30 Book Puns For Your Little Bookworms

Mina Frost
Dec 12, 2023 By Mina Frost
Originally Published on Sep 25, 2020
Fact-checked by Monisha Kochhar
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If your kids love to read, then look no further than this list of the best puns about books to provide great entertainment for them!

Reading is a very good hobby for children, it will help them learn and retain knowledge. A study has even shown that regular readers may be 2 1/2 times less likely to develop dementia than those who rarely read.

It's estimated that around 500,000 to one million new books are published every year, so there's definitely something for everyone's tastes out there! Before you get going on your reading list, make some time for this list of short book puns which any avid reader is bound to like.

If you are in need of more entertainment, take a look at these lists of computer puns or cooking jokes which are bound to make the whole family laugh out loud!

Book Puns

These book and reading puns are so good, you'll wet your shelf with laughter!

1. I'm reading a book about gravity, I just can't put it down.

2. I just read a book about mazes, I got totally lost in it.

3. I'm reading a book about black holes; it really draws you in!

4. I borrowed a book written by a ghostwriter, but to be honest, it really was not that scary.

5. This mountaineering book was gripping, it ended in such a cliff hanger!

6. I need a cure for my phobias so I was going to buy a book on them, but I'm afraid it might not help me.

7. My dog started eating my book, I had to take the words out of his mouth!

8. If you're going to kill a book, you need to make sure you cover your tracks.

9. The first line of the declaration of books' rights is "All books are created sequel".

10. Don't tell a book your secrets, he'll just blurb them out!

11. I wouldn't pay attention to what this book is saying, it's lost the plot!

12. Some books are shy, it takes a while to get them to come out of their shelf.

13. A book never holds a grudge: it is always ready to turn over a new leaf.

14. My favorite studying method is boxing: I was told to hit the books!

15. I was looking for a book to teach me how to fix my car's gearbox, but the library only has manuals.

Author Puns

These author puns are original, unique, and novel - they're the best you'll ever see!

16. Authors constantly have a smile on their face because they always look on the write side of life.

17. Book festivals are grammar-ous events, they even have a read carpet for authors!

18. I bought a book of incantations the other day and it was useless! None of them worked because the author had not run a spell check.

19. Authors all live in the same place, it's called the Writer's Block!

20. I tried describing the life of an author, but it's difficult to put into words.

21. Being an author is great, but being an editor is more rewording.

22. I'm writing a book about winds: so far, it's just a draft.

Librarian Puns

You just have to check out these hilarious library puns!

23. Librarians are terrible at time management, they are always double booked!

24. If you're in love with a librarian, you need to do everything you can to get into their good books.

25. A novel fell on my head in my library the other day... I only have my shelf to blame!

26. It's really difficult to find out any secrets about a librarian; they're all very hush-hush.

27. Librarians are really vain, they're always checking themselves out!

28. Someone stole the library's Thesaurus, I'm lost for words!

29. I went to the library and asked where the self-help section was, but the librarian says if she told me that would defeat the point.

30. Librarians always have back pains, they have issues with their spine.

If you are interested in reading more funny puns, check out these book jokes.

One-Liner Puns

Here are some funny liner puns that will make you laugh!

31. What is a bookworm's favorite form of exercise? Yoga proses.

32. Why do you enjoy romance novels? I like to book on the bright side.

33. Where do you like to stay on vacation? At a read and breakfast.

34. What did the patron ask the library book? Can I check you out?

35. Are you busy this weekend? I'm fully booked.

36. What does a bookworm eat for breakfast? Synonym rolls.

37. What's on your bucket list? I hope to go out in a blaze of story.

38. What did the customer say to the book store? I've got the brains, you've got the books. Let me spend lots of money.

39. Do you like the book you're reading? It has prose and cons.

40. Need to take a break from reading? Go out and dance the write away.

41. How did you read that book so quickly? One page at a time.

42. What do you call it when a bookworm daydreams? Writes of fancy.

43. Why don't bookworms like to leave home? They're afraid of foreshadowing.

45. What did the bookworm say to the massage therapist? I'm feeling a little past tense.

46. What did you think of the award-winning poem? I didn't like it. It's a rhyme against nature.

47. What did the alien librarian say? Take me to your reader.

48. What did the librarian say to the noisy patron? You should be seen but not word.

49. When does the library open? Write and early!

50. What's a librarian's favorite fruit? Li-berries!

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Written by Mina Frost

Bachelor of Arts specializing in Linguistics, Master of Arts specializing in Investigative Reporting

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Mina FrostBachelor of Arts specializing in Linguistics, Master of Arts specializing in Investigative Reporting

Based in London, Mina enjoys discovering novel activities, places, and adventures to fill her days with. She has a Bachelor's degree in Linguistics from the University of Cambridge and a Masters's degree in Investigative Reporting from the Birbeck, University of London. Alongside this, she has a keen interest in children's literature and regularly shares her passion for culture with the children she babysits, making sure to keep up-to-date with the latest family movies, plays, and exhibitions. Having traveled extensively throughout Europe and beyond, Mina has a deep appreciation for exploring new locations and making new connections with people from all walks of life.

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Fact-checked by Monisha Kochhar

Bachelor of Arts Hons specializing in Modern Languages (French and Spanish)

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Monisha KochharBachelor of Arts Hons specializing in Modern Languages (French and Spanish)

A Modern Languages graduate from the University College London, Monisha with a passion for travel and exploring different cultures. She is fluent in French and Spanish and is currently learning Hindi. Monisha enjoys discovering new foods and is an avid sports fan, following soccer and Formula 1. In her spare time, she enjoys playing tennis and watching TV shows.

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