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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, http://housingworksbookstore.tumblr.com/
    Books Matter, http://booksmatter.tumblr.com
    Books I Just Read, http://booksijustread.com/

  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), 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/

  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?

    http://paintedfictions.tumblr.com/

    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 (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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