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 prints for 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. 1 Langston Hughes Quote Print Langston Hughes, $24, Obvious State 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. 2 'The Little Prince' Print The Little Prince, $24, Litographs Litographs is another great spot for bookish art. It has posters, bags, and shirts with entire books printed on them, like this adorable print of the Little Prince on his home planet. 3 Harry Potter 'Adventure' Print Adventure, $45, Pottermore
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. 4 A Plotting of Fiction Genres A Plotting of Fiction Genres, $29, Pop Chart Lab
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. 5 Part-Poet, Part-Wolf Pendant Part Poet part wolf, $40, Rayo & Honey 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. 6 'Pride and Prejudice' Print Pride and Prejudice, $24, Litograph
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. 7 'An Unexpected Delivery' Print An Unexpected Delivery, $25, Pottermore
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. 8 A Visual Compendium of Typewriters 9 "Too Fond of Books" Print "She is Too Fond of Quotes" Print, $26, Bookishly
Don't have a ton of free wall space? You can still display this lovely floral mini-print of a Louisa May Alcott quote, which reads: "She is too found of books, and it has turned her brain."
10 Zora Neale Hurston Quote Print Zora Neale Hurston, $24, Obvious State
This print from Obvious State weaves the image of author Zora Neale Hurston into a sea and moon-scape, illustrating her quote: "And the moon breaks the heart of the ocean."
12 USA Literary Map USA Literary Map, $15, The Literary Gift Company
For a crash course in American lit, pick up this beautifully designed map of American authors. You could use this map to plan your next all-American reading list or even your next cross-country trip.
13 Gryffindor Common Room Print Gryffindor Common Room, $25, Pottermore
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.
14 'The Great Gatsby' Print 15 'Wuthering Heights' Art Print Wuthering Heights, $118, Penguin Books
For an even more old-school book cover look, splurge on one of these vintage Penguin covers. It just doesn't get more classic than that awkwardly dancing Penguin logo.
17 100 Essential Novels Scratch-Off Chart 100 Essential Novels Scratch-Off Chart, $35, Pop Chart Lab
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).