Eye Balm: 10 Bookish Insta Feeds to Put on Your Radar

Ah, January: that month touted as the time to refresh everything from one’s diet and wellness to home decor. Why not apply the same mentality to your daily Insta scroll with some new bibliocentric feeds.

Special collections libraries, rare booksellers and collectors have embraced Instagram as an ideal platform to virtually share their treasures with the world. Fellow FB&C writer Nate Pedersen wrote the inaugural “rare Books on Instagram” post back in 2016, profiling institutional accounts like those of the British Library (@britishlibrary), the American Antiquarian Society (@americanantiquarian), and others. Follow-up posts looked at librarian accounts and collector feeds. Keeping with that theme, below, in no particular order, are ten noteworthy institutional Instagram accounts that excel at showcasing rare books, manuscripts, and other works on paper.

 

Don’t have an Instagram account? No problem: All of these accounts are freely accessible to anyone with an internet connection.

La Bibliothèque nationale France (@labnf)

bnf.JPG

 

The Barr Smith Library at the University of Adelaide (@uofaspecialcollections)

uofa.JPG

 

The New York Public Library (@nypl)

nypl.JPG

 

Musée de Cluny (@museecluny)

museec.JPG

 

The Harry Ransom Center (@ransomcenter)

hrc1.JPG

 

The Emily Dickinson Museum (@emilydickinson.museum)

edm1.JPG

 

The Printing Museum (@theprintingmuseum)

pm.JPG

 

The HuntingtonLibrary (@thehuntingtonlibrary)

hl.JPG

 

The Johns Hopkins University (@jhuspecialcollections)

jhu.JPG

The Alaska Digital Newspaper Project (@alaskahistoricalnewspapers)

ak.JPG

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s