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 [...]Read More
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, [...]Read More
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 [...]Read More
“It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want – oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!” -Mark Twain I stole this quote from Simple Mom today, and it pretty much [...]Read More
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)
Hours (seasonal–please check back often as they change from time to time)
Monday : appt only
Tuesday : 11-5:30
Wednesday : 11-5:30
Thursday : 11-7 (open until 8pm on First Thursdays)
Friday : 11-6
Saturday : 11-6
Sundays : closed for the winter, open again once the world wakes up from its winter slumber!
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.
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.