Reading Resolutions for 2018

As 2017 draws to a close, we’re feeling reflective about the year that was…and excited about the year to come. If you’re making New Year’s resolutions for 2018, don’t just focus on the usual suspects—exercise every day, learn a new language, be nicer to your sister-in-law. Make a few New Year’s reading resolutions while you’re at it! Because even avid readers need to shake things up every once in a while. To help you get started, Bas Bleu’s editors came up with a list of eighteen “reading resolutions” to try out in 2018. They’re only suggestions, and you already may practice some (or all!) of them. Whatever you’re reading…keep it up! Continue reading

Artist Profile: Julie Franklin

Twain New Year's CardsWe’re big fans of New Year’s cards here at Bas Bleu. We use them for thank-you notes, to send holiday greetings to those friends we accidentally left off our lists, even in lieu of Christmas cards when December is just too crazy. Plus, we’re suckers for snail mail and pretty stationery!

Earlier this year, when our editors decided to expand our New Year’s card offerings, our research turned up two terrific quotations we thought would be perfect. Continue reading

New Year, New Look, New Books!

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The clock is ticking down to midnight, the fireworks are primed, and the champagne is chilled and ready to pour. On this last day of 2014, we’re counting our blessings for Bas Bleu’s banner year—all thanks to you, our amazing customers!—and eagerly anticipating the new year of reading to come.

In the interest of making a fresh start this January, we’ve “redecorated” the Bluestocking Salon. Perhaps you noticed? We think the new design makes our blog easier to read and easier to navigate. (The big, pretty pictures are just a bonus.) We hope you’ll enjoy the new format…and bear with us as we experiment with it in the coming months. For those of you who received—or gifted to yourself—our 2015 Book a Month collection, drop by the Bluestocking Salon again next Wednesday for a closer look at our first selection, January’s The Monogram Murders. Consider it an amuse-bouche for what’s already shaping up to be a wonderful year!

Now to get down to the really important stuff: Continue reading