A series of refined inventions and precious repêchages, a catalogue of gleanings, a collection of brief, pleasant and imaginative writing.
“Blue Library” originated in response to a world that moves quickly, where little time remains for reading and where it is difficult to distinguish its value on first glance. It is a series of quick texts, but important in terms of literature, to be read in one go. The name, “Blue Library”, is not new, but is taken from the popular books that street vendors sold at fairs in the 18th century. The books had a blue cover, were issued monthly, and contained advice, or the lives of kings and saints, bringing the luxury of reading into working class homes.
It is a series that gives satisfaction through simplicity, the need to be cultured and to fantasise, with tempting curiosities, a repêchage of taste, and literary debuts.