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12 beautiful iPad wallpapers for a book lover

In a new list from our series of ebook-related overviews, we’ve picked for you the most beautiful book-style iPad wallpapers from around the web.

You can’t replace the pleasure of reading a print book with the book application on the iPad, but at least you can keep its beauty always with you. Simply, make iPad’s wallpaper or home screen look like a book lover’s dream.

When selecting the download dimensions, make sure you’re picking the ones that are higher than your iPad’s screen size. All the images below fit lower-resolution Apple tablets: iPad Mini, and 1st/2nd iPad. However, there are less pictures that are large enough to look crisp on Retina displays of iPad 3 and 4.

Below there are screen dimensions of all iPad models (height x width):

  • iPad Mini – 1024 x 768 px
  • iPad 4 – 2048 x 1536 px
  • iPad 3 – 2048 x 1536 px
  • iPad 2 – 1024 x 768 px
  • iPad 1 – 1024 x 768 px

How to download the wallpaper to the iPad

There are generally two ways to do that.

1. Open this post directly on your iPad. You can use Safari for that – just tap in the address bar the short link of this post: If you subscribe to our feed, you can also open the post in any RSS iPad application. Then, tap and hold an image until the dialog box will appear asking what to do with the image. Tap on Save image.

2. Send the image to yourself via email and open the message in the iPad. Tap and hold on the attachment to save image to photos. Some wallpaper websites offer a feature to send download link directly from a wallpaper’s detail page.

Once you have the image in your Photo album, open it and tap on options icon in the top right corner. Select Use as Wallpaper. Alternatively, you can do the same from your iPad’s Settings.

12 book iPad wallpapers

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Flying Letters – a wallpaper via Fanpop. Orientation: horizontal. Dimensions: 1024 x 768.


Tree of books – a wallpaper by Vlad Gerasimov / Vladstudio. Orientation: horizontal. Dimensions: 1600 x 1200.


Google Library – a wallpaper by Vlad Gerasimov / Vladstudio. Orientation: horizontal. Dimensions: 1024 x 768.


Lost in a Good Book / Wallpaper-s. Orientation: horizontal. Dimensions: 1920 x 1200.


Book of Hearts / Fantom-XP. Orientation: horizontal. Dimensions: 1024 x 768.


The World in a Book – a wallpaper via Desktop Wallpaper 4 Me. Orientation: horizontal. Dimensions: 1024 x 768, 1920 x 1200.


Books – a wallpaper by Vlad Gerasimov / Vladstudio. Avaiable in three color variations. Orientation: horizontal. Dimensions: 1024 x 768, 2560 x 1600.


Reading Ray Ban Glasses / Wallpaper Stock. Orientation: horizontal, vertical. Dimensions: 1024 x 768, 2560 x 1600.


Lello Bookshop in Portugal – a wallpaper by Raul Lieberwirth / Wallpapers Wide. Orientation: horizontal. Dimensions: several, including 1024 x 768, and 2048 x 1536.


The Old Library / Wallpaper Here. Orientation: horizontal. Dimensions: 1024 x 768, 1920 x 1080.


Maybe You’re Dreaming Too Much – a wallpaper by Rodrigo Maia / Poolga. Orientation: square. Dimensions: 1024 x 1024.


Echi Book / PC Desktop Wallpaper. Orientation: horizontal. Dimensions: 1280 x 960.

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Breathable 3D sleep headphones – great for audiobooks

This cozy and breathable sleeping mask has a special 3D shape which will not put pressure on your eyeballs and face. It features built-in Bluetooth earbuds with a playback time reaching 10 hours.


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Cute book sleeve – great for print books and e-readers

From The Great Oak comes a large zippered book sleeve with a cozy and bright pattern. The soft middle layer is designed to keep your books safe and comfy. It will protect not only your paperbacks, but also an e-reader.


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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.