Feeling Thankful

Thanksgiving falls later than usual this year, but here in the Bluestocking Salon, we’re celebrating early. (Not with the turkey and football, mind you. We’ll be tucking into those treats on November 28, along with the rest of the country.) But this week, as the Bas Bleu team prepares for its busiest season of the year, we’re taking a minute to stop, catch our collective breath, and count our blessings. And topping our list of what we’re thankful for:

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A Book a Month for 2014

We’ve long believed that books make the best gifts…so we figured there couldn’t be a more perfect present than a whole year full of books! In our Holiday 2013 catalog, we launched our inaugural Book a Month program, which allows you to treat your favorite bibliophile—or yourself (you deserve it!)—to an eclectic collection of books for bluestockings. We’ve carefully chosen a top-notch mix of fiction and nonfiction, sure to please all kinds of bookworms.

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Make Your Own Bookish Advent Calendar

Last December, one of our reviewers popped in at her neighbors’ home to discover a delightful surprise. The family of four was counting down the days to Christmas with a unique take on the traditional Advent calendar—one made entirely of books!

Inspired by a concept they spied online, the parents wrapped up twenty-four holiday-themed children’s books, numbered each, and arranged them on a shelf in their living room. Every night in December, sons Henry and Simon unwrapped the package corresponding with that day’s date, then the family sat down together to read their new book before bedtime.

Advent Calendar

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