The 7 stages of making a book BFF that every bookish person knows to be eerily true

Book BFFs are the best kind of BFFs. Having a fictional crush crisis? Need to theorise about the next book in a series? Need someone to help justify needing 3 copies of the same book? Who you gonna call? THEM.


Here are the joyous stages of making a new book BFF.

1. Spotting someone reading a book you recognise.

making friends

2. You both pop to the bookstore and end up staying for 3 hours.

shrug ron

3. You meet up with your other friends and end up ignoring everyone else to talk books.

i'm so sorry

4. Eyeing up their bookshelf looking for books you have yourself.


5. Finding out they love your favourite book too.

adventure time

6. Most of your texts, Tweets, messages and everythings are about books.


7. That’s it. Book BFFs forever.


Tell us about your book BFF at @maximumpopbooks!

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Written by Sophie Waters

Sophie is the Head of Commercial at Maximum Pop! Having studied English Lit and Creative Writing at Bath Spa University, she came to MP! to satisfy her passion for books. Sophie is a diehard Hufflepuff and feminist. She's also a huge cat lover, and can often be found rocking her socks off at a gig.

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