I usually don’t feature shopping tips on this blog, but I just ordered these book covers notecards as birthday gifts for book lover friends, and I thought I’d share this little tip since I talk about books a lot here, and thus assume that many of my readers are book lovers as well.

The Bas Bleu catalog is a delight in its own right and worth noting for its excellent descriptions of books – in a way the catalog itself is great reading material. And they feature an good selection of memoirs as well. If your taste in books goes in their direction (think Daphne du Maurier or Georgette Heyer), it’s like having a trusted friend tell you about her favorite books. I’m always dog-earing way more pages for books I’m interested in than I could possibly buy or read!