Looking for Some Literary Tumblrs?

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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  1. Great finds, Tiffany.

    I’ll tack on:

    Bookshelf Porn (this IS safe for work, despite its title), http://bookshelfporn.com/
    Proustitute, http://proustitute.tumblr.com/
    Slaughterhouse 90210, http://slaughterhouse90210.tumblr.com/
    NYPL, http://nypl.tumblr.com/
    Dostoyevsky, http://dostoyevsky.tumblr.com/
    McNally Jackson, http://mcnallyjackson.tumblr.com/

    Also these publishers and magazines have good ones:

    W. W. Norton, http://wwnorton.tumblr.com/
    A. A. Knopf, http://aaknopf.tumblr.com/
    Hobart Pulp, http://hobartpulp.tumblr.com/
    NYRB Classics, http://nyrbclassics.tumblr.com/
    LARB, http://lareviewofbooks.org/
    The Missouri Review, http://themissourireview.tumblr.com/
    Scribner Books, http://scribnerbooks.tumblr.com/
    The Paris Review, http://theparisreview.tumblr.com/

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. The Los Angeles Review of Books (lareviewofbooks.org) 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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