When we launched Book Bento in 2015, we were blown away by the strange beauty of #bookstagram. Readers from around the world celebrate their love for the printed word with boundless creativity. Here, we’ve collected 10 of our favorite Instagram accounts about reading—including some smaller ones we believe deserve a huge following. From poetry to hedgehogs, bookish Instagram is wacky and wonderful. Trust us, you’ll be glad you followed.
This beautiful account shows off books in chaotic, visually interesting, and incredibly detailed compositions.
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A self-described books hoarder with dreams of opening a bookstore, this literary Instagrammer is bursting with (beautifully posed) recommendations—and we’re always here for a pup photobomb!
We’re posting bookish still-lifes with recommended reads from a wide variety of genres. We hope it’ll be a pretty, browse-able bookstore for readers on Instagram.
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Many publishers are on Instagram and doing a fantastic job, but we think this account is a cut above the rest. Books find their way into all sorts of places and spaces that are total scroll-stoppers.
Kate Gavino’s line portraits of authors at readings landed her a book of her very own, and after perusing this feed, you’ll understand why. These illustrations featuring words of wisdom from authors allow you to attend readings all over the place without having to leave your couch.
Bright, airy photos and colorful shelfies characterize this account, along with Taryn’s thoughtful reviews.
Technically, Anuradha Bhaumick’s account is an art account, not strictly a #bookstagram, but it’s clear from her bio (Books & Plants & Plants & Books) and her embroidery that she’s a true book lover. And we can’t get over her incredibly intricate—and cute!—embroidery of readers.
We want to crawl inside this moody instagram focused on the joys of reading in coffee shops. Heaven!
It doesn’t get much cozier than this feed. Good luck staying on task—instead of running home to snuggle under a fuzzy blanket—while you scroll through this literary comfort sesh.