This post has been updated to reflect the best and most beautiful props to use for cozy book photos.
Cozy bookstagram photos are my jam.
Instagram is filled with bookish content creators. Some accounts categorize themselves as cottagecore, others are dark academia, and some people don’t prefer to stick with a theme at all. When I launched my account in January of 2020, I already knew what kinds of vibes I wanted to give off: cozy, autumnal (year-round), and Gilmore Girl-level coffeeholic. This felt like a natural progression, because those are the elements that I love the most in photos, and it gave me the opportunity to be really creative!
The next step was to choose my go-to photo props. I already had a list of flatlay products that worked really well for my fashion posts and the styled photography that I used for Pinterest graphics. However, rounding up items that fit my new cozy bookstagram theme was slightly more time-consuming, and it took a bit of trial and error, along with some internet deep-diving!
If you’re hoping to start a cozy bookstagram, in this post you’ll find a FREE DOWNLOADABLE CHECKLIST with over 30 props that I recommend, plus the bookish stores I frequent for additional items that suit my content.
Easily Elevate Your Book Photos With Over 30 Props
I’ve created a simple checklist with all of the items that I find most useful to create a cozy bookstagram aesthetic. Sign up below to get access to this exclusive list that will make photo-taking 10x easier for you!
I highly recommend looking on both bookstagram and Etsy for wonderful small businesses to support. I’ve already discovered so many favorites!
When you order from these shops, you’re helping out a small business owner, purchasing products that you’ll absolutely love in your everyday life, and getting great props in the process! You can find over 21 bookish shops to browse for props and other fun merch in this post!