Bookstagram: Pro’s and Cons // Let’s Discuss, Is It Really Worth IT??


Heyyy everyone! ๐Ÿ˜

Welcome to another discussion post on my blog! Today I am going to discuss bookstgram. Bookstagram is basically an Instagram, but you take pictures of books. A lot of books. In this post, I’ll be discussing the pro’s, and con’s of bookstagramming.

What Is A Bookstagram?

Like, I said a bookstagram is an Instagram account, but rather than taking pictures of yourself, you take pictures of books! It’s a great way to rave about a cover, and spread some book buzz!


  • Meet new friends –ย The internet is a great place too meet new people. Instagram is just a small part of this vast world. But it is very large. In Instagram I met soo many people who share the same taste as me, and my DM’S are filled with CAPS-LOCKS messages about this certain book.
  • Earn some more followers –ย If your pictures are really good, most people will probably check out your links. I’m speaking this from personal experience, because I do this myself. I check out peoples instagram, if they have a blog I check it out, and if it’s too my liking I’ll follow them!
  • Find your new hobby –ย Although, I am on a hiatus taking pictures of books was kind of my hobby. Before (or sometimes after) I read a book, I usually take a photo. Before long, it became a habit.
  • Satisfyingย –ย Just looking at your great feed, that YOU worked hard on can be so satisfying. It could also can give you a confidence boost, and who doesn’t mind that?


  • Time-consuming –ย Not everyone has time too spend hours waiting for the perfect lighting, and getting props ready for books. Plus, making tags takes forever!
  • Stressful –ย There are so many components for a bookstagram to be good. Perfect lighting, aesthetic feed, hashatgs, captions… It can be pretty stressful. You’re expecting likes, follows, and comments. And if you don’t… you can feel pretty dissapointed.
  • Too much materials –ย  You need lighting, a good camera, props, and that amounts too a lot of $$$. And money don’t grow on trees, people.



I do have an Instagram account, but I am currently in hiatus. I don’t know if I’m going back too taking pictures. I think other people should definitely ย try it out, because you never know what is going to inspire you!


Will you ever make a bookstagram? Do you have one? What’s your username, so I could stalk you?ย  What is your stance on bookstagram? And a fun bookish question: What is your favorite character ๐Ÿ˜› ?ย 



25 thoughts on “Bookstagram: Pro’s and Cons // Let’s Discuss, Is It Really Worth IT??

  1. I’m horrible at photography… so I may not make a bookstagram account…. but I really really want to ๐Ÿ˜… I do have a blogstagram account @teenmemoir . I think bookstagraming is great, but like you said, it takes a lot of time and effort… ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  2. I LOVE bookstagram (@nutfreenerd), but I definitely take a relaxed approach to it. I post a few times a week and try not to focus too much on the numbers of likes/followers I get. I just love the bookish community and looking at everyone’s gorgeous photos โค Great post!

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  3. I love taking pictures of books but I don’t think I have enough material to make them bookstagram worthy. I also feel more comfortable in showing them off on goodreads and on my blog so for now I’ll just stick to that ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. I love taking photos of books… but just take photos of books. No props. XD So I guess it would be a VERY minimalist stylenon bookstagram! Honestly, I don’t have enough books to take photos of — the ones I get are library books… and THE GLAAAAAARE.

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  5. My instagram account is kinda a weird mix between bookstagram and then pics of myself with books or just in my daily life. Why? Not sure. I could make seperate accounts, personal and then just for my book posts, but it just seems like so much work! I LOVE going through others’ bookstagrams and gaining inspiration and no matter how hard I try, no matter how long I wait for the perfect lighting, no matter how many props I accumulate, my bookstagram posts never seems to compare.
    All in all, bookstagram is stressful, yet once you get the hang of it, a great hobby and wonderful way to meet other bibliophiles.
    Great post! Thanks for sharing ! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. I have one! It used to be personal but now the handle is my blog name because books > selfies unless they’re shelfies or selfies with books! Anyway! I have some props lying around but definitely not as many as other accounts showcase. I don’t have enough of a photography inclination to arrange them in a way that makes it less noticeable either! XD But I’m trying to work with what I have and make it pretty anyway. It’s hard sometimes, and unavoidable comparing myself, but if one really does enjoy it then it’s worth it!

    My acc is @reveriesociety_ aaand my fav character has to be Quintana from the Lumatere Chronicles by Melina Marchetta. Oh but also Puck, from the Iron Fey series, because that guy is awesome!

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  7. A little late to the party, but I just wanted to add that I have a Bookstagram and love it! Connecting with the book community has become my favourite hobby. I take a more relaxed approach though and have a very basic feed because I can’t afford/don’t have time for props. Mostly plain book photos on a clean white background. If anyone wants to connect, I’m @o.m.g.books and I always follow back other bookstagram accounts ๐Ÿ˜Š this was a great discussion – sorry I missed it originally!

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