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.

"Rosetta Stone is the name given to a stone found near the Rosetta mouth of the Nile by a French engineer in 1798. It is a tablet of basalt, with an inscription of the year 136 B. C., during the reign of Ptolemy Epiphanes. The inscription is in hieroglyphic, in demotic, and in Greek. It was deciphered by Dr. Young, and formed the key to the reading of the hieroglyphic characters. It was captured by the English on the defeat of the French forces in Egypt, and is now kept in the British Museum."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Rosetta Stone

"Rosetta Stone is the name given to a stone found near the Rosetta mouth of the Nile by a French engineer…

Grouping of ancient scrolls, writing pens, and inkstand.

Ancient Scrolls

Grouping of ancient scrolls, writing pens, and inkstand.

Still life arrangement including a globe, telescope, book, right angle, rolled map, and dividers.

Still Life with Globe and Telescope

Still life arrangement including a globe, telescope, book, right angle, rolled map, and dividers.

An illustration of a table with a pile of books on top.

Table with Books

An illustration of a table with a pile of books on top.

The anti-slavery novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe was published in 1852 and had an effect on the view of slavery.

Uncle Tom's Cabin

The anti-slavery novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe was published in 1852 and had an effect on the view…