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First Appearance 1.14 (snapshot 18w44a)
1.10 (Bedrock Edition)
Type of Block Decoration
Stackable Yes 64
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A lectern is a utility block found in villages.

Source[edit | edit source]

Lecterns may generate in certain library buildings within villages, as long as the village was generated after the release of update 1.14.

Mechanics[edit | edit source]

A lectern is not only decorative, but can also hold a Book and Quill, which multiple players can read at the same time. Right-clicking on an empty lectern with a book and quill selected will place the book and quill on the lectern. Right-clicking on the placed book and quill will open it and allow multiple players to read it simultaneously. Right-clicking the book and quill again will turn the page.

A lectern with a book and quill on top can emit a redstone signal through the use of a Redstone Comparator. A redstone signal is produced each time a player turns a page. The strength of the signal is based on what page is being shown. The comparator signal produced by a lectern is 16 minus the current page. If the book is open to page 16 or greater, it will produce no signal. If there is a lectern in a village, but there is no librarian villager, there is a chance that a villager without a profession will convert to a librarian. Lecterns can also be used as fuel for smelting items in furnaces, Blast Furnaces, and smokers.

Like with other villager job blocks, breaking it and placing it back down will re-roll the villagers trades. This can be used to scroll through Enchanting Books until the villager has the one you want.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Any Wooden Slab Any Wooden Slab Any Wooden Slab
None Bookshelf None
None Any Wooden Slab None

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