Appreciating teachers at Blue House Books

Teachers are such an important part of our community. They are preparing our future leaders, makers, and workers to take on the world. Teachers are also some of our greatest supporters at Blue House Books, so we have decided to give back!

We have invited local teachers to participate in a new Teacher Appreciation promotion at Blue House Books. Several teachers have created wish lists on our website to stock their classroom libraries. We are asking local families and community members to purchase books from those wish lists to be donated to their classrooms. As an extra gift for the teachers, we will be donating a portion of each sale back to the designated teacher in the form of a Blue House Books gift certificate for them to buy even more books for their classrooms--or for themselves, because they deserve it!

The promotion is running from April 25 to May 6. Purchases must be made during the promotion to earn the extra donation for your teacher.

There are two ways to participate:

In Store Shopping

  • Let us know that you are shopping as part of the Teacher Appreciation promotion and which teacher you are supporting. Please note, we are only working with teachers who have signed up to participate and created wish lists with us.
  • If you already know what books you want to purchase from the wish list, great! We will even order them if they're not in store.
  • If you're not sure what to get, we will pull up your teacher's wish list and help you pick out some great books.
  • Let us know if you would like to take the book with you that day to gift to the teacher yourself, or if you would like us to hold it for them to pick up--we'll even let you write a little note if you would like!

Online Shopping

  • Search your teacher's wish list on our website using the format Firstname Lastname School: Find a wish list | Blue House Books (
  • Shop direct from their wish list--after you purchase, it will show as fulfilled on the wishlist so we avoid duplicates.
  • In the order comments during checkout, be sure to include your teacher's first and last name and school, and any special message you would like to include. 
  • Online orders will automatically be added to their bulk pile for the teacher to pick up. If you would like to pick it up to give them yourself, please let us know in the order comments.

If your teacher did not make a wish list, you can always get them a Blue House Books gift certificate!

Help us show our local educators how much we care!