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How To Draw A Book – Step By Step Tutorial For Beginners


Welcome to this step-by-step tutorial on how to draw books. In this guide, we will teach you how to draw a book standing up, a book cover, an open book, and even a stack of books. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced artist, you’ll find these book doodles both enjoyable and useful.

Supplies You’ll Need

Before we dive into the tutorials, here are the supplies you’ll need:

  • Paper, sketchbook, or bullet journal
  • Pigma Micron Pens (my personal favorite for doodling)
  • Lead Pencil
  • Eraser

If you want to explore more doodling ideas, make sure to check out our extensive list of step-by-step doodle tutorials!

Tutorial: How to Draw a Book Step by Step

Now let’s begin with our easy-to-follow book drawing tutorials.

Book Drawing for Beginners

  1. Start by drawing a basic rectangle. To add some interest, tilt it slightly.
  2. Add the spine, making sure to curve it at the top and bottom.
  3. Draw a parallel line for the back of the book and add curved lines along the spine for detail.
  4. Finally, write a title (you can choose any) and add a few lines to represent the pages.

Drawing a Book Cover

  1. Begin by drawing a horseshoe shape at an angle.
  2. Next, draw a slim rectangle for the spine, ensuring the curves at the top.
  3. Then, draw another rectangle for the book cover.
  4. Finally, add details such as the book title, spine details, and pages.

Drawing a Book Standing Up

  1. Draw a set of lines, varying their heights, which will become the book spines.
  2. Add small curved lines for the top and bottom of each book.
  3. Finally, add details to the spines such as shapes, lines, and book titles.

Drawing an Open Book

  1. Start by drawing a line to represent the center of the book.
  2. From this line, create two rectangles, curving the top and bottom lines to create the effect of an open book.
  3. Draw a few small lines at the bottom of the pages.
  4. Next, draw the front and back covers by drawing a large rectangle behind the doodles. Darken the edges slightly to make it stand out.
  5. Finally, add a cute bookmark to complete the drawing.

Drawing a Stack of Books

  1. Decide how many books you want in your stack and draw an elongated U on its side for each book.
  2. Add a slightly indented line at the top of each U to represent the pages.
  3. Draw the covers and spine. For the top book, draw three lines – two from the curve of the U for the spine and one from the top for the book cover. Then continue drawing the remaining spine lines.
  4. Finish by adding curved lines to represent the tops of the spines and the top of the book cover on the top book.
  5. Add a few lines to depict the pages of the books, and your stack of books drawing is complete.


Drawing books can be a fun and creative activity. Whether you’re using them for school, college book decoration, or a bullet journal book tracker, book doodles always add a touch of charm. With these step-by-step tutorials, you’ll be able to create stunning book drawings from various angles. So grab your art supplies and let your imagination run wild!

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Alexia Young

Hello and welcome to the world of Alexia. I am a passionate and dedicated artist who loves to create beautiful, mesmerizing art for everyone's walls. I believe in the importance of encouraging people to express their creativity and be happy.

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