Buying a book for a book lover is surprisingly fraught territory. Sure, you may think that they haven't read this one yet, but you can never know for sure. You don't know if you're buying the right edition or the correct cover variant.But all book lovers, from the literary snobs to the library fiends to the people who dog ear their pages, love a good literary art print.
With wall art, you can declare your love of books without cramming anything else into those overstuffed bookshelves. Here are some gorgeous art printsfor people who love books, because sometimes an art print is worth several thousand words.
These prints range from tastefully rendered book quotes to vintage book covers. There are minimalist interpretations of literature, full-on illustrations of book scenes, and even entire books reprinted on one single poster. There's a print out there for everyone. And now your bedroom, office, or vast library wing can be lined with beautiful, bookish art. It's a tragic fact of reality that book lovers can't read books every second of every day, but this wall art will remind you of your favorite reads even when you don't have time to read them.
Obvious State should be everyone's first stop for literary art prints, because its collection is simply stunning. This Langston Hughes quote is illustrated with a striking silhouette of one man's soul growing ever deeper.
Yeah, I know you've read other books, but at the end of the day we're all just a bunch of nostalgic Potterheads. This illustration of the "Adventure" quote from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will make you smile fondly and then cry about Dumbledore all over again.
If you like your wall art to also be somewhat educational, this is the print for you. With this poster, you can peruse the tangled web of literary genres, from Lord of the Rings to Bridget Jones' Diary and back again.
Rayo & Honey offers wall pendants emblazoned with inspiring slogans, like "Read Write Repeat" or "Part Poet Part Wolf." Hang this above your favorite reading or writing spot to feel just a little fiercer when you pick up a pen.
For Austen fans, enjoy a cup of tea and a session of restrained flirtation while admiring your new Pride and Prejudice art print. And yes—the entire book is printed on this piece, albeit in very fine print.
Stun your house guests with this beautiful print of Hagrid delivering the wee baby Harry Potter to the home of his negligent aunt and uncle. It's a vividly captured illustration of one of the most iconic moments in the series.
Curl up by the fire and make any room as cozy as the Gryffindor Common Room with this warm and welcoming print. Or, if you're looking for something danker, Pottermore offers a print of Slytherin Common Room as well.
We try not to judge books by their covers, but let's be honest: there's a lot of beautiful cover art out there. The Literary Gift Company offers art prints of a number of classic book covers, including the creepy floating eyes of The Great Gatsby.
If you want art that you can interact with, you need this chart. For every novel you read, you scratch off the gold foil and reveal a new detail on the cover. Use this chart as a giant TBR list, or go ahead and scratch off covers at your own whim (I won't stop you).