Every year, as Bas Bleu gears up for the holiday season, we find ourselves sorting through hundreds of terrific gifts—and faced with only sixty-eight catalog pages on which to squeeze them! So we created True Bleu Gifts, a special “department” of our online store for all those fun things we think you’ll like but that we can’t fit into our printed catalog. Continue reading
Our Holiday 2016 catalog is arriving in mailboxes any minute now, and among the amazing gifts packed into its pages you’ll find our Book a Month packages for the coming year! For those of you who aren’t familiar with Bas Bleu’s Book a Month program, the premise is simple: Treat your favorite bibliophile (who may be you!) to an entire year’s worth of terrific books, shipped either all at once or on a monthly basis throughout 2017. Continue reading
Our Holiday 2015 catalog is due to land on your doorstep any day now (if it hasn’t already), and among the amazing gifts packed into its pages you’ll find not one, but three Book a Month packages for the coming year! For those of you who aren’t familiar with Bas Bleu’s Book a Month program, the premise is simple: Treat your favorite bibliophile (who may be you!) to an entire year’s worth of terrific books, choosing between six- or twelve-month packages that we ship either all at once or on a monthly basis throughout 2016. Continue reading
In last year’s Holiday catalog, Bas Bleu launched our inaugural Book a Month program, which allowed you to treat your favorite bibliophile—or yourself, because you deserve it!—to an eclectic collection of books for bluestockings. At the time, the program was something of an experiment, but our readers loved it so much we’ve brought it back this year! For 2015, we’ve carefully chosen another top-notch mix of fiction and nonfiction, sure to please all kinds of bookworms. Continue reading
Last week the Atlantic calculated the cost of gifting your loved ones with every single golden ring, maid a-milking, and partridge in a pear tree demanded by the classic “Twelve Days of Christmas.” The price tag for such lavish generosity? A gasp-inducing $114,651.18!
If your budget—and the limits of your gift recipients’ good humor—don’t allow you to pony up quite so big, we’ve put together a handy last-minute gift guide to help you select the perfect present for everyone on your shopping list. Continue reading
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.
Here’s how it works: Continue reading
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.
At Bas Bleu, while books are our passion, the pages of our catalog also are sprinkled with reading accessories, paper products, and whatever other bookish gifts tickle our bluestockinged fancy. Recently, we’ve added several cozy items from Green 3, a Midwestern apparel and home goods company whose sustainable products are conceived, designed, and manufactured entirely in the United States. Their scarves, blankets, and tees have become fast favorites with Bas Bleu’s customers, so this week we sat down with Green 3 co-owner Jim Martin to learn more about this unique company. Continue reading