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Welcome to Day 24 of our Holiday Giveaway! Win Sewing and DIY titles from STC Craft|Melanie Falick Books! Comment on this blog article by 10AM (EST) Monday, December 26th to be entered to win!

These titles include: (from top to bottom) Oliver + S Little Things to Sew, by Liesl Gibson, Stitch Magic, by Alison Reid, Sewing Basics, by Sandra Bardwell, The BUST DIY Guide to Life, by Debbie Stoller and Laurie Henzel, and Alabama Studio Style, by Natalie Chanin. Visit the blog!

Comment to Win: What’s your favorite indie shop (online or local) for buying craft books and supplies?


This giveaway is sponsored by STC Craft|Melanie Falick Books

Please note: If selected as a winner, any personal information you provide to receive your prize in this giveaway is subject to the sponsor’s privacy rules. These may differ from BurdaStyle’s rules, so please review the rules before entering your information. BurdaStyle is not responsible for the handling of your data in connection with this giveaway.

[Update 12/27/11] – Congratulations to member ealis for winning the Holiday Giveaway Day 24!


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    Dec 24, 2011, 04.33 PMby teresa201

    There are only chain stores where I live, so sometimes I buy on line.

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    Dec 24, 2011, 04.33 PMby lowson

    Don’t know about indie, but Goodwill and another thrift store in my area called Second Blessing sometimes have some craft and sewing books, but I almost always use the library.

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    Dec 24, 2011, 04.31 PMby annacross

    My grandmother’s house! She has tons of books, specifically ones that are sewing related since she is a sewing expert herself.

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    Dec 24, 2011, 04.30 PMby gccmom

    I generally buy books from Amazon.

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    Dec 24, 2011, 04.30 PMby Tai B

    I shop on amazon now that my local bookstores have closed…and i have no indie shops around where i live ..

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    Dec 24, 2011, 04.29 PMby Redsonia

    It’s GS Scampoli, near Turin, Italy

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    Dec 24, 2011, 04.27 PMby dgporter

    Beth’s Creative Stitchery in Columbus, Ohio

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    Dec 24, 2011, 04.22 PMby cmonahan99

    In Milwaukee, we have a one room, independent department store, Fischberger’s Variety. Its awesome. The selection is small, but they always have some funky fabric, interesting new sewing book, and sewing notions.

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    Dec 24, 2011, 04.20 PMby mcglen8

    Purl Soho—they have everything!

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    Dec 24, 2011, 04.20 PMby Lollenx

    The book store I go to for craft books is a little family-owned book store in my area, “Fogarty’s Bookstore”. :)

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    Dec 24, 2011, 04.19 PMby elisabetsy

    I wish there was an indie shop right in my neighborhood! Fortunately I’m in NYC so lots of places within reach. The most recent craft book I purchased from a local shop called Inside Astoria. Most recent supplies from Fiber Notion in Brooklyn. I vote to shop local!

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    Dec 24, 2011, 04.15 PMby Miss E

    Antiques stores around town tend to have doilies, hankies, lace, buttons, and other goodies tucked away for really cheap prices.

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    Dec 24, 2011, 04.11 PMby robiedodson

    I love Stitch Lab in Austin, TX – it’s a darling little bungalow that’s been converted into a fabric store/sewing lab plus embroidery, knitting, etc. It’s lovely!

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    Dec 24, 2011, 04.08 PMby dewreb

    :( There are only chain stores here where I live! I mostly buy used sewing books on amazon or half.com.

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    Dec 24, 2011, 04.04 PMby Gina Marquis

    We don’t have many indie stores around here (unfortunately), so I usually use Amazon or the library!

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    Dec 24, 2011, 03.58 PMby kitzler

    I like The Workroom in Toronto!

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    Dec 24, 2011, 03.54 PMby alissaslagle

    I can find so much online that I hardly ever buy books. There is an awesome thrift store closish by that somethings has older books. I like to look at ConnectingThreads.com too, since they give previews of the projects inside.

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    Dec 24, 2011, 03.47 PMby corvus

    I live in denver, so it is (of course) Fancy Tiger.

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    Dec 24, 2011, 03.42 PMby rebpalma

    When I buy books internationally I do it via Amazon most of the times. You can find some good bargains if you don’t mind buying second hand.

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    Dec 24, 2011, 03.41 PMby lizro

    Moravian Book Shop in Bethlehem, PA. Oldest book store in the country! Plus they will order anything you want.

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    Dec 24, 2011, 03.28 PMby thecraftyone

    Etsy for supplies and for books Amazon. I am not familiar with indie bookstores. This looks like an awesome set of books.

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    Dec 24, 2011, 03.27 PMby sondraleigh

    Books come from the best little book store in Canada, Bryan Prince Books in Hamilton, Ontario. Fabric comes from an amazing family-owned and -run store in upper Hamilton called Ann’s fabrics. They have EVERYTHING! And they always give me a discount. I always shop indie when I have a choice. Thanks!

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    Dec 24, 2011, 03.26 PMby Shannon Kramp

    I always get my books from Amazon. Sometimes I get a good find at thrift stores and estate sales.

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    Dec 24, 2011, 03.24 PMby some-crafty

    I love my local sewing and quilting store…they are always so helpful and really treat you like family.

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    Dec 24, 2011, 03.20 PMby siminators

    I mostly purchase from Amazon and Etsy. Sometimes I go to a local beadstore called beyond beads in town that has fantastic beads for just about anything (and I really do mean anything), but thats all as far as local indie stores go.

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    Dec 24, 2011, 03.18 PMby rossheidi

    I love old book stores however my kids do not…I order books online, craft supplies online, I am new to the area and have not found anything yet other then Wally world

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    Dec 24, 2011, 03.10 PMby SewSunshine

    Mostly Amazon purchases, no shops local for this area either.

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    Dec 24, 2011, 03.10 PMby firstthingsfirst

    I love Powells Books. Unfortunately, I live on the East Coast, far from Portland. Fortunately, Powells ships!

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    Dec 24, 2011, 03.09 PMby karenpe

    In DK most bookshops have become shops where only the best selling books are sold and then they sell a lot of toys and paper and stuff so my books is found online or I buy patterns directly from the homepages of those amazing creative people who are found out there:)

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