Bookstagram

Quick Guide to Bookstagram Hashtags

Oh, hashtags. Why must you be a necessary evil? If you can figure out the right hashtags, your account can grow without a lot of effort. If you’re not using the ‘right’ ones, your account can feel like it’s stagnant.

This isn’t a comprehensive guide but rather some inspiration to change and play with your hashtags.

Looking for more bookstagram help? I’ve got you covered.

If you’re needing additional hashtag inspiration, try Display Purposes. You can put hashtags in and the site will generate some relevant other hashtags for you to try.

Hashtag basics for Bookstagram

  • You can only use 30 hashtags on a post.
  • Never, ever use #books
  • Use a mix of large (100,000+ posts), medium (50,000), and small (less than 1,000) hashtags.
  • Don’t use the exact same hashtags on every single post. Mix it up!

Basic

Title, Series, & Author of the book (featured)

When doing a book stack or a picture featuring several books, I try to do the title of each book.

Daily Hashtags

  • #socksunday
  • #sundayshelfie
  • #onsundayswepostpotter
  • #mapmonday
  • #mugmonday
  • #teatuesday
  • #wickwednesday
  • #waitingonwednesday
  • #swapwenday
  • #throwbackthursday
  • #tbt
  • #flatlayfriday
  • #funkofriday
  • #followfriday
  • #stacksaturday
  • #sleevesaturday

Describe the item(s) in the photo

  • #booksandflowers
  • #bookishcandle
  • #bookishmerch
  • #candlegram
  • #enamelpin
  • #shelfie

Monthly Challenges

Each month various bookstagrammers put together photo challenges. I love them because you can find new accounts and it gives me inspiration for taking photos.

You’re probably already following someone who is hosting a challenge.

I refer to Bookstagram Challenges for my challenges.

Shops

Bookstagram is all about small shops. Use the shop’s name for a hashtag.

Some shops even have special hashtags for you to use. Flickerwix uses #flickerwixflavors for a monthly contest. Novelly Yours uses #novellyyoursfeature to find pictures to post on their IG page.

The Rest

After using hashtags specific to the picture, I fill in the rest of my 30 hashtags with general hashtags.

  • #allthebooks
  • #alwaysreading
  • #beautifulbooks
  • #becauseofreading
  • #bookaddiction
  • #bookaesthetic
  • #booksbooksbooks
  • #bookcommunity
  • #bookdragon
  • #bookflatlay
  • #bookgeek
  • #bookspine
  • #bookstack
  • #bookworm
  • #bookishlove
  • #booklife
  • #booknerdigans
  • #bookobsessed
  • #booktography
  • #coverlove
  • #igreads
  • #ilovereading
  • #instareads
  • #ireadya
  • #prettybooks
  • #readaholic 
  • #readersofinstagram 
  • #ReadingTime
  • #totalbooknerd
  • #yabooks
  • #yabookstagram 
  • #yafiction
  • #yalit
  • #yalovin

What hashtags are working for you?

7 thoughts on “Quick Guide to Bookstagram Hashtags”

  1. I love this guide! I’ve been looking for instagram guides specifically for bookstagram and this one is super helpful! One of your tips that really stuck with me is mixing up my hashtags– I tend to use the same ones, but I should really try to change up the order and which tags I use! 💞

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