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. Since its emergence, some authors have seen huge increase in sales for books that are often decades old. Thanks to a new wave of book-loving influencers discussing their favorite books, many bookstores have now introduced a "Popular on TikTok" section.

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When I write BOOKTOK, I mean this: meaning of BOOKTOK The #BookTok hashtag has over 5.8 billion views.

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


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.
  • Ali: I found this cool book called They Both Die at the End.
  • Sam: I've seen that on #BOOKTOK. What happens in the end?

An Academic Look at BOOKTOK

BookTok is typically used as a noun (i.e., a naming word). For example:
  • Are you on #BookTok? You should totally check it out!

Example of BOOKTOK Used in a Text


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