Bingo Fodder

Are you ready to play? Summer reading bingo is back at Blue Willow, and we've already lost count of how many cards we've passed out. Don't have yours just yet? Don't worry. You can download our cards for kids and adults—and get caught up on all of our other summer programming—on this page. Then, check out our latest staff picks below and start filling in your squares. Happy reading!

Read With Pride: Queer Favorites From the Blue Willow Team

It’s Pride Month, y’all, and we’re ready to celebrate the best way we know how: Giddily pressing books into your hands whenever you come visit us. Here, we’ve compiled a list of some of the recent and recent-ish titles we most highly recommend for this month, plus a pair of picks from our friend Mandy Giles, founder of local social impact business Parents of Trans Youth. We’ve got great queer authors, great queer stories, and great stories with queer characters, for readers of all ages and interests. Dive in!

Travel-Ready Picks For Every Kind of Summer Reader

What says “summer reading” to you? It could be the soon-to-be-sandy paperback at the bottom of your beach bag. Maybe it’s a stack of travel books to help you plan your next getaway. Or perhaps something fizzy that pairs well with a glass of prosecco?

We’ve put the question to our booksellers—a crack team, if we say so ourselves—and they came up with a delightfully varied list of titles that runs the gamut from informational to lighthearted to… Erik Larson, for goodness’ sake! So if you’re looking for something to read in an armchair, or in an airplane, or on a beach, or before an adventure this summer, look no further. You’re sure to find something that sounds like “summer” below.