It is well-known that Bookstagram leads to bankruptcy.

But we love it. Over the past couple of months I’ve been OBSESSIVELY looking through some absolutely gorgeous Bookstagram feeds. I’ve started a few of these collections myself, but some of these are next-level. And it doesn’t help that a lot of them are out-of-print and therefore almost impossible to find.ย 

Anyway. I also asked for permission to display a few pics from some of my FAVOURITE book collectors. Their follow buttons are all embedded so you can go stalk their beautiful pictures.

1. PUFFIN DELUXE CLASSICS

AKA a Bookstagrammer’s dream. They’re beautiful stories in beautiful colours. I currently have eight because I picked up a ton of extra shifts and thought…treat yoself. Plus my sister bought me one because she was bribing me to do something.ย 

Elle has the full collection, including the notorious Grimms – notorious because it is out-of-print and ludicrously hard to get hold of. The cheapest I’ve seen it online is $400. Lol. What a bargain.ย 

Luckily you can find most of them pretty easily on Amazon, Book Depo etc. Here’s a link to a box set of six.

Also, Elle makes the most amazing coffee art and it’s wonderful seeing her pictures pop up on Instagram (when the algorithm decides to show me them, that is…).

2. MR. BODDINGTON’S PENGUIN CLASSICS

Maria, aka Book Sugar, also has some fabulous collections. These Boddingtons are the prettiest things I’ve ever seen, but they’re all out of print, so it’s kind of like a treasure hunt to find them.ย 

So far I own one (Sense and Sensibility) but it arrived without the dust jacket. Sigh. I also found a copy ofย Wuthering Heights online, but whether it arrives properly is another concern. But it’s fun to look for them. And also fun to stare at other people’s pics.ย 

If you’d like to try and join the treasure hunt, here are the ISBNs. I usually look every few days on BookFinder, which searches a whole bunch of different sites so you don’t have to.ย 

SENSE AND SENSIBILITY –ย 978-0147509062

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE –ย 978-0147509055

ALICE IN WONDERLAND –ย 9780147509079

JANE EYRE –ย 978-0147509093

WUTHERING HEIGHTS –ย 978-0147509086

LITTLE WOMEN –ย 978-0147509048

 

ย 3.ย BARNES AND NOBLE CHILDREN’S CLASSICS

You may have seen Ali around the blogosphere (her blog is here). She also is constantly making everyone envious with her pics of her Barnes and Noble children’s classics. Aren’t they pretty? They’re pretty hard to get hold of here in Australia, but I hear they’re very cheap in the US.ย 

ย 4. BARNES AND NOBLE LEATHERBOUND CLASSICS

So far I have six of these leatherbounds. They’re a bit more pricey – I’ve got them as gifts or with birthday money for the most part – but really gorgeous, so it’s worth it obviously. I love myย Alice in particular – not only does it have the book itself, it also has Lewis Carroll’s entire works. So that’s really cool.

ย 5. PENGUIN CLOTHBOUND CLASSICS

This gorgeous photo is from Emma, whose Penguin Clothbounds are honestly #goals. I only own one of these (Paradise Lost because I wanted to read it) but they all look so pretty together! And apparently they’re releasing ten more this year which means I’ll never catch up.ย 

You can buy some of them in box sets (which end up to be cheaper).ย 

JANE AUSTEN COLLECTIONย 

BRONTE SISTERS COLLECTION

CHARLES DICKENS COLLECTION

6. PENGUIN DROP CAPS

Penguin Drop Caps more like Penguin Drop All Your Money To Buy These. I haven’t started collecting these yet – I’m happy looking for now – but as soon as I win lottery I’m definitely getting them.ย 

If you have a spare $400 or so you can even buy them all at once.

 

ย 7. WHITE’S FINE EDITIONS

These are also out of print. The Boddingtons give me enough frustration so I’m not even going to START collecting. But they are beautiful. And if you DO want to start collecting them, Maria’s post above has all the ISBNs.ย 

 

ย MINALIMA CLASSICS

๐Ÿฅ€Just in time for the movie, this beautiful edition of Beauty and the Beast arrived on my doorstep. I am seriously obsessed with it. The details of the pages are stunning, and the pop-ups/inserts within are so whimsical.๐ŸŒนThese are currently the only three books HarperCollins has in this edition. I can't wait until they make more ๐Ÿ˜ โ€ข โ€ข In other news my blog is currently failing at emailing subscribers, so in case you missed it, I'm talking about annoying bookish inaccuracies on the blog today (โžก๏ธlink in bio!). Medical errors in books drive me crazy! ๐Ÿ˜– What's your bookish pet peeve? ๐Ÿ˜  โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข #books #bookstagram #bookish #instabooks #igreads #bookcommunity #booklove #booknerd #booklover #bookaholic #bookblogger #bookstagrammer #vscoreads #libraryofbookstagram #beautifulbook #bibliophile #bookish #instagrambooks #bookworm #bookstagramfeature #instareads #beautyandthebeast #serialbibliophile #amreading #reading #bookishfeatures #booked #bookaddict #classicbooks #ilovebooks

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And guess what? 1) They’re all still in print and 2) There are currently only three of them! Easiest book collection ever!

JUNGLE BOOK

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

PETER PAN

Honestly, I could look at pictures of gorgeous collections all day.ย 

I’ve made a resolution that I’m not going to buy food or clothes ever again – just books. It’ll be great.ย 

But anyway, you should definitely be following all of those lovely ladies above – they’re wonderful people and share the most wonderful photos ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

What are your favourite book collections? Do you have any you’re particularly proud of? (I have like five copies of Order of the Phoenix which I think is pretty impressive) Let me know in comments!