9 great instagrams for book lovers to follow (pt 1)

If you’ve read here before, you will know that I love books. And like any good blogger, I’m also pretty darn fond of instagram! When these two elements combine, you find some excellent bookstagram moments. I share plenty of books, bookshops and text on my own account, but I also like to follow lots of ‘book people’ – journalists, bloggers, publishers, bookshops. It’s a great way to keep up with news, get inspired, and get gooey-eyed at an impressive procession of book based goodness.  Here are nine of my favourite bookfolk to follow on instagram (pt 2 and beyond to follow…..) – whether or not you adore books, all of these are well worth a follow.

Note – I have embedded an image from each instagrammer, so clearly these pictures are in no way, shape or form mine! I’m sure this is glaringly apparent, but I always like to be honest and transparent on this here blog. 

A photo posted by Markus Zusak (@markuszusak) on

Yes, the author of The Book Thief has an instagram. @markuszusak posts sporadically about writing, life, travel, and dogs.

A photo posted by The Notting Hill Bookshop (@nottinghillbookshop) on

@nottinghillbookshop is a sweet little instagram for the bookshop in that part of town. Ever improving flatlay game!

A photo posted by Marie Lu (@marieluthewriter) on

@marieluthewriter shares about books and writing often, but also about life and loveliness too. She’s also a Hamilton fan, so clearly I was going to be on board!

A photo posted by Jason Burley (@camdenlockbooks) on

@camdenlockbooks is a sweet little instagram for the bookshop of the same name here in the city. I love the vintage books posts – some real gems!

A photo posted by CATS ONLY (@catbookclub) on

@catbookclub does exactly what you’d expect. Pretty kitties plus pretty books is my idea of insta-heaven!

A photo posted by erin morgenstern (@erinmorgenstern) on

@erinmorgenstern, writer of The Night Circus and other wonders, gives great insta, sharing about writing & travel, and sometimes showcasing some sweet, sweet stationery (as above).

A photo posted by Miranda July (@mirandajuly) on

@mirandajuly is a writer, filmmaker and artist who shares her travels, adventures and passions on instagram. I love checking in to see where she is and what she’s up to; she always has something interesting to say.

A photo posted by National Geographic (@natgeo) on

@NatGeo is just a great follow – vivid images, beautifully captured, remind us all at once how vivid and beautiful this world is. The stories and people behind the pictures never fail to inspire.

A photo posted by Subway Book Review (@subwaybookreview) on

@subwaybookreview is a fanstastic account full of strangers reviewing books – I’ve picked up so many ‘to reads’ from this account.  Starting out on the NYC subway, it’s now doing book reviews on the Tube as well. Exciting!

Part two to follow; I hope you’ve found someone here you’d like to have in your instagram feed!


  1. Mellissa Williams
    3rd June 2016 / 8:27 am

    What a useful post for book lovers. I think I may follow the Notting Hill book shop. I wonder if this was the book shop from the film Notting Hill?

    • Claire
      3rd June 2016 / 10:08 am

      That is a very good wonder! I shall have to do some investigating!

  2. Nikki
    3rd June 2016 / 8:36 am

    What a great collection of instagrammers. I love the little cat and book one!

    • Claire
      3rd June 2016 / 10:09 am

      Isn't it wonderful? I'm utterly addicted!

  3. Trona S
    3rd June 2016 / 10:27 am

    excellent, thank you! going to have a good look through these x

    • Claire
      5th June 2016 / 9:06 pm

      Cool – keep your eyes peeled for future missives! So many to enjoy.

  4. LaaLaa Monroe
    3rd June 2016 / 10:42 am

    What an interesting and thoughtful share. I love to follow various accounts. xo LaaLaa Dolce Vanity

    • Claire
      5th June 2016 / 9:06 pm

      I love sharing all the amazing things out there. So lucky to be part of such a great community!

  5. Jess | The Indigo Hours
    3rd June 2016 / 11:23 am

    Ah what a fab idea, I definitely need to check a few of these out! Thanks for sharing :)Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

    • Claire
      5th June 2016 / 9:06 pm

      A pleasure, Jess – I hope you find some great new follows!

  6. LuxuryColumnist
    3rd June 2016 / 8:52 pm

    I didn't know that the author of The Book Thief was on Instagram, very cool. Have you heard of bookcrossing.com, you can leave books you've read with a note for strangers to find!

    • Claire
      5th June 2016 / 9:07 pm

      Bookcrossing (and postcrossing) are total faves! I don't always have time to join in, but when I do, I love it.

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