10 favorite bookstagrammers to follow

10 favorite bookstagrammers to follow

I love instagram, and one of my favorite things about it is the many bookish accounts you won’t be surprised to hear I’ve found.

I stumbled upon some of these accounts, but I connected with most of them on the recommendation of fellow booklovers. Today I’m sharing my own recommendations. I’d love to hear your favorite bookstagram accounts in comments.

A photo posted by @5ftinf on

@5ftinf isn’t all books, all the time like most of these accounts but it is one of my favorite accounts on all of instagram, run by a British artist who’s best known for her gloriously lit daily shots atop her wooden table. She has an eye for color and old books, and when she does post book shots they’re amazing, as you can see above.   

@bookmusings posts beautiful books, flowers, and monthly stacks of what she reads each month. She tends towards the classics and her photos are always beautifully composed.

A photo posted by Maria (@booksugar) on

@booksugar prefers to style her book shots against a plain white background, which makes for striking photos. She features a nice mix of classic and modern reads. (Instagram bio: “Nothing is sweeter than a book – except Colin Firth in a suit.”

A photo posted by Charlotte (@what.i.read) on

Charlotte of @what.i.read is based in London, and her account features lots of books, flowers, and coffee, plus the occasional local snap.

The account of NYC landmark @strandbookstore features a healthy mix of self-promotion, bookstore shelfies, and general bookish enthusiasm. You’ll wish you were local so you could pop in to all the author events and local meet-ups they have on site and share on instagram. 

A photo posted by Amina (@inspiredbymaya) on

@inspiredbymaya features books, of course, but lots of pens and journals, too, plus the occasional cityscape.

@silkreads is a Denmark teen who shares books, greenery, and her cats in interestingly-styled photos. 

@books.rain.tea is a strong contender for “best account name.” This account features a healthy mix of book shots and lifestyle photography. As promised, books, London streetscapes, baked good, and flowers are heavy in the rotation. (Instagram bio: “Fictional characters have a special place in my heart and so does the UK.”)

A photo posted by @coffeebooknaprepeat on

@coffeebooknaprepeat posts regular shots of what she’s reading, usually on her desk or on her bookshelves but occasionally in the bathtub. 

@whatshouldireadnext is MY #bookstagram account. I’ve always tried to keep my personal account @annebogel from being all books, all the time (although occasionally it does veer that direction).For @whatshouldireadnext I don’t have to restrain myself: this is where I share everything bookish, plus updates for my podcast What Should I Read Next.

What are YOUR favorite bookish instagram accounts to follow? 

10 favorite bookstagrammers to follow

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53 comments

  1. Angela says:

    I totally love this idea as a way to keep track of the books I’ve read (or abandon) and use Instagram (as I love books and hate taking selfies :)).

  2. Lauren says:

    I follow a lot of these already, but looking forward to checking out the new ones! I just started a separate Instagram account to keep my personal account free from my many bookish posts! Reading_btwn_wines

  3. amanda says:

    not sure if this has been mentioned already or not, but as a single girl, @hotdudesreading is one of my favorites! now, if only i can find one of them and magically they will be single…

  4. Pat says:

    I was a New Yorker for most my life but now live in the Denver, Colorado area. Thankfully we have the acclaimed independent bookstores here called Tattered Cover. Their instagram: @tatteredcoverbookstore is one I follow, as well as their e-mail recommendations.

    Loved your list and found some new instagrams to follow!

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