Must-Follow Canadian Book Instagrams for World Photo Day

It’s #FollowFriday, and we can’t think of better follow-ees than these five fantastic, Canadian book Instagram accounts, in honour of World Photo Day this August 19th.


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Tomorrow is World Photo Day, and we’re celebrating with follow suggestions for everyone’s favourite social media app: Instagram! Move over, bird’s-eye-avocado-toast and tanned-legs-in-front-of-water: we’re looking at our five favourite Canadian book Insta accounts.* * *@typebooks There are a lot of great Toronto, or indeed, Canada-wide bookshop Instagrams we could have chosen for our obligatory bookshop Instagram account, but we went with TYPE, a Trinity-Bellwoods favourite with unforgettable window displays by local artist Kalpna Patel (who also has a pretty great ‘gram account). 

Visit our winter wonderland window while you still can! A new window coming in a few days…

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@iamlostintherain  Representative for Canada’s subscription book box, Novel Editions, Quebec-based Lost in the Rain takes pictures of books in perfectly-framed and -staged environments, commenting with earnest reviews and tons of discussion with their followers. (Spotted: Merilyn Simonds’ Gutenberg’s Fingerprint, ECW Press) 
@rasiqra_revulva Toronto power-reader Rasiqra Revulva beautifully annotates her spine-out photos of the books she’s read over a (short!) period of time with gems like: “Oh my word, y’all. Let me wear these poems subcutaneously. Let me breathe them in at midday, and breathe them out through alternating nostrils at twilight.”Plus, she has one CA-UTE cat.(Spotted: Jane Eaton Hamilton’s Love Will Burst Into a Thousand Shapes, Caitlin Press)
@dresslikeabook  Enthusiastic book peeps match their reads on Vancouver poet/writer Dina del Bucchia’s @dresslikeabook Instagram (including the author herself, sometimes).(Spotted: Sachiko Murakami’s Get Me Out of Here, Talonbooks)

Model: Dina Del Bucchia. Book: Get Me Out of Here by Sachiko Murakami #dresslikeabook

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@mybookbath Vancouver’s Jude takes great pictures of bookish scenes, but our favourites are the ones of her sock- or shoe’d-feet next to whatever tome she’s thinking about. Play “Would you Rather?” (or more like, “Sophie’s Choice”) with all the different editions of the classics she snaps!
* * *Don’t forget to #followfriday our Instagram, too!