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

close up of a stack of books

Close Up Of A Stack Of Books


camera looks down at a persons afternoon summer picnic

Camera Looks Down At A Persons Afternoon Summer Picnic


woman reads a novel in her kitchen

Woman Reads A Novel In Her Kitchen


flatlay of notebooks a ribbon and a wax seal

Flatlay Of Notebooks A Ribbon And A Wax Seal


a colorful stack of books and glasses

A Colorful Stack Of Books And Glasses


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

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


book lays open next to purple cateye sunglasses

Book Lays Open Next To Purple Cateye Sunglasses


photo in first person perspective of a person reading a novel

Photo In First Person Perspective Of A Person Reading A Novel


novel lays open on dark blue linen fabric

Novel Lays Open On Dark Blue Linen Fabric


crystal glass rests on a open novels spine

Crystal Glass Rests On A Open Novels Spine


close up of woman reading in a blue face mask

Close Up Of Woman Reading In A Blue Face Mask


woman sits under a tree and reads a book in the breeze

Woman Sits Under A Tree And Reads A Book In The Breeze


hands holding a hardcover novel

Hands Holding A Hardcover Novel


person in white stands reading a novel by a brick wall

Person In White Stands Reading A Novel By A Brick Wall


novel lays open on a blue linen blanket

Novel Lays Open On A Blue Linen Blanket


a novel lays open with a bowl of fresh figs next to it

A Novel Lays Open With A Bowl Of Fresh Figs Next To It


woman reads a book with rocks and water behind her

Woman Reads A Book With Rocks And Water Behind Her


hands hold a novel and turn the page

Hands Hold A Novel And Turn The Page


stack of hardcover books on a red armchair

Stack Of Hardcover Books On A Red Armchair


woman in straw hat on a wooden log reading a book

Woman In Straw Hat On A Wooden Log Reading A Book


person reads a novel and holds their hand to their face

Person Reads A Novel And Holds Their Hand To Their Face


woman sits at a wooden table and holds a book

Woman Sits At A Wooden Table And Holds A Book


woman reading looks at the camera over her shoulder

Woman Reading Looks At The Camera Over Her Shoulder


book lays open with a fresh fig resting in the middle

Book Lays Open With A Fresh Fig Resting In The Middle


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

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


wooden table with a book and drinks

Wooden Table With A Book And Drinks


photo of hands holding a hardcover novel

Photo Of Hands Holding A Hardcover Novel


person reading a novel on the couch

Person Reading A Novel On The Couch


person reads a book sitting in a window alcove

Person Reads A Book Sitting In A Window Alcove


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

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


hands hold a book over striped pants

Hands Hold A Book Over Striped Pants


large coffee table book on a red sofa chair

Large Coffee Table Book On A Red Sofa Chair


person sits on rocks and reads a novel in white shirt

Person Sits On Rocks And Reads A Novel In White Shirt


a picnic outdoors with a novel fresh figs and chocolate

A Picnic Outdoors With A Novel Fresh Figs And Chocolate


dark wooden table with notebooks a leaf and a yellow pen

Dark Wooden Table With Notebooks A Leaf And A Yellow Pen


black bag lays with items for school falling out of it

Black Bag Lays With Items For School Falling Out Of It


persons torso in a green shirt reads a hardcover novel

Persons Torso In A Green Shirt Reads A Hardcover Novel


backpack with books a map and tech falling out of it

Backpack With Books A Map And Tech Falling Out Of It


A Flatlay Of Plants Coffee And Open Notebook

A Flatlay Of Plants Coffee And Open Notebook


woman outdoors smiles while reading outdoors

Woman Outdoors Smiles While Reading Outdoors


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

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


glass with a pink drink in it on a white plate

Glass With A Pink Drink In It On A White Plate


person reading with the book open on their lap

Person Reading With The Book Open On Their Lap


close up of a leather bound book

Close Up Of A Leather Bound Book


woman sits outdoors and reads a novel on a fallen log

Woman Sits Outdoors And Reads A Novel On A Fallen Log


woman holds a book open and looks at the camera

Woman Holds A Book Open And Looks At The Camera


looking down at a stack of books on a red sofa chair

Looking Down At A Stack Of Books On A Red Sofa Chair


woman in glasses reads a novel by the water

Woman In Glasses Reads A Novel By The Water


torso of a person holding a large book on their lap

Torso Of A Person Holding A Large Book On Their Lap


drink on a plate with a book behind it

Drink On A Plate With A Book Behind It


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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.