About Blue House Books
Blue House Books is a small company with big dreams. As Kenosha's only full-service bookstore we sell any and all books: fiction and nonfiction, from romance to politics. You suggest it, and we will stock it. We fully believe in your right to read, and we are here to support you in whatever you want to explore.
If you're at a loss for what to read next, let us make a suggestion!
Blue House Books has been operating since 2017. We started as a pop-up store selling used books at community events and local businesses. We slowly grew to a micro bookstore open five days a week, and finally opened our first permanent brick-and-mortar location in Downtown Kenosha in September 2020.
Our community has been so incredible in supporting our cozy little store, that we are already moving to a larger location! In one year, we have grown our customer base and inventory so much that we are bursting at the seams. On September 18, 2021, we will open at our new location, 5915 6th Ave A in Downtown Kenosha, just a five minute walk from our previous store. Keep an eye on our Facebook page and blog for announcements on changes to store hours as we prepare for the big move.
What's in a name?
Why Blue House Books? It all started with this thought: how do I want people to feel when they visit my store?
The answer: Warm. Connected. Welcome. Brave. Exploratory. Friendly. Curious. Loved.
My next thought: Where am I when I feel all these wonderful emotions? The answer was simple. My childhood home. The Blue House.
My parents created a home where everyone felt welcome and everyone wanted to hang out. Friends became family and family became closer. Our house was one of love and comfort, and that is exactly how I want people to feel when they visit Blue House Books.