Book Love

6 Quotes That Sum up What It’s Like to Be a Book Lover

Oh, books. Glorious, glorious books. We can’t stop buying them, thinking about them, and of course, reading them. Now, you can wear your literary heart on your sleeve with I Cannot Live Without Books, a set of bookish tattoos.

I Cannot Live Without Books - Literary Tattoos

Featuring bibliophile-themed quotes, mantras for book lovers, celebrations of punctuation, and more, these temporary tattoos let you outwardly express your love for reading in a non-permanent way.

Check out some of our favorite quotes from the set:
I Cannot Live Without Books - Literary Tattoos

“The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, and all the sweet serenity of books.” —Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, “Morituri Salutamus”

 
I Cannot Live Without Books - Literary Tattoos

“A book a day keeps reality away.”

 
I Cannot Live Without Books - Literary Tattoos

“There is no frigate like a book to take us lands away, nor any coursers like a page of prancing poetry.” —Emily Dickinson, “XVI. A Book”

 
I Cannot Live Without Books - Literary Tattoos

“He never went out without a book under his arm, and he often came back with two.” —Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

 
I Cannot Live Without Books - Literary Tattoos

“When I get a little money I buy books. If any is left, I buy food and clothes.” —Erasmus

 
I Cannot Live Without Books - Literary Tattoos

“Book lovers never go to bed alone.”

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I Cannot Live Without Books - Literary Tattoos

You can get these in (temporary) tattoo form here—and maybe you’ll even decide to make one permanent.

Photography by Michelle Park

Jenna Homen

Community Manager at Chronicle Books. When she's logged off, she can be found cooking, camping, or in a museum. You can follow her on Twitter at @jn_na.
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