In Poland Jerzy Szymik is a precursor of a scientific research on literature analysed
from a theological perspective and treated as a locus theologicus. Literature and books
are topics explored extremely often in the works of Jerzy Szymik, both in his essays,
religious articles and poetry. The purpose of this paper is to present the most vital aspects
of the topics. Presence of the art of reading as well as joy of reading as a poetic
theme seems to be of a particular interest.