If you're looking to get your creative juices flowing, these unique Bookstagram props will boost your photography immediately.
There's a LOT of creativity on Bookstagram, and I've definitely noticed some trends over the years for props that Bookstagrammers like to use and readers like to see.
Below is a quick list of 55+ Bookstagram props to add to your bookish photos. Then, I share some of my best recommendations for these props and how to use them on Bookstagram to get the most swoon-worthy page.
Quick List of Bookstagram Props
- Book pages
- Book cart
- Cell phone
- Book nook
- Reading Chair
- Seasonal decor
- Funko pops
- Recreation of the cover
- Bookish merchandise
- Reading journal
- Writing tools
- Fairy lights
- Scrabble tiles
- Office supplies
- Your current view
Tips for Using Bookstagram Props
Below are recommendations about how and when to use these Bookstagram props and more specifically what to use, with a few of my favorite photos as samples.
I like to take a bit of a "who, what, where, when, why" approach to capturing books for Bookstagram.
What you are reading
Obviously, you can post what you are reading on Bookstagram! So, let's move on to more ideas about what Bookstagram props to pair with your books...
How you are reading your book
You can post the format by which you are reading your book (i.e., physical copy, digital copy, or audio copy.) This works especially when you want to recommend a particular method for a specific book.
Love the audiobook? Post your cell phone with your headphones nearby.
Where you are reading
It's always entertaining to see where people are reading whether it's a book nook, reading corner, the great outdoors, a desk, etc. Make use of your environment to capture the moment in its purest form.
Who you are reading with
Do your pets love to read with you? Your spouse? Your kids? Bookstagrammers just love to see you sharing your hobby with those you love. It's so easy to click that little heart when there's a special cutie in the shot.
What accompanies you when you are reading
There are so many fun reading accessories you can use in your Bookstagram photos: bookmarks, bookends, book sleeves, your reading journal, your favorite blanket, blue light glasses, candles, highlighters, a drink, and so on. Readers love their accessories!
When you are reading
When you are reading is similar to where you are reading, but it also captures a time in addition to a place. For example, think of using a sunrise or a sunset as a prop, or another particular time of day or season. Or, even a clock!
What the book reminds you of
Pairing a book with what it reminds me of is probably my favorite way to capture books, from a particular meal to an outfit, a place mentioned in the book, another related book or books, fan memorabilia, a book adaptation, and so forth.
The point is to be creative and be YOU.
You can get even more creative by using Bookstagram props, using supplies like scrapbook backgrounds, chalkboards, and felt signs.
Or, you can re-create the cover of a book (one of my favorite things to do).
As a bonus, if you use a certain prop regularly, you can become associated with that type of photograph and create more "brand awareness" for your account.
Now you know the best Bookstagram ideas to grow your Bookstagram account fast and reach all of your other Bookstagram goals.
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