Nepali bookstagrammer Aashruti KC (@bookwormz_review) agrees. “In Nepal, the community is finding its footing. I can see many new people joining Bookstagram, especially during the pandemic. However, compared to other parts of the world, the reading community here is still not very strong,” says KC, who opened her account in 2017.
But given its growing appeal and wide reach, this corner of the internet has not only transformed the way books, especially works of fiction, are read, reviewed, and often marketed, it has also changed the reading habits of people.
“I read a lot of Nepali literature and recently, I have noticed that a growing number of readers are interested in Nepali literature as well. I have always wanted young readers to pick up Nepali classics, as they represent our society,” says KC.