Kudos To (and From) You

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We have the best customers in the book business. Hands down. Bar none. Without a doubt. You share our passion for books and reading, and you’ve supported our quirky little catalog for more than two decades. And for twenty-one years, our readers have sent us wonderful letters and e-mails, even scribbling little notes in the margins of Bas Bleu order forms. Those kind words delight us and, on more than one occasion, have boosted our flagging spirits. Today in the Bluestocking Salon, we thought you might enjoy reading some of the wonderful messages we’ve received over the years. We can’t possibly include them all, but here are a few of our favorites: Continue reading

May 2015 Book a Month: More Home Cooking

More Home CookingAs part of Bas Bleu’s 2015 Book a Month program, each month we’re offering discussion questions, author interviews, or other bonus materials to enrich your reading experience—for book clubs as well as thoughtful individuals. (We’ll do our best to avoid plot spoilers, but you should proceed with caution!)

During her all-too-brief lifetime, Laurie Colwin penned five novels and three short-story collections, yet it is her food writing—many of the essays originally published in Gourmet magazine—that continues to burnish Colwin’s literary legacy two decades after her death. Continue reading