For bookish Tumblrs, I suggest you start following Awesome People Reading, Writers No One Reads, and CoverSpy.
I would like to add:
Housing Works Bookstore, http://housingworksbookstore.tumblr.com/
Books Matter, http://booksmatter.tumblr.com
Books I Just Read, http://booksijustread.com/
Great finds, Tiffany.
I’ll tack on:
Bookshelf Porn (this IS safe for work, despite its title), http://bookshelfporn.com/
Slaughterhouse 90210, http://slaughterhouse90210.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/
The Missouri Review, http://themissourireview.tumblr.com/
Scribner Books, http://scribnerbooks.tumblr.com/
The Paris Review, http://theparisreview.tumblr.com/
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.
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!
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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