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About BooksOnTheWall

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On Etsy since 2012

Decorate your walls with the words of your favorite author—or three.

Hi there!

Thanks for visiting our shop. At Books on the Wall, we offer minimalist book posters that display full or partial text from the world’s most beloved works of literature.

We're a two-person team from Texas, and we're passionate about reading, writing and graphic design. We began Books on the Wall in 2012 as a fun way to work together combine our interests, and we're excited to see how it has grown over the years.

We personally design and edit every one of our posters in house. Our posters are printed on premium semi-gloss paper in frameable, universal picture dimensions, and our designs contain as much text as we can muster while still maintaining crispness and readability. Depending on the work, font sizes range from 2.75- to 6-point Arial or Helvetica. Upon request, we can also alter each design to include a prominent display of the work’s title and author.

If you want a specific book that we don't have, just shoot us a message. We absolutely love making custom designs for our community. Thanks again for stopping by!

Shop members

  • Andrea Schlottman


  • James Hattox

    Owner, Designer

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Last updated on Jun 2, 2017
Frequently asked questions
Can you actually read the text of these book posters?

All of our book posters are 100% readable to the naked eye. Depending on the specific work, the text is printed in 2.75- to 6-point Helvetica or Arial. See the individual product descriptions for exact specifications. If you’d like to request a different font color or poster size, we'd be more than happy to adjust our designs to better meet your needs!

Do these posters contain the full text of their books?

Most of our posters contain the full text of their works. While we strive to include as much of a work’s text as possible, we also have to maintain the text’s legibility. For very long works or smaller prints, we sometimes have to cut the text short to keep the font at a readable size. See the individual product descriptions for full details regarding your specific print.

You're missing my favorite book! When will you guys make it into a poster?

We’ve always got new book posters in the queue! If there’s a particular book or design that you’d love to see, send us a recommendation through our shop's contact form. We’re adding new designs every month, and appreciate any and all feedback from our fellow book lovers.

If I order a poster today, when can I expect to receive it?

We usually ship our products within two to three days of purchase, but we guarantee a shipment within seven days of the order date. From there, it normally takes two to three days for delivery within the continental US, ten to fourteen days to Mexico and Canada, and ten to twenty days for everywhere else.

I'm ordering a poster as a gift. Could you send a note with the print and/or not include the receipt in the shipping tube?

Absolutely! Leave us a note during checkout and we’d be more than happy to accommodate your requests. If you’d like to include a custom note, tell us what you’d like it to say and we’ll print out the text and send it inside your book poster tube along with the print.