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A Dream Apparel For Every Book Lover – Literary T-shirts and Clothes

Originally published in Ebookfriendly 

50 awesome literary t-shirts for book lovers

Best literary t-shirts for book lovers
In the list below, you’ll find a dream apparel for every book lover – literary t-shirts and other clothes.
“I like big books and I cannot lie” – this quote by Jim C. Hines is the most commonly used phrase on mugs, t-shirts, bags and everything else. You won’t find it in this overview.
Instead, we wanted to include only the best designed t-shirts available on the web. There are other, funny or sophisticated, ways to express that you love reading books.
Each description comes with a short info about sizes, so that you don’t need to leave the page just to check that out. For more reference on sizes, go to this Wikipedia clothing size tables.
You can find great literary t-shirts in online store that specialize in clothes and fashion. You can also find a great variety on AmazonRakuten, or eBay.

Custom clothes – recommended sites

etsy-logo-65x65Etsy – a great destination if you want to gift something unique in style. All items are made to order by shop owners, so they differ in production values. A great thing is that you can talk directly to shop owner and get a personalized item. For instance, you can get a t-shirt in size and color that are not listed on a product page.
redbubble-logo-65x65RedBubble – a marketplace for custom designed items, including clothes. Men’s, women’s, and children’s apparel is offered. Styles to choose from: t-shirts, v-necks, long sleeves, sweatshirts, and hoodies.
society-6-logo-65x65Society6 – just like RedBubble, in Society6 you can browse thousands of merchandise items with quality artwork from artists from around the world. Opposite to RedBubble, designs on clothes are very well visualized, so that you can easier imagine how it will look like
cafepress-logo-65x65CafePress – it’s one of the largest retailers of stock and user customized products. The offer of apparel styles is very large, with a special focus on kids’s and baby clothes. However, the quality of designs is not always high.
zazzle-logo-65x65Zazzle – the store offers a huge selection of merchandise of all kinds. The clothing department is very well organized. Almost every design can be used on over one hundred cloth products. What’s more, users can customize the existing artwork, or create a totally new one.
T-shirts are about expressing attitudes, character, and interests. We selected the ones that are literary, not literal.
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Updated list of the best literary gifts for book lovers includes home decor, clothing, accessories, jewelry, and e-reader covers.

50 awesome literary t-shirts for book lovers


The Hunger Games Peeta T-shirt
The Hunger Games Peeta Juniors T-shirt. A licensed T-shirt featuring Peeta and the Mockingjay pin. 100% cotton.
Junior sizes: L and XL. One color: Black. ⇢ Amazon – from $14.45.


Hunger Games Women's T-Shirt
Hunger Games Women’s T-Shirt. On this t-shirt from Twisted Envy collection, the text reads: “Train like you’ve been picked for the Hunger Games.”
Available in two colors: Black and White. Sizes from S to XL. ⇢ Amazon – $19.99.


Nietzsche Custom Designed T-Shirt
Nietzsche Custom Designed T-Shirt. Imagine Friedrich Nietzsche riding a classic vintage race bike with a sidecar. This crazy illustration comes from Vintage Motor Shirts.
Two colors to choose from: White, and Gray. Two men’s sizes: L and XL. ⇢ Etsy – $23.


Pride and Prejudice Light Weight Fleece
Pride and Prejudice Light Weight Fleece. Iconic cover design from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, printed on a super soft blended fleece. From Out of Print Clothing Classic Collection.
Color: Black Heather. Four sizes: S, M, L, and XL. ⇢ Amazon – from $48.


Kurt Vonnegut No. 5 T-shirt from Novel-T
Kurt Vonnegut No. 5. Designed by Novel-T, from a popular Literary Numbers series. Artwork featured on front left chest is the officially licensed Kurt Vonnegut asterisk drawing. Other designs in the series: Douglas Adams No. 42, Jane Austen No. 21, Walt Whitman No. 11.
T-shirts are unisex slim-fit. Sizes from S to XL. ⇢ Etsy – $24.95.


Slaughterhouse-Five T-shirt by Out of Print Clothing
Slaughterhouse-Five T-shirt. An iconic cover of Kurt Vonnegut’s famous novel from Out of Print Clothing licensed collection. This is a new way to enjoy the classic literature, and a great gift for book lovers.
Made from cotton/poly blend for easy care and comfort. Sizes from S to XL. ⇢ Amazon – $28.95.


The Nights Watch Quote T-shirt
The Nights Watch Quote T-shirt. The quote from A Game of Thrones saga says: ” I am the sword in the darkness. I am the watcher on the walls. I am the fire that burns against the cold.”
This adult unisex t-shirt is available in sixteen colors. Sizes from 2XS to 3XL. ⇢ Etsy – from $12.96.


Catch 22 T-shirt from Out of Print Clothing
Catch-22 T-shirt. From Out of Print classic book jacket collection, it features a cover art for Joseph Heller’s Catch-22. “Read it… and you’ll never be quite the same again.”
Two sizes: S and XL. ⇢ Amazon – from $25


Alice in Wonderland T-shirt
Alice in Wonderland T-shirt. Winardi has created a gorgeous illustration referring to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. The art work is available on both women’s and men’s tees.
One color: Natural. Sizes from S to 2XL. ⇢ Threadless – $25.


I Love Murakami T-shirt
I Love Murakami Women’s T-shirt. A t-shit honoring Japan and its culture. The art work is printed with durable ink on 100% cotton, pre-shrunk ladies’ cut t-shirt.
The design is also available in adult unisex and youth tee. Sizes: from S to XL. ⇢ Amazon – $20.


Divergent T-shirt
Divergent Girls’ T-shirt. This t-shirt from Hot Topic has the quote fromDivergent series: “Don’t try to define me.” The text is printed on 100% pre-shrunk cotton.
One color: Black. One size: Large. ⇢ Amazon – $27.45.


Divergent Inspired T-shirt
Divergent Inspired T-shirt. This shirt from Appraising Pages features the text: “Faction Before Blood. Love Before Faction. Always.”
Available in three colors: Black, Heather Grey, and White. Sizes from XS to 3XL. Available also as unisex v-neck, and hoodie. ⇢ Etsy – from $24.50.


The Fault In Our Stars Some Infinities Girls Tank Top
Some Infinities Tank Top. From The Fault in Our Stars by John Green: “Some infinities are bigger than other infinities.” This black racer tank top is made of imported 100% cotton.
Five sizes, from S to XXL. ⇢ Amazon – $24.99.


"Okay? Okay" Womens' Juniors T-Shirt
“Okay? Okay” Womens’ Juniors T-Shirt. Eye-catching copyrighted design inspired by the cover of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars. Printed with new direct-to-garment print technology.
Standard Women’s / Juniors’ fit. One color: White. Sizes from S to 4XL. ⇢ Amazon – from $15.95.


Captain America Hooded Tank
Captain America Hooded Tank. Hooded racer back tank top from Marvel & Her Universe with an allover Captain America cosplay style design.
Four sizes, from S to XL. ⇢ Amazon – $39.50.


Harry Potter Pixel Art Alphabet T-shirt
Harry Potter Pixel Art Alphabet T-shirt. A wonderful pixel art by Sergei Vozika matches alphabet letters with Harry Potter characters. Women’s biker tank is shown below, but on Society you can get other clothes as well, including v-neck t-shirts, long sleeves, and hoodies.
Five sizes: from XS to XL. ⇢ Society6 – $28.


Harry Potter Deathly Hallows T-Shirt
Harry Potter Deathly Hallows T-Shirt. This charcoal heather t-shirt features the symbol of the Deathly Hallows and a text: “A wand more powerful than any in existence. A stone to recall loved ones from the grave. A cloak to leave death without being followed.”
Five sizes, from XS to XL. ⇢ Amazon – $20.50.


A Game of Thrones House Lannister T-shirt
House Lannister T-shirt. Perfect for any fan of A Game of Thrones saga. The House Lannister emblem is printed on American Apparel fine jersey t-shirt. Alix Insanity shop offers on Etsy other house emblems as well.
Available in women’s and men’s sizes, from S to 2XL. Four colors to choose from: Red (above), White, Yellow, and Gray. You can also order the custom color. Please specify it in the message to seller. ⇢ Etsy – $24.


A Clockwork Orange T-shirt
A Clockwork Orange Women’s T-shirt. One of the most popular items offered by Out of Print Clothing – the cover art for Anthony Burgess’ A Clockwork Orange. Just like other products from Out of Print, purchase of this shirt sends one book to a community in need.
Five women’s sizes are offered, from S to XXL. ⇢ Amazon – $29.


Oscar Wilde T-shirt
Oscar Wilde Quote T-shirt. Evan Robertson (Obvious State) designed this gorgeous t-shirt, showing steampunk gears graphic on the Victorian silhouette, and the quote: “An idea that is not dangerous is not worthy of being called an idea at all.”
One color: Asphalt Gray. Sizes from S to XL, men/unisex, and women. ⇢ Etsy – from $12.


Jack Kerouac T-shirt
Jack Kerouac T-shirt. Perfect for the fans of Jack Kerouac. This Out of Print t-shirt features the original cover art from On the Road. Distressed, softened print on 100% cotton.
Color: Natural. Sizes from S to XL. ⇢ Amazon – $28.


The Affair Mysterious Island T-shirt
Mysterious Island Graphic T-shirt. Inspired by one of the most famous novels of Jules Verne, this screen printed graphic T-shirt is made of 100% premium cotton in bone color. It’s pre-washed for a vintage feel.
The Affair shop on Etsy offers ten more other literary t-shirts, including Moby DickFrankenstein, and Heart of Darkness⇢ Etsy – $40.69.


Nevermore Raven T-shirt
Nevermore Raven T-shirt. Designed by Sheatiel Sarao, the t-shirt is inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe. The artwork is framed by the entire text of Poe’s poem The Raven⇢ Etsy – $24.


So Long and Thanks for All the Fish T-shirt
So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish T-shirt. The design features a title of the fourth book from Douglas Adams Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxyseries.
See above men’s basic fit. Available in eleven colors, including Cardinal, and Military Green. On CafePress you’ll find dozens of other clothes with this design, for women, men, and kids. ⇢ CafePress – $24.


Edgar Allan Poe T-Shirt
Edgar Allan Poe T-Shirt. Designed by Thrifty Tees, this is an officially licensed men’s t-shirt featuring a portrait of Edgar Allan Poe.
One color: Black. Sizes from S to XL. ⇢ Amazon – from $5.90.


Brave New World T-shirt
Brave New World T-shirt. Graphic T-shirt designed by the team from The Affair, and inspired by Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World. It visualizes a pack of widely used and universally endorsed drug Soma.
The design is printed on premium white jersey. ⇢ Etsy – $32.52.


Jane Austen Quote T-shirt
Jane Austen Quote T-shirt. Design by Chicks with Books features a quote from Pride and Prejudice: “You have widely mistaken my character, if you think I can be worked on by such persuasions as these.”
There are many colors to choose from (forty) and styles, including basic t-shirt, American Apparel fine jersey t-shirt, and Hanes nano t-shirt. ⇢ Zazzle – from $26.95.


Mr Darcy's Proposal Jane Austen T-shirt
Mr Darcy’s Proposal T-shirt. This stylish t-shirt shows a text of Mr Darcy’s proposal to Elizabeth Bennet, from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.
In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.
The quote is screen printed in a faded white eco friendly ink by hand. Four sizes to choose from: S through XL. ⇢ Etsy – $26.15.


Certified Book Addict T-shirt
Certified Book Addict T-shirt. From a Society6 catalog on Amazon, comes a wonderful design by Risa Rodil. A definite gift for every book loving girl. This women’s tee is made from ultra soft 100% fine jersey cotton, combed for softness and comfort.
Available in three colors: White, Black, and Tri-Black. Sizes from S to XL. ⇢ Amazon – $22.


Librarian Deadly Ninja T-shirt
Librarian Deadly Ninja T-shirt. Designed by Poor Richard. The t-shirt features a funny text: “Librarian by day, deadly ninja by night.” Not only t-shirts, but also other apparel is available with this design, including long sleeve tees, polos, tank tops, and sweatshirts. For women, men, and kids.
Available in as much as forty colors. Five sizes, from S to XXL. ⇢ Zazzle – from $26.95.


A Library Assistant T-shirt
A Library Assistant T-shirt. A t-shirt from a Magician series by Idakoos says: “I’m a library assistant, not a magician.” Printed with high quality ink on 100% cotton.
This women’s t-shirt is available in five sizes, from S to XL. ⇢ Amazon – $from $9.99.


The Gift of Knowledge T-shirt
The Gift of Knowledge. Design by Jeremy Owen shows a surreal image of a boy reading books in a library.
The design comes as regular fit t-shirt, for women and men. Tee color: Navy Blue. Available sizes: from S to XXL. ⇢ Threadless – from $12.


Jungle Book T-shirt
Jungle Book T-shirt. Designed by David Fleck and sold by Society6. This American Apparel fine jersey men’s t-shirt is made with 100% fine jersey cotton combed for softness and comfort.
Available in three colors: Ash Gray (shown above), Natural, and White. Five sizes: S to XL. ⇢ Amazon – $22.


I Can Go Anywhere T-shirt
I Can Go Anywhere T-shirt. Designed by Corey R. Tabor, the art work seems to say: “Take a look, it’s in a book.”
One color: Asphalt. Tees for women (regular fit, and oversized) and men (regular fit). Sizes from S to 2XL. ⇢ Threadless – from $12.95.


Book Lover T-shirt
Book Lover T-shirt. Design by Lim Heng Swee. An image every book lover knows – now on a t-shirt.
Color: Dark Kelly Green. Regular fit for women and men. Five sizes: from S to 2XL. There is also a version for kids. ⇢ Threadless – $25.


Books Make Me Happy T-shirt
Books Make Me Happy T-shirt. Men’s basic t-shirt with a design by Amina Black. Made of 100% pre-shrunk cotton.
There are six sizes to choose – from S through 3XL. Available in three colors: Natural, Ash Gray, and Light Blue. ⇢ CafePress – from $16.99.


Monster Book Club T-shirt
Monster Book Club T-shirt. Designed by Stephan Brusche. Printed on premium American Apparel shirts. Made from ultra soft 100% fine jersey cotton.
Sizes from S to XL. There are three colors to choose from: Silver, Light Pink, and Ash Gray (shown above). ⇢ Amazon – $22.


The Best Channels Since 1465 T-shirt
The Best Channels Since 1465 T-shirt. This clever design, created by Eduardo San Gil, shows a TV set filled with books. ⇢ Threadless – $25.


Read to Me T-shirt
Read To Me T-shirt. Something for smaller book lovers – an organic t-shirt from As Small As Me. Printed on a natural or warm gray (cinder) t-shirt.
Several sizes for kids. You can also order the adult size. ⇢ Etsy – $19.


Read More Books Children's T-shirt
Read More Books Children’s T-shirt. Designed by Katy Penman and Jo Gurney. Printed by hand, using eco-friendly inks. Perfect for the young reader in your family.
The t-shirt is available in five children sizes. ⇢ Etsy – $26.15.


She Reads Books T-shirt
She Reads Books T-shirt. A beautiful design by Kat Parella, shows Annie Dillard’s quote: “She reads books as one would breathe air, to fill up and live.” The artwork works on all dark tee colors. ⇢ Zazzle – from $29.45.


Jorge Luis Borges Quote T-shirt
Jorge Luis Borges Quote T-shirt. A long sleeve t-shirt designed by Risa Rodil, with a quote by Jorge Luis Borges: “I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”.
Sizes: S through XL. Available in seven colors, including Black (above), Red, and Heather Gray. ⇢ Society6 – $28.


The Lit Happens T-shirt
Lit Happens T-shirt. From Writers’ Fort comes a clever t-shirt perfect not only for aspiring authors, but also librarians or avid readers. “One day you sit down in front of your computer and suddenly lit happens.”
For women, men, and kids. Forty colors and over one hundred styles to choose from, including long sleeves and sport t-shirts. ⇢ Zazzle – from $24.95.


Careful or Novel T-shirt
Careful or Novel. Label Me Happy offers on Zazzle a simple text-only design in a typewriter font, saying: “Careful or you’ll end up in my novel”.
Shirts for women and men. Up to forty colors to choose from. ⇢ Zazzle – from $21.95.


Coffee Book and Rain T-shirt
Coffee Book and Rain T-shirt. The subtitle says: “Oh, what a perfect day!” This women’s standard-fir t-shirt is made of 100% cotton, with crewneck collar.
Sizes from S to XXL. Available in ten colors, including Charcoal Heather (shown above), Red, and Black & White Camo. ⇢ CafePress – from $24.


Freadom T-shirt
Freadom Women’s Fitted T-Shirt. A popular word play, in a design by Julie Baldwin, printed on a fitted style American Apparel t-shirt, size up for a looser fit.
Sizes from S to XL. There are five colors to choose from: Black, Kelly Green, Orange (shown above), Asphalt, and Aqua. ⇢ CafePress – $28.50.


I'm a Hobbit Women's T-shirt
I’m a Hobbit Women’s T-shirt. Funny phrase referring to The Hobbitfantasy novel by J.R.R. Tolkien. The message reads: “I’m not short, I’m a Hobbit.”
This women’s t-shirt is available either in Black or White. Sizes: from S to XL. ⇢ Amazon – $19.99.


Read a Book Not a T-shirt
Read a Book Not a T-shirt. Designed by Dirk Modrok. Handmade screen print on 100% organic cotton. White typography on Navy Blue material.
Four sizes: from S to XL. ⇢ Etsy – $31.


TLDR T-shirt
TL;DR Men’s T-shirt. “Tl;dr” stands for “too long didn’t read”. There are many tl;dr designs on Zazzle but this one, from Raygun Design, is the coolest. This unisex shirt, by American Apparel, is soft and smooth.
Seven sizes, from XS to 3XL. On Zazzle you’ll find over one hundred apparel styles with this design, for women, men, and kids, including polos, long sleeves, and tank tops. ⇢ Zazzle – from $24.95.


A Book is a Dream T-shirt
A Book is a Dream T-shirt. One of the iconic designs by Risa Rodil, and sold by Society6. This time a quote by Neil Gaiman is visualized: “A book is a dream you hold in your hands.” The art work is printed on premium American Apparel shirt. Made from ultra soft 100% fine jersey cotton.
Three colors to choose from: Black, White (not recommended), and Tri-Black (shown above). Sizes from S to XL. ⇢ Amazon – $22.

Literary t-shirts infographic

Most awesome t-shirts for book lovers
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