Holiday Season 2020

Happy Holidays, friends!

This year has been nothing short of unique, hasn't it? As you know, the holidays are a very important time for businesses -- especially small, local businesses like our independent bookstore. With anticipated supply shortages, unpredictable shipping times, and a whole host of wonderful, buzzy books in high demand, this year we're asking you to please:

Buy Early, Buy Local!

Here are just a few ways you can support our happy place this holiday season:

In-Store Shopping

Make your appointment to browse our shelves in person! We'll be on hand to assist you, cheerfully and safely.

Give us a call at (281) 497-8675 to make your in-store shopping appointment. Thank you for wearing your mask.

Holiday Hotline

Just call us your Butterball -- er, Bookseller -- hotline! Our phone line (and email inbox!) is open and our bookselling elves are ready to make personalized recommendations for everyone on your list.

Give us a call at (281) 497-8675 or email us to receive personalized book recommendations.

Complimentary Giftwrapping

Once we've put together a great gift for everyone on your list, let our holiday helpers take the wrapping off your hands. We'll wrap up your gifts in our special holiday paper, compliments of Blue Willow!

Online Ordering

Our orders team is keeping busy fulfilling all of your online orders! Know what you want? Simply place your order for priority shipping or curbside pickup. Looking for recommendations? You've come to the right place. 

See the top books our booksellers loved this year on our list of Blue Willow's Best Books of 2020!

Gift Bundles & Subscriptions

Gifting is made easy with our book bundles and subscriptions, curated by expert educators, parents, teens, and book lovers. Want us to create a personalized bundle for you or someone special? Just give us a call at (281) 497-8675!

Here, discover our bundles and subscriptions for all ages:

  • Baby and Toddler Book Subscriptions -- Helping the youngest readers in your life become lifelong book lovers! Choose from "Baby's First Year," "Now We Are One," and "Two Much Fun."
  • Early Reader Book Bundles -- Nurture the emerging reader in your life with books that are high-interest, fun, and specifically chosen by our team of parents and educators to help nurture skills and a love of reading. 
  • YA First Editions Club -- Don't miss our new subscription program for lovers of Young Adult literature! Each month, subscribers will receive a signed first edition YA book, chosen by our team of local teen experts, as well as bookish swag and a Zoom meeting with the authors of each monthly pick!
  • Staff Fave Fiction Bundles -- Choose from two bundles, Historical or Romance, each containing three staff favorites we think you'll love.

Gift Cards

Give the gift of choice! We don't know about you, but a gift card to a bookstore always brings us joy.

You can purchase your gift card in-store or online. Choose from either a physical gift card (which can be redeemed in-store or over the phone) or an online-only gift code (which can only be redeemed on our website).

Spread the Love: Lily's Toybox

Help us make the holidays special for local children! We have partnered with a wonderful local non-profit organization, Lily's Toybox, which gives donated toys and books to children here in Houston. You can read Lily's story here.

To donate gifts, we invite you to purchase books or games at our shop. You can do this in-store, by giving us a call, or buying books on our website. If you make your gift purchase online, please write "Lily's Toybox" in the comments section. Thank you, friends!

Books for Everyone: Holiday Gift Guide

We love it when you shop local! Here are a variety of great gift ideas—for readers of all ages and persuasions—from our regional bookselling association. (You can find many more ideas on our shelves!) 


We sincerely appreciate your support, friends. From all of us at Blue Willow, thank you, and happy holidays!