Looking for Some Literary Tumblrs?

By posted at 11:04 am on September 7, 2011 5

For bookish Tumblrs, I suggest you start following Awesome People Reading, Writers No One Reads, and CoverSpy.

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5 Responses to “Looking for Some Literary Tumblrs?”

  1. Tiffany
    at 11:13 am on September 7, 2011

    I would like to add:

    Housing Works Bookstore,
    Books Matter,
    Books I Just Read,

  2. Nick Moran
    at 11:41 am on September 7, 2011

    Great finds, Tiffany.

    I’ll tack on:

    Bookshelf Porn (this IS safe for work, despite its title),
    Slaughterhouse 90210,
    McNally Jackson,

    Also these publishers and magazines have good ones:

    W. W. Norton,
    A. A. Knopf,
    Hobart Pulp,
    NYRB Classics,
    The Missouri Review,
    Scribner Books,
    The Paris Review,

  3. Will @ 50 Watts
    at 1:02 pm on September 7, 2011

    Thanks for mentioning my tumblr “Writers No One Reads”! I’m embarrassed by the lazy name (at least I deleted the “f*ck yeah” after the first day), especially when learning of SLAUGHTERHOUSE 90210.

  4. Laura
    at 2:17 pm on September 7, 2011

    What about a literary tumblr of short stories from an aspiring writer who’s too easily enticed by the instant gratification of followers’ Likes to pursue real publication elsewhere? Does that count?

    Tumblr is a platform that encourages quick, image oriented scroll-down browsing anyway, but it is encouraging to follow the New Yorker and The Atlantic on it…makes me feel like I have a way closer relationship with them than is realistic!

  5. Greg
    at 9:53 pm on September 7, 2011

    The Los Angeles Review of Books ( has consistently marvelous content. It’s a great and vital literary venture, though I don’t think it will be a Tumblr for much longer, since they’re supposedly launching a new site soon.

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