10 favorite bookstagrammers to follow

My favorite instagrammers 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. 

A photo posted by Cecilia (??) (@books.rain.tea) on

@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? 

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  1. Beth Bonini says:

    I follow several of these accounts, and am delighted to discover new treasures. @bookmusings is one of my absolute favourites as well, and the first bookish account that really drew me into Bookstagram. May I suggest to you @thebooksatchel and @bagfullofbooks? They both have a distinctive photographic style, but they also have really charming and well-written captions. Personally, I want style and substance!

  2. Jacque Blue says:

    My favorite right now is @happily.ever.elephants. I love the different options for kids she recommends and so far everyone has been right on the mark. It is my go to for gifts for friends and for expanding my own children’s library!

  3. Allie says:

    Love this post! I am a big fan of @bookshelftville (an independent bookstore in Thomasville, Georgia). They also have an awesome podcast called “From the Front Porch” which is about books and life in the South.

  4. Such gorgeous accounts! I like the Book Riot (@bookriot) and Out of Print (@outofprint) Instagram feeds too. And I run the Instagram account for Great New Books (@greatnewbooks) – where, like you, I post allll the bookish things so my personal account doesn’t get overwhelmed.

  5. I mostly follow YA bookstagrams. Have you seen litsy.com? It’s like a combination of Instagram and Tumblr. Lots of great pics on that one. It’s new, so you won’t get overwhelmed with accounts.

    • Lara says:

      I got this app and it seems really cool but I don’t know which accounts to follow! Do you have any suggestions?

      • Adrienne says:

        Sure! I follow Amanda (Amanda Nelson from book riot) and Liberty Hardy (also book riot) bethfishreads is a good one. And avidreader25.

  6. Hannah Beth Reid says:

    A few of these are already my favorites, so I’m happy to be able to follow some more beautiful and bookish Instagrammers! Thank you for putting this together!

  7. Julia says:

    Can’t leave out @dogbookclub and @catbookclub! I also follow @subwaybookreview – I love the variety of books people are caught reading.

  8. Rachel Hansen says:

    A friend recently introduced me to @wordcafejc – it’s an account run by an independent bookstore in New Jersey. You *must* check out their main profile page to see how all the individual posts (incredibly) tile together. It’s gorgeously done!

  9. One of my favorites is @subwaybookreview. They feature quick book reviews by people they discover reading on the subway. There’s usually a wide variety of books and I enjoy seeing a picture of the person along with the book they chose!

  10. Great choices, I am always looking for something new to read, I can’t leave the house without a new book, and am finding instagram an increasingly good source for new reading inspiration, books just take beautiful pictures!

  11. Missy says:

    This is a great post with great comments (why couldn’t that meme along the lines of “it’s like if the comments section were running for president” be like this? I would totally support these comments.)! I recommend @parnassusbooks (Nashville’s indie bookstore – they just launched a bookmobile) and @marytoddlincolncoffman (first lady of adorable and official shop dog at Parnassus Books). And, @libraryhotel is my dream vacation.

  12. 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 :)).

  13. 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

  14. Carly says:

    Foldedpagesdistillery is seriously unparalleled in her flat lays. Her pictures are so so beautiful!

  15. 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…

  16. 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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  18. Ashley says:

    I have a newer bookstagram account @readingthemes where I share books by theme for adults and kids. Hope you come check it out and share the book love. Some other IG accounts that I follow are @readingbringsjoy and @booksnobbery that have some good recommendations.

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