Instagram photo albums for those photos worth saving somewhere besides your phone

You know Instagram and Hipstamatic have gone mainstream when suddenly there’s a rash of square photo frames and photo books popping up on the market, one more lovely than the next. And now I’m so thrilled to see that CMP favorite Rag & Bone Bindery has just served up their own gorgeous offerings as well.

InstaBook Instagram photo albums


Aptly named InstaBooks, these mini, accordion-style square brag books blend old and new just beautifully. They are as artfully handmade as their other albums (as brides-a-plenty know), with your choice of more than two dozen clothbound covers from elegant linens to pretty florals and several designs just perfect for children and baby photos. Inside you’ll find thick, black, acid-free archival paper that’s as worthy as any professional photo you own, let alone a fave snapped right from your phone.

InstaBook Instagram photo albums

They’re the perfect size for your 4×4 or 5×5 photos, and even come with photo backings for affixing them safely. (You can add your own photo corners, if you’re fancy.)

Now, these aren’t meant for your entire unedited camera roll–stick with one side of the album and you’ve got to limit yourself to your 4 favorite snaps–8 if you use the back sides too. But in a way, that’s what makes it so special.

Another thought if it’s hard to limit yourself: consider making Instagram collages with each photo (we have a tutorial here), or use a free service like PicMonkey to combine several photos into one before printing.

PicFrame photo via Kristen Chase

For just $21, I’d grab a whole bunch of these books and know you’ve got Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, holidays, anniversaries, and even a thank-you gift for a weekend with friends all covered just beautifully for the entire year. –Liz

Find the new Instagram Photo Books online from Rag and Bone Bindery. And for a whole ton of Instagram tips, and Instagram photo gifts be sure to check Cool Mom Tech which is packed with them.



Liz Gumbinner is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the Cool Mom Picks network. This makes her very happy.

1 Comment

  • Reply February 26, 2013

    Alethea Fitzpatrick

    Love Rag and Bone Bindery! Their books are beautiful and these are great precisely because you’re forced to really narrow down your photos… great for any square format photos, you don’t necessarily have to use Instagram or Hipstamatic :)

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