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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, 03.08 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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    Dec 24, 2011, 03.04 PMby aur0ra

    I don’t have any local shops. I would frequent any local shops, if I had any near me. Most of my shopping for books and supplies is done online. I also find a variety of things at garage sales and thrift shops.

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    Dec 24, 2011, 03.02 PMby Cynthia Froman

    Powell’s in portland, or. I could spend days in there

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    Dec 24, 2011, 03.00 PMby erinacb

    My favorite is the shop where I work, A Verb for Keeping Warm in Oakland, CA.

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    Dec 24, 2011, 02.58 PMby blackpearl05

    There is a stall here in a nearby mall named “BOOK SALE” wherein you can find different second hand books. And the funny thing about this store is that you need to spend time looking for the book that you need because they are not arranged as to their category.

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    Dec 24, 2011, 02.52 PMby leahfranqui

    I love Spool and Loop for craft supplies.

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    Dec 24, 2011, 02.36 PMby macoskrm

    I usually buy books through Amazon, but I also really like Better World Books!

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    Dec 24, 2011, 02.25 PMby lindac

    All the local wonder4ful indie bookshops have gone aw2ay. Even the Borders chain has gone. I do try to go to my nearest B&N when I can instead of just going onliune.

    I have discovered a wonderful new speciality fabric shop which also has lessons and books. It’s not sooo far away. It’s called WHIPSTITCH and the books are very interesting and tempting.


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    Dec 24, 2011, 02.23 PMby bttn

    I shop online on etsy or amazon, or the hungarian meska.hu, it’s like a little sister of etsy.

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    Dec 24, 2011, 02.19 PMby fatandy

    for notions and yarn I shop where I work, I’m a lucky girl in an very oldschool shop with a million of buttons… books are more difficult to get, the shops around here only have pretty basic stuff, so I buy most of my books on amazon.

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    Dec 24, 2011, 02.12 PMby pamelahenry

    I love Alabama Stitch Book. But as someone who is just learning how to knit, I see many titles that I would like to have in the future.

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    Dec 24, 2011, 02.07 PMby Scrowe

    I buy online from Interweave press. Also visit Goodwill, Salvation Army stores & yard sales looking for used craft & sewing books.

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    Dec 24, 2011, 02.01 PMby LoriP64

    I live in FLA and rely on Amazon.com for my books. I have a shop on ETSY and try to buy supplies and items from fellow etsy friends. Keep it in the family! :)

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    Dec 24, 2011, 01.58 PMby miip

    i don’t really buy craft books

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    Dec 24, 2011, 01.56 PMby Sadie Fox Metter

    This is easy. Fancy Tiger Crafts in Denver Colorado. This store is magical! The owners and staff are inspirational and the goods they carry are the best!

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    Dec 24, 2011, 01.53 PMby elimaem

    Having a good library is like having a great fabric selection. It takes time and every piece has it’s own story. So…anywhere it comes from, if it interests me I try to add it to my collection. I am an enormous fan of super buzzy online. The books are gorgeous but they are only printed in Japanese. There is a great store in Salem, MA named Browns. It’s tiny but there are books stacked from floor to ceiling, no exaggeration. The variety is used and new. It is somewhat organized but not really. Some of my favorite scores have been from here.

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    Dec 24, 2011, 01.46 PMby ellesea

    unfortunately there isn’t a local indie store close by for me to buy books and or craft supplies, so Michaels it is!

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    Dec 24, 2011, 01.43 PMby kallers

    Unfortunately, I don’t know of an indie shop that sells these books, so I usually buy from amazon. But, seeing the comments above, I’ll look into these.

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    Dec 24, 2011, 01.42 PMby Natalshok

    I buy my supplies and books at sewing shops in Moscow and sometimes at Interweave store and ETSY-on line.

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    Dec 24, 2011, 01.40 PMby sewinglikecrazy

    I generally get sewing books from the library and then if I like the book, I buy it from amazon. There is a quilting shop where I sometimes go to get notions.

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    Dec 24, 2011, 01.38 PMby Claire Cooper

    I love First for Fabrics in Longbenton, Newcastle upon Tyne. huge range of sewing related stuff.

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    Dec 24, 2011, 01.37 PMby flashabou

    I shop local! Sew EZ Too in Spokane, Wa. If they dont have it they will always get it for me!

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    Dec 24, 2011, 01.33 PMby Quiltbirdie

    Love my local quilt shop, Las Colchas, for great books on more than just quilting.

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    Dec 24, 2011, 01.32 PMby Podbod18

    I generally have to resort to Amazon for books

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    Dec 24, 2011, 01.28 PMby vintagemomma

    I go to Amazon….wish I had a little brick and mortar store nearby to seach for books.

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    Dec 24, 2011, 01.25 PMby cdrueh

    No indie shop where I live, I have to buy my books from Amazon

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    Dec 24, 2011, 01.18 PMby nani

    Is etsy indie? i guess it is.. then etsy!! :)

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    Dec 24, 2011, 01.17 PMby suzeb

    We’re lucky in New YOrk to have the Strand…miles and miles of books.

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    Dec 24, 2011, 01.10 PMby mrempert

    etsy has a ton of options and typically most things are fairly reasonably priced.

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    Dec 24, 2011, 12.57 PMby qml347

    i dont know of any indie shop online

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