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.

An illustration of a man reading a Valentine's Day letter.

Man Reading Letter

An illustration of a man reading a Valentine's Day letter.

An illustration of a man sitting at a table reading a newspaper.

Man Reading Newspaper

An illustration of a man sitting at a table reading a newspaper.

An illustration of a man reading a newspaper while standing.

Man Reading Newspaper

An illustration of a man reading a newspaper while standing.

A cartoon of a man reading a newspaper, with a fishing pole laying next to him.

Man Reading Newspaper Next to Fishing Pole

A cartoon of a man reading a newspaper, with a fishing pole laying next to him.

An illustration of a man sitting at a desk reading papers.

Man Reading Papers at Desk

An illustration of a man sitting at a desk reading papers.

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…

Three puppies looking at a book.

Puppies

Three puppies looking at a book.

A girl sitting on a bench reading a storybook.

Reading

A girl sitting on a bench reading a storybook.

A girl and a boy reading a book.

Reading

A girl and a boy reading a book.

A girl looking out the window as a book sits on the sill.

Reading at Window

A girl looking out the window as a book sits on the sill.

A decorative banner of two girls reading on a couch.

Reading Banner

A decorative banner of two girls reading on a couch.

A decorative banner of boys reading by the fireplace.

Reading Banner

A decorative banner of boys reading by the fireplace.

A girl sitting at a window reading a book. There is an apple beside her.

Girl Reading

A girl sitting at a window reading a book. There is an apple beside her.

A woman sits at a desk near a window to read a large folded piece of paper, She is holding one hand to her forehead, suggesting perhaps that she is tired or enervated by the contents of the paper.

Woman Reading

A woman sits at a desk near a window to read a large folded piece of paper, She is holding one hand…

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.

"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.

Otto of the Silver Hand is a novel that was written and illustrated by Howard Pyle. The novel is about the dark ages and centers around the life of Otto, the son of a German warlord.

Otto of the Silver Hand

Otto of the Silver Hand is a novel that was written and illustrated by Howard Pyle. The novel is about…

Sister reading to her brother.

Sister Reading

Sister reading to her brother.

An English writer who is well-known for her romantic friendship with Anna Seward.

Honora Sneyd

An English writer who is well-known for her romantic friendship with Anna Seward.

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.

A mother reading to her son

Story Time

A mother reading to her son

Seven children reading a story on the lawn

Story Time

Seven children reading a story on the lawn

A boy studying at a desk.

Studying

A boy studying at a desk.

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.

A tutor is seated in a chair as he talks to his young female student. The tutor is wearing pince-nez style glasses and gesturing with his left hand to make a point. Perhaps he is admonishing the young girl because she has her head tilted down and looks sad. The girl holds a book, while other books are strewn on the floor.

Girl with Tutor

A tutor is seated in a chair as he talks to his young female student. The tutor is wearing pince-nez…

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…

"Reading a Volumen, or Roll." — Quackenbos, 1882

Volumen

"Reading a Volumen, or Roll." — Quackenbos, 1882

An illustration of a woman reading a book.

Woman & Book

An illustration of a woman reading a book.

An elderly woman reading a large book.

Woman Reading

An elderly woman reading a large book.

An adult woman with braided hair reading a book.

Woman Reading

An adult woman with braided hair reading a book.

An illustration of a woman reading.

Woman Reading

An illustration of a woman reading.