Have you seen the tumblr Awesome People Reading? Above are Alfred Hitchcock, Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg, and Amelia Earhart. More awesome shots below…

Audrey Hepburn.

Billie Holiday.

H.G. Wells.

JFK (and JFK, Jr.)

Roger Ebert.

Helen Keller.

P.S. Two other great tumblrs: Dads are the original hipsters, and my parents were awesome.