Book (New Horizons)

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Type of furniture Book Type of miscellaneous furniture #159
Variation shown: Western literature
Buy price Sell price
 290 Bells
 260 Poki
 72 Bells
Height Size
1.0 x 1.0 1.0 × 1.0
Obtain via  Nook's Cranny
Customize  Cyrus:  1,000 Bells
Variations 4 variations
HHA themes Den / School
HHA points 103
Book's Western literature variant
Book's Japanese literature variant
Book's Encyclopedia variant
Book's Textbook variant
Names in other languages

The book is a miscellaneous furniture item in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. As a miscellaneous item, it can be placed on either the ground or on the surfaces of tables and other similar furniture items that have surfaces for items.

The book can be obtained from Nook's Cranny for  290 Bells. The item's genre can be customized by Cyrus at Harv's Island for  1,000 Bells.

This item appears as a furniture item in the homes of Hugh. As a result, this item has a chance to be purchasable by the player if they were invited by any of the preceding villagers.

In Happy Home Paradise, this item is available from the start for use in designing. Alice, Ava, Beardo, Beau, Celia, Chelsea, Clyde, Dobie, Doc, Eloise, Eunice, Gabi, Genji, Hazel, Hippeux, Hopper, Hornsby, Lobo, Lolly, Molly, Monty, Mott, Nibbles, Norma, Petri, Piper, Raddle, Rodeo, Sally, Sheldon, Spork, Velma, Willow, and Zoe feature this item in their order list when designing their vacation home.

After unlocking this item in Happy Home Paradise, the item can be purchased from Wardell's catalog for  260 Poki.


The book has 4 variations.

Western literature


Japanese literature






Book (Western Literature) NH Icon.png Book (Japanese Literature) NH Icon.png Book (Encyclopedia) NH Icon.png Book (Textbook) NH Icon.png

Use in crafting

The book is used as a crafting material in the DIY recipes for the following items:

Recipes in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

# Item Image Type Buy price Available from Materials
418 Stack of books stack of books Furniture Not for sale  Lazy villager
419 Tiny library tiny library Furniture Not for sale  Normal villager
420 Wooden bookshelf wooden bookshelf Furniture Not for sale  Lazy villager
10× Wood
421 Classic-library wall classic-library wall Interior Not for sale  Normal villager
10× Book
Includes data sourced from the Data Spreadsheet for Animal Crossing New Horizons, compiled and edited by 6480, noizhub, Ricky, chaiinchomp, saberslime, robotic_scarab, mollumisc, sunmarsh, kyrokey, obstinateRixatrix, jackiwi, Zalex, SuperHamster, kait, hyuum, Azarro, Czarcasm, cinnamon_swirlix, astronomyfortwo, Welcius, glowtopia, BriKun, Alyrei,, StevieCoops, sneeze, Shiny190, TwistedPeach, LavaToaster, capstone, vmario, rocklamp, Alexis, Aeon, and PanchamBro.

Total books needed to craft all available items: 23.


The texture for the Western literature variation of the book, showcasing the excerpt

"[...]me it had nothing but misfortune and disaster. I was removed from my brigade and attached to the Berkshires, with whom I served at the fatal battle of Maiwand. There I was struck on the shoulder by a Jezail bullet, which shattered the bone and grazed the subclavian artery. I should have fallen into the hands of the murderous Ghazis had it not been for the devotion and courage shown by Murray, my orderly, who threw me across a pack-horse, and succeeded in bringing me safely to the British lines."