15 Pinterest Boards for Book Lovers

What can book lovers find on Pinterest? The better question is what can’t book lovers find on Pinterest? From children’s book maps to bookmobiles to book spine poetry, you can find it on Pinterest! Here are 15 exceptionally entertaining Pinterest boards for you to explore.

Edible Books

1. Edibles – Somers Library

Notable Pins: Where the Wild Things Are cupcakes, 3 phenomenal Alice in Wonderland tiered cakes, Olivia cookies and a lovely Olivia cake, and Mo Willem’s pigeon cake pops!

Book Art

2. Book Art — Missoula Public Library

Notable Pins: A bathtub made of books, a book maze, sculptures created by carving books, and a stunning book dress.

Maps From Children’s Books

3. Kidlit Maps – CBC Book

Notable Pins: Maps of the 100 Acre Woods, the Land of Oz, Hogwarts and more.

Book Spine Poetry

4. 2012 Book Spine Poetry – 100 Scope Notes

Notable Pins: Book spine poetry!…Need I say more?

Bookish Fashion

5. Worn Any Good Books Lately? – Wendi Kaufman

Notable Pins: Where the Wild Things Are Vans…and Keds, slippers, pajamas and a t-shirt, a Dr. Seuss charm bracelet, a Harold and the Purple Crayon t-shirt and literary tights.


6. Bookmobiles – American Libraries Magazine

Notable Pins: 253 bookmobiles from around the world, including this picture of the Los Angeles Public Library’s mobile library for the sick from 1928. Viva la bookmobile!

Children’s Book Illustrations

7. Bookworm – Brad Jacobson

Notable Pins: 1,000+ children’s book illustrations, with a focus on vintage children’s literature. This illustration is from Tales of the Ballet by Alice and Martin Provensen.

Kidlit Destinations

8. Kidlit Destinations – CBC Book

Notable Pins: Moomin’s World (i.e. Muumimaailma) in Naantali, Finland; the Dr. Seuss National Memorial in Springfield, Massachusetts (US); Harry Potter Wizarding World in Osaka, Japan; and the duckling statues from Make Way for Ducklings in Boston, Massachusetts (US).


9. Bookmarks – Happy Batatinha

Notable Pins: Links to a variety of free printable bookmarks and bookmark-making tutorials…including instructions for making this lovely origami heart bookmark.

Edible Books

10. Edible Books – Playing by the Book

Notable Pins: A typewriter turned waffle iron, a 7-tiered superhero cake, an edible Green Eggs and Ham book made of green eggs and ham, and numerous cakes and snacks inspired by The Very Hungry Caterpillar.


11. Mobile Libraries Around the World – The Book Bus

Notable Pins: A camel library in Kenya, a tank turned library in Argentina, a book barge in the UK, an elephant library in Thailand and other unexpected mobile libraries bringing books to people all around the world.

Reading Nooks

12. Reading Nooks – Delightful Children’s Books

Notable Pins: Closets turned reading nooks, DIY shelving and tents, beautiful built-ins and lots of inspiration for creating your own reading nook.

Book Art

13. Book Art – Omaha Public Library

Notable Pins: “Hibernation” by Raquel Marin, book stilletos, a gorgeous carved wooden book, and “It’s raining books!” installation art.

Bookish Quotes

14. Bookish Quotes and Such – Tattered Cover Bookstore

Notable Pins:

“Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.”                                       -Emilie Buchwald

“What you read when you don’t have to determines what you will be when you can’t help it.” -Oscar Wilde

“You’ve got a right to read. Don’t blow it.” -National Book Committee Inc.

“We read to know that we are not alone.” -C.S. Lewis

“So please, oh please, we beg, we pray; Go throw your tv set away; And in its place you can install; A lovely bookshelf on the wall.” -Roald Dahl

Children’s Book Illustrations

15. Petra Brown

Notable Pins: 224 Pinterest boards (thus far) each dedicated to a different children’s illustrator: Alice and Martin Provensen, Aliki Brandenberg, Arnold Lobel, Art Seiden…

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15 Responses to 15 Pinterest Boards for Book Lovers

  1. Anonymous says:

    What I would really like is one of those waffle makers that make books
    It would be so cool!
    I could eat all the pages that I’ve read , until I finish reading the book!

  2. Anonymous says:

    I love reading books !

  3. Caroline says:

    A delight to the eyes, heart and mind

    • Tobi says:

      Thank Karleen for the great information on Pinterest. After much recsareh today it seems on the more effective ways to market yourself on Pinterest is to host contests. Better Homes and Gardens has a great example of a contest they are running and I plan to use it as a model to launch my own in a few days. I will let you know how it goes!Professor Scott

  4. Leanne says:

    This is a goldmine!! Thank you!

  5. What a great idea for a post. I’m having so much funny looking through all of them. Thanks for the great ideas.

  6. Ellen says:

    Thanks so very much! I followed them all.

  7. PragmaticMom says:

    Thanks for the Pinterest board links. Following them all. I submitted a few of my own that I hope you will consider for your directory. Thanks!

  8. Michelle D. says:

    Have you every come across literature based nature study ideas? That would interest me greatly since I love books and I teach a nature study class.

  9. Zoe says:

    Oh my word! What a brilliant post! I think I am about to lose a LOT of time here…

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