Place-able books will give no advantages in game, but add some purpose and beauty to your house. Having a book on a table in your library, or a book next to your bed is a small difference, but yet it pleases your eyes.
How will it look?
Books will have to be remade into a 3-D block texture like cake, but with the dimensions for itself. A block will have the dimensions:
Length: 9 pixels
Width: 6 pixels
Hight: 3 pixels
Thus you will not be able to use them for half blocks because they will not be the minimal of 8 pixels tall. Now, with written books it will have the same effect as it does in your hand (The enchanted look). Book and quills will not be place-able.
To open a book and read it you have to NOT be looking at a block in view of placement, or it will just be placed on there, unless it is a wall.
How do I place it:
This will work by right clicking of course, but will work look like if a sign or mob head when placing. This means you can rotate the book to face the way you want, the cover will always face the way you look.
Village spawning (ByNightWatcher5280):
Libraries in villages will now spawn a book (Or multiple books) on the table. (Maybe they could be written books? With 1-2 pages of a villager diary or something. Or a book signed by a member of the mojang team.)
-I need someone to make a texture for this with the three dimensions I stated, please pm me if interested.
-Signatures will be made IF the topic gets 3 pages+ of comments, so comment!