Sharing the literary love & incorporating your favourite books into your Instagram

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They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover but we sure can admire the beautiful covers and bindings on Instagram and let them whisk us away to thoughts of exciting adventures in far off places!

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One of the best things about Instagram is the way that you can incorporate your different interests and hobbies into your feed. Whether you’re a book worm or have a few well loved books that you want to share with the world, you can share these beautiful, inspiring books with your followers on Instagram.

If you are a fashion & lifestyle blogger you could include some books written by your Style gurus and favourite fashion icons, if you’re a foodie why not include some of your all-time favourite recipe books with text and pictures from the book to add different layers and texture to your photo – they create fantastic props & backdrops! Or if canonical Literature is your calling and it suits your Instagram aesthetic incorporate some Penguin books or a dusty hardbound copy of your favourite classics! Op-shops are always a good spot to find old books for a budget.

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You can also use text as a beautiful visual in your photos. @itchban does this in a really striking way in his collaborative piece with @audible_au. Or you can invest in some nice stationary and include your handwriting in posts.

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<blockquote class=”instagram-media” data-instgrm-captioned data-instgrm-version=”7″ style=” background:#FFF; border:0; border-radius:3px; box-shadow:0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width:658px; padding:0; width:99.375%; width:-webkit-calc(100% – 2px); width:calc(100% – 2px);”><div style=”padding:8px;”> <div style=” background:#F8F8F8; line-height:0; margin-top:40px; padding:50.0% 0; text-align:center; width:100%;”> <div style=” background:url(data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAACwAAAAsCAMAAAApWqozAAAABGdBTUEAALGPC/xhBQAAAAFzUkdCAK7OHOkAAAAMUExURczMzPf399fX1+bm5mzY9AMAAADiSURBVDjLvZXbEsMgCES5/P8/t9FuRVCRmU73JWlzosgSIIZURCjo/ad+EQJJB4Hv8BFt+IDpQoCx1wjOSBFhh2XssxEIYn3ulI/6MNReE07UIWJEv8UEOWDS88LY97kqyTliJKKtuYBbruAyVh5wOHiXmpi5we58Ek028czwyuQdLKPG1Bkb4NnM+VeAnfHqn1k4+GPT6uGQcvu2h2OVuIf/gWUFyy8OWEpdyZSa3aVCqpVoVvzZZ2VTnn2wU8qzVjDDetO90GSy9mVLqtgYSy231MxrY6I2gGqjrTY0L8fxCxfCBbhWrsYYAAAAAElFTkSuQmCC); display:block; height:44px; margin:0 auto -44px; position:relative; top:-22px; width:44px;”></div></div> <p style=” margin:8px 0 0 0; padding:0 4px;”> <a href=”https://www.instagram.com/p/BETIc9wLtEy/” style=” color:#000; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none; word-wrap:break-word;” target=”_blank”>? Books are food for your soul but I’ve been so busy running around lately. The solution: audiobooks. I’ve partnered with @audible_au to create a series of images to show how easy it is to listen to your favourite books on the go. I’ve started listening to audiobooks whilst out shooting street photography – two of my favourite things at the same time! #AudibleAu #Audible #SP</a></p> <p style=” color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px; margin-bottom:0; margin-top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-align:center; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;”>A photo posted by Benjamin Lee (@itchban) on <time style=” font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px;” datetime=”2016-04-17T11:01:15+00:00″>Apr 17, 2016 at 4:01am PDT</time></p></div></blockquote> <script async defer src=”//platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js”></script>

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And they don’t all have to be print books, you can also feature eBooks in an attractive way on the screen of a tablet, Kindle or smartphone!

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Read more about using props on Instagram here. 

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