Bas Bleu is a “bookseller by post”—which is a melodic way of saying we’re a mail-order company. Our catalog offers a unique, handpicked selection of odd little books and literary gifts, personally reviewed by our small editorial staff. We sort through thousands of new offerings from publishers to find those books that offer some combination of cleverness, wisdom, imagination, and joy. We started our company in 1994 and mailed 50,000 copies of our first edition. Today we mail millions of copies every year to avid readers all over the country!
In 2013, we opened the “doors” of the Bluestocking Salon, a weekly blog of literary musings about the bluestocking life. Here you’ll find recommended reading lists, craft projects using books, literary celebrations of various holidays, recipes from our favorite cookbooks, book-club discussion questions, our thoughts on TV and movie adaptations of books…generally, a celebration of the many ways books make our lives better.
We hope you become a regular visitor to the Bluestocking Salon! And if you’d like to see more of our carefully chosen books and bookish things, be sure to request your own copy of the Bas Bleu catalog.