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Jokes for Bibliophiles

A collection of humorous bookish jokes to give you a good chuckle.

Boy laughing at something he just read

I’ve just had a new Lord of the Rings themed kitchen installed. The grill and the oven are great but I really like the hob bit.

When F Scott Fitzgerald got a bad cold, he went to bed with a bottle of whisky and within a couple of hours it had gone. Although of course he still had a cold.

What happens if you get caught gluing the pages of a biography together? Multiple back-to-back life sentences.

I had a really bad day today. I had two volumes of the collected works of Hegel on the back seat of my car and somebody smashed the side window and left two more.

What do you call a bookworm who can’t stop reading about strong female characters?

A heroine addict!

I’ve just read a book all about Stockholm Syndrome. It wasn’t much fun at the beginning, but by the time I got to the end I thought it was amazing.

Did you know that Aristophanes once wrote a drama all about puns? It was a play on words.

Ben Travers walks into a bar holding a huge script. The barman asks: “Why the long farce?”

I couldn’t find the Mills & Boon section at the library. I asked the librarian and she told me I’d been looking for love in all the wrong places.

How many book reviewers does it take to change a light bulb? The problem is they don’t know how to do it, but if you have a go they’ll be happy to stay comfortably in their chairs and tell you exactly what you’re doing wrong.

Extracted from The Book Lover’s Joke Book by Alex Johnson, published by British Library Publishing.

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