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

two hands hold a book open to read

Two Hands Hold A Book Open To Read


person in grey sweater holds a book open turning the page

Person In Grey Sweater Holds A Book Open Turning The Page


person dangles hair over gilded tome

Person Dangles Hair Over Gilded Tome


embossed leather bible held vertical

Embossed Leather Bible Held Vertical


woman quietly reads a book under a tall tree

Woman Quietly Reads A Book Under A Tall Tree


wet glass with a person reading behind it

Wet Glass With A Person Reading Behind It


a person holding an open novel in black and white

A Person Holding An Open Novel In Black And White


a young girl flips the page

A Young Girl Flips The Page


large window with books and tables inside

Large Window With Books And Tables Inside


a stack of hardcover books outdoors with glasses

A Stack Of Hardcover Books Outdoors With Glasses


small puppy sits on a comfy white blanket

Small Puppy Sits On A Comfy White Blanket


leatherbound spine on embossed bible

Leatherbound Spine On Embossed Bible


small puppy curls up next to person reading

Small Puppy Curls Up Next To Person Reading


person relaxing reading a large coffee table book

Person Relaxing Reading A Large Coffee Table Book


person sits cross legged reading a large book

Person Sits Cross Legged Reading A Large Book


woman is sitting under a tree reading on a breezy day

Woman Is Sitting Under A Tree Reading On A Breezy Day


brown dog curled up on a couch next to a person

Brown Dog Curled Up On A Couch Next To A Person


white mug coaster sits on a grey blanket

White Mug Coaster Sits On A Grey Blanket


looking down at hand holding a book with puppy

Looking Down At Hand Holding A Book With Puppy


woman stands in her kitchen with a book in hand

Woman Stands In Her Kitchen With A Book In Hand


person sits reading a large coffee book

Person Sits Reading A Large Coffee Book


person reading next to a puppy on a wool blanket

Person Reading Next To A Puppy On A Wool Blanket


A Book Laying Open On A Patterned Blanket Under Parasol

A Book Laying Open On A Patterned Blanket Under Parasol


flatlay of a picnic in the shadow of a lace umbrella

Flatlay Of A Picnic In The Shadow Of A Lace Umbrella


torso of a person in white shirt reading a novel

Torso Of A Person In White Shirt Reading A Novel


person stands by a brick wall and holds a book open

Person Stands By A Brick Wall And Holds A Book Open


person holds open an interior design book

Person Holds Open An Interior Design Book


frame filled with open novels showing their text

Frame Filled With Open Novels Showing Their Text


person reads a book photo

Person Reads A Book Photo


person holds a book open against their legs

Person Holds A Book Open Against Their Legs


stack of books with a pair of glasses on top

Stack Of Books With A Pair Of Glasses On Top


person reads a novel and is getting ready to turn the page

Person Reads A Novel And Is Getting Ready To Turn The Page


mug on a grey bed with a person reading out of focus

Mug On A Grey Bed With A Person Reading Out Of Focus


woman sits against a tree trunk and reads a book

Woman Sits Against A Tree Trunk And Reads A Book


person holds a novel open and reads

Person Holds A Novel Open And Reads


person sits in a room and reads a book

Person Sits In A Room And Reads A Book


books bound together with twine on a white cloth

Books Bound Together With Twine On A White Cloth


woman sits by the water and holds a novel open

Woman Sits By The Water And Holds A Novel Open


stack of books and a yoga mat

Stack Of Books And A Yoga Mat


woman stands in her kitchen reading a book

Woman Stands In Her Kitchen Reading A Book


plate of summer fruit with drink and an open book

Plate Of Summer Fruit With Drink And An Open Book


the side of a large old book showing text

The Side Of A Large Old Book Showing Text


flatlay of painting supplies and books with dried flowers

Flatlay Of Painting Supplies And Books With Dried Flowers


Handwritten Cookbook Lays Open To The Cake Section In A Wooden Surface

Handwritten Cookbook Lays Open On A Wooden Surface


woman reads a book outdoors in front of green leaves

Woman Reads A Book Outdoors In Front Of Green Leaves


fanned out book pages against a pink background

Fanned Out Book Pages Against A Pink Background


woman sits and reads a book by the rocky shore

Woman Sits And Reads A Book By The Rocky Shore


book lays open with food and drink and a summer hat

Book Lays Open With Food And Drink And A Summer Hat


woman sits on a stone surface and reads a hardcover book

Woman Sits On A Stone Surface And Reads A Hardcover Book


woman works on her laptop on a wooden bench outdoors

Woman Works On Her Laptop On A Wooden Bench Outdoors


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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.