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Are you struggling with Bookstagram hashtags and wondering: Which ones should I use? How many should I use? How can I easily add hashtags to my Instagram posts? If so, here you’ll find the ultimate resource for your hashtag needs, as a book blogger and Bookstagrammer myself.

You’ll get Bookstagram ideas you can copy and paste, plus tips on how to grow on Instagram with them. Get started now!

bookstagram hashtag tips.

Bookstagram Hashtags: Tips for Instagram

Hashtags make it easy to categorize an Instagram post. You (and others) can “follow” them (like you would a user) and/or search for them in the search bar.

You can use up to 30 hashtags per Instagram post.

You can place hashtags in the photo caption or in a comment. Putting them in the comments hides them better.

You should not repeatedly use the exact same group of hashtags per Instagram’s hashtag guidelines.

You should use an array of relevant hashtags that have small, medium, and large usage overall. For example, if you use a larger, more general hashtag, like #book, it will be seen by more people immediately. But, it will get pushed down the results page fast.

So, if you also use smaller hashtags, your post will stay near the top of results longer. This means that people are more likely to continue to see it over time. This is why it’s good to mix it up.

There is some intel that the hashtags #book and #books may be banned from Instagram. If you use them, your post may be “shadow banned.” This means it won’t show up in the feed or for other hashtags you use on the post. I have removed these hashtags below to play it safe.

Related Post: Beginner’s Guide to Bookstagram

7 Bookstagram Hashtag Groups to Copy and Paste

list of trending bookstagram hashtags.

Given the above guidelines for hashtags, I created seven groups of hashtags below that you can copy and paste onto Instagram quickly and easily.

Each group contains a mix of 25 small, medium, and large hashtags. I included 25 (not the maximum of 30, hashtags) because you can then add up to five more very specific and unique hashtags to your post.

I recommend that you mix up the order in which you use each grouping so that we all aren’t using the same hashtags on the same days of the week.

Group 1

#bookstagram #instabook #bookphotography #bookporn #igbooks #ilovereading #bookhaul #bookhoarder #bookaddiction #bookstoread #whattoread #fortheloveofbooks #bookblogging #bookpics #weekendreads #bookrecs #booknerdproblems #bookpictures #bookstagram #amreading #booksbooksbooks #instablog #booknerds #bookphotos #bibliophile


Group 2

#bookstagram #bibliophile #igreads #currentlyreading #bookreview #instaread #lovetoread #booksarelife #readingisfundamental #whatimreading #bookreviewer #bookaddicts #bookpost #tbrpile #justread #bookishphotography #whattoreadnext #readallday #bookworms #booksofinstagram #bookwormproblems #bookaholic #bookpic #newreads #booknerd


Group 3

#bookstagram #bookish #instabooks #ilovebooks #readinglist #bookblog #readmore #reads #currentread #booknerdigan #readingaddict #avidreader #newread #readallthebooks #booksta #booksandbooks #readaholic #booksparks #booksarelife #bibliophile #bookwormlife #reader #beautifulbooks #bookphotograph #bibliophile


Group 4

#reading #booknerd #booksofinstagram #bookclub #readingtime #bookphoto #readabook #totalbooknerd #getlit #bookrecommendations #greatreads #iread #fortheloveofreading #booksaremagic #idratherbereading #currentreads #booksarelove #momswhoread #bookblog #goodreads #bookblogging #booknerdigans #booksofinsta #ireadbooks #bookstagram


Group 5

#bookworm #bookish #bookblogger #amreading #bookgram #instareads #bookishlove #readmorebooks #bookstagrammers #bookcollector #readinglife #bookwormproblems #bookobsessed #bedtimereading #readerforlife #bookshark #bookpicture #bookishphoto #bookreviewer #booksaremagic #bookblog #goodreads #bookster #bookishproblems #bookstagram


Group 6

#booklover #bookaddict #booklove #booklovers #readersofinstagram #tbr #bookworms #booksofig #alwaysreading #bookrecommendation #bookaesthetic #bookishlife #readstagram #girlswhoread #readersofinsta #bookishpost #bookrec #booksbooksandmorebooks #bookreviewers #bookblogger #booklover #riotgrams #booksbooksbooks #booksonbooks #currentlyreading


Group 7

#instablogger #literature #bookstagrammer #booklove #tbr #bookcommunity #bookoftheday #booktography #readersofig #bookreader #bookreviews #bookpassion #booksaremylife #readathon #booksharks #booksphotography #bookgrammer #readersofinstagram #bookreviewblog #ilovebooks #bookworm #purewowbookclub #epicreads #readersgonnaread #bookstoread

Instagram Hashtags by Book-Related Category

If you would rather use hashtags that are super-specific, or if you want to add up to 5 super-specific hashtags to a group above, you can select from the below book-related hashtags:

Audiobooks (13 hashtags)

#audiobook #audiobooks #audible #librofm #audiobookstagram #audiobooklover #audiobooklove #audiobookclub #audiobookreview #audiobookworm #audiobookaddict #audiobooknarrator #audiblebooks


Blog (14 hashtags)

#bookblog #bookblogger #bookblogging #bookbloggers #bookbloggerlife #bookbloggersofig #bookblogs #bookbloggersofinstagram #bookbloggerbooks #bookbloggerpost #bookbloggerslife #bookreviewblog #bookblogginglife #bookstagramblogger


Book Club (15 hashtags)

#bookclub #bookclubofinstagram #bookclubs #bookclubbook #bookclubsofinstagram #bookclubreads #bookclubstagram #bookclubpick #bookclubread #bookclubselection #bookclubbooks #bookclubbing #bookclubmeeting #bookclubdaily #instabookclub


Book haul (3 hashtags)

#bookhaul #bookhauls #bookhauler


Book of the Month (3 hashtags)

#bookofthemonth #botm #bookofthemonthclub


Bookshelf (23 hashtags)

#bookshelf #shelfie #bookshelves #bookshelfie #bookshelfporn #shelfiesunday #shelfies #shelfielicious #shelfiesaturday #shelfiegoals #shelfiedecor #shelfiestyling #shelfielove #shelfielust #shelfietime #shelfieinspo #shelfiestyle #shelfiesnotselfies #shelfiequeen #shelfielife #bookshelfstyling #bookshelfgoals #bookshelflove


Bookstack (10 hashtags)

#bookstack #bookspines #bookpile #stackofbooks #bookstacks #bookstacksaturday #bookstackchallenge #bookstacksunday #bookstacking #bookstackattack


Bookstore (3 hashtags)

#bookstore #bookstores #bookstoresofinstagram


Cats (3 hashtags)

#booksandcats #catsandbooks #pawsandpages


Coffee (4 hashtags)

#booksandbeans #bookandcoffee #coffeebook #coffeeandcurrentlyreading


Cookbooks (10 hashtags)

#cookbook #cookbooks #cookbookstagram #cookbookclub #cookbookaddict #cookingbook #cookbooklove #cookbookcollector #cookbookreview #cookbooklover


Currently Reading (4 hashtags)

#currentread #currentreads #currentlyreading #amreading


Dogs (3 hashtags)

#booksanddogs #dogsandbooks #pawsandpages


Fantasy (14 hashtags)

#fantasybooks #fantasyromance #fantasybook #fantasyfiction #fantasywriter #fantasyauthor #fantasyreads #fantasyreader #fantasyseries #fantasybookstagram #fantasybookseries #romantasy #romantasybooks #romantasyreads


Flat lay (6 hashtags)

#bookflatlay #flatlay #flatlayoftheday #fromabove #viewfromabove #viewfromthetop


Gilmore Girls (18 hashtags)

#gilmore #gilmoregirls #gilmoregirlsedit #gilmoregirlsedits #gilmoregirlsfan #rorygilmore #gilmoregirl #gilmoregirlslove #gilmoregirlsaddict #rorygilmoreedit #therorygilmorebookclub #gilmoregirlsrevival #lorelaigilmore #gilmoregirlsforever #rorygilmorereadingchallenge #rorygilmorebookchallenge #gilmoregirlsreadathon #gilmoregirlsbooklist


Giveaway (3 hashtags)

#giveaway #bookgiveaway #bookgiveaways


Harry Potter (11 hashtags)

#harrypotter #harrypotteredit #harrypotteredits #harrypotterbooks #harrypotterbook #harrypotterfans #harrypotterforever #harrypotterfan #harrypotterseries #harrypotterlove #harrypotteraesthetic


Journal (9 hashtags)

#journal #journaling #creativejournaling #journalinspiration #journals #journalcommunity #journaladdict #journallove #creativejournal


Library (23 hashtags)

#library #librarylove #librarybooks #librariesofinstagram #libraryloans #librarylover #libraryporn #publiclibrary #loveyourlibrary #publiclibraries #borrowedbooks #librariesrock #libraryphotography #librarybook #librarygirl #libraryofinstagram #librarygram #libraryshelfie #libraryhaul #librarycard #librarygoals #libraryofbookstagram #librarytime 


Plants / Flowers (5 hashtags)

#booksandplants #plantsandbooks #bookplants #booksandflowers #flowersandbooks


Quote (3 hashtags)

#bookquote #bookquotes #bookquoteoftheday


Reviews (4 hashtags)

#bookreview #bookreviewers #bookreviewblog #bookreview


Spicy Romance (21 hashtags)

#ireadromance #romancebook #romancebooks #readromance #gottareadromance #romancereaders #amreadingromance #romcombooks #romancenovels #romancereader #romancereadersofinstagram #romancereads #romancenovel #romancebookstagram #romancereaders #spicybooks #spicybookstagram #spicyreads #spicybook #spicyromancebooks #spicyread


Self Care (8 hashtags)

#selfcare #hygge #selfcarethreads #selfcarelove #selfcaredaily #selfcarefirst #selfcarematters #hyggelife


Tea (3 hashtags)

#booksandtea #bookandtea #teaandbooks


Travel (5 hashtags)

#literarytravel #literarytravels #booktravel #booktravels #booktraveler


Wine (3 hashtags)

#booksandwine #bookandwine #wineandbooks


Young Adult (7 hashtags)

#ireadya #yabookstagram #yabooks #yafiction #yalit #iloveya #yabookstagrammer

Instagram Hashtags for Days of the Week

We’re not done yet! If you are looking for relevant hashtags for Instagram to use on certain days of the week, copy and paste the hashtags listed below by weekday:

Sunday

#socksunday

#sundayshelfie


Monday

#mugmonday


Tuesday

#teatuesday

#newreleasetuesday

#pubday


Wednesday

#waitingonwednesday


Thursday

#throwbookthursday


Friday

#flatlayfriday

#followfriday


Saturday

#stacksaturday

#shelfiesaturday

Hashtags for Popular Bookstagram Accounts

Wait, there’s more! I have also listed hashtags for specific Instagram users/accounts below. Since these accounts are popular, they can help you grow and connect with a wider audience:

Barnes & Noble: #bnbookclub

Jenna Bush’s Book Club: #ReadwithJenna

Oprah’s Book Club: #readwithus

Reese Witherspoon’s Book Club: #ReeseWitherspoonbookclub #Reesesbookclub #ReesesbookclubxHelloSunshine

Good Morning America Book Club: #GMAbookclub

GoodReads: #GoodReadswithaview

The Rory Gilmore Book Club: #therorygilmorebookclub

Checklist to Cover Your Bases

We’re not done yet! If you are still looking for hashtag ideas that are super specific, ask yourself the questions below and create appropriate hashtags for your post:

Did you hashtag:

  • The name of the book?
  • The author?
  • The publisher?
  • The genre?
  • The place of the photo?
  • What else is in the photo?

How to Use These Hashtags on Instagram: An Easy Hack

To make it even easier for you to use these hashtag groupings, I recommend that you save this page to the home screen of your phone. On your iPhone, simply:

  1. Open this blog post on Safari.
  2. Click the box with the arrow pointing upward at the bottom middle of the screen.
  3. Scroll down to “Add to Home Screen” and click it.
  4. Edit the name if you choose.
  5. Click “Add.” Feel free to move the icon to a specific folder if you want.

Now, you can access this blog post anytime you want in one click, directly from your home screen.

You can also save this blog post to your bookmarks on your desktop or mobile device.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are Bookstagram hashtags?

They are specific tags used on Instagram by readers and book lovers to share and discover book-related content, such as reviews, recommendations, and bookshelf displays.

How often should you use Bookstagram hashtags in your posts?

You can use hashtags in every post. Use a mix of 5 to 30 relevant hashtags to maximize visibility and attract a targeted audience interested in your specific content.

What are the best Bookstagram hashtags to use?

Use #Bookstagram, #BookLover, #Bookworm, #ReadingList, #BookRecommendations and #CurrentlyReading. These tags connect you with a large community of readers, helping to increase visibility and engagement with your content.

Why are Bookstagram hashtags important for authors?

They are important for authors because they boost visibility, connect with readers, foster engagement, and help promote books to a relevant online community.

What are the dos and don’ts of using Bookstagram hashtags?

Do use relevant, popular hashtags, mix broad and specific tags, and update with trending ones. Don’t use more than 30 hashtags per post, unrelated hashtags, or overly generic hashtags.

Conclusion

These hashtags make it quick and easy for you to grow on Instagram. Above all, make sure to use less than 30 per post and to mix broad and specific tags related to your content. Lastly, engage with other related content! Personal engagement always makes for the most Instagram success.

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13 Comments

  1. Hi! This is SO helpful. Thank you. One quick reminder/comment… I recently learned that hashtags should have each word capitalized in order to make hashtags more accessible for those who use screen readers.

    1. I’m glad this is helpful! It helps me on a daily basis as well. I have not heard any intel on that, but sometimes I use capital letters at the start of each word for readability if I am using a hashtag within a caption. Otherwise, I just use small letters.

  2. Thank you for taking time to create this. I have a rec for more specific hashtags: audiobooks.