• wine walk july 2013

    Sip some wine & explore West Reading this Wednesday!

    Just for fun! Please join us this Wednesday for a self-guided wine sampling along select stops on Penn Avenue. Grab some friends, start with an early dinner in one of West Reading’s many great restaurants, and then spend the evening exploring great shops and meeting new friends. Hello Bluebird will be a stop, and we […]

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    Sip some wine & explore West Reading this Wednesday!

  • Je T'aime card by Rifle Paper Co. with super pretty magenta foil letters.

    Love is in the air already!

    With the holidays behind us (*sniff*), we have packed away the trimmings and are busily freshening up the shop for the winter season ahead.  Even though snow is in the forecast, thoughts of spring are keeping us inspired. All the big boxes have launched into “Hearts Everywhere!” mode (yes, that is the official term, I’m […]

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    Love is in the air already!

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    Our doors are open late this week!

     Christmas is just around the corner, and we are open extended hours this week: Monday, 12/17 10am-8pm Tues, 12/18 10am-8pm Wednesday, 12/19 10am-8pm Thursday, 12/20 10am-8pm Friday, 12/21 10am-8pm–”It’s the End of the World, so Wear an Ugly Sweater Party” (5-8pm, along Penn Avenue at participating businesses) Saturday, 12/22 10am-8pm–”Pink Andie Pop-Up Shop” (11:30am-6pm) Sunday, […]

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    Our doors are open late this week!

  • Cover art Voices from the Gardenscape

    This First Thursday : Earth Month begins with a book signing at Hello Bluebird

    This First Thursday, we will feature a local husband and wife team for a book signing, 5-8 pm.  David stumbled into the shop a few weeks ago, a bit discouraged from a long day of “sorry, you need an appointment” responses to his attempts to get his book into other local venues.  While we don’t […]

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    This First Thursday : Earth Month begins with a book signing at Hello Bluebird

wine walk july 2013

Sip some wine & explore West Reading this Wednesday!

Just for fun! Please join us this Wednesday for a self-guided wine sampling along select stops on Penn Avenue. Grab some friends, start with an early dinner in one of West Reading’s many great restaurants, and then spend the evening exploring great shops and meeting new friends. Hello Bluebird will be a stop, and we […]

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Je T'aime card by Rifle Paper Co. with super pretty magenta foil letters.

Love is in the air already!

With the holidays behind us (*sniff*), we have packed away the trimmings and are busily freshening up the shop for the winter season ahead.  Even though snow is in the forecast, thoughts of spring are keeping us inspired. All the big boxes have launched into “Hearts Everywhere!” mode (yes, that is the official term, I’m […]

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Our doors are open late this week!

 Christmas is just around the corner, and we are open extended hours this week: Monday, 12/17 10am-8pm Tues, 12/18 10am-8pm Wednesday, 12/19 10am-8pm Thursday, 12/20 10am-8pm Friday, 12/21 10am-8pm–”It’s the End of the World, so Wear an Ugly Sweater Party” (5-8pm, along Penn Avenue at participating businesses) Saturday, 12/22 10am-8pm–”Pink Andie Pop-Up Shop” (11:30am-6pm) Sunday, […]

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About Us

Hello Bluebird is a brick-and-mortar boutique and gallery located in the charming historic shopping district of West Reading, PA.  Opened in September 2009, owner Alex McCarty is a plucky gal who prefers maryjanes and pigtails to heels and a suit, and took the plunge to launching her shop in an effort to build her life and business on her own (sometimes quirky but always authentic) terms.

Hello Bluebird’s shelves are chock full with an eclectic blend of handcrafted, eco-friendly and socially-conscious goods. In short, we sell lovely things made by good people.

Since our launch, we have represented about 250 independent artists at the shop. We rotate seasonally thematic shows for our wall art, and try to accent them with a selection of complimentary handmade goods. Besides that, we just like to fill the shop with super cool stuff in a range of quirky styles for our loving customers to admire and purchase.  In December 2010, we were voted by local shoppers “Best In Berks” for local gift shop (Berks County Living Magazine).

We are located at:

609 Penn Avenue

West Reading, PA 19611

Phone: 610.750.6642 (follow the instructions on our voicemail for the best way to reach the owner, Alex)

email: hellobluebirdshop@gmail.com

2013 Holiday Hours (seasonal–please check back often as they change from time to time)

Monday : 11am-4pm

Tuesday : 11-6pm

Wednesday : 11-6pm

Thursday : 11am-8pm

Friday : 11-8pm

Saturday : 11-6

Sundays : 11am-4pm

As Christmas appraoches, please check back for more extended hours.  We’re excited to share a wonderful holiday shopping season with you!  Also, please remember that we update our Facebook Page with daily specials, events, and all the HBB news you need to know!

Please be advised that all of these hours are “ISH” and subject to change.  We are a family business with a genuine FAMILY in the mix, and we just never can predict what adventures any given day will bring!  Also, in case of inclement weather, pleae visit our Facebook page or call the shop for updates.

 

Interior photo of Hello Bluebird

Interior of Hello Bluebird, December 2011

If you are an artist or maker looking for a wonderful new place to sell your work, please visit our Submissions Page for guidelines and an application.