45+ Book Jokes That Are Real Page Turners

Joan Agie
Dec 12, 2023 By Joan Agie
Originally Published on Oct 15, 2020
Fact-checked by Isobel Murphy
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Ever felt that delightful crinkle in your heart, like the sound of turning to the first page of a brand-new book? Imagine blending that with a hearty chuckle! Yes, you're about to dive deep into the world of books, but with a splash of humor on the side.

Before you begin, did you know there are over 130 million books floating around out there? But as much as you might adore immersing yourself in epic tales and enchanting narratives, surely every voracious reader needs a chuckle break at some point.

If you love a good giggle as much as a captivating storyline, check out this cream-of-the-crop collection of the most hilarious, rib-tickling book-themed jokes out there. Take a dive into this whirlwind of book puns and jokes featuring witty reading and literature-themed zingers that promise to be "unputdownable"!

Clever Jokes About Books

Who doesn't adore a heartwarming story or a thrilling adventure between the pages? But every now and then, even the most dedicated bibliophiles need a sprinkle of humor. So if you like your tales served with a side of giggles, here's a quick treat: some rip-roaring book jests and writing puns just for you.

1. Why are books so afraid of their sequels? Because they always come after them.

2. Why is a math book always unhappy? Because it has so many problems.

3. Why did the ghost keep buying so many books? Because it went through them so quickly.

4. Why should you not write a book on penguins? Because writing a book on paper is so much easier.

5. What kind of books do musicians read? Band books.

6. Why are books about mountains so interesting? Because they have so many cliffhangers.

7. What do you say to a friend whose thesaurus was stolen? Nothing, I'll be lost for words.

8. Why did the girl keep buying so many books? Because she had no shelf control.

9. What happens when you read a book about anti-gravity? It's impossible to put down.

10. Why are writers always cold? Because of all the drafts.

11. What did the writer say when his colleague encouraged him to read for inspiration? "Oh great, what a novel idea!"

12. What does reading books under the sun make you? Well red.

Library Puns And Librarian Jokes

Libraries aren't just about hushed whispers and dusty old books. They're brimming with stories, and some of them are downright hilarious!

For everyone who's ever had a secret giggle while browsing those quiet aisles, here's a treat: a compilation of the quirkiest library and librarian jokes. Check out which of these jokes can tickle your funny bone without causing a commotion.

13. What did the frog say while scanning library shelves for a good book? "Reddit, Reddit!"

14. Why did the librarian get kicked off the plane? Because it was fully booked.

15. What did the librarian say to someone who wanted to check out over 100 books? "Don't overdue it!"

16. Why did the vampire go to the library? He wanted to sink his teeth into a really good book.

17. Why didn’t the burglar break into the library? He was afraid he’d get a long sentence.

18. Where does a librarian sleep? Under the covers.

19. What does a librarian use as bait while fishing? Book worms.

20. What kind of building has the most stories? The library.

21. Why did the librarian fall down? She was in the non-friction section.

22. Why did the librarian retire? To start a new chapter in her life.

23. What did the librarian say when a library book fell on his head? "I only have my-shelf to blame!"

Great Jokes About Reading

For the bookworms who enjoy bursting into giggles, there's a whole world of reading jokes just waiting to be discovered! They're perfect if you cherish novels and tales with a side of laughter, and these zingers are bound to tickle any book lover's funny bone.

24. What's the best thing to read in the woods? Poe-tree.

25. Have you read the book about hands? It’s a real page-turner.

26. Who heard about the chemist who was reading a book about helium? He couldn't put it down.

27. Why did the Romanian stop reading for the night? To give his Bucharest.

28. Why did the dog keep running after the book? He was chasing his tale.

29. Why does an elephant use its trunk as a bookmark? So it nose where it stopped reading.

30. When is a blue book not blue? When it's read.

Funny Book Title Jokes For Kids

What happens when your favorite book titles decide to have a little fun? Well, they turn into knee-slapping, side-splitting jokes, of course! From playful spins on classic titles to punny twists that'll have you chuckling, these jokes are just what every young book enthusiast needs for a hearty laugh.

31. What book did the librarian take out for her cat?The Prince and the Paw-purr.

32. What is a vampire's favorite book? Wuthering Bites.

33. What is a bee's favorite book? The Great Gats-bee.

34. What's the best book to read whilst eating breakfast? Much Ado About Muffin.

35. What’s a comedian’s favorite book? The Pun Also Rises.

Book-Themed Knock Knock Jokes

Ever mixed the classic fun of a 'knock! knock!' joke with a dash of literary flair?

Oh, it's a match made in humor heaven! If you love a chuckle as much as a captivating chapter, here's a delightful treat: knock-knock jokes with a twist straight from the bookshelves. Open the door to hearty laughter and fun with these rib-tickling, book-themed jokes.

36. Knock! Knock!

Who's there?


Botany who?

Botany good books lately?

37. Knock! Knock!

Who's there?


Theresa who?

Theresa good book here for everyone.

38. Knock! Knock!

Who's there?


Thermos who?

Thermos be something in this book, I just can't put it down.

39. Knock! Knock!

Who's there?


Rita who?

Rita little further to find out!

40. Knock! Knock!

Who's there?


Howie who?

Howie on the same page?

One-Liner Book-Themed Jokes And Puns

Ever thought books could be comedians? Turns out, they've got a quip or two up their sleeves! Dive into this delightful collection where short and snappy meet witty and bookish.

Perfect for those who adore their tales with a touch of punny humor. Ready for a quick, chuckle-packed escapade? Let's unravel these book-themed zingers that promise to keep the laughter lines coming!

41. How have you never read Fitzgerald? You Gatsby kidding me!

42. Charlotte Brontë's writing style is such a breath of fresh Eyre.

43. Dystopian novels are so 1984, not my style at all.

44. You may think you'll never read Jane Austen, but all you need is a little Persuasion.

45. You need the write stuff to be an author. It’s not for everyone.

46. My high school music teacher was really controversial. He always had his students read band books.


Navigating the vast world of books is an adventure in itself, but isn't it great that it can also be sprinkled with a few laughs along the way? While the joy of a good read is unparalleled, mixing it with humor only magnifies the delight.

The beauty of book puns and jokes is how they marry two incredible worlds; the deep, enchanting realm of stories and the light, uplifting space of laughter.

So, whether you're a casual page-flipper or a die-hard bibliophile, don't hesitate to sprinkle a bit of jest into your literary journey.

Remember, laughter and stories both have unique magic and when combined, they're simply hard to put down. So, don't stop turning those pages, and let hearty laughter reign supreme in your friendly conversations.

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Written by Joan Agie

Bachelor of Science specializing in Human Anatomy

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Joan AgieBachelor of Science specializing in Human Anatomy

With 3+ years of research and content writing experience across several niches, especially on education, technology, and business topics. Joan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Anatomy from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria, and has worked as a researcher and writer for organizations across Nigeria, the US, the UK, and Germany. Joan enjoys meditation, watching movies, and learning new languages in her free time.

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Fact-checked by Isobel Murphy

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Isobel MurphyBachelor of Arts specializing in History

With a love for exploring cities and finding outdoor spaces to enjoy, Isobel has spent her life exploring various cities in the UK, from her hometown of Surrey to Birmingham where she studied history for three years. She is passionate about sports and enjoys watching and playing, as well as baking and spending quality time with her loved ones.

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