The Books and Reading ClipArt gallery offers 143 illustrations associated with books, such as books being read, studying, libraries, and bookplates. See the Bookmaking gallery for illustrations of the bookmaking process.

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 and a boy reading a book.

Reading

A girl and a boy reading a book.

A girl sitting on a bench reading a storybook.

Reading

A girl sitting on a bench reading a storybook.

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 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.

"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.

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.