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This list includes the most wonderful posters that are serving one simple task: they encourage to read books.
Everyone would agree that not enough is being done to encourage people to read. Those who can read don’t realize how lucky they are, having in mind that almost 20% of the world population is still illiterate.
Sometimes, a little reminder can do wonders to make someone put away the computer and reach for a printed book, an e-reader, or a book reading app.
We list most beautiful wonder-making artworks below. You’ll find here enigmatic pictograms, minimalist illustrations, visualized book quotes, as well as wonderful vintage images.
Such posters are not only suitable for classrooms or public libraries. You’ll find here designs perfectly matching a style of a children’s or living room, or a home library.
Some artworks can be also downloaded digitally so that you can print them at home or in your local copy center. This form is most affordable – instant downloads usually cost no more than $5, plus you avoid shipping costs entirely.
There are many sources of the read posters on the web. We have picked the best designs from Amazon, Etsy, Society6, Zazzle, and Redbubble. Enjoy!
50 awesome read posters and wall art
Read good books. This hand-lettered poster is a perfect wall art for your kids’ room. A colorful text says: “Read good books and ask hard questions.” The poster in printed on Fuji Crystal Archive paper, and is available in one size: 8 × 10 inches.
Nose in a book. An insanely beautiful sketchy illustration featuring an open book, folksy florals, and a hand-lettered text “nose in a book.” You can get in multiple art print formats, as well as ready to hang wall art.
A book is a shortcut to a better life. An original quote by Piotr Kowalczyk was visualized to look like a title page from a vintage 18th century book. Available in multiple colors, including Latte, Chocolate, and Capri – in sizes up to 30 × 30 in.
No therapy, more books. This beautiful typographic artwork was designed by Kit Cronk. The text goes: “I don’t need therapy, I just need more books.” Available on multiple wall art products, including canvas print, framed print, and magnetic print.
Let’s read. A beautifully hand-lettered poster offered by Sharing a Passion shop on Etsy is available as a digital download. You will receive a high-resolution file suitable for printing posters up to 24 × 36 in.
Book nook. This rainbow-themed art print created by Col Invernizzi will turn any space in your home into a cozy reading corner – not only for your kids.
Books turn muggles into wizards. From Print Up comes a cute hand-lettered artwork featuring a text “books turn muggles into wizards,” surrounded by books, mugs, inkwell, wizard’s hat, or magnifying glass.
The world belongs to those who read. This stunning poster with a Rick Holland quote, “The world belongs to those who read,” was hand-lettered by Anouk Heitink. The artwork is available as an A5 poster, printed on sturdy 350 gram matte paper.
To read or not to read. From Lone Star Art Store comes a clever hand-lettered poster asking a question “To read or not to read?” followed by “What a stupid question.” A great gift for book lovers in your life. Available as an 11 × 14 inch art print.
Eat, read, and be merry. A great design for bookworms of all ages. Designed by Evie Seo, this bright and lively artwork features a stack of books with flowers and a Christmas snow globe.
Just one more story. The kid’s edition of “just one more chapter?” Just one more story. This cute art print was designed by Okien Studio, and is available as an instant download which you will be able to print in one of four sizes, from 8 × 11 to 16 × 20 inches.
Read every day. A simple, cute poster with stylized letters forming the word “read.” Works great with other bookish posters created by Urban Type Co. Available in a few color themes, including the blue one shown above.
Certified Book Addict. A wonderful layout from a lettering collection by Risa Rodil. The design is available as photo prints, art prints, canvas prints, among others. There are many sizes to suit your needs.
Read Me a Story Nursery Print. A beautiful typographic print perfect for a children’s room: “Read me a story, tuck me in tight, tell me you love me, kiss me goodnight.” The text can be printed in five colors: Deep Pink, Grey, Teal, Vintage Blue and Bright Orange.
Freedom and books. This beautiful floral and nature inspired illustration by Stacey McEvoy Caunt features a quote by Oscar Wilde: “With freedom, books, flowers and the moon, who could not be happy?” You can have it printed in either A4 or A5 size.
Brainbow – Reading Rainbow. A wonderful read poster designed by Jay Fleck. There are five sizes to choose from: 8 × 9 to 28 × 34. Printed on 100% cotton, acid and lignin-free archival paper.
Between the pages of a book. From Stella Bookish Art comes an insanely bright watercolor design that features a quote: “Between the pages of a book is a lovely place to be,” surrounded by flowers and floral ornaments. You can choose between luster and metallic finish, and pick up one of four sizes.
Readers gonna read. An adorable design that’s perfect for a children’s room or reading nook. You can get it as a digital download to print at home right away.
Don’t talk about books. A minimalist poster designed by Rene Hamann with an original text “Don’t talk about books, read them.” It will fit any bookish space, be it a children’s room, living room, a library hall, or a school corridor.
Magical time to read. From Evie Seo comes a rich, gold and shine typographic layout with a hand-lettered text “time to read,” a stylized clock, and a handful of rich ornaments. You can pick up an art board, canvas print, or framed print.
Read definition poster. The poster imitates a dictionary entry, with a text saying: “To acquire knowledge and entertainment by interpreting letters and numbers while cozying up with a cat next to a fireplace drinking tea.”
A burning bookstore. This lively and positive poster from Jazzberry Blue shows actually the bookstore that is closing. Look into the tiny labels on the door, and flames in the top windows.
There is nothing like a good book. This vintage 1920s poster announcing a National Book Week, is a timeless tribute to people who love reading. You can get it printed in high quality in either 12 × 18 or 24 × 36 inch format.
Reading is a ticket to adventure. The design features the hand-lettered text “reading is a ticket to adventure” – white and golden lettering on a black background. Are you planning an adventure today?
Read all the books. This refreshingly different design from Elisa Victoria encourages to read the books without showing one. The text “read all the books” is placed on a turquoise watercolor ribbon.
Just a girl who loves books. From Darren Art Gallery comes a bright vintage style poster saying “just a girl who loves books.” The can get it in one of four sizes, from 4 × 6 to 24 × 36 inches.
I Ruff to Read. A beautiful illustration by Ma. Luisa Gonzaga. You can get it as a print, in five sizes, with 21 × 28 in being the largest. There is an option to frame the print (at extra cost).
Panda and Polar Bear Reading. A “Goodreads” poster from the webcomic “Panda And Polar Bear”. Unframed posters are available in A2, A1 & A0 format. Art prints are printed out on 240 gsm natural white archival paper.
Good vibes and good books. A minimalist yet cozy poster from On Book Street Prints would make a great wall art in a living room, kid’s room, or a reading nook. An instant download will let you print the poster in up to 18 × 24 in.
Books are my happy place. A light, cozy design for book lovers. The text “books are my happy place” is placed inside a ring protecting against colorful rain drops. The artwork is available in several home decor products, not only wall art.
I read like ink from the books is oxygen. …and I’m gasping for breath. This 11 × 14 inch art print features an original book quote and a beautiful hand-drawn book with butterflies flying from it.
A book is a first-aid box for the mind. A vintage-style poster with a quote by Piotr Kowalczyk, inspired by retro book titles from the 17th and 18th century. Available as art prints, canvas prints, and metal prints.
I just want to drink coffee and read books. This minimalist typography poster says, “I just want to drink coffee, read books, and take naps.” It’s available as an instant download, and you choose from forty background colors.
Reading is always a good idea. From Art Prints Factory comes a cozy watercolor poster that’s a perfect wall art for a playroom or kid’s room. You get a digital download in sizes between 8 × 10 and 16 × 20, ready to be printed at home or a local print shop.
Read more books. A beautiful floral boutique-style design from Stella Bookish Art with a text “read more books.” Available in three square sizes, between 16.4 and 33.2 inches, with semi gloss finish.
The girl on a stack of books. From Yellow Sunday Prints comes a lovely illustration showing a girl reading a book on a stack of other books. The artwork is available as an instant download, and you can print it out at your local print shop.
Frank Zappa quote poster. “So many books, so little time” – this famous quote is wonderfully designed by Risa Rodil. You can get it as a 16.4 × 23.2 inch poster, printed on 185 gsm semi gloss paper. There are several other formats and print options to choose from.
Voltaire quote poster. A stylish poster by Folio Creations with a quote: “Let us read and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.”
The image size is 8 × 10 inches, centered on a page with a white border. There is also an option to buy it as a digital download.
Neil Gaiman quote. Here is another gorgeous artwork from Risa Rodil. This time it’s a quote by Neil Gaiman: “A book is a dream you hold in your hand.” You can order this photographic print with either luster or metallic finish.
Reader. From On Book Street Prints comes a stylish black & white typographic poster that hide the word “reader” in the minimalist floral design. Available as an instant download to print at home or your local copy center.
Time to read. This typographic poster saying “time to read” will fit any space, from a children’s room, to bedroom, to reading attic. You can order the design in one of four sizes, plus you can get a framed variant as well.
No enjoyment like reading. A vintage-style poster showing a stack of books and a quote from Jane Austen written on their spines: “I declare there is no enjoyment like reading.” You can get is as a landscape 14 × 11 inch art unframed art print.
Reading time. A typographic design from Kit Cronk shows the text “All this reality is really cutting into my reading time.” Are you planning a reading time today?
What’s your next book? The artwork features a stack of books, a small reading bot, and a mug of tea. The final title asks: “What’s your next book?” The poster is available in multiple dimensions and paper types. You can add a custom frame.
Belle reading a book. This wonderful watercolor poster shows Belle from Beauty and the Beast reading a book. You can get is as an 11 × 14 inch art poster printed on professional Luster paper.
Smart kids read books. A lovely hand-drawn artwork from Carlos Rojas shows a stack of books and a text on their spines saying “Smart kids read books.” A great wall decor for a kid’s room or kindergarten.
How to read. Here is another great illustration from Jazzberry Blue. It features a boy sitting on a stack of books and learning how to read books – from a book. You can get the artwork in two formats, with bordered giclée fine art print being our recommendation.
Once you learn to read. A beautifully designed poster from Friday Evening Prints combines a famous quote by Frederick Douglass with a call to action: “time to read.” Available as a high-resolution instant download.
Cozy reading time. A wonderfully cozy artwork put together all the things that are necessary for comfortable reading time: books, tea, blanket, bookmark, and candle.
Reading gives us someplace to go. A beautiful, chalk hand-lettered poster with a quote by Mason Cooley: “Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.” Available as an 11 × 14 inch unframed art print.
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Coffee and candle warmer with USB charger
This innovative little accessory that guarantees your coffee or tea will be always warm. You can also use it to release the scent from your candle without lighting it. Thanks to USB port, you will be able to charge your phone while reading.
Compact and innovative reading light
From a German brand Nachteule comes a clever book light that you attach not to a book but your reading glasses. It’s so light that you can also clip it to your earphones or hair accessories! The built-in battery will let you read 200 pages.
Hands-free pillow stand – great for e-readers and print books
An improved version of a popular Lamicall tablet pillow comes now with a side pocket for a pen or small accessories. The grooves are deep enough to hold a print book. It’s made of durable materials and is available in five fashionable colors.