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8+ Bookish Snapchat Accounts You Should Be Following

Rachel Smalter Hall

Staff Writer

Rachel Smalter Hall may be a professional Book Rioter, but she still hangs out in the public librarian clubhouse. Two of her top three loves include audiobooks and knitting, and her favorite song is Cold Hearted Snake as performed by Alyssa Edwards and Coco Montrese on season 5 of RuPaul’s Drag Race. She co-runs a boozy book club in Lawrence, Kansas, in her spare time. Twitter: @rach_smalls Website: Rachel Smalter Hall

We at Book Riot have fallen for Snapchat and all its unicorn face filters, pinned emojis, Beyoncé lip syncing videos, and goofy digital finger paint art. And we’ve seen some excellent book snaps out there! From shelfies and TBR piles to galley brags and library paradises, here are 8+ great bookish Snapchat accounts to follow:

1. mybookbath
Created by Jude in Vancouver, MyBookBath is one of our favorite Instagram accounts and she’s quickly stealing our hearts on Snapchat. She snaps beautiful book swag and bookshelves for days.


2. obviousstate
NYC-based design studio Obvious State makes art prints, paper goods, and gifts for word lovers. Their snap stories are dreamy photo essays of life in New York, drifting from one bookish heaven to the next while stopping to smell the flowers (and the coffee) along the way.


3. riverheadbooks
We have a massive crush on Riverhead’s creative book snaps. They have a rad, playful sense of humor about their galley reveals (and cases of box wine in their publicity offices, ha!).


4. aacpl
Anne Arundel County Public Library is one of our fave libraries on Snapchat! A public library based in Maryland, they show up with hilarious bookish faceswaps and surprises from the daily library grind.


5. vrothbooks
Of all the authors we’ve spotted on Snapchat, we especially love following Veronica Roth. She snaps something pretty much every day, from funny selfies and sleepy puppies to book news and deadpan observations about the world around her.


6. quirkbooks
Quirk Books pops up on Snapchat with early reveals of their quirky galleys and bookswag, as well as the occasional video snap out the windows of NYC cabs. They’ve also got an adorable mascot: Quirk E. Cat!


7. harperperennial
HarperPerennial is another publisher that pops up here and there with lovely snaps. They’ve got a playful, casual, appropriately bookish vibe.


8. chroniclebooks
When Chronicle snaps, they snap HARD. Just as I was writing this post, they snapped a ton of adorable videos of an itty bitty kitteh that was at the Chronicle offices for a photo shoot!


Oh and hey, Book Riot is on Snapchat too! Snap us at bookriot and check out what books we’ve gotten in the mail, see what a day-in-the-life is like for our staff, and many more bookish shenanigans.

A bunch of our staff and contributors are also on Snapchat — more bookish goodness awaits you from Amanda D., Amanda N., AndiJessica W.Nicole F.Rebecca H.Rebecca S., RinceySwapna, and yours truly, Rachel S.H..

What bookish Snapchat accounts do you love that we missed? Let us know in the comments!