Social media is a powerful tool for readers. With the right likes and follows, you can make your social media feeds a great source for book news and reading suggestions! Make better use of Facebook by giving a “like” to these bookish pages. And while you’re at it, add some great bookish accounts on Instagram and Twitter, too.
You may have already seen some of Button Poetry’s videos – they tend to go viral! Button Poetry is a publisher behind some of the best poetry written today. They often post videos of readings on their Facebook page.
We’re longtime fans of Electric Literature, the online organization that promotes interesting new writing. Even if you’re already following them on Twitter, you should give them a like on Facebook, too! They’ll often link directly to new content for you to read.
J.K. Rowling (or your favorite author)
We’ve often praised how great J.K. Rowling is at social media. She’s one of the authors that you simply must follow on Twitter, and she’s a good person to like on Facebook, too. But it doesn’t have to be Rowling that you follow – whoever you’re reading, like their page! You’ll get news, updates, and sometimes new reading material!
Your Local Bookstore
No matter what bookstore you love best, there’s a good chance that they have a Facebook page. Like it! You’ll get news and updates from the store, and if you’re lucky, you might even snag some deals and coupons.
Your Local Library
You already know that your local library has a ton to offer. They host readings, suggest books, and more. But you might not realize that social media is one of the easiest ways to stay on top of your library’s events calendar. Find your local branch’s page!
Even if you don’t live in New York City, it’s worth following this account. The NYPL is one of the largest and most respected libraries in the world, and they’re always posting cool things from their collections. And if you’re a local, you’ll also get all the benefits of following your local library!
If you’re like us, you love book reviews and book news – but don’t always have time to check the New York Times Books section everyday. That’s okay: when you like this page on Facebook, the latest book news will always be right at your fingertips. You’ll find great reviews and clever articles peppered in with your photos of your cousin’s baby every time you hop on Facebook. Convenient!
The Paris Review is one of the most indispensable literary magazines on the planet. It’s also one of the best ones to like on Facebook. This account will link you to lots of great reading material. It’s like having a free subscription to a great lit mag!
Penguin Random House (or your favorite publisher)
If you’re a reader on social media, follow some publishers! The people who publish your books are always posting good stuff in an effort to get us all hooked on their latest release. Since we love books, we consider it a win/win.