What Does BOOKTOK Mean?

BOOKTOK means "Book TikTok." Booktok is a part of TikTok where readers, mainly girls in their teens and 20s, post content relating to books. It is typically accessed by the hashtag #BookTok. The #BookTok hashtag has over 5.8 billion views, and since its popularity, some authors have seen huge increase in book sales for books that are often decades old. Thanks to a new wave of book-loving influencers discussing their favourite books, many bookstores have now introduced a "popular on TikTok" section in both their store and their website. For example: booktok.jpg

Summary of Key Points

"Book TikTok" is the most common definition for BOOKTOK on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Book TikTok
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Image for BOOKTOK

When I write BOOKTOK, I mean this:

meaning of BOOKTOK
[The #BookTok hashtag has over 5.8 billion views.]


Examples of BOOKTOK in Sentences

Here are examples of BOOKTOK being used in conversations:
  • Toni: I need recommendations for a book.
  • Jo: Get yourself on BOOKTOK.
  • Abigail: I found this cool book They Both Die at the End.
  • Thomas: I've seen BOOKTOK talk about that!

An Academic Look at BOOKTOK

BookTok is typically used as a noun (i.e., a naming word). For example:
  • Are you on #booktok? It's such a cool community, you should totally check it out!
  • (Here, BOOKTOK is being used as a noun.)

Example of BOOKTOK Used in a Text


See Also

New ways to say I love you Text-speak using just numbers TIKTOK (social media video app) SHELFIE (a photo to show off your bookshelf) L2R (learn to read) DEAR (drop everything and read)