Alisha Mitchum Armand Mehidri Belle Haley Carroll katyillustrates Maxine Vee National Read a Book Day

One of the reasons we love Belle so much is because she’s not only a pretty princess - she’s an educated one. She always has her nose in a book and as kids, it was nice to see that our parents and teachers weren’t lying when they would say “reading is cool.” Belle proves that it is. 

In celebration of National Read a Book Day, here are six superb pieces of fan art of our favorite bookworm, Belle: 
  1. @katyillustrates |

We love this serene piece by @katyillustrates of beautiful Belle in a field with a sorbet sky as her reading light. Her concentrated look makes us wonder what interesting things she’s reading about. We need the title and author, please! 


  1. @alisha_mitchum_art |

Maybe she’s thinking about her father getting lost in the woods… or maybe she’s thinking about the sad ending to one of her books. Either way, Alisha Mitchum’s digital drawing does a great job of showing Belle’s deep emotions and we have to stan. 


  1. @heyhaleycarroll |

Look at our girl all happy again because she’s got a book back in her hand! Artist Haley Carroll shows the joy that a good story can bring to not just Belle, but to anyone. 


  1. @armandmehidri |

Wow. She can probably hide a LOT of books under that gown. In all seriousness, this fashion illustration by Armand Mehidri is stunning. See what reading can do? If we read some books maybe we’ll all be twirling grand, gold gowns in a castle ballroom.  

  1. @artofmaxinevee |

Even when she’s living a luxurious, royal life though, Belle will always keep up with her favorite hobby. As shown by Maxine Vee, no matter how many gold-detailed rooms there are in the giant castle she lives in, Belle is loyal to her library. It’s what makes her happiest, after all.


  1. @princessbeautycase |

Just look at her - she’s so content. Despite the whole being held hostage, losing her dad for a second and then almost losing the captor she fell in love with, she seems pretty happy in the end. She gets her dad back, she gets her man, and she gets a fat library that will last her a lifetime.

All jokes aside, reading is extremely important. It’s easy to be distracted today with Netflix, social media, and anything else we can find on our phones, but it’s good to go back to the basics every once in a while like our girl, Belle, and pick up a solid read. So, go to your local public library or Barnes & Noble or even download an E-Book today. We promise it’s cool and Belle will totally vouch for us. 


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