Our favourite literary Instagram accounts

If your week suddenly became too busy to pore over the NYT’s Book Review or Electric Lit, these Instagram accounts will help you discover another title to add to your (precarious?) stack of must-reads, all while encouraging you to embrace hyggeduring these dreary winter nights.

Shakespeare and Co: A small comfort to not actually browsing in one of the most recognizable bookstores in Paris (if not Europe), the shop’s account not only shares recent releases of notes but scenes from their readings.
Perfect for: Fiction recommendations and nostalgia. Pastel tones, stacks of books and comfy blankets make this account feel snug, but their book selection is anything but, focusing on literary classics and modern philosophy.
Perfect for: Robust, literary reads.

BooksActually: This fast-paced offering from an independent Singapore bookstore is bold and colourful, highlighting must-read lit and new releases you may be unaware of. 
Perfect for: Fiction fans and quick readers.

SubwayBookReview: There are multiple accounts sharing candid photos of readers on public transit—but this takes it to the next (legitimate) level, encouraging readers on subways across the globe to share what has their attention.
Perfect for: International connections, and everything and anything. 

Folded Pages Distillery: Photos brimming with ephemera this account has the perfect amount of whimsy amongst its teapots, flowers and props.
Perfect for: Science fiction and commercial fiction fans. 

Cat Book Club: Tea and biscuits. Beaches and ice cream. Books and cats. There are few more charming combinations than a feline companion sharing your reading nook, even if—as these photos demonstrate—your object of attention may not always be the page…
Perfect for: Light relief. 

And, of course… VancouverWritersFest: Go behind the scenes at our Incite reading series, find out what the Writers Fest team are reading, and keep track of our Special Events with our own Instagram account.
Perfect for: You. 

Have your own favourites? Let us know on Insta or Facebook!


Lauren Dembicky