Reading Images and Photos

Looking for reading pictures for your next project? Burst has curated royalty-free photos related to reading. All photos are in HD format and free to download

hands resting on open book

Hands Resting On Open Book


young man enjoying a magazine in the sun

Young Man Enjoying A Magazine In The Sun


man sits on a rock by the water and reading his book

Man Sits On A Rock By The Water And Reading His Book


woman kicks back with book and coffee

Woman Kicks Back With Book And Coffee


novel lays on a pink background with a tulip on side it

Novel Lays On A Pink Background With A Tulip On Side It


person sits on rocks and reads a novel in white shirt

Person Sits On Rocks And Reads A Novel In White Shirt


sunlight on the pages of an open book

Sunlight On The Pages Of An Open Book


flatlay of a open book surrounded by fresh fruit on white silk

Flatlay Of A Open Book Surrounded By Fresh Fruit On White Silk


embossed leather-bound bible

Embossed Leather-Bound Bible


wooden table with a book and drinks

Wooden Table With A Book And Drinks


woman sits at a wooden table and holds a book

Woman Sits At A Wooden Table And Holds A Book


wooden table with latte and open book with glasses

Wooden Table With Latte And Open Book With Glasses


leatherbound book shut by a metal clasp

Leatherbound Book Shut By A Metal Clasp


novel lays open on dark blue linen fabric

Novel Lays Open On Dark Blue Linen Fabric


photo in first person perspective of a person reading a novel

Photo In First Person Perspective Of A Person Reading A Novel


pair of hands hold a big book

Pair Of Hands Hold A Big Book


woman stands in her kitchen with a book in hand

Woman Stands In Her Kitchen With A Book In Hand


aged leather-bound book with yellowing pages

Aged Leather-Bound Book With Yellowing Pages


reader traces verse in weathered bible

Reader Traces Verse In Weathered Bible


a picnic outdoors with a novel fresh figs and chocolate

A Picnic Outdoors With A Novel Fresh Figs And Chocolate


books bound together with twine on a white cloth

Books Bound Together With Twine On A White Cloth


woman in straw hat on a wooden log reading a book

Woman In Straw Hat On A Wooden Log Reading A Book


fanned out book pages against a pink background

Fanned Out Book Pages Against A Pink Background


flatlay of hardcover books and colorful flowers

Flatlay Of Hardcover Books And Colorful Flowers


person in white stands reading a novel by a brick wall

Person In White Stands Reading A Novel By A Brick Wall


book lays open with a fresh fig resting in the middle

Book Lays Open With A Fresh Fig Resting In The Middle


book lays open next to purple cateye sunglasses

Book Lays Open Next To Purple Cateye Sunglasses


woman reading looks at the camera over her shoulder

Woman Reading Looks At The Camera Over Her Shoulder


pink tulips on a glass jar on top of a stack of books

Pink Tulips On A Glass Jar On Top Of A Stack Of Books


a stack of hardcover books outdoors with glasses

A Stack Of Hardcover Books Outdoors With Glasses


two people read a book sitting on a couch

Two People Read A Book Sitting On A Couch


person in grey sweater holds a book open turning the page

Person In Grey Sweater Holds A Book Open Turning The Page


stack of hardcover books on a red armchair

Stack Of Hardcover Books On A Red Armchair


cozied up with a good book

Cozied Up With A Good Book


person holds an interior design book on their lap

Person Holds An Interior Design Book On Their Lap


young girl flipping pages of a book

Young Girl Flipping Pages Of A Book


the gilded pages on antique book

The Gilded Pages On Antique Book


two people read and watch television

Two People Read And Watch Television


hands hold a novel and turn the page

Hands Hold A Novel And Turn The Page


close up of a stack of books

Close Up Of A Stack Of Books


woman sits outdoors and reads a novel on a fallen log

Woman Sits Outdoors And Reads A Novel On A Fallen Log


leather-bound book open on table

Leather-Bound Book Open On Table


two hands hold a book open to read

Two Hands Hold A Book Open To Read


upright leatherbound bible

Upright Leatherbound Bible


woman and man share a book

Woman And Man Share A Book


woman reading a book while man looks over

Woman Reading A Book While Man Looks Over


two people sit and look at a book

Two People Sit And Look At A Book


torso of a person reading a large book in a red armchair

Torso Of A Person Reading A Large Book In A Red Armchair


person in all white reads a book sitting in a window

Person In All White Reads A Book Sitting In A Window


brown dog curled up on a couch next to a person

Brown Dog Curled Up On A Couch Next To A Person


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How to find great reading images

There are plenty of times when a project might demand images of someone reading. We learn to read as children as a pathway to knowledge, education, and freedom, and almost all of us read something every single day. This means that there’s ton of great reading pictures available on Burst for you to choose from — it’s just a matter of narrowing in on the perfect photos for you.

Most reading photos will include at least one subject with an open book or device, and this person will have a big impact on the picture’s style. Keep in mind that your audience may consistent of younger readers, as well as older ones. Many readers enjoy using this relaxing technique as light-hearted or calming relief, while others may prefer to read poems, abstract fiction, or the news online. In a professional setting or at college, people may be pictured reading in groups — discussing a topic collaboratively as they learn more about it. Oftentimes however, reading is completely solitary. Many readers prefer to curl up at home or find comfort in a library, a coffee shop, or on public transportation while they browse the internet. You’ll find pics of people reading on the subway as they commute through major cities or celebrating time off work by diving into a good story on the beach. Your options when it comes to finding great pictures of readers are nearly endless.

Explore the content from our Burst contributors until you find just what you were looking for. With thousands of royalty-free HD images, you’ll enjoy scrolling through images of people reading as you reminisce about your own favorite books. Once you find the right photo, you can download it for free and start using it right away — it’s that easy.