Hilarious Book Puns (A Real Page Turner)

Rifle through these book puns, that are sure to make you ‘leaf’ out loud.

Natalie Grant (with child sleeping)
Written by Natalie Grant Updated on October 19th, 2023

From the time we could draw, we created stories and pictures. Early men drew on caves and carved stones telling their life stories or relating a lesson.

We love exploring books and discussing them with our friends the next day at school. Our excitement and anticipation when reading a new book from the library. We stay up all night or read it under our bed not wanting to put it down until its climax or conclusion.

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So get cozy and curl up with these 50 jokes to make you giggle.

  1. I lost my book near the pond. I found it in the reads.
  2. What do you call a Spanish book lover? Manual 
  3. The basement in my house won an award. It was a best-seller.
  4. What do you call the final chapter of a book? Bookend.
  5. He was a real bookworm, always devouring the pages.
  6. Book was such a stickler for grammar, he was always dotting his i’s and crossing his t’s.
  7. Did you hear about the smug encyclopedia? He was a know-it-all.
  8. The great detective novel I read was amazing! It was an open and shut book-case.
  9. Reading a book is always time well spent – it’s a page turner!
  10. If you love books, you’ll never be out of ideas – reading is a never-ending story!
  11. The author stopped writing. It was just a chapter in his life.
  12. Book returned to the library. It was a turn up for the books.
  13. Why did the author go to see the pope? To get a bene-fiction.
  14. Writing a book is a lot like baking a cake – it takes time, patience and a lot of proofreading!
  15. I read a book on anti-gravity. It was impossible to put down
  16. Ghost stories are scary and they send shivers up the spine.
  17. What did the library say to the book? “You’ve got shelf-control!”
  18. Why did the book step onto the crosswalk? To read between the lines.
  19. The math book came top of her class? She was great at edition.
  20. Why did the book go on the game show? He always gave text-book answers.
  21. The librarian was very angry. Someone took a page out of her book.
  22. The author had writer’s block. He needed a novel idea.
  23. What do books wear in winter? A hard-cover.
  24. Where was that book made? Homeward bound.
  25. What do you call a vertical magazine? A stand up comic.
  26. Where do books go on vacation? Ink-Land.
  27. The books had to leave the library. They had an e-fiction notice.
  28. Why did the books get married? They were on the same page.
  29. What do you call a country ruled by books? A republi-sh.
  30. Mr Book was an amazing therapist. He could always read the room.
  31. When the author was stuck on what to write next, they said “I’m at a loss for words”.
  32. Where do authors live in New York? Writer’s Block.
  33. A book never judged me by its cover, but I always judge books by their cover.
  34. I was looking for a book that was out of this world, so I decided to read a sci-fi novel.
  35. How can you get the book that you want? Page them.
  36. I was reading a book about teleportation when I realized I was in the wrong narrative.
  37. Whenever I’m in trouble I reach out to my book. It’s very resource-ful.
  38. Why was the author let go by his publishing firm? Because the novel-ty wore off.
  39. What the book’s favorite story? King Author and the knights of the round table.
  40. The book wasn’t scared in the dark tunnel. He had a guid-ing light.
  41. Author’s are very stylish as they are book-smart.
  42. What did the writer shout out when he made a mistake? Stop press!
  43. A Wrinkle in Tome: The Epic Adventures of an Aged Book.
  44. Where do book turn to when their feeling down? Shelf-help.
  45. Why did the writer gossip to his editor? He was a title-tattle.
  46. I was so engrossed in my reading that I completely lost track of the plot. 
  47. When was the decline in book reading? In the dark-pages.
  48. Book had to go to hospital yesterday. There was something wrong with his appendix.
  49. What’s a books favorite season of the year? Summ-ary.
  50. Why did the writer get arrested by the police? He threw the book at them.
Natalie Grant (with child sleeping)
Written by Natalie Grant Updated on October 19th, 2023