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 hold a book over striped pants

Hands Hold A Book Over Striped Pants


woman outdoors smiles while reading outdoors

Woman Outdoors Smiles While Reading Outdoors


person sits in front of a wall lined with potted plants

Person Sits In Front Of A Wall Lined With Potted Plants


close up of an open novel in a persons hand

Close Up Of An Open Novel In A Persons Hand


purple retro sunglasses lay on a open novel in the sunshine

Purple Retro Sunglasses Lay On A Open Novel In The Sunshine


person holds a book and flips through the pages

Person Holds A Book And Flips Through The Pages


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 their novel sitting on a sandy beach

Person Reads Their Novel Sitting On A Sandy Beach


person reading with the book open on their lap

Person Reading With The Book Open On Their Lap


person and book held in front of their face

Person And Book Held In Front Of Their Face


soft pink flower of a tulip holds place in a book

Soft Pink Flower Of A Tulip Holds Place In A Book


persons torso in a green shirt reads a hardcover novel

Persons Torso In A Green Shirt Reads A Hardcover Novel


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 reads her book sitting on a wooden log on the beach

Woman Reads Her Book Sitting On A Wooden Log On The Beach


person holds a large book on their lap and reads

Person Holds A Large Book On Their Lap And Reads


soft petals of a tulip rest on a books pages

Soft Petals Of A Tulip Rest On A Books Pages


person reads a novel on the sandy beach by a tree

Person Reads A Novel On The Sandy Beach By A Tree


woman sits on a bench outdoors with a book smiling

Woman Sits On A Bench Outdoors With A Book Smiling


profile of a woman reading a book

Profile Of A Woman Reading A Book


torso of a person holding a large book on their lap

Torso Of A Person Holding A Large Book On Their Lap


person bathed in golden light stands and reads a book

Person Bathed In Golden Light Stands And Reads A Book


person stands on a pier and reads a book

Person Stands On A Pier And Reads A Book


over the shoulder of a person reading a book

Over The Shoulder Of A Person Reading A Book


woman reads a book on a bench outdoors

Woman Reads A Book On A Bench Outdoors


person sits with a large book in their lap in the dark

Person Sits With A Large Book In Their Lap In The Dark


person in a floral dress holds a large book open

Person In A Floral Dress Holds A Large Book Open


woman holds a book and sits on rocks by the water

Woman Holds A Book And Sits On Rocks By The Water


torso of a person in a red sweater holding open a book

Torso Of A Person In A Red Sweater Holding Open A Book


woman dressed in all white sits against a wall to read a book

Woman Dressed In All White Sits Against A Wall To Read A Book


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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.