Saying “I Do”…with Books!

book favorsWith Christmas right around the corner*, you’re probably wondering why we’ve chosen mid-December to blog about weddings. Two reasons: First, a beloved member of the Bas Bleu family recently said “I do,” leaving us all feeling pretty sentimental. Second, weddings take time to plan, people! And if the happy couple you know has any chance of pulling together a literature-themed wedding by summer, they had better start planning NOW. Whether designing the entire day around a single beloved book or simply sprinkling bibliophilic touches throughout, what better way is there for bluestockings in love to begin an exciting new chapter of their lives? Continue reading

Last-Minute Gift Ideas

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

Paper, Please

Books Are Better TeeSince opening the doors of the Bluestocking Salon in March, we’ve shared bookish thoughts, literary news items, and more with you, our fellow bibliophiles. You may have noticed, however, our studied avoidance of the elephant in the room, the one with a flat screen and a charging cord. But since we can only dance the waltz around them for so long, today we’re going to talk about e-readers. Continue reading