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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, 12.53 PMby Wendeeflys

    No indie bookshops where I live that sell books in English. Sadly my books all have to come from Amazon, but I would,love to have a local bookshop that I could spend hours browsing.

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    Dec 24, 2011, 12.43 PMby peaudane

    There is a wonderful shop in Narbonne, France, called La Couserie Creative. They carry Japanese sewing books and all kinds of difficult to find sewing supplies. they also have an online shop.

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    Dec 24, 2011, 12.39 PMby ErikaBR

    I don’t know any indie shop… my books generally comes from Amazon :/

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    Dec 24, 2011, 12.34 PMby boomer57

    Rainy Day Books in Fairway, Kansas is great. They have online options but browsing in their shop is great. They always bring great authors into town for talks as well. I usually use the library, but if I check out a book for reference more than 3 times, I usually purchase it. Addadi’s Fabrics is a store in Overland Park that sells great batiks and quilting fabrics.

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    Dec 24, 2011, 12.30 PMby kath4kids

    Don’t really have a favorite, but I love to stop in the Glass Onion and Iris Yarns every once in a while.

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    Dec 24, 2011, 12.29 PMby sigridjakob

    Without a doubt Fashion Design Books on 27th St between 7th and 8th Avenue in Manhattan. It mostly serves the Fashion Institute of Technology and has a lovely selection of notions, equipment, stationery, books, patternmaking supplies, and whatnot. Even if I don’t actually need something, I usually still walk out with something. I do also like P&S Fabrics at 355 Broadway because the staff are so friendly, and next door, Gem Fabric Warehouse for the funky vibe.

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    Dec 24, 2011, 12.17 PMby Ruth Brown

    I don’t have a specific favorite; I love to troll around in Etsy looking for new things.

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    Dec 24, 2011, 12.00 PMby KathfromOz

    I like to go online for the variety in books. I find Fishpond very competitive AND is always free postage, anywhere in the world! For down under, that’s beaut mate! I usually shop locally for general supplies .

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    Dec 24, 2011, 11.50 AMby mismis777

    I have a few little indie stores that I go to but if I were to be completely honest (and I tend to be) my absolute favorite indie store to by my craft supplies would be my local little community thrift store…it’s fabulous.

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    Dec 24, 2011, 11.44 AMby squarebob

    i love the local market its got a greatly stocked and friendly fabric stall a fab haberdashery and 3 days a week an outdoor extra bulk buy haberdashery :0)

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    Dec 24, 2011, 11.39 AMby Cazamoline

    I have a small fabric shop in my town called New Century Fabrics where you can ge beautiful fabrics for a great bargain, but for sewing books (good sewing books) I tend to use Amazon to buy from America and the UK because we have very little here in Oz :(

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    Dec 24, 2011, 11.22 AMby Sippe

    For books I use the danish online store Saxo. For magazines I use Magasin in the center of Copenhagen.

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    Dec 24, 2011, 10.44 AMby spktme

    I go to a couple of local shops for the best books and fabrics but I also frequent the big chains like hobby lobby, Joanns, and Hancocks. I’m blessed to have lots of options.

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    Dec 24, 2011, 10.43 AMby madrid64

    I love shopping at Antigone’s. It is my favorite book store in Tucson!

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    Dec 24, 2011, 10.42 AMby psychorat

    I love to shop in our local fabrics shops. It is very small, but the people there are amazingly nice and helpful.

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    Dec 24, 2011, 10.41 AMby G-A-

    My favourite indie bookshop is local as well and is called Blackwell’s. It has got lots of books on pattern making and crafts. For supply, I go to many different local shops since I like to see and touch fabrics.

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    Dec 24, 2011, 10.36 AMby adriprints

    My favorite indie bookstore is Book People in Austin, TX. l love looking at their employee favorites and reviews of their books. They’re very thoughtfully written, and I’ve often met new books that way.

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    Dec 24, 2011, 10.26 AMby dlebrun

    Probably Mix’d Books in Maryland They always seem to have so much to choose from

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    Dec 24, 2011, 10.24 AMby cands2010

    Mt favorite place to shop for books is…well there’s actually two Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble. Also, when I’m in Seattle, I go to Nancy’s Sewing Basket.

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    Dec 24, 2011, 10.20 AMby theDuck

    I have a favourite shop in Sweden called Skroten. They have lots and lots and lots of fabric and other goodies! It’s really in the middle of nowwhere, but worth the trip (especially since they are so much cheaper than fabric stores in the cities).

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    Dec 24, 2011, 10.19 AMby prettysweet

    Nancy’s sewing basket in Seattle.

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    Dec 24, 2011, 10.15 AMby raving

    I love this prize, books are the best! Difficult to choose just one shop. I love Slightly Foxed, which is an amazing indie bookshop although I get most of my books from oxfam (which isn’t indie but it’s for a good cause). For supplies it’s any of the shops on Goldhawk road, a figurative goldmine for sewing in London.

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