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#booktok: TikTok surprises with thriving community of young readers

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If you’re making a video about a sad book, then consider adding melancholy music – or even shedding a tear. If the story is upbeat, though, you’ll need a film in a whole different style. This is the advice of Saskia Papen, a bookseller by day who uploads literary videos to TikTok in her spare time under the name PastellPages. She’s one of the many bookworms who have begun sharing their recommendations on TikTok in recent months as part of a budding literary scene that has tkaen the video-sharing platform by storm. Between the site’s countless lip-syncing teens and viral jokes is #booktok, a pl…

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