The Books ClipArt gallery offers 65 illustrations of books, book covers, library interiors, bookshelves, bookplates, scrolls, and other types of reading materials. See the Bookmaking gallery for illustrations of the bookmaking process.

Closed book with bookmark resting on table.

Book

Closed book with bookmark resting on table.

A book with a bow

Book

A book with a bow

A collection of sheets of paper, or similar material, blank, written, or printed, bound together.

Book

A collection of sheets of paper, or similar material, blank, written, or printed, bound together.

An illustration of a book standing up.

Book

An illustration of a book standing up.

A border of a book.

Book

A border of a book.

Book and candle

Book and candle

Book and candle

Book with old-fashioned ink and pen.

book and ink

Book with old-fashioned ink and pen.

A book and some plants.

Book and plants

A book and some plants.

A bookmark is a thin marker, commonly made of paper or card, used to keep one's place in a book and so be able to return to it with ease. Other frequently used materials for bookmarks are leather, metals like silver and brass, silk, wood and fabrics. Many bookmarks can be clipped on a page with the aid of a page-flap. A bookmark is a thin marker, commonly made of paper or card, used to keep one's place in a book and so be able to return to it with ease. Other frequently used materials for bookmarks are leather, metals like silver and brass, silk, wood and fabrics. Many bookmarks can be clipped on a page with the aid of a page-flap.

Thinned Layer Book Mark

A bookmark is a thin marker, commonly made of paper or card, used to keep one's place in a book and…

These religious books are used for devotional reading. They are christian books due to the crosses on the front cover of some of the books.

Religious Books

These religious books are used for devotional reading. They are christian books due to the crosses on…

A book-plate of P. A. Convers in 1762

Book-plate

A book-plate of P. A. Convers in 1762

A book-plate of William Hewer in 1699

Book-plate

A book-plate of William Hewer in 1699

A book-plate of Francis Gwyn of Lansanor in 1698

Book-plate

A book-plate of Francis Gwyn of Lansanor in 1698

This bookcase is designed in an Italian Renaissance style.

Bookcase

This bookcase is designed in an Italian Renaissance style.

The bookcase is used to store books.

Bookcase

The bookcase is used to store books.

The chimney-piece and bookcase is intended for the side of a Library. It is inlaid with green and red marbles and the doors are designed in perforated brass.

Chimney-Piece and Bookcase

The chimney-piece and bookcase is intended for the side of a Library. It is inlaid with green and red…

Bookplate with boy and girl reading

Bookplate

Bookplate with boy and girl reading

Bookplate with sailing ship.

Bookplate

Bookplate with sailing ship.

Books on a shelf.

Books

Books on a shelf.

Books on a pillow

Books

Books on a pillow

A pile of books in a field, under the sun.

Books

A pile of books in a field, under the sun.

Handmade books.

Book

Handmade books.

A pile of books and scrolls.

Books

A pile of books and scrolls.

Narrow border of books.

Books

Narrow border of books.

Two books forming a T.

Books

Two books forming a T.

Books and lighted candle

Books and Candle

Books and lighted candle

Five books.

Five Books

Five books.

Four books.

Four Books

Four books.

Six books.

Six Books

Six books.

Three books, stacked.

Three Books

Three books, stacked.

Three books, standing upright.

Three Books

Three books, standing upright.

Three books, stacked upright against each other.

Three Books

Three books, stacked upright against each other.

An illustration of a catalog.

Catalog

An illustration of a catalog.

This is a design for the title page of the Chap-Book by Will. H. Bradley in 1895.

The Chap-Book

This is a design for the title page of the Chap-Book by Will. H. Bradley in 1895.

This album cover was designed in London, England. It is a small quarto (bookbinding technique), richly designed in gold and other colors on brown leather. The interior is made out of white vellum (mammal skin).

Album Cover

This album cover was designed in London, England. It is a small quarto (bookbinding technique), richly…

This album cover is a royal quarto (bookbinding technique). It is colored in brown and inlaid in black. It is designed in an Etruscan style.

Album Cover

This album cover is a royal quarto (bookbinding technique). It is colored in brown and inlaid in black.…

This album cover is made in gold.

Album Cover

This album cover is made in gold.

This book cover has a design of the four great seasons. It is stamped in the center with a circle that includes the twelve signs of the zodiac. In the center of the circle is a floral grouping.

Book Cover

This book cover has a design of the four great seasons. It is stamped in the center with a circle that…

This book cover is made of ivory.

Book Cover

This book cover is made of ivory.

A decorative divider that resembles a book with bookmarks dangling on each side.

Book With Decorative Divider

A decorative divider that resembles a book with bookmarks dangling on each side.

An illustration of a young girl holding a book.

Girl Holding Book

An illustration of a young girl holding a book.

An illustration of a young girl holding a book.

Girl Holding Book

An illustration of a young girl holding a book.

An illustration of a young girl placing books in a pile on a table.

Girl Placing Books on Table

An illustration of a young girl placing books in a pile on a table.

A girl reading a book. The image is framed with flowers.

Girl Reading

A girl reading a book. The image is framed with flowers.

A young girl holding a book and acting surprised.

Young Girl Holding a Book

A young girl holding a book and acting surprised.

Seated grandmother hands girl a book.

Girl with Grandmother

Seated grandmother hands girl a book.

An index is a list of words or phrases and associated points to where useful material relating to that heading can be found in a document. In this traditional back-of-the-book index the headings will include names of people, places and events, and concepts selected by a person as being relevant and of interest to a possible reader of the book.

Index Device for Books

An index is a list of words or phrases and associated points to where useful material relating to that…

This is a title page to the House of Joy by English playwright, writer, and illustrator Laurence Houseman in 1895. This drawing seems to depict a winged man approaching a woman from her window. Its border is a scrolling flower design all around.

The House of Joy

This is a title page to the House of Joy by English playwright, writer, and illustrator Laurence Houseman…

"The most common material on which books were written by the Greeks and Romans, was the thin coats or rind of the Egyptian papyrus. This plant was called by the Egyptians Byblos. The papyrus tree grows in swamps to the height of ten feet and more, and paper was prepared from the thin coats or pellicles which surround the plant. The form and general appearance of the papyri rolls will be understood from the following woodcut taken from the paintings found at Pompeii." — Smith, 1873

Liber

"The most common material on which books were written by the Greeks and Romans, was the thin coats or…

Man and child with books in the library.

Library

Man and child with books in the library.

Man and woman with books in the library.

Library

Man and woman with books in the library.

A woman looking at books on shelves in a library.

Library

A woman looking at books on shelves in a library.

A man riding a horse, lassoing a book of arithmetic.

Man Lassoing Book

A man riding a horse, lassoing a book of arithmetic.

A desk with math books and a protractor.

Math Books

A desk with math books and a protractor.

This book cover ornament is used as a decorative piece placed on the corner of a book cover. The ornament is decorated with a figure head in the center surrounded with leaves.

Book Cover Ornament

This book cover ornament is used as a decorative piece placed on the corner of a book cover. The ornament…

One side of a leaf of a book or manuscript.

Page

One side of a leaf of a book or manuscript.

A pile of books. One is open and must be about Abbeys and Castles.

Pile of Books

A pile of books. One is open and must be about Abbeys and Castles.

Albrecht Dürer's Pirkheimer Border is a woodcut that was created by German artist Albrecht Dürer in 1513. It has a design of a combination of ribbons, grapes, columns and angels holding a shield at the bottom. A woodcut is created by carving an image on a wooden block and rolling ink over that surface, and then printing it on paper.

Albrecht Dürer's Pirkheinmer Border

Albrecht Dürer's Pirkheimer Border is a woodcut that was created by German artist Albrecht Dürer…

A example of a Roman books, which were made out of rolls of papyrus.

Roman Book Papyrus Roll

A example of a Roman books, which were made out of rolls of papyrus.

Illustration of 12 books labeled with Roman Numerals.

Books With Roman Numerals

Illustration of 12 books labeled with Roman Numerals.