5 Hygge AF Bookstagram Accounts To Follow This Winter

by  | December 9

You’re in a small log cabin in the middle of the woods. It’s snowing outside but you’re warm and toasty; after all, you’ve got tons of soft flannel blankets, a warm cup of cocoa, and a crackling fire. You have nothing to do except wait out the storm with a good book and the people you love around you. Kind of like waking up inside of this Tumblr.

That feeling your feeling? We don’t really have a word for it —”cozy” sort of does the trick, but the Danes have a special word for that warm, intimate, safe feeling: hygge. (Pronounced hue-gah or hoogah, depending on who you ask, but I watched this entire video and I’m still not sure.)

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According to VisitDenmark,

“In essence, hygge means creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people. The warm glow of candlelight is hygge. Friends and family – that’s hygge too. There’s nothing more hygge than sitting round a table, discussing the big and small things in life.”

Now, armed with all of this newfound information… doesn’t it remind you a little of something?

BOOKSTAGRAM IS HYGGE AF! Which makes sense, because all bookish people want to do is make tea, get cozy, and read books all day, preferably when it’s drab outside so we don’t have to feel guilty about it. In the spirit of hygge and the holidays swiftly approaching (they really do go hand in hand), I’ve rounded up the best Instagram accounts to inspire your reading list AND put you in a cuddly mood.


Ursula is the queen of holiday-spiced bookish goodness, and she has great taste in fantasy/YA lit to boot.


Cate is a master of capturing hygge all year round, but lately it’s been infused with a special Christmas feeling and I am HERE FOR IT.


Proving that you don’t need a million props to create a mood – sometimes all you need is a comfy scarf and some old books.


Cozy knits, check. twinkle lights, check. Marie captures the quiet pleasure of reading (and provides crafting inspiration!).


This is Kinfolk X Bookstagram and yeah… I love it. Micah, teach me your woodland fairy reader ways.

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