Bookcases are crafting stations used for the creation of three Hardmode Magic Weapons: Crystal Storm, Cursed Flames and Golden Shower. Until Hardmode it can be used as decorative Furniture, and fulfills a House's Flat Surface Item requirement. It can be crafted using twenty Wood and ten Books gathered from the Dungeon. A Bookcase with a Bottle (or similar) placed on it will also function as an Alchemy Station.
There are currently 17 craftable Bookcases, and 6 versions looted from the environment: one from the Underworld, four from the Dungeon, and one from the Pirate Invasion. They are all functionally identical, differing only in their visuals.
 Noncraftable Bookcases
 Used to craft
- The Bookcase actually shows 13 books stored, similiar to how a placed book shows 2-3 books.
- Although it is not required to make it, Water Bolt's unique sprite is visible in the bookcase (a blue book with white/brown band).