabs
  • One Bookshelf
  • Crafting Table

How to make a Lectern in Minecraft

Open the crafting table to get the 3×3 crafting grid. When crafting with wooden slabs, you can use any kind of wood slab, such as oak, spruce, birch, jungle, acacia, dark oak, crimson, or warped slabs. Put 3 wooden slabs in the first row of the crafting table and 1 bookshelf in the middlebox of the second row.

make a Lectern in Minecraft

In the third row, there should be 1 wood slab in the middlebox and here you go, you get a lectern in Minecraft.

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