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->"''To me, the poems in the books my mother had inherited were an escape: They spoke of wilder worlds than any comic book or movie could evoke. They seemed to'' '''''burn''''' ''with color''".
-->-- '''[[ComicBook/ThePunisher Frank Castle]]''', ''[[ComicBook/ThePunisherMAX The Punisher: The Tyger]]''

A character who just loves to read books. Can be smart or just of average intelligence, may or may not wear glasses, and possibly have few interests other than reading. Expect them to put off doing stuff with friends in order to read sometimes, or for them to have few friends because they make a point to ignore or avoid others for the purpose of sitting down in a secluded area and indulging in their hobby of reading.

Possesses the CharlesAtlasSuperpower of being able to not only read and walk at the same time but to read and navigate through a maze of disaster and mayhem (car wrecks, floods, runaway rabid dogs, the debris of a ChaseScene such as a flying FruitCart, falling meteors) without a scratch. The character will also likely posses EncyclopaedicKnowledge thanks to reading anything and everything.

This is often ''very'' TruthInTelevision. You yourself probably knew at least one. ([[MostTropersAreYoungNerds Or are one.]]) [[TechnologyMarchesOn Technology is marching on]], with smartphones and tablets being used more and more for distribution, libraries and bookstores becoming rarer entities, we will see if in the future these people use physical paper books in RealLife.

Supertrope of CuteBookworm, BadassBookworm, and HotLibrarian. Examples that fall under one of the {{Sub Trope}}s should be added to the appropriate page, not this one. Frequently espouse a {{Reading Is Cool|Aesop}} attitude.

Not to be confused with [[VideoGame/{{Bookworm}} a game of the same name.]]

Often the victim of a UsefulBook gag but, sadly, ''not'' of a PortalBook plot.



[[folder: Anime And Manga]]
* Sheska from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' is this to insane levels. Not only does she fit all the standard requirements for being a Bookworm, she also seems to like reading for the sake of reading. Including cookbooks. More importantly, she can even recall books perfectly, such that when she made a copy (From memory) of said cookbook for Ed, he was still able to decode the secret message in it. This quality of her is even more noticeable in [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist the first anime]] thanks to her being an AscendedExtra and eventual best friend to Winry.
* Vio, Link's "smart side" from the ''[[Manga/TheLegendOfZelda Legend of Zelda: Four Swords+]] ''manga. He also is something of a BadassBookworm because he's strong and skilled enough to beat the "original" green Link in a sparring match.
* Vivio Takamachi of ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'', which is the reason why she became a [[HotLibrarian title librarian]] of the [[GreatBigLibraryOfEverything Infinity Library]] even though she's still in grade school.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'':
** Nodoka, to the point that she has the nickname "Honya", (Japanese for "bookshop"). And indeed, she [[HotLibrarian works in a library]] and can often be seen carrying enormous stacks of books around.
** Also Yue. Funnily enough, while she loves reading, she hates [[BookDumb studying]], [[spoiler:or at least, studying that doesn't involve [[WizardingSchool magic]]]].
* Yomiko Readman of ''Anime/ReadOrDie'' provides the page image. She has a drug-like addiction to reading, and her apartment is literally packed wall-to-wall (and floor) with books. Give her a book and she'll be lost in her own little world. There's a famous moment in the OVA where she's so engrossed in a book that she ''ignores an explosion feet from her''.
* And (two of) the three Paper Sisters from the (same universe, but not a sequel) ''Anime/ReadOrDream'' series are the same way. If all three were, their knee-jerk response to the commonly presented choice of "buy books or buy food" might be less comedic...
* Yuki Nagato from ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' seems addicted to books. In the light novels, Kyon wonders what would happen if she wasn't allowed to read.
** The books may actually be a way to make her less noticeable or give an excuse for her utter lack of apparent emotion - she was originally created to be a wallflower who would observe Haruhi's actions from afar, but accidentally wound up being a close friend of hers. Yuki literally sat in her apartment doing nothing with her life, waiting to go to the same school as Haruhi until high school, so presumably she can patiently wait for years doing nothing.
** In the anime of Remote Island Syndrome, Yuki demonstrates her CharlesAtlasSuperpower by reading while waterskiing.
* Ami Mizuno from ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' fits this trope very well. She often spends time reading books and she is also extremely intelligent.
* Both Takano Masamune and Onodera Ritsu of ''Manga/SekaiIchiHatsukoi'' used to read books in the library to pass the time as school children and grow up to be editors.
* [[NationsAsPeople England]] from ''WebComic/AxisPowersHetalia'' has literature listed as one of his hobbies. According to ''Manga/{{Hetaween 2011}}'', Literature/SherlockHolmes is his favorite.
** [[FragileFlower Latvia]] is said to love reading poetry and romance novels.
* Yukino Yukinoshita from ''LightNovel/MyTeenRomanticComedySNAFU'' is usually reading in the club room if left to her own devices.
%% * Joshua Christopher from ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'' is one, particularly as a kid.
* Lucy (abbrv) in ''Manga/ServantXService''. Her mother warned her about neglecting daily life in favor of books, and a conversation with Saya revealed that she pursued a 2-year college term so she can immediately find work and earn money to ''buy more books''. Personality-wise she sits somewhere between CuteBookworm and HotLibrarian; she's already a young adult (20), looks like a HotLibrarian and is hardly a ShrinkingViolet, but she is very naive, especially on sexual matters.
* Kawai Ritsu of ''Manga/BokuraWaMinnaKawaisou'' spends almost all her free time reading, ignoring things like classmates, traffic signals, and flashers.
* ''LightNovel/NoGameNoLife'': This is the Flugel's hat. They don't care about gambling for territory or resources, and only puruse books. It's possible to make them drool and bet their freedom if tempted with sufficient quantities of books.
* ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'': Kaneki, Rize, Hinami, Tsukiyama, and Eto (Sen Takatsuki). The first three are fans of Takatsuki, Tsukiyama likes elegant and interesting reads most notably books about gourmet food, and Eto and Kaneki are shown in the calendar to bemoan not having anybody to talk with about books. Kaneki, being a HurtingHero tries to cope by keeping his nose buried in books.
* The title character from ''Manga/AkagamiNoShirayukihime'' loves reading and books. While most of her reading in the series is on pharmaceutical research and herbalist plant uses she's also noted to just enjoy reading and [[spoiler:when she moves into the castle]] one of the first things Zen points out for her is the shortest route to the nearest library which he promises she'll enjoy due to it's varied and large selection.

[[folder: Comics]]
* Would you believe that ''[[ComicBook/ThePunisher Frank Castle]]'' was one of these as a child? The one-shot story ''The Tyger'' depicts him as a quiet yet bright child who preferred spending the Summer immersing himself in countless books over playing outside. Favoring poems in particular.
* The UK comic ''Comicbook/WhizzerAndChips'' featured a character called Bookworm, who had various adventures based on solving problems with books, trying to get peace to read, or taking what he read too seriously.
* Harry Vanderspeigle, protagonist of ''ComicBook/ResidentAlien'', is a huge one, especially since books comprise a great majority of his belongings.
* Jax Epoch in ''Comicbook/JaxEpochAndTheQuickenForbidden'' loves to read books as a way of escape from her boring life

* ''Fanfic/DungeonKeeperAmi'': Ami is called one [[spoiler:by the Avatar]], because what she mainly does is research.

[[folder: Film -- Animation]]
%% * Mariposa and Prince Carlos from ''WesternAnimation/BarbieMariposa'' like reading.
* Belle from Disney's ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' is introduced returning a book and then immediately burrowing another. She'd read that one twice already, and is implied to have read every single book in that bookstore previously.
* Maria Posada from ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife'', is said to read for fun. She's looked down upon by others because they don't think that's normal.
* Rapunzel, from ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'' and at a pace of up to 6 books daily. The audience might think that this pace comes from the fact that she only owns three books, at least until they see that shot where she's turned loose in a library...

[[folder: Film -- Live Action]]
* In ''Film/BrotherhoodOfTheWolf'', Marquis d'Apcher (his first name is Thomas) is a self-proclaimed book worm (but he also likes to read other things than books, magazines about theatre scene in Paris, for example).
%% * Umberto in ''Film/AnotherTimeAnotherPlace''.
* Karol Wjotyla in {{Film/PopeJohnPaulII}}, who reads poetry during his breaks working in a rock quarry.
* Danielle from ''Ever After'' is this; her favorite book appears to be Thomas More's ''Utopia.''

[[folder: Literature ]]
* The titular character of ''Literature/{{Arthur}}'' was a Book Worm to a tee ([[NerdGlasses He even wears glasses!]]), but pretty much all of the kids loved to read.
* Sophie from ''Literature/ChildOfTheHive'' spends a good portion of her time reading and, when not reading, tends to compare herself to characters from literature.
%%* Kendra from ''Literature/{{Fablehaven}}'' is this.
* Hermione Granger from ''Literature/HarryPotter'' considers a book heavier than her skull to be " a bit of light reading".
%%* Jo of ''Literature/LittleWomen''
* The main character in ''Literature/FindingSnowflakes'' is almost never seen without a book in hands. It is implied he reads to avoid facing his own [[EatingLunchAlone loneliness]].
* Creator/RoaldDahl's Literature/{{Matilda}} loves to read books, much to the horror of her horrible parents.
* Catherine Morland of ''Literature/NorthangerAbbey''. She enjoys especially Gothic novels, which is a current craze in literature. Her love interest Henry Tilney is an avid reader as well.
* ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'':
** Mr. Bennet loves books and reading and the library in his house is his sanctuary.
** Elizabeth Bennet is a great reader. She said they were encouraged to read from childhood.
** Mary Bennet reads a lot and is known to make notes very diligently. However, she's an example of the less intelligent Bookworm.
** Mr Darcy is a Bookworm and very serious about books. He insists that a proper and accomplished lady must have a mind improved by extensive reading, and surely he would not allow a gentleman to be less educated. He also takes an exemplary care of their family library which is a work of several generations.
* The Dashwood ladies in ''Literature/SenseAndSensibility'' are the most studious family in Creator/JaneAusten's 'verse. Especially Mrs Dashwood, Elinor and Marianne are great readers, and young Margaret is ''forced'' to study more. Marianne has a great passion and special love for poetry. Edward Ferrars even jokes that she would love to buy all the books -- and he means all the copies -- because they might fall into unworthy hands.
* ''Literature/{{Persuasion}}'':
** Captain Benwick is a clever and reading man, as Captain Wentworth says. He has a nice collection of pretty volumes, and he enjoys talking to Anne about books. He's particularly fond of poems.
** Lady Russell is obsessed with literature and new books. She sends books worthy to be read to her friends who do not always appreciate her enthusiasm. Charles Musgrove thinks Lady Russell and Captain Benwick might bond over their mutual passion.
* Klaus in ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'' loves to read. Not just to read, but to ''research'', which often comes in handy because his EncyclopaedicKnowledge, combined with Violet's ability to improvise inventions and Sunny's teeth, allows them to escape from Count Olaf's clutches.
%%* Mallory in ''Literature/TheBabySittersClub''.
* The Bookworms in ''The War Between the Pitiful Teachers and the Splendid Kids'' (and the sequel, ''Skinny Malinky Leads the War for Kidness'').
* ''Literature/PeterPaysTribute'' has Matt, who is more comfortable with books than he is with people.
* Nita from ''Literature/YoungWizards''. It's apparently very common for wizards.
* Flavia Gemina of ''Literature/TheRomanMysteries''
* Lori Shepherd from the ''Literature/AuntDimity'' series. She has some expertise in rare books and used to word for an academic expert. She is often drawn to the libraries in houses where she is staying. She is even asked to assess the books in an old house in ''Aunt Dimity Beats the Devil''.
* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' has a number of characters who love to read, including Tyrion, Rodrik the Reader whose exclusive characteristic is reading, and so on. But none are more bookish than Samwell Tarly, whose love of books overshadows even his love of [[GeekPhysiques pork]]. When ordered to do some research, he spends days in the library without leaving, always telling himself, "Just one more book and I'll stop."
* Tash Arranda of ''Literature/GalaxyOfFear'' has shades of this... when the books are about Jedi. Most of the stories she finds about them are found on the Holonet, or Star Wars Internet. They're not ''paper'' books, such artifacts being obsolete and almost unheard of, but she mentions that she'd read half the library back home.
* Martha Abbott in Zilpha Keatley Snyder's ''The Changeling'' is a shy, unattractive "mouse" and a definite bookworm, probably learning to read many years before starting school.
* Jo Walton's ''Literature/AmongOthers'' is a book about books. Narrator Mori Phelps is obsessed with books, especially fantasy and science fiction. They are her lifeline after the horrific tragedy that killed her twin and left her crippled for life.
* Alex Aruda who appears in two of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books. This kid is such a bookworm that he borrowed the teacher's personal dictionary to study for an upcoming spelling bee, in which the teacher furious that her book was "Stolen" had given all the kids detention until it is returned. The kids desperate for help went to Alex who not only admitted had the book but was so focused on reading it that he never even noticed what had been going on the whole time (Note: This lasted for about three days)
* The ''Literature/TheMysteriousBenedictSociety'' series has Reynie, Sticky and Mr. Benedict. Reynie is just as much a voracious reader as the other two, but doesn't possess their eidetic memory, and thus, while being a reasonably fast and studious reader, can't process books nearly as fast as the other two, much to his disappointment. As a child, Mr. Benedict loved reading, but had access to few books, and was mostly left to scrounging for newspapers. Simply reading a dictionary was for him a real treat. When he moved to a new orphanage, his delight at discovering it had a massive library was matched only by his bitterness and disappointment that only a very limited amount of free time was allowed each day for reading and that he couldn't get permission to borrow books to take up to his room. [[spoiler:He eventually discovered that the library was the treasure of the wife of the former owner of the manor that became the orphanage, and managed to negotiate a deal to be allowed to read as much as he wanted.]]
* M. Mabeuf of ''Literature/LesMiserables'' is described as "not a monarchist, a constitutionalist, an anarchist, but an old-booksist". When he loses his source of income, he sells his books one by one and eventually goes to the barricades [[spoiler:and is martyred for the revolution]].
* ''Literature/JaneEyre'': Jane keeps mentioning throughout her narration her love for books and reading. At the beginning of the novel, it was her escape to happier thoughts.
* The Clerk from Geoffrey Chaucer's ''Literature/TheCanterburyTales'' fits this trope perfectly, making it (just about) OlderThanPrint. He is described as being 'thredbare' and 'nat right fat' because he spends all his money 'on bookes and on lernynge.'
* Played with by Susan Sto Helit in ''Discworld/SoulMusic'' who enjoys reading about logic and other ''sensible'' things.
-->Susan didn't see the point in literature. She'd rather read a good book.
* ''Literature/JourneyToChaos'':
** After arriving in Roalt during the events of ''[[Literature/AMagesPower A Mage's Power]]'', Eric spent nine days in the public library. Because of its cafe, he didn't have to leave once in that time.
** Annala's study abroad home is in a library and she takes full advantage of this fact.
* ''Literature/{{MARZENA}}'': Lauren being an Introverted girl who never goes outside, it's no surprise to find her checking out the ebooks available on the Intranet server of her new workplace, especially when it's about topics on brains, Lauren knows everything there is to know about brains and psychology. Lauren still has to read the [[SacredScripture Transhuman Seeder]] though, maybe she should start with Outlast the Machine?
* Tris from the ''Literature/CircleOfMagic'' series, though she tends to read more non-fiction than fiction books. Of her friends, Briar (whom she taught to read) is the only one that comes close to enjoying reading as much as her, and her primary teacher, Niko, is also something of a bookworm.
* Matilda from Roald Dahl's eponymous book [[ChildProdigy taught herself to read in toddlerhood and made significant progress in the Western Canon by age five or six.]] She doubles as a CuteBookworm.
* Anne in ''Anne of Green Gables.'' At first this was a form of escapism from a difficult life as a foster child. She later channeled the interest into teaching and writing; the movie version of ''Anne of Avonlea'' specifically has her teaching English and literature in a private secondary school.
* Sara Crewe of ''A Little Princess'' is said to love books. In fact, when [[spoiler: her father dies and she becomes a servant at Miss Minchin's Seminary]], she is highly concerned about continuing her education, and is thrilled to get to read whenever she can.
* The children's book ''A Sister More Like Me'' (which is based on an earlier version of the film's script), which is a tie-in for ''Disney/{{Frozen}},'' describes Elsa as a bookworm and diligent student. This wasn't included in the film itself but was also referenced in a CutSong "More Than Just A Spare".
* Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan from ''The Help.'' She's also an aspiring writer [[spoiler: whose book becomes a bestseller.]]
* Madeline from ''Literature/EverythingEverything'' is confined to her house, and hasn't got anything much to do but read.
* Francie in ''Literature/ATreeGrowsInBrooklyn'' has been reading one page of TheBible and Complete Works of Creator/WilliamShakespeare every night -- based on her grandma's advice to her mother before she was even born. Later, she attempts to methodically read every book in the public library so she can know everything in the world.
* Jane in ''Literature/TheMoffats'' also tries to read every book in the library. Sylvie and Joey are diehard readers too, inspiring five-year-old Rufus to apply for his very own library card in ''Rufus M''. It reads as a classic [[TheHerosJourney Hero's Journey]] (although the author probably didn't intend it this way).
* Starflight from ''Literature/WingsOfFire'' is TheSmartGuy who enjoys reading and studying scrolls.
* Seika in ''Literature/PrincessHolyAura'', who when first encountered had a huge stack of books beside her.

[[folder: Live Action Television]]
%% * Roddy [=McDowell=] as The Bookworm in the 1966 ''Series/{{Batman}}'' TV series.
* In one episode of ''Series/FamilyMatters,'' Grandma Winslow tells Laura she loved to read when she was little, but couldn't visit the local library because it was for whites only. She goes on to say she walked to the library every day for six months, was thrown out, and endured racist actions, until the librarian gave up and handed her a card.
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Tyrion claims, "My brother has his sword and I have my mind," though he proves no slouch with an axe himself.
** Sam always wanted to be a wizard, prefers being a steward, and uses "I read it in a book" as his {{catchphrase}}.
** When Davos refuses the book she offers him, Shireen gives a look that screams, "How could anyone refuse a book? Books are awesome!" Since it's all she seems to do, she's probably more well-read as a teen than half the nobility of Westeros.
* Rory Gilmore and Jess Mariano in ''Series/GilmoreGirls''. Their initial friendship and eventual relationship is sparked off with a mutual love of literature, thanks to Jess secretly stealing her copy of Ginsburg's "Howl" and then returning it to her with his thoughts in the margins.
* ''Series/{{Heroes}}'': Before his FaceHeelTurn, Sylar was shown to have practically covered every space in his apartment with shelves of books. Even his "living space" inside his mental prison was nothing but clocks and books.
* Brick from ''Series/TheMiddle'' enjoys reading and quoting his books. His speech to Axl in "Twenty Years" is about how he reads so much because he doesn't have many friends. One episode shows him reading ''while riding a bike.''
%%* Like her Disney counterpart, Belle from ''Series/OnceUponATime'' is a bookworm.
* Mr. Boynton on ''Series/OurMissBrooks''. In "Bones, Son of Cyrano", Mr. Boynton breaks a date with Miss Brooks so he can finish ''Literature/CyranoDeBergerac''.
* Rick Harrison of ''Series/PawnStars'' fame. Corey found him reading at his ''own'' bachelor party.
* While it's only touched on every once in awhile, part of the BackStory for Chuck of ''Series/PushingDaisies'' is how she accumulated a huge amount of books (and knowledge) due to her never being able to leave home. In the flashback sequences we see a room which has what looks like ''thousands'' of books all stacked on top of each other.
* Friedhelm Winter from ''Series/UnsereMuetterUnsereVaeter'' is never without a book. [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Provided he's not holding a gun, that is]].
* Belle from ''Once Upon a Time.'' She's Storybrooke's librarian and a tireless researcher, and her most prized possession is a novel titled ''Her Handsome Hero.''

[[folder: Newspaper Comics]]
* Goat from ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'' is often seen reading while hanging out with Pig and Rat.

[[folder: Theatre]]
* Emily Book in ''The Sparrow''. When asked by her teacher if she likes reading, she replies with, "It only seems fitting..." Emily ''Book'' loves to '''read'''. In the beginning when she returns to her hometown after 10 years, she has with her a suitcase full of books.
* Chava of ''Fiddler on the Roof'' is said to be a bookworm. In fact, that's how she first bonds with the guy who eventually becomes her husband. He mentions often noticing her at the bookseller's.
* It's not mentioned in any of the movie versions, but some stage plays of ''Annie'' have an orphan named Kate in the cast. She's described as a dreamy bookworm with a great imagination.
* Marian Paroo or Marian the Librarian of ''The Music Man,'' naturally.
* Yentl of the eponymous musical, so much that she [[spoiler: disguises herself as a boy after her father's death, just so she can go to yeshiva and study.]]

[[folder: Video Games]]
* Canas in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe'', who is shown reading books that aren't dark magics on the battlefield. He's even surprised when Nino says she doesn't know how to read yet is practicing magic. (And is potentially [[MagikarpPower one of the most powerful spellcasters next to Athos if not THE most powerful]] if one invests time into developing her.)
* ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'':
** Maria is this way in ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonMagicalMelody''. In ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon1'' she was a highly religious woman who hanged around the local church. In ''Magical Melody'' there is no church so she was [[CompositeCharacter mixed]] with her granddaughter to become the local librarian. Maria absolutely loves books.
** As mentioned, Maria from ''VideoGame/{{Harvest Moon 64}}'' (better known as "Mary" post ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonBackToNature'') is Maria's granddaughter. She is the ShrinkingViolet librarian who spends her time reading and writing books.
** In ''Back To Nature'' and ''Friends Of Mineral Town'' there is Gray. He partly frequents the library because his crush, Mary, works there, but he's displayed a genuine interest in reading, as well as discussing stories with her.
%%** Ivan from ''Grand Bazaar''.
* Mitsuru Kirijo from ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' is rarely seen without a book in hand when in the common room.
* An old educational PC game called ''Word Rescue'' had a character named Benny Bookworm. Yes, he had glasses. In the sequel, "Math Rescue", he became "Benny Butterfly" (even though caterpillars become butterflies).
* Estelle from ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' is a GeniusDitz with a lot of knowledge in things that help the others in the party understand just what the heck is going on sometimes. When she isn't being the bookworm, then Rita is, given her background as a genius mage who's been studying blastia since she was 10!
* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' has:
** [[MeaningfulName Patchouli Knowledge,]] who lives in her own personal GreatBigLibraryOfEverything, filled with fire-and-waterproof books ''many of which she authored herself'' during her hundred-year-long bout with being a hikkikomori. While the most extreme, she isn't the only bookworm, but being a total SquishyWizard, Patchouli is most identified with books.
** Alice Margatroid is also an avid collector of books, especially magic books, although her MarionetteMaster status makes it less notable a gimmick for her.
** Marisa Kirisame rounds out the witches' trio, and she is known for being a collector of any kind of random junk to the point of being a KleptomaniacHero to get it. However, as her magic power comes from TrainingFromHell instead of the HardWorkHardlyWorks of her rivals, she often steals the spellbooks of the other two witches, and outright steals spells from other characters, and pours over her data on other people intently enough that a bonus book entitled ''The Grimoire of Marisa'' came out detailing her [[AwesomenessByAnalysis studies on other people's powers, how to defeat them, and whether they would make good powers for herself to copy]].
* A trait in ''VideoGame/TheSims 3''. Sims with it read books faster, have more fun doing so, and often get wishes to read a certain number of books. They also make good writers, especially in the vaudeville genre.
* In ''VideoGame/GuildWars2'', an NPC can be found at the end of a precarious and enemy-riddled jumping puzzle who traversed it with her nose in a book, completely unaware of where she was walking.
* Princess Garnet of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' alludes on numerous occasions to being one.
* The librarians in ''Suikoden'' tend to either be this (such as Eike and especially Alhazred), or at least, naturally, encourage such as part of their job. Bolgan from ''VideoGame/SuikodenII'' in particular is noted by the game's resident librarian, Emilia, to have developed a real fondness for reading. Given that he's only just learning to, it'll likely grow.
* The Bookwyrm of "VideoGame/MixedUpFairyTales" by Sierra is often seen with a book in hand when you pass by his cottage, and is seemingly also in charge of looking after all the stories/fairytales as well. The antagonist, Bookend in contrast "hates" reading.
* The protagonist of "VideoGame/{{Serena}}" admits to being a bookworm, and according to him most of the books in the bookcase are his.
* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'':
** Jobasha, proprietor of "Jobasha's Rare Books" in Vivec, is ''the'' shining example of a Bookworm in the game. He is involved (directly or otherwise) with just about every quest in the game that requires finding a rare book. He has over 60 books available for purchase (with the exact number depending on which quests you have active).
** Edwinna Elbert, Stewardess of the Ald-Ruhn Mages Guild Hall, fancies herself quite the expert on [[OurDwarvesAreDifferent Dwemer]] technology and reads every book she can on the subject. A few of her quests task you with acquiring (or [[GottaHaveItGonnaStealIt outright stealing]]) books for her to read.
** Skink-in-Tree's-Shade, Master Wizard at the Wolverine Hall (Sadrith Mora) Guild Hall, asks you to find several rare (and forbidden) books during his quest line. He also operates a small bookselling service.

[[folder: Visual Novels ]]
* In ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'', a few characters like to read. Hisao reads quite often, especially when hospitalized for four months after his heart attack in the prologue. Hanako, a ShrinkingViolet who is one of the dateable girls, also greatly enjoys reading. Hanako's best friend, Lilly, who is blind, enjoys reading books in Braille.
* Battler in ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' is revealed to be a bookworm in Ep 5 where he states that he "only" reads about 100 books per year. [[spoiler: It's revealed in Ep 7 that this was something he shared with Yasu as a child and the time they spent reading and discussing mystery novels resulted in Yasu falling in love with him.]]
* In ''VisualNovel/AkatsukiNoGoei'', considering that he's a rude ex (kinda) thug with low grades, most people are astonished that to see Kaito constantly reading in his free time, going through several books in a day easily. It's one of the few traits he has in common with Genzou and actually puts him on Kyouka's good side.

[[folder: Webcomic ]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'': [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?id=70 Ariel]] is something of an avid reader as a small child but later becomes a BlackMagicianGirl. [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?id=162 Yafein]] looks the part, but it's not canon whether he loves books.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'', Crimney. He even hides behind stacks of them. (Which is why Fuschia poses as a {{Meganekko}} hoping to attract him.}
* Yellow from ''Webcomic/ShinigamiDeathPunch'' is absolutely this. He seems more interested in his books than his job, most of the time.
* Janis Lashway from ''{{Webcomic/The Overture}}'' spends all her time reading. She even impersonates being a priest in order to gain library privileges.
* Sukina Lashiec from ''Webcomic/{{Heartcore}}'' loves her some books. Fittingly, her muse is listed as "books".
* Ashley of ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' has a tendency to lose track of time reading in the bookstore. She has also managed to [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=2057 learn all their security camera blind spots]] because they don't approve of her reading books without buying them.
* Both Tuuri and Mikkel in ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent''. It is to the point that while Tuuri was the one officially hired for her scholar skills, Mikkel has become the ''de facto'' authority on which books get copied first, while Tuuri does the actual copying and discusses the contents of the books he chooses to read with him.
* Sebastian from ''WebComic/TheBackOBeyond'' loves books, and is seen reading in his first appearance.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''WebVideo/ClassicAlice'':
** The entire show revolves around Alice wanting to read & identify with books
** Alice frequently mentions reading 'the greats' in order to be a better writer
** Although Andrew would be remiss to admit it, it seems he's read quite a few of the books on Alice's list.
* ''WebVideo/TheLizzieBennetDiaries'':
** Lizzie Bennet frequently mentions that she loves curling herself up with a book and read and read and read.
** The Bennet sisters' cousin Mary is a toned down Goth girl. She's introduced as great reader, reading a book and trying to ignore Lydia's antics who is recording material for her vlog.
* ''WebVideo/TheAutobiographyOfJaneEyre'': Jane Eyre says in her first video that she adores book. She mentions she could perhaps enjoy collecting other things as well, but nothing beats books in her eyes.
-->''"Mostly, I own books. I try to collect other things but I'm always like this: 'Why am I wasting my money on this when I could be buying a book?' Maybe that's weird."''
* Like her [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Disney counterpart]], Belle of WebVideo/UniversityEverAfter always has a book in hand.

[[folder: Western Animation ]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Lisa Simpson. Her family doesn't understand her passion much. One episode had her uncle Herb paying her a subscription to books from Western canon. Oh, and she had a very passionate conversation about her love of books with her grandma Mona.
* In an episode of the Czech animated series ''WesternAnimation/StaflikAndSpagetka'', one of the dog protagonists is made into a complete Bookworm by a particularly fascinating book, filling the trope to a T.
* Raven of ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans''. The books she likes to read are probably ancient tomes filled to the brim with powerful magic spells that could [[BadassBookworm make her even more devastating in battle]], but she still loses her patience when no one will leave her alone to finish the story of a wizard's battle with a dragon...
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** Twilight Sparkle. Bonus points for actually living in a library. Probably the most ridiculous case involves her literally having a slumber party by the book.
** During the episode "Read It and Weep," Rainbow Dash becomes one while recovering from a broken wing, but is ashamed to admit it.
** In "Amending Fences", we see that Moondancer was very much like Twilight growing up, always with her head in books, but in the time since Twilight left Canterlot, she's become [[UpToEleven even more so]], to the point of becoming a [[{{Hikikomori}} total recluse]], all because [[spoiler: Twilight inadvertently snubbed her by missing her party and moving to Ponyville]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/BarbieAndTheSecretDoor'', Princess Alexa loves books and would rather read than socialize.
* The Bookworm in the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' "Sniffles" shorts, who is literally a bookworm. In ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'', he runs the Looniversity library.
* The title character of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' becomes one as an indirect result of [[ItMakesSenseInContext having his TV privileges revoked for 1,000 years]]. Steven's friend Connie has been one from the start (she was [[EstablishingCharacterMoment seen reading a book]] when we first meet her) and appears to be the one who got him into reading.
* Several characters in the ''Arthur'' TV series fall under this. They include Arthur himself, as well as Alan "Brain" Powers. Others include:
** Fern Walters, who is both a reader and a writer.
** Marina Datillo, Prunella's AcademicAthlete friend; the girls bonded over a mutual love of Henry Skreever, which is an Expy of ''Harry Potter.''
** Prunella herself, though since she's somewhat of a minor character, we see this less than with the main cast.
%% * Phoebe Hyerdahl of ''Hey Arnold'' fits as well.

[[folder: Real Life ]]
* Creator/OprahWinfrey was like this when she was young. She actually taught ''herself'' to read when she was two or three. (Something that is uncommon but not ''unheard'' of.)
* Music/DavidBowie regularly travelled with at least a trunk full of books in TheSeventies and once presented a list of recommendations at his official website, taken from what he'd then-recently read/re-read. The list contained 51 titles!
* [[Creator/MarxBrothers Groucho Marx]] was an avid reader, something reinforced when he had to drop out of school and do vaudeville full time to support his family. He said he tried to read a new book every day, and that the proudest moment of his career was the Library of Congress choosing one of his books to be preserved for historical significance.
* Music/{{Morrissey}} is a proud Bookworm and often makes reference to English literature. Deconstructed it with references to IntelligenceEqualsIsolation and LonersAreFreaks from his point of view. Of course PlayedForDrama, because [[LargeHam it's Morrissey]].
* [[Music/JoyDivision Ian Curtis]] was also an avid reader, particularly of Creator/FranzKafka and J.G. Ballard. That would explain a thing or two about his lyrics...
* [[Creator/RichardBurton Richard Burton]] memorised most of Shakespeare, carried books with him wherever he went and read several books a ''day''.
* In ''I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,'' Maya Angelou says she was like this.