50 most popular images about books, reading, and libraries

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50 most popular images about #books #reading and #libraries

A list of images about books, reading, and libraries, that were most often shared in social media networks.

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.

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50 best images about books, reading, and libraries

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Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries. –Anne Herbert

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.

2

Fiction allows us to experience anything

Fiction allows us to experience anything⇢ Credits and more info.

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No two persons ever read the same book. –Edmund Wilson #book #quote

Quote by Edmund Wilson. “No two persons ever read the same book.” ⇢ Credits and more info.

4

A book is an adventure waiting to happen

A book is an adventure waiting to happen. A quote poster from Flourish Cafe. ⇢ Credits and more info.

5

See the world without going anywhere. Read. / a poster by Mike Smith

Read poster. Designed by Mike Smith, it says: “See the world without going anywhere. Read.” ⇢ Credits and more info.

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I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library. –Jorge Luis Borges #quote

Quote by Jorge Luis Borges. “I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” ⇢ Credits and more info

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A person who won't read has no advantage over one who can.t read. –Mark Twain #quote

I read because one life is just not enough for me. –Abbas Al-Akkad

Reading is by far the most successful pursuit of happiness.

Reading quotes. These quotes were visualized by an extremely talented typographer and designer Faried Omarah. ⇢ Credits and more info.

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The most technologically efficient machine that man has ever invented is the book. –Northrop Frye

Quote by Northrop Frye. “The most technologically efficient machine that man has ever invented is the book.” ⇢ Credits and more info.

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If you want your children to be intelligent read them fairy tales. –Albert Einstein #quote

A quote by Albert Einstein. “If you want your children to be intelligent read them fairy tales.” ⇢ Credits and more info.

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Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it. -P.J. O’Rourke #quote

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.

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One must be always careful of books. –Cassandra Clare #quote

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.

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Books belong to their readers. –John Green #quote

A quote by John Green. Beautifully visualized quote: “Books belong to their readers.” ⇢ Credits and more info.

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Libraries are the wardrobes of literature. –George Dyer #book #quote

Quote by George Dyer. “Libraries are the wardrobes of literature.” ⇢ Credits and more info.

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Cutting libraries in a recession is like cutting hospitals in a plague. –Eleanor Crumblehulme #quote

Quote by Eleanor Crumblehulme. “Cutting libraries in a recession is like cutting hospitals in a plague.” Designed by Daniel Solis. ⇢ Credits and more info.

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Nothing renders me useless like a really good book

Because when I read the world is just better

Reality - that annoying time when you are not reading

You can't read all day if you don't start in the morning

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.

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Kids need to read - a #quote by Nathan Fillion

A quote by Nathan Fillion. “There are children, right now, waiting – wanting to read. What shall we tell them?” ⇢ Credits and more info.

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Children are made readers in the laps of their parents. –Emilie Buchwald #quote

Quote by Emilie Buchwald. “Children are made readers in the laps of their parents.” ⇢ Credits and more info.

23

#Reading - it works

Infinite possibilities. To the child that reads, nothing is impossible. Poster designed by Burning Through Pages, and available on Zazzle. ⇢ Credits and more info.

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Escape

Escape. Designed by Andrew Jolly from Books & Stories. ⇢ Credits and more info.

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Book lover's mark

Book lover’s mark. Design by Ivan Bobrov. ⇢ Credits and more info.

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Books typography

Books typography. A font set made by Beijing-based designer Chan Hwee Chong. All letters resemble books. ⇢ Credits and more info.

27

Today a reader, tomorrow a leader

Today a reader, tomorrow a leader. Artwork designed by Susana Parada. ⇢ Credits and more info.

28

Reading changes us. –T. Michael Martin #quote

Quote by T. Michael Martin. “Reading changes us.” A wonderful poster designed by Risa Rodil for Epic Reads. ⇢ Credits and more info.

29

Reading! F**k you reality

Reading! F**k you reality. An illustration by This Is Rabbit. ⇢ Credits and more info.

30

Reading each day keeps illiteracy away

Reading each day keeps illiteracy away. Public service announcement by Colorcubic. ⇢ Credits and more info.

31

Librocubicularist - a person who reads in bed

Librocubicularist. “Librocubicularist is person who reads in bed.” This wonderful illustration was created by Vicki Anne Melo. ⇢ Credits and more info.

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Happiness is... curling up in bed with a fluffy cat and a great book

Happiness is discovering someone who loves the same books as you do

Happiness is a long bath with a good book

Happiness is… These are three most popular book-focused illustrations from a fantastic series by Last Lemon. ⇢ Credits and more info.

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Learning to read in digital times

Learning to read. Out home-made cartoon captures the essence of reading in digital times. ⇢ Credits and more info.

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Libraries of the future #cartoon by Tom Gauld

Libraries of the future. One of the fantastic cartoons by Tom Gauld. ⇢ Credits and more info.

37

What if I rather read than go to a bar? Deal with it.

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.

38

The book was better

The book was better. Illustration by Alex Solis. ⇢ Credits and more info.

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Harold's Planet: What about a friend with a #book?

Harold's Planet: Never stand between me and a pile of #books

Harold's Planet: Go away Im reading

Harold’s Planet. Selected book cartoons from a famous graphic series by Last Lemon. ⇢ Credits and more info.

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The reading tree

The reading tree. Digital art by Donna Harriman Murillo. ⇢ Credits and more info.

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Books - pop one open / a poster encouraging kids to #read

Reading - satisfy your hunger / a poster encouraging kids to #read

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.

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Librarians are generals in the war of ignorance

Librarians are generals in the war of ignorance. An image by The New Jersey Library Cooperative. ⇢ Credits and more info.

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Turn off the TV and read the #book

Turn off the TV and read the book. This vintage layout is available as a poster. ⇢ Credits and more info.

47

Book wedding arch

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.

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Future booklover

Future booklover. A beautiful photography by Mary Efflandt. ⇢ Credits and more info.

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Books make you free

Books make you free. Street art project by Andreyante AO, in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. ⇢ More info.

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If you have a garden and a library you have everything you need. –Cicero #quote

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.

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Read Scrabble pillows

Read Scrabble pillows. Wonderful tile pillows from Little House Frau. ⇢ Credits and more info.

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