Anyone who devotes time to promoting books, reading, and libraries, sooner or later will realize images are the best tool to share the love of words.
Images have a huge stopping power. It’s not a secret that a book quote visualized as an image catches the attention a couple of times better than the same quote in a text update.
We’ve prepared the list of pictures and illustrations that throughout a few years of our social media activity proved most successful on Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr, Twitter, and Google+.
Which topics are most popular? All kinds of comic strips, drawings, doodles. Minimalist wordless designs. Obviously, quotes.
But it doesn’t have to be a well-known thought from a well-known writer to get clicked on Facebook or Pinterest. Original, thought-provoking quotes cooked by smart people around the internet are extremely successful, too.
Each of the images featured below was shared several hundred times, but not all most loved images are shared here. We excluded the ones, where it was impossible to find the creator, and the ones with a poor image quality.
This updated list of the best literary gifts for book lovers includes home decor, clothing, accessories, jewelry, and e-reader covers.
50 best images about books, reading, and libraries
Quote by Anne Herbert. “Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries.” ⇢ Credits and more info.
Fiction allows us to experience anything. ⇢ Credits and more info.
Quote by Edmund Wilson. “No two persons ever read the same book.” ⇢ Credits and more info.
A book is an adventure waiting to happen. A quote poster from Flourish Cafe. ⇢ Credits and more info.
Read poster. Designed by Mike Smith, it says: “See the world without going anywhere. Read.” ⇢ Credits and more info.
Quote by Jorge Luis Borges. “I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” ⇢ Credits and more info.
Reading quotes. These quotes were visualized by an extremely talented typographer and designer Faried Omarah. ⇢ Credits and more info.
Quote by Northrop Frye. “The most technologically efficient machine that man has ever invented is the book.” ⇢ Credits and more info.
A quote by Albert Einstein. “If you want your children to be intelligent read them fairy tales.” ⇢ Credits and more info.
A quote by P.J. O’Rourke. “Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.” Designed by Book Mania! ⇢ Credits and more info.
Quote by Cassandra Clare, from Clockwork Angel. “One must always be careful of books, and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.” ⇢ Credits and more info.
A quote by John Green. Beautifully visualized quote: “Books belong to their readers.” ⇢ Credits and more info.
Quote by George Dyer. “Libraries are the wardrobes of literature.” ⇢ Credits and more info.
Quote by Eleanor Crumblehulme. “Cutting libraries in a recession is like cutting hospitals in a plague.” Designed by Daniel Solis. ⇢ Credits and more info.
Original book quotes from Bel Castro Agency. While many quote images are nothing more than a visualization of the famous quote by a famous author, these smart thoughts come from Bel Castro team. ⇢ Credits and more info.
A quote by Nathan Fillion. “There are children, right now, waiting – wanting to read. What shall we tell them?” ⇢ Credits and more info.
Quote by Emilie Buchwald. “Children are made readers in the laps of their parents.” ⇢ Credits and more info.
Infinite possibilities. To the child that reads, nothing is impossible. Poster designed by Burning Through Pages, and available on Zazzle. ⇢ Credits and more info.
Escape. Designed by Andrew Jolly from Books & Stories. ⇢ Credits and more info.
Book lover’s mark. Design by Ivan Bobrov. ⇢ Credits and more info.
Books typography. A font set made by Beijing-based designer Chan Hwee Chong. All letters resemble books. ⇢ Credits and more info.
Today a reader, tomorrow a leader. Artwork designed by Susana Parada. ⇢ Credits and more info.
Quote by T. Michael Martin. “Reading changes us.” A wonderful poster designed by Risa Rodil for Epic Reads. ⇢ Credits and more info.
Reading! F**k you reality. An illustration by This Is Rabbit. ⇢ Credits and more info.
Reading each day keeps illiteracy away. Public service announcement by Colorcubic. ⇢ Credits and more info.
Librocubicularist. “Librocubicularist is person who reads in bed.” This wonderful illustration was created by Vicki Anne Melo. ⇢ Credits and more info.
Happiness is… These are three most popular book-focused illustrations from a fantastic series by Last Lemon. ⇢ Credits and more info.
Learning to read. Out home-made cartoon captures the essence of reading in digital times. ⇢ Credits and more info.
Libraries of the future. One of the fantastic cartoons by Tom Gauld. ⇢ Credits and more info.
What if I rather read. “What if I rather read than go to a bar? Deal with it.” Illustration by Natalie Neumann. ⇢ Credits and more info.
The book was better. Illustration by Alex Solis. ⇢ Credits and more info.
Harold’s Planet. Selected book cartoons from a famous graphic series by Last Lemon. ⇢ Credits and more info.
The reading tree. Digital art by Donna Harriman Murillo. ⇢ Credits and more info.
Read posters by Tastee. Two designs from a famous posters series, presenting books as an alternative to other daily pleasures, like pop-corn, ice-cream or cakes. ⇢ Credits and more info.
Librarians are generals in the war of ignorance. An image by The New Jersey Library Cooperative. ⇢ Credits and more info.
Turn off the TV and read the book. This vintage layout is available as a poster. ⇢ Credits and more info.
Wedding ceremony book arch. A wonderful idea for Cindy and Sam’s wedding in Sodo Park. And a wonderful photo by Alex Rubin. ⇢ Credits and more info.
Future booklover. A beautiful photography by Mary Efflandt. ⇢ Credits and more info.
Books make you free. Street art project by Andreyante AO, in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. ⇢ More info.
Ceramic quote tag. Handmade by Paper Boat Press, with a quote by Cicero: “If you have a garden and a library you have everything you need.” ⇢ Credits and more info.
Read Scrabble pillows. Wonderful tile pillows from Little House Frau. ⇢ Credits and more info.
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