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35 Cute And Funny Reading T-Shirts Perfect For Gifting

35 Cute And Funny Reading T-Shirts Perfect For Gifting

The holidays are fast approaching which means it’s time to start making a list (and checking it twice!). Find the perfect gift for all the book lovers on your list with this unique collection of reading t-shirts.

Funny t-shirts about reading

Ready to get the conversation started or just bring a smile to their day? These funny t-shirts about reading are bound to be a hit wherever they go.

1. Read Like a Girl

Perfect for the book-loving feminist in your life, this t-shirt features 3/4 sleeves in a comfortable raglan style.

read like a girl shirt

2. So Many Books, So Little Time!

The Pigeon says it best. If you can’t decide which book to crack open next, this shirt is for you.

Available in unisex and women’s sizes.

so many books shirt

3. Book Nerd

It’s a reading t-shirt that will delight any book nerd you know!

Find even more ways to flaunt the book nerd pride with our socks, enamel pin, and hoodie.

book nerd shirt

4. Let’s Hang and Read

Hang around and grab a book! This adorable sloth will put a smile on your face.

Get it in women's or unisex, with plus-size options available.

sloth reading shirt

 

5. Bookstores and Cats

Life is sweet when you cuddle up to your feline friend with a good book.

Available in unisex and women’s sizes.

bookstore and cats shirt

 

6. The Harry Potter Alliance shirt

Books turn muggles into wizards. Show your love for all things Harry Potter with this classic t-shirt.

muggles shirt

7. Fight Evil, Read Books

Designed in collaboration with Pantheon Books for Comic-Con 2019, this tee will help you fight evil (or dog-eared pages) wherever you go.

Also available in unisex and women’s sizes.

fight evil read books shirt

8. I Like Big Books

Big Bird tells it like it is! If you like big books, grab this v-neck t-shirt today.

Available in unisex and women’s sizes.

big bird reading shirt

9. Velocireader

Got a voracious appetite for books? This tee is for you.

Also, books and dinosaurs? What could be better?

velocireader shirt

 

10. Fight Evil, Read Books 2017

From Comic-Con 2017, this Pantheon Books collaboration will rescue any book reader in a tricky situation.

Available in unisex and women’s sizes.

fight evil read books shirt

11. Punk Rock Authors

From Jane Austen to Oscar Wilde, imagine your literary favorites as the rebellious rockers they truly were.

Get it in women’s or unisex, with plus-size options available.

punk rock authors shirt

Library t-shirts

The book lovers in your life always have a soft spot for the library. Give the gift of library love with one of these t-shirts from our collection.

12. Vintage Library Stamp

Show off your love for the library with this vintage library stamp inspired shirt, in multiple options. 

library stamp shirt

13. When in Doubt, Go to the Library

Fans of Hermione Granger know this all too well: a trip to the library can help you solve any mystery.

Get it in women’s or unisex, with plus-size and kids’ options too.

when in doubt shirt

14. Yoda Star Wars READ

Our Star Wars Yoda tee comes straight from those vintage library READ posters.

Get it in women’s or unisex, with kids’ options available.

yoda reads shirt

15. ISBN Thinking of You

Say “I love you” to your favorite bookworm with this adorable tee.

Available in unisex (and as a tote bag!).

library valentines day shirt

16. Library Card Pocket

Always keep you library card close to your heart with this unique bookish design.

Available in unisex and women’s sizes.

library card pocket shirt

17. This is How We Roll

You’ll officially be designated the best gift giver when your friend unwraps this t-shirt. Nothing better than rolling a cart full of books through the stacks!

Available in unisex and women’s sizes.

this is how we roll shirt

Classic literary t-shirts

A classic novel always stays with readers. Find their favorites among our line of literary t-shirts for book lovers.

18. A Tale of Two Cities

From the original 1961 cover, fans of the Charles Dickens classic will embrace the “best of times” with this tee.

Available in unisex and women’s sizes.

a tale of two cities shirt

19. Death of a Salesman

This tee features art from Arthur Miller's Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning play, a must-have for any fan of Death of a Salesman.

death of a salesman shirt

20. Little Women

A special piece from the gorgeous Puffin in Bloom collection, Little Women art is featured in a beautiful way on this relaxed fit t-shirt.

Available in unisex and women’s sizes.

little women shirt

21. Anne of Green Gables

Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables is a classic story, beloved by readers of all ages. This is the perfect gift for your kindred spirits.

Available in unisex and women’s sizes.

anne of green gables shirt

22. Paddington

Pack your marmalade sandwich and throw on this adorable t-shirt dedicated to everyone’s favorite fictional bear, Paddington.

Available in unisex and women’s sizes.

paddington shirt

Book cover t-shirts

They say not to judge a book by its cover, but some covers are just as iconic as the stories themselves. Check out our collection of book cover t-shirts.

23. American Gods

Share your love for Neil Gaiman’s fantasy classic with this relaxed fit t-shirt, available in sizes XS-3XL.

american gods shirt

24. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Long before it was a movie, readers fell in love with the first book in Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series.

Available in unisex and women’s sizes.

girl with dragon tattoo shirt

25. The House on Mango Street

The House on Mango Street is a coming-of-age classic by Sandra Cisneros. This t-shirt celebrates the enduring power of Cisneros' story with art from the 25th anniversary edition cover.

Available in unisex and women’s sizes.

house on mango street shirt

26. Little Golden Books shirts

From Scuffy the Tugboat to The Poky Little Puppy, everyone has a favorite when it comes to the Little Golden Books series. These shirts are sweet and iconic, perfect for any reader or teacher.

Available in unisex and women’s sizes.

little golden books shirt

27. The Haunting of Hill House

Celebrate the classic that defined a genre with a shirt featuring new cover art for Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House.

haunting of hill house shirt

28. Song of Solomon

This classic tale by Toni Morrison was a major contributor to her 1993 Nobel Prize in literature. Show off the 1977 first edition cover in this t-shirt.

Available in unisex and women’s sizes.

song of solomon shirt

Reading t-shirts for kids

Looking for a gift for the little ones in your life? We have the perfect reading t-shirts for kids that celebrate their favorite stories, available in a range of sizes and styles.

29. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Getting this t-shirt will feel just like finding a golden ticket! The shirt features art from the classic Quentin Blake illustrations.

Also available in adult unisex and women’s sizes.

charlie and the chocolate factory shirt

30. Dragons Love Books

Based on Adam Rubin’s Dragons Love Tacos, any little reader will eat this up. Turns out, dragons love books, too.

Also available in women's or unisex, with baby options available.

dragons love books shirt

31. Elmo Loves Books

He’s ticklish and sweet! Celebrate 50 years of Sesame Street with this Elmo Loves Books tee.

Also available in women's or unisex, with baby options available.

elmo reading shirt

32. I’ll Eat You Up

Maurice Sendak captivated readers in Where the Wild Things Are. Let them release their own wild rumpus in this cute reading t-shirt.

Also available in adult unisex and women’s sizes.

where the wild things are kids shirt

33. Fight Evil, Read Books

In collaboration with Pantheon Books, this kids’ t-shirt will give any child the boost of bravery needed to fight evil with a good book!

fight evil read books shirt

34. Elephant & Piggie

From the American Library Association's READ campaign, encourage your kids to read with Elephant & Piggie.

You can also get it in women’s or unisex, with baby and plus-size options available.

elephant and piggie kids shirt

35. Everyone Poops

True story: kids love potty talk. This t-shirt pays tribute to the English translation of Minna Unchi, a Japanese children's book.

Also available in adult unisex and women’s sizes, with baby options available.

everyone poops shirt

New t-shirts for book lovers

Looking for a gift for a reader who is always on trend? Check out our new t-shirts for book lovers that are always looking for the latest and greatest styles.

Out of Print products make perfect gifts. Our pieces are designed for readers of all ages. And, with every purchase, you help us make a difference. Since 2010, Out of Print has donated over three million books to communities in need.

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