Have you heard the word “bookstagram” before? Have you wondered WTF it is? Well let me clear that up right now: it is literally just photos of books on Instagram. As far as I’m concerned, this is the best thing ever. Why look through a series of photos of your friends having fun at the beach while you sit alone in your house when you could look at photos of books?! Read on for reasons that you should be following bookstagrammers.
1. Find out about LOADS of new books.
Follow bookstagrammers and you’re going to find what new books are coming out, what people are buying, what people are loving (and sometimes what they’re not loving), and more! It’s so easy to stay up-to-date on new releases and what books are getting all the hype!
2. Win free books!
Search hashtags like #bookgiveaway and you’ll find all sorts of awesome books that are being given away! Here was what came up when I searched that hashtag. One of those posts was a subscription box giveaway *gasp*!
3. Connect with bookish friends.
How many of you feel like you have NO ONE to talk to about books? Well fear no more! Now you can search for books you’ve read and actually discuss things with the bookstagrammer who posted about it! I have become friends with numerous users just from fangirling over the same book. Search the name of your book with the # as follows:
4. Your eyes will thank you.
Bookstagram can be SUPER PRETTY. People take gorgeous photos of books, and it’s so fun to see the creative things people are photographing. Here are just a couple of my favorite bookstagrammers (can you tell I’m a sucker for the white background with brightly colored books??):