21 Bookish Art Departments to Follow on Instagram

For a while now, I’ve been turning to Instagram for inspiration and pretty things in this dreary world. That means lots of fun bookstagram accounts, and lately, bookish art departments! They showcase many pretty behind-the-scenes gems from the people who give us gorgeous covers to drool over.

Happy following!

Dept. of Imagination (Bonnier Zaffre)

FSG Books (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

GCP Art (Grand Central Publishing)

Graywolf Press

Hachette Books Art Department

Hodder Art

HOZ Art (Head of Zeus)

Knopf Jackets (ALFRED A. KNOPF)

MCD Books (imprint of Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

New Yorker Art

Orion Art Department

Pan Mac Art Dept. (Pan Macmillan)

Pantheon Jackets

Penguin Art Group

Riverhead Design Labs

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Simon & Schuster Art Works

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EVERYDAY PEOPLE Cover design: Strick & Williams Cover art: Inés Longevial Art director: Donna Cheng Atria Books * In the tradition of #BestAmericanShortStories comes #EverydayPeople: #TheColorofLife, a dazzling collection of contemporary short fiction. * Everyday People is a thoughtfully curated anthology of short stories that presents new and renowned work by established and emerging writers of color. It illustrates the dynamics of character and culture that reflect familial strife, political conflict, and personal turmoil through an array of stories that reveal the depth of the human experience. * The contributors are an eclectic mix of award-winning and critically lauded writers, including Mia Alvar, Carleigh Baker, Nana Brew-Hammond, Glendaliz Camacho, Alexander Chee, Mitchell S. Jackson, Yiyun Li, Allison Mills, Courttia Newland, Dennis Norris II, Jason Reynolds, Nelly Rosario, Hasanthika Sirisena, and Brandon Taylor. * #JenniferBaker #books #bookstagram #igreads #bookart #bookdesign #booknerd #booknerdigans #bookporn #bookaholic #bookshelf #bookaddict #bibliophile #instabooks #bookish #bookworm #booksofinstagram #bookcover #booklove #booktube #booklife #design #shelfie @atriabooks @albertaustintang @strickandwilliams @ineslongevial @donic828

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SMP / Picador Art (St. Martin’s Press and Picador)

Sourcebooks Design

Disclosure: I’m on the Sourcebooks design team! 

Studio of Ideas (Little, Brown)

Thx It’s Vintage (Vintage & Anchor)

Vintage Books Design (Penguin Random House UK)

Need even more book design love for your feed? Don’t miss these 23 book cover designers. And let us know in the comments if there are any we’re missing!

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