Instagram’s Best Book Lovers


“What are you reading right now?” is such a common question. But since taste is so personal, well-intentioned recommendations aren’t always spot-on. Instead, why not let these five book lovers (and their frequent book posts) guide you? Follow them, get familiar with their overall taste, and see what they’ve been reading.

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Genre: Nonfiction, and stunning graphics to go with it.

Author bio: Leanne Shapton paints beautiful watercolors to accompany her original nonfiction, and her personal style is fashion-editor level. Come for her artwork and stay for her posts about her friends’ new books.

Location: New York, NY

Followers: 3,378

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Genre: Culture and identity recommendations.

Author bio: Someone you’d both love to and hate to be seated next to at a dinner, thanks to her refreshingly down-to-earth honesty (check this Guardian interview), and her unwavering, consistently great style and warmth. We’re already preordering her collection of essays, out April 2017.

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Followers: 6,698

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Genre: Strictly photography sales.

Author bio: There’s one singular taste behind this sublevel bookshop: David Strettell, who stocks the minimal, bare-wood shelves with rare, new, and nearly impossible-to-find-elsewhere books (lots of Japanese stuff). He also posts info about signings and parties at the shop.

Location: New York, NY

Followers: 18.9k

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Genre: Titles you can—and should—judge by their covers.

Author bio: Rodrigo’s basically a celebrity in the world of jacket design. (He does a bunch of other art direction projects, too, but that’s for another list.) His work gives people a reason to wander into bookstores and browse based on covers alone.

Location: New York, NY

Followers: 10.7k

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Genre: Nonfiction, some fiction, some poetry, all with incredible campaigns that get readers legitimately excited.

Author bio: This American publisher is rethinking the way books are promoted, collaborating with artists and partners to create incredible visuals and experiences. Earlier this year the team created a dial-a-poem hotline, where people could hear the publishing company’s president—a poet himself—read a few lines.

Location: New York, NY

Followers: 4,657



A stay at the Book Collector’s suite at the freshly reno’d Hotel Pulitzer Amsterdam, inspired by the homes of romantic book lovers past.