Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Handmade gifts

If you've ever stopped by Bluebird Books, you've probably seen some of the really great items that were designed and handcrafted by Leah, Laura G. and Victoria. With the holidays quickly approaching I thought I'd share their Etsy shops with you...

Our Yellow House

Ex Libris Handmade

Birds are Beautiful

Wow, it's been a while

So I haven't been very good about keeping this blog.

Anyway, I'm running a sale on books at the shop. For book purchases over $10 customers get a 20 percent discount - and teachers get 40 percent. The sale ends November 30 and doesn't include Victoria's notebooks.

Speaking of Victoria, she got noticed on Cool Mom Picks

Just a reminder...November 15 is Buy Local Day in the Capital District and "At the Warehouse" is full of local vendors and artists.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Calling all teachers, librarians and homeschoolers

Starting Memorial Day Weekend and going through the end of June, all teachers, librarians and homeschooling parents get 50 percent of all published books (this doesn't include Victoria's beautiful handmade cloth books, sorry). Just mention that you saw this announcement. Tell your friends and family!

Thursday, May 15, 2008


Recently I was checking out one of my favorite blogs and noticed tucked down in the corner a link to an essay read for public radio by Celina. I thought it was so great that I wanted to share it, but I couldn't figure out how to create a direct link, so here's the link to her site. The essay is called "Choose your words CAREFULLY." Scroll down a bit; it's on the right side. Enjoy.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Good news, bad news

The good news is that Leah, Laura and Victoria, the awesome artists who have their beautiful handiwork for sale at Bluebird Books have been accepted to the Renegade Craft Fair in Brooklyn this summer.

The bad news is they will probably have to take some of their stuff out of the shop to bring with them. I'm really happy for them though!

On another note, Laura brought in some small tote bags that have handles long enough to wear over the shoulder. I don't carry a purse so this bag is perfect for running errands - it's just big enough for a cell phone, check book and a notebook, but not big enough to get bogged down with the stuff that collects in a purse. Plus it's really cute.

In other news, Michelle of The Good Leaf is opening another shop - this one on Lark Street. Thankfully she's keeping the warehouse location open!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Directions to warehouse

The warehouse is located in North Albany just off Broadway, behind Miss Albany Diner, at 20 Learned Street.

From outside Albany, take 90 to 787 South and take the Clinton Avenue exit (4B, I think). Make right onto Broadway (North). Go 1/2 mile to North Ferry Street, which is just before Miss Albany Diner. Take right on North Ferry then quick left onto Learned. The warehouse has parking lots on both the South and North side. One lot will probably be closed to accomodate animals, but I'm not sure which one yet.

I think you can also take exit 4A off 787, but for me the directions above are less confusing.