5 beautiful Bookstagrams


Although books are mainly about the story, sometimes it’s their beautiful covers that captivate your attention. That’s what the people behind these five Bookstagrams think, too.


Imagine the office and desk of an old professor who has been collecting books all their life. Chances are that it would look something like the photo below. The beautiful piles of books that you see here make you wonder why you actually keep your books neatly in a bookcase.


Polly’s atmospheric photos make us long for rainy afternoons where we can curl up under a blanket with a book.


Norwegian Alice posts all sorts of wonderful finds and book tips.


With all the latest crime-related books as well as extensive reviews, this account is an absolute delight to behold for lovers of suspense and crime.

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When your all-time favorite author has a new book out in a couple of weeks, and you’re the US publicist for it… there are no words. Just a total dream come true. 🕵🏻‍♀️🖤 KNIFE by Jo Nesbø is out 7/9 from @AAKnopf!!! • Guys, I truly cannot even BEGIN to tell you how long I’ve been waiting to post this. 😍 There would be no CBTB without Jo Nesbø – my love for his books was one of the key things that inspired me to start this account & my blog to begin with!! Little personal story: I found Jo’s books through my ex-boyfriend’s wonderful mom, who is Norwegian and also an avid reader. I was visiting her home one day when she pulled a copy of THE BAT off her bookshelf and recommended that I look Jo up when I got back to the US. And luckily for me, I followed her advice. 😉 Jo’s books instantly became the missing puzzle piece in my personal library. They saw me through life in college, heartbreak, moving from Texas back to the east coast to start my first publishing job… basically ALL the big moments of my life over the past 5 – 6 years have had a Jo Nesbø book to go along with them. ❤️ • SO it’s the absolute biggest honor to now be working for Jo’s US publisher, and to be the publicist for his newest release: the brilliant, heartbreaking, gripping crime novel KNIFE, on sale July 9th (just two days after my birthday – I’m considering this book a birthday gift to myself!!😉) as you guys know, I typically keep my work books separate from what I do here on CBTB – but let’s be real, there’s no separating CBTB from Jo Nesbø. 🕵🏻‍♀️ I’ve already read an early version of KNIFE for work, but I’m going to re-read it now simply as a fan, and I’ll be sharing my thoughts on my re-read every step of the way!! 🤓 • This caption is absurdly long already SO I’m going to put the plot details for KNIFE in the comments, and I’ll also pop some details on the book + pre-order link in my stories, for those to you who love Jo Nesbø books as much as I do!! 😉🕵🏻‍♀️🖤 Tell me: do you have any questions about Nesbø’s work? I feel like I talk about him ALL the time on CBTB, so please let me know if there are any questions floating around out there that I can answer! 🔎

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The photos Carolyn takes of, among other things, books are truly beautiful creations.

Photography Caryolyn @theslowtraveler

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