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Are you struggling with Bookstagram hashtags for Instagram -- Which hashtags should I use? How many hashtags should I use? How can I easily add hashtags to my Instagram posts? If so, I have created the ultimate resource for you as a book blogger and Bookstagrammer myself. This post contains everything you need to know about hashtags plus tips to make hashtags easy for you.

Keep reading for all the details.

The Basics of Instagram Hashtags

Hashtags make it easy to categorize an Instagram post, and 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, but it's up to you what you prefer.

If you sync your posts to Twitter, you may find it helpful to put at least a few hashtags in the caption, so your tweet includes a few hashtags as well.

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

You should use an array of relevant hashtags, which have results that are small, medium and large in number. 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, meaning that people are more likely to continue to see it over a longer period of time. It's good to mix it up.

The initial success of a post is important for Instagram to keep pushing it out to more of your followers, but you also don't want your post to die a fast death. Smaller hashtags are usually more detailed ones, meaning that you may attract someone who was looking specifically for your exact type of post a few days later.

You also have a better chance of appearing in the "Top Posts" section of the hashtag, and not just the "Recent Posts" section.

There is some intel that the hashtags #book and #books may be banned from Instagram. If you use them, there is a chance your post will be "shadow banned," meaning it won't shop up in the feed or for other hashtags you use on the post. I have removed these hashtags below to play it safe.

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7 Bookstagram Hashtag Groups

Bearing in mind the above guidelines for hashtags, I created seven groups of hashtags below which 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, and not the maximum of 30 hashtags because you can then add up to five more very specific and unique hashtags to your post (more ideas for that later).

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.

Below are 7 groupings, which each contain 25 bookstagram hashtags for Instagram. Simply copy and paste one group at random into each of your Instagram posts:

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

Bookstagram Hashtags by 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 easily select from the below book-related hashtags, which I have arranged by category:

  • Audio books (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
  • 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
  • Romance (15 hashtags)
    • #ireadromance #romancebook #romancebooks #readromance #gottareadromance #romancereaders #amreadingromance #romcombooks #romancenovels #romancereader #romancereadersofinstagram #romancereads #romancenovel #romancebookstagram #romancereaders
  • 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

Bookstagram Hashtags for Days of the Week

We're not done yet. If you are looking for relevant Bookstagram 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

Specific hashtags for Bookstagram

Wait, there's more! I have also listed bookstagram hashtags for specific Instagram users/accounts below:

Bookstagram Hashtag Checklist

We're not done yet! If you are still looking for Bookstagram 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?

THE QUICKEST WAY TO SAVE AND USE THESE BOOKSTAGRAM HASHTAGS FOR INSTAGRAM

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.

And you can also pin this post to Pinterest to easily refer back to it later.

GET A FREE PRINTABLE PDF OF THE INSTAGRAM HASHTAG GUIDE

Get a free printable PDF of this Bookstagram hashtag guide (with my BONUS lifestyle hashtags by category -- not published anywhere else) when you sign up for my weekly email newsletter — a quick, warm and fuzzy email with curated book pairings. If a good book leaves you wanting more after you turn the last page, this is for you. It’s like Reading Rainbow for women.

After you subscribe, the PDF freebie will be delivered straight to your inbox. Enter your email address below to subscribe:


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Ari

Friday 10th of September 2021

Your Grouped Hashtags, some are repeating. Just letting you know!!

MM

Tuesday 15th of June 2021

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.

Jules Buono

Wednesday 16th of June 2021

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.

Stanley

Thursday 24th of September 2020

Thank you! Such a great great list of bookstagram hashtags ?

Jules Buono

Thursday 24th of September 2020

You're welcome!

PhillyGirlsBookClub

Tuesday 7th of January 2020

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

Julianne Buonocore

Wednesday 8th of January 2020

Thank you!! I Think this is a great idea and am adding it now.

Stacey Loscalzo

Tuesday 7th of January 2020

This is an amazing resource. Thank you!

Julianne Buonocore

Tuesday 7th of January 2020

You're welcome!!

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