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If you’re a Bookstagrammer working hard to get your content out there, but struggling to come u[p with aesthetic Bookstagram ideas, I’ve got you. As a fellow Bookstagrammer myself, I’ve created tons of free Bookstagram story templates for you to download and use on your Instagram stories!

woman posting on instagram.

Free Bookstagram Story Templates

Reading Goals

Simply fill in the blanks on this Instagram story template for Bookstagram and save it to your highlights to track your yearly reading goals as the year progresses.

reading goals bookstagram story template.

Favorite Books of the Year

You can use this Bookstagram story template all year. Each month, add in your favorite book that month. It will be fun to see your monthly favorites at the end of the year.

favorite books of the year bookstagram story template.

Meet the Bookstagrammer

This is another Bookstagram story template meant for your followers to get to know you more personally. If you have an “About” highlight on your profile, this would also be a good template to add to it.

meet the bookstagrammer bookstagram story template.

This or That? Bookish Edition

This Bookstagram story template is a fun bookish game. Select one of the two options from each category below by placing a dot or emoji next to your pick. You can also underline or circle your pick.

this or that all about books bookstagram story template.

4 Books I Recommend

Since your Instagram followers likely trust and appreciate your bookish recommendations, this Bookstagram template easily answers a frequently asked question. If you have an “About” or “FAQ” story highlight on your profile, you may want to add this template.

4 books I always recommend bookstagram story template.

Book Review

This mini book review makes it so easy and fun to give a quick review of a book. You can add an image of the cover of the book and emoji stars to show your rating, then type in your quick review.

book review bookstagram story template.

Literary Love

This Bookstagram story template is too cute. It focuses on love stories and would be perfect to share around Valentine’s Day! Insert titles and/or emojis in the boxes with your fave picks.

literary love bookstagram story template.

Top 3 Books – Multiple Editions

I created several editions of this “Top 3” books Instagram template, which focuses on your favorite books across an array of genres. I hope you have fun filling in these free Instagram story templates!

top 3 non fiction books bookstagram story template.
top 3 thriller books bookstagram story template.
top 3 beach reads bookstagram story template.
top 3 memoir books instagram story template.
top 3 audio books bookstagram story template.

Coffee & Currently Reading

Posting your coffee mug and the book you are currently reading is a popular trend on Bookstagram with the #coffeeandcurrentlyreading. With this Instagram story template, just fill in what type of coffee you are currently reading and what you are currently reading.

coffee and currently reading bookstagram story template.

Last, Now, Next

Another popular trend on Instagram is to post the last book you read, the book you are currently reading, and the book you intend to read next. So, simply fill in the blanks as such on this Bookstagram story template.

last now next bookstagram story template.

TBR (To Be Read) List

Hold yourself accountable with this reading challenge template on Instagram. Each month you can post your hopeful TBR (“to be read”) list, and then check it off with an emoji or scribble as you complete your own personal challenge.

reading challenge checklist bookstagram story template.

Monthly Recap

At the end of each month, type the name of the month on the beige strip, then add book cover images on the squares of the books you read.

monthly recap bookstagram story template.

Monthly Wrap Up

At the end of each month, type the name of the month on the beige strip, then type in the number of books you read and your top pick.

monthly wrap up Bookstagram story template for instagram.

Currently Reading

If you choose, add the cover art of the book you are reading over the image of the book and glasses below (optional). Then, type in the name of the book and/or your thoughts so far on the white strip.

currently reading bookstagram story template.

Summer Reading Challenge

Take my summer reading challenge and commit to reading one beachy read each month of the season of sun.

summer reading challenge bookstagram story template.

Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge

Take my Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge and read from the list of 500+ books referenced on Gilmore Girls using these monthly prompts. We share them @TheRoryGilmoreBookClub on Instagram.

2024 rory gilmore reading challenge Instagram story template.

Colleen Hoover Book List

Colleen Hoover is the hottest author on social media right now! Track your reading of her entire catalog of books with this checklist.

colleen hoover book list: checklist.

How To Use Instagram Story Templates

Simply save these free Instagram story templates for Bookstagram to your phone, then fill in the blanks on Instagram stories with text or other images you save, like book covers. To add images, you simply click the sticker icon in stories, then click the image icon to pull up your camera roll.

(You can also take screenshots of the templates to save them.)

Once you fill the Bookstagram template out and post it to stories, be sure to include a blank template in the next slide so others can use it too.


These Bookstagram story templates are bound to make it easier and more fun for you to share your love of literature on Instagram.

Tag me @jules.literarylifestyle so I can see what you did with these Bookstagram story templates on Instagram!

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  1. very lovely templates- I am really allowed to use them for my Instagram? are you on instagram I would like to tag you on instagram.

  2. Thank you! These are fantastic! I am having so much fun looking through your bookstagram suggestions. I’m new and learning a lot!