Bas Bleu’s Holiday 2020 edition lands in mailboxes next week, and it is—if we do say so ourselves—very merry and bright! Not only is it filled with wonderful gifts for everyone on your list, it’s also the grand reveal of our 2021 Book a Month selections. We’ll share more about those books next week, but we’d like to offer one recommendation today:

Order early!

2020 has been a tumultuous year. Since COVID-19 turned everything topsy-turvy, Bas Bleu has supplied you with great books, puzzles, and other “at home” entertainment; greeting cards and gifts for socially distanced friends and family; and games and books for children home from school for months on end. We’re so grateful to you, our wonderful readers, for sticking by us in these strange days.

Everyone on our staff is working hard to make this holiday season a memorable one for our customers. That said, we’re not magicians (though we can make a bowl of queso disappear like that!). COVID-19 has created supply-chain issues worldwide, as manufacturers and publishers scaled back operations, freight and mail carriers began processing millions more shipments, and warehouses all along the supply chain shifted staffing to protect their employees.

We’re doing our best to secure inventory, and we’re optimistic we’ll be able to promptly fulfill your orders. (To maintain COVID-19 safety standards, our amazing shipping team is working in three shifts, twenty-four hours a day!) But to ensure Christmas delivery of all of the books and gifts on your list, we recommend you order as early as you are able.

Thank you for your support! Be well, bluestockings, and happy reading!


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