“One should stay in the loop with Blue Willow Bookshop, there always seems to be something happening.”
Blue Willow Bookstore - Houston, Texas
Blue Willow Bookshop is a cozy Houston bookstore located in West Memorial area, and was established in October 1996. The bookstore sells a wide variety of books, covering many genres and topics, and also stock games, puzzles, stationery, and unique gifts such as cards and knick-knacks – as well as complimentary gift wrapping. The staff are fantastic, offering a knowledgeable, helpful and friendly service and can recommend great books or games for any age.
In total there are three in-store book clubs! The ‘Coffee Bake Book Club’ which is held in the daytime, ‘Tough Broads Out At Night Book Club’ which is held in the evening, and for middle school girls there is the ‘Another Shade of Blue’ book club – perfect for anybody who likes to get together to discuss books, or looking to meet some new people (with the advantage that you will have books in common!).
In addition to these book clubs, there’s plenty more going on in store, and the upcoming events can be checked on their website via a monthly calendar. These events vary from famous author visits (and they do manage to pull some fairly big names in for signings) to book discussions.
There are also plenty of things going on the bookstore for kids, to help get them enthusiastic about books and literature. Every Thursday at 10:00am there is Storytime, where there is an opportunity for children to read stories, sing songs and get involved in art activity – the great thing is, that the theme changes each week, which will keep your toddlers and preschoolers interested, and excited for what is coming next! Additionally, the book shop offers ‘Page to the Stage’ in conjunction with Main Street Theater’s ‘Theater for Youth’ – for each play held by the theater, Blue Willow offers a fun hour of book discussion, crafting and games. This is a great opportunity for you and your children to understood the book which the play has been adapted from.
There really is something for everybody at this book shop, so if you’re in West Memorial area don’t forget to support this wonderful independent bookstore!
Hours: Monday to Friday 9:30am to 6:30pm, Saturday 9:30am to 6:00pm
Telephone: +1 281-497-8675