8 Tips on Posting Book Photos Like a Bookstagrammer

A definitive list we've gathered from famous bookstagrammers.
by Mara Agner   |  Apr 14, 2017
Image: Abeer | instagram.com/lookingforabura, Lotte | instagram.com/lottelikesbooks
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Are you a bibliophile? Do you live in two worlds, in which one is a world of books? Do you like pretty things? Do you have the patience for flat lays? Do you want to marry your love for books and aesthetic through Instagram? Are you ready to live in three worlds, in which the third one is as a bookstagrammer? If you said yes to all of these questions, we came up with a list for you to be able to post photos like a pro bookstagrammer. You're welcome.

  1. Decide on a feed aesthetic.

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Alison aka @crimeofrhyme's feed has a soft, Scandinavian, vintage vibe. 

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  1. Have a recurring theme.

Paula aka @booksfordessert always incorporates a bunch of flowers on her posts.

  1. Add a personal touch.

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Abeer aka @lookingforabura loves coffee and she almost always includes it in her book posts!

  1. Say something about the book.

Aside from her beautifully curated flat lays, Hikari aka @foldedpagesdistillery sometimes includes synopses and mini reviews of the books she posts about.

  1. Incorporate your other interests in your posts. aesthetic.

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Mara aka @bookmarauder likes including toys and other merch of the movies and personalities she adores.

  1. Experiment.

Bookstagrammers are known to have beautifully curated flat lays using various props. Lotte aka @lottielikesbooks does that, but also switches things up once in a while by posting themed covers.

  1. Go outdoors.

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Most bookstagrammers take photos either in their room or study area since it has a cozy vibe, but Allissa aka @abookishloveaffair likes taking outdoor shots from time to time.

  1. Add a human element.

Emily aka @blueeyedbiblio likes including her hand, legs, or her feet in her snaps.

Do you have what it takes to be the next big bookstagrammer?

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