The Books and Reading ClipArt gallery offers 157 illustrations associated with books, such as books being read, studying, libraries, and bookplates. See the Bookmaking gallery for illustrations of the bookmaking process.

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.

Fairies reading a book

Fairies Reading

Fairies reading a book

An illustration of a family, consisting of a father, mother and child, sitting around a table.

Family at Table

An illustration of a family, consisting of a father, mother and child, sitting around a table.

An illustration of a family reading a newspaper together around the table.

Family Reading Paper

An illustration of a family reading a newspaper together around the table.

The Greek Folding-Chair could be folded together, takes up less room and is conveniently transported.

Greek Folding-Chair

The Greek Folding-Chair could be folded together, takes up less room and is conveniently transported.

Benjamin Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America. He was also a noted polymath, a leading author and printer, satirist, political theorist, politician, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. In 1751, Franklin and Dr. Thomas Bond obtained a charter from the Pennsylvania legislature to establish a hospital. Pennsylvania Hospital was the first hospital in what was to become the United States of America. In June, 1776, he was appointed a member of the Committee of Five that drafted the Declaration of Independence. Although he was temporarily disabled by gout and unable to attend most meetings of the Committee, Franklin made several small changes to the draft sent to him by Thomas Jefferson. In December, 1776, Franklin was dispatched to France as commissioner for the United States and remained in France until 1785. Franklin retained a lifelong commitment to the Puritan virtues and political values with which he had grown up. Through his civic work and publishing, he succeeded in passing these values into the American culture permanently.

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America. He was also a noted…

Girl with a book.

Girl

Girl with a book.

A girl with a book, staring at a lit candle.

Girl and candle

A girl with a book, staring at a lit candle.

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 girl laying in a field.

Girl Laying in Field

An illustration of girl laying in a field.

An illustration of a girl laying on her stomach and reading a book.

Girl Laying on Stomach & Reading a Book

An illustration of a girl laying on her stomach and reading 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.

Girl reading by potted plants.

Girl reading

Girl reading by potted plants.

Girl reading by tree.

Girl reading

Girl reading by tree.

Girl reading a book.

Girl Reading

Girl reading a book.

A girl reading

Girl Reading

A girl reading

A girl reading with her dolls.

Girl Reading

A girl reading with her dolls.

A girl reading a book.

Girl Reading

A girl reading a book.

An illustration of a girl reading a book laid upon a chair.

Girl Reading

An illustration of a girl reading a book laid upon a chair.

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 girl with glasses reading a book.

Girl reading

A girl with glasses reading a book.

Girl reading a book

Girl reading

Girl reading a book

A girl reading a book.

Girl Reading

A girl reading a book.

A girl reading in a chair by a bookcase.

Girl Reading

A girl reading in a chair by a bookcase.

An illustration of a young girl reading a book and holding a small doll.

Girl Reading Book & Holding Doll

An illustration of a young girl reading a book and holding a small doll.

An illustration of a young girl sitting in a chair reading a book.

Girl Reading Book in Chair

An illustration of a young girl sitting in a chair reading a book.

An illustration of a blind girl sitting in a chair reading braille.

Blind Girl Reading Braille

An illustration of a blind girl sitting in a chair reading braille.

A little girl sitting and reading a book of Mother Goose stories.

Girl Reading Mother Goose

A little girl sitting and reading a book of Mother Goose stories.

An illustration of a young girl sitting and reading.

Young Girl Sitting & Reading

An illustration of a young girl sitting and reading.

An illustration of a girl sitting on a bench while reading a book.

Girl Sitting on Bench Reading a Book

An illustration of a girl sitting on a bench while reading a book.

An illustration of a young girl sitting on a bench next to a cat and reading a book upside down.

Girl Sitting on Bench Reading Book with Cat

An illustration of a young girl sitting on a bench next to a cat and reading a book upside down.

Children reading with their Grandma

Grandma's

Children reading with their Grandma

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…

Mark Twain reading the daily Italian newspaper to learn how to speak Italian.

Italian Without a Master

Mark Twain reading the daily Italian newspaper to learn how to speak Italian.

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.

This sign indicates that a library is located nearby.

Library, Black and White

This sign indicates that a library is located nearby.

This sign indicates that a library is located nearby.

Library, Color

This sign indicates that a library is located nearby.

This sign indicates that a library is located nearby.

Library, Outline

This sign indicates that a library is located nearby.

This sign indicates that a library is located nearby.

Library, Silhouette

This sign indicates that a library is located nearby.

Two young girls looking through a stack of magazines.

Magazine Pile

Two young girls looking through a stack of magazines.

An illustration of a man wearing a bonnet and a woman sitting at a desk reading a paper.

Man & Woman Reading Paper

An illustration of a man wearing a bonnet and a woman sitting at a desk reading a paper.

An illustration of a man and woman reading a letter.

Man and Woman Reading

An illustration of a man and woman reading a letter.

An illustration of a man and woman sitting at the table reading.

Man and Woman Reading

An illustration of a man and woman sitting at the table reading.

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

Man Lassoing Book

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

Man standing and reading a book.

Man reading

Man standing and reading a book.

An illustration of a older man reading a large book set upon a stand on a table.

Man Reading Book

An illustration of a older man reading a large book set upon a stand on a table.

An illustration of a young man sitting on a fence reading a book aloud and using a noise instrument.

Man Reading Book

An illustration of a young man sitting on a fence reading a book aloud and using a noise instrument.

An illustration of a man reading a book.

Man Reading Book

An illustration of a man reading a book.

An illustration of a man reading while in bed.

Man Reading in Bed

An illustration of a man reading while in bed.