Great Reads for Warmer Days

Books about travel, books about baseball, a beach read or two... spring is definitely here at Blue Willow, and the evidence is all over our shelves. Dip into our latest batch of staff picks and add a few books to your list of things to read as the days get longer and the sun shines brighter. Whether you need a great read-aloud for the kids, big-hearted middle grade, some fantastic twists, or a dose of history, you'll find something to savor below. Read on!

Our Favorite Bookstores We've Visited

We really, really, really love what we do here at Blue Willow. So it’s not surprising that our staff seeks out our fellow indie bookstores whenever we travel. Each summer, the team's group text lights up with pictures of fabulous bookstores near and far—often accompanied by an excited, “I told them I work at Blue Willow in Houston. They’ve heard of us!” With the summer months and their promise of planes, trains, and automobiles just around the corner, we’ve been chatting about some of our favorite bookshops we’ve encountered in our travels. Scroll down to see our picks—sixteen wonderful indie bookstores that we hope you get the chance to explore. When you visit, tell them we say hello!

Table for Thirteen

Have we got a treat for you on our shelves. Or treats, rather — our latest round of staff picks is full of favorite authors and fizzy delights. Stick around to read about the latest from folks like Gillian McDunn, Jamie Sumner, Abby Jimenez, Amor Towles, and Leif Unger... or head straight to the store to stuff this baker's dozen into your sturdiest tote bag. We've even tossed in a topical baseball book just in time for the start of the Astros season. Play ball!