Whew, it’s hot! We figured y’all could use a little summer refreshment to beat the heat, so we’ve stocked our shelves with dozens of new-to-Bas Bleu books and gifts. This updated version of Bas Bleu’s Summer 2021 edition moseys into mailboxes this week, and today we’re giving you a peek at some of the new goodies. Whether you’re hitting the road or staycationing at home, check out these fresh picks for summer!

For Avid Readers
Is your TBR book stack dangerously low? We can help! Our new book arrivals include a cozy seaside mystery, an inspiring biography of “the US government’s greatest humanitarian,” summer reading for baseball fans, and a unique glimpse into the childhood of Great Britain’s longest-reigning monarch. Whatever you’re reading, be sure to treat your books to an elegant new bookmark.

For Energetic Kids
Add some battery-free fun to your kids’ and grandkids’ summer days with a stack of unforgettable books. Curious youngsters will find plenty to buzz about in this activity book that turns into a beehive—really! Not one but two delightful picture books help children explore big feelings and learn mindfulness. And bedtime will go much more smoothly with the help of a cuddly lion, a lamb, and a panda.


For Homebodies
Avoiding crowded vacation spots and steep airfares? We’ve got you covered! Cook your way around the country (without leaving home) and make the most of your overflowing herb garden with these dill-icious cookbooks. Stretch out in the backyard and spend a few hours watching the clouds float by. Summer-ize your at-home wardrobe by dressing like a queen. And kick back for an armchair science lesson—with no risk of a pop quiz!

For Letter Writers
Whether you rediscovered letter-writing during the COVID lockdown or simply redoubled your usual correspondence efforts, say “hello,” “how are you?,” and “I miss you” via snail mail! Write casual letters on these handsome decorative note cards or tell your favorite travel buddy “wish we were here!” with gorgeous postcards. You can send memorable birthday greetings via Jane Austen or make someone’s day bloom with elegant floral pop-up cards.

For Puzzle Fans
Puzzles are a great way to keep cool on scorching summer afternoons, plus they provide “piece-ful” multi-generational fun during family vacations. We’ve added several new puzzles to our shelves, and you’re sure to find one your entire household will enjoy.

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