100+ Bookstagram Caption Ideas For Your Next Bookish Post

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100+ Bookstagram Caption Ideas For Your Next Bookish Post

Are you looking for some refreshing bookstagram caption ideas? You’ve come to the right place.

Recently, I’ve been feeling uninspired and lost for words on bookstagram. 

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Some of these bookish captions might change that and also help you find some good captions for your next bookstagram post.

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How Do You Make A Caption For Bookstagram?

What do you caption a book post?

There’s many ways to go about it – you can ask bookstagram engagement questions, write book reviews, share some book quotes that will interest book lovers and more.

What Makes A Good Bookstagram Caption?

A good bookstagram caption is:

  • Informative
  • Engaging
  • Not too long and draggy

These qualities of a bookstagram caption never seems to fail me.

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100+ Bookstagram Caption Ideas For Your Next Bookish Post

Bookstagram Question Of The Day Captions (QOTD)

Bookish captions like bookstagram QOTD are important to boost bookstagram engagement.

Here are some examples of questions to ask on bookstagram:

  1. Do you like reading in the early morning or late at night?
  2. What are your recent TBR additions?
  3. What was the last book you read that disappointed you?
  4. What is your first 5 star read of the year?
  5. Do you prefer drinking coffee or tea when reading?
  6. What is a genre you’d like to explore more this year?
  7. Do you have a must buy author?
  8. What are your favourite book to screen adaptations?
  9. What is the prettiest book you own?
  10. Do you prefer reading standalones or book series?
  11. A book series you regret not finishing?
  12. Where is your favourite place to read?
  13. Who encouraged you to start the reading habit?
  14. An author you’d want to live as?
  15. A character you’d want to live as?
  16. Who is your book boyfriend/girlfriend?
  17. What is your favourite bookish quote?
  18. How do you keep track of the books you’ve read?
  19. Which is your favourite fantasy world-building?
  20. What is your favourite book to read set in your country? 

If you want to know more about bookstagram engagement questions, how to use them and why you should use them – check out 121 Engaging Questions To Ask On Bookstagram (QOTD)

Short Captions For Book Lovers

These short captions are basically bookish quotes for book lovers. They’re short, sweet and witty – perfect for a bookstagram post. 

Most of these quotes are quotes about reading or about books. 

1. “I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” – Jorge Luis Borges

2. “Books are a uniquely portable magic.” – Stephen King

3. “Reading is important. If you know how to read, then the whole world opens up to you.” – Barack Obama

4. “A word after a word after a word is power.” – Margaret Atwood

5. “That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.” -Jhumpa Lahiri, The Namesake

6. “When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.” – Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

7. “Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” – Margaret Fuller

8. “Reading brings us unknown friends.” – Honoré de Balzac

9. “Reading is a discount ticket to everywhere.” – Mary Schmich

10. “If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book.” – J.K. Rowling

11. “A well-read woman is a dangerous creature.” – Lisa Kleypas

12. “No. I can survive well enough on my own – if given the proper reading material.” – Sarah J. Maas

13. “Reading is an intelligent way of not having to think.” – Walter Moers

14. “Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.” – President Harry Truman

15. “In the end, we’ll all become stories.” – Margaret Atwood, Moral Disorder and Other Stories

16. “There is no friend as loyal as a book.” – Ernest Hemingway

17. “Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” – Joseph Addison

Funny Book Captions For Book Lovers

Funny (or shall I say sassy/savage) book instagram captions for your next post on bookstagram.

  1. DTF – Down To Read Fiction
  2. Reading one book is like eating one potato chip.
  3. This weekend is gonna be lit-erary
  4. Sleep is good, but books are better.
  5. I’d rather be reading.
  6. If anyone needs me, I’ll be reading. Please don’t need me.
  7. Anyone who has time to clean, is not reading nearly enough.
  8. Just one more page, I promise.
  9. Just one more chapter, I promise.
  10. Shelfie > Selfie
  11. I like big books and I cannot lie
  12. Oh well, at least my brain works out..
  13. Sorry, I’m booked up this weekend.

Bookstore Captions for Instagram

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Here are some bookstore captions for instagram:

1. “I love walking into a bookstore. It’s like all my friends are sitting on shelves, waving their pages at me.” -Tahereh Mafi

2. “A bookshop is a peaceful sanctuary of silent voices waiting to be heard” -Mala Naidoo

3.“Bookshops are my natural habitat.” –Kathy Lette

4. “A good bookshop is not just about selling books from shelves, but reaching out into the world and making a difference.” -David Almond

5. “Genre is a bookstore problem, not a literary problem.” -Rick Moody

6. “Bookstores always remind me that there are good things in this world.” -Vincent Van Gogh

7. “The bookstore is a wonderful place where you can lose yourself, find yourself, and spend all your money.” – Unknown

Library Captions for Instagram

  1. “A room without books is like a body without a soul.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero
  2. “In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.” – Mark Twain
  3. “A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life.” – Henry Ward Beecher
  4. The library is my sanctuary.
  5. “Libraries are the future. A library is more than a building full of books, it’s a community space.” – Jenna Bush Hager
  6. “In a library, you can go anywhere.” – EllenGilchrist
  7. “A library is a lighthouse in the sea of ignorance.” – Unknown
  8. “A library is a treasure house of knowledge.” – Unknown
  9. “A library is a door to adventure.” – Unknown
  10. “A library is but the soul’s burying ground. It is a land of shadows.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Weekend Reading Captions for Instagram

  1. I’m all booked for the weekend!
  2. New book, new weekend adventure.
  3. Weekends are made for reading.
  4. Weekend reading, because who needs sleep anyway
  5. Weekends were made for adventures, both real and imagined.
  6. A good book and a lazy weekend, the perfect combination.
  7. Finding new adventures in every page this weekend.
  8. Books, coffee, and a comfortable chair, the perfect way to spend the weekend.

Books And Coffee Captions for Instagram

1. Let’s get lost in a world made of books, coffee and rainy days.

2. Booked by caffeine.

3. If I have a coffee in one hand and a book in another, do not speak to me.

4. Happiness to me is a cup of coffee and a good book.

5. Life advice – drink good coffee and read good books.

6. What on earth could be more luxurious than a sofa, a book and a cup of coffee? – Anthony Trollope

7. My escape – a good book and coffee.

8. Strong coffee, long books.

9. Books, coffee, and a comfortable chair, the perfect way to spend the day.

10. Coffee and books, a match made in heaven.

Bookmarks Captions for Instagram

  1. Never stop reading, and never forget where you left off.
  2. A bookmark can be anything – a piece of paper, receipt, random birthday wish card, just use anything!
  3. The perfect accessory for any book lover – bookmarks.
  4. A bookmark is a promise to yourself to finish a good book
  5. Anyone else has too many bookmarks lying around?
  6. Obsessed with collecting bookmarks!
  7. My bookmark collection is a representation of my love for reading
  8. A little piece of paper that holds so much magic, a bookmark.
  9. A bookmark holds a story within its pages.
  10. A bookmark is a reminder of a world left behind.

Night Reading Captions

Are you a night owl? Here are some night time reading captions for your next bookish post!

  1. Night time reading, because sleep is overrated.
  2. Night time reading feels more magical.
  3. Reading under the stars to escape from reality.
  4. The best stories come to life when the sky is full of darkness.
  5. The quiet of the night plus a book makes the perfect reading time.

Other Bookstagram Captions And Post Ideas

Some bookstagram caption ideas are dependent on the bookstagram post idea. Here are a few famous bookstagram post ideas you can try out for your next post:

Meet The Bookstagrammer

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This is a super popular book instagram caption idea. Plus, it is a great way to introduce yourself to the bookstagram community.

This caption and post idea is so easy to do because all it needs is a picture of yourself and information about who you are, where you’re from, what kind of books you like to read and anything really, it is up to you!

Some examples of this bookstagram caption ideas (meet the bookstagrammer templates you might want to follow):

This Or That

This or That mainly explains reading preferences. It’s like an insta story template but in the form of a bookstagram post. 

Here’s a good bookstagram caption example for this type of post.


Namecore is a more aesthetic bookstagram caption idea when compared to Meet The Bookstagrammer.

Namecore is basically (yourname)core. 

In this post, you post a picture of yourself or the core of yourself (eg: books, coffee, pets, etc) and you proceed to describe yourself/your life in a literary or aesthetic way.

Here are some namecore post examples:

First Lines

This bookstagram caption/post idea is to ask your followers what book you should read next based on the book’s first line. I think this is a fun way to pick your next read.

I would suggest you to not reveal the book title or cover. Instead, just leave the first line of each book in the caption and ask your followers to vote!

100+ Bookstagram Caption Ideas For Your Next Bookish Post

With the above list of book captions for Instagram, I hope these caption ideas inspire your next bookstagram post. Let me know if you found them helpful in the comments!

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One Comment

  1. How creative! I thrive by asking engaging questions because those are the kinds of captions that I personally reply to. I find it a little tricky to comment on posts that don’t actively seek out my opinion on something haha. But I do love including a fun quote now and then 🙂 Great ideas here!

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