About Us


Hours of operation:
Monday to Friday 10 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 10 am - 1 pm (When classes in session)

Phone: 908-362-6121 ext. 5635

Email: Reanne Mauriello, store@blair.edu


A brief history of the bookstore...
In 1908, when she was 17, Ellen Belet was hired at Blair Academy as the bookkeeper of the school laundry for 10 cents an hour. Her ten hour days consisted of doing the books and ironing petticoats for the girls. When the laundry closed in 1954, Miss Ellen was promoted to manager of the bookstore, soon named “Miss Ellen's Bookstore.” She endeared herself to generations of students over her 73 years of service to Blair Academy, which ended with her death in 1981.