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Amazing Japanese Crochet Stitches: A Stitch Dictionary and Design Resource (156 Stitches with 7 Practice Projects) Cover Image
By Keiko Okamoto, Cassandra Harada (Translator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780804854061
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Published: Tuttle Publishing - May 11th, 2021

From elegant to funky, popular designer Keiko Okamoto presents a wide selection of crochet stitches in this valuable reference.


Colors: True Color Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781800690035
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Published: Orange Hippo! - May 18th, 2021

Explore all the colors of the rainbow.


Music: A Subversive History Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781541644373
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Published: Basic Books - April 20th, 2021

"A dauntingly ambitious, obsessively researched" (Los Angeles Times) global history of music that reveals how songs have shifted societies and sparked revolutions.

Histories of music overwhelmingly suppress stories of the outsiders and rebels who created musical revolutions and instead celebrate the mainstream assimilators who borrowed innovations, diluted their


Down the Highway: The Life of Bob Dylan Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780802158642
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Published: Grove Press - May 4th, 2021

The acclaimed biography substantially updated and revised, Howard Sounes's Down the Highway broke news about Dylan's fiercely guarded personal life and set the standard as the most comprehensive and riveting biography on Bob Dylan.


Bob Dylan: The Stories Behind the Songs 1962-68 Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781787396166
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Published: Welbeck Publishing - May 4th, 2021

In this book, Andy Gill assess the circumstances behind Dylan's most famous songs, tracing the artist's progress from young tyro folkie to acclaimed protest singer, and through the subsequent changes which saw him invent folk-rock and transform rock 'n' roll with symbolist poetry, before retreating into country-tinged conservatism just as his followers were engaged in the great psychedelic frea


Can I Recycle This?: A Guide to Better Recycling and How to Reduce Single-Use Plastics Cover Image
By Jennie Romer, Christie Young (Illustrator)
$22.00
ISBN: 9780143135678
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Published: Penguin Books - April 13th, 2021

“If you’ve ever been perplexed by the byzantine rules of recycling, you’re not alone…you’ll want to read Can I Recycle This?... An extensive look at what you can and cannot chuck into your blue bin.” —The Washington Post


101 Ways to Draw: A Field Guide to Drawing Mediums and Techniques Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781446308677
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Published: David & Charles - April 27th, 2021

From soft pencils to graphite powder, ballpoint to fibre-tip pens, cont sticks to watercolour pencils, this unique guide covers everything you need to know to begin mastering and combining different media in your drawing.


Home Ec for Everyone: Practical Life Skills in 118 Projects: Cooking · Sewing · Laundry & Clothing · Domestic Arts · Life Skills Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781523512379
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - April 27th, 2021

Did you remember your scissors?

Discover the tremendous pleasure of learning how to do it yourself how to cook, sew, clean, and more, the way it used to be taught in Home Ec class.


A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781984801197
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Published: Random House - March 30th, 2021

A stirring meditation on Black performance in America from the New York Times bestselling author of Go Ahead in the Rain


Make Thrift Mend: Stitch, Patch, Darn, Plant-Dye & Love Your Wardrobe Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781419743993
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - April 20th, 2021

Kaffe Fassett in the Studio: Behind the Scenes with a Master Colorist Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781419746260
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - April 13th, 2021

Shop Class for Everyone: Practical Life Skills in 83 Projects: Plumbing · Wood & Metalwork · Electrical · Mechanical · Domestic Repair Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781523512386
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - April 27th, 2021

Did you remember your goggles?

There used to be a time when pretty much every high school offered Shop class, where students learned to use a circular saw or rewire a busted lamp- all while discovering the satisfaction of being self-reliant and doing it yourself.


Worlds of Wonder: A Coloring Book for the Curious Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780143136064
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Published: Penguin Books - March 30th, 2021

From the creator of the worldwide bestsellers World of Flowers and Lost Ocean, a beautiful new coloring book that takes you on a captivating journey through imagined and fantastical realms.


Color the World: Create beautiful artwork inspired by the greatest places on Earth Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780241289556
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Published: Rough Guides - September 6th, 2016

Color the World is the ultimate travel coloring book for grown-ups, filled with line drawings of 37 extraordinary travel destinations around the world curated by the travel experts at Rough Guides.


Tate Master Watercolour: Painting techniques inspired by influential artists Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781781576755
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Published: Ilex Press - March 2nd, 2021

Master the masters of watercolor with this step-by-step guide that draws inspiration from paintings in the Tate Collection with 30 projects.


Women Street Photographers Cover Image
By Gulnara Samoilova, Melissa Breyer (Contributions by), Ami Vitale (Foreword by)
$35.00
ISBN: 9783791387406
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Published: Prestel - March 2nd, 2021

With a rising number of women throughout the world picking up their cameras and capturing their surroundings, this book explores the work of 100 women and the experiences behind their greatest images.


The Naturally Clean Home, 3rd Edition: 150 Nontoxic Recipes for Cleaning and Disinfecting with Essential Oils Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781635863796
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Published: Storey Publishing, LLC - March 30th, 2021

In this updated edition of her best-selling book, The Naturally Clean Home, Karyn Siegel-Maier brings together the formulas for home cleaning solutions that readers have trusted for years with new information and ingredients updated to today’s green standards.


Vanishing Fleece: Adventures in American Wool Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781419735370
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Published: Abrams Press - April 6th, 2021

A fast-paced account of the year Clara Parkes spent transforming a 676-pound bale of fleece into saleable yarn, and the people and vanishing industry she discovered along the way
  Join Clara Parkes on a cross-country adventure and meet a cast of characters that includes the shepherds, dyers, and countless workers without whom our knitting needles would be empty, our mills idle,


Pulled Thread Embroidery: Stitches, techniques & over 140 exquisite designs Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781782218432
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Published: Search Press - April 6th, 2021

A huge range of openwork techniques to learn and beautiful projects to make.


60 Quick Knit Blanket Squares: Mix & Match for Custom Designs Using 220 Superwash(r) Merino from Cascade Yarns(r) (60 Quick Knits Collection) Cover Image
By Sixth&spring Books (Editor)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781970048032
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Published: Sixth & Spring Books - April 6th, 2021

With a modular and fully customizable approach to knitting blankets, 60 Quick Knit Blanket Squares provides 60 patterns for endless possibilities.


Silver Jewellery Making: A Complete Step-By-Step Course Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781782217350
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Published: Search Press - March 2nd, 2021

"...one of the most comprehensive beginner’s guides to jewelry silversmithing available." BOOKLIST 2/1/21


Build a Flower: A Beginner’s Guide to Paper Flowers Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781419740640
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Published: Abrams - March 24th, 2020

Start from the very beginning and learn to make your own unique, exciting paper flowers
 
Paper flowers are ideal for any crafter: The results are stunning but the steps to get there are achievable at any skill level.


Keep This Toss That - Updated and Expanded: The Practical Guide to Tidying Up Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781621454755
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Published: Trusted Media Brands - January 7th, 2020

A quick practical guide to uncluttering to save time, money, space, and sanity.

Are you afraid to open your kitchen cabinet because you know food storage containers are going to come pouring out like an erupting volcano? Do you spend hours searching for the email you need? Will you regret it tomorrow if you give away all your old concert T-shirts?


Honjok Cover Image
By Crystal Tai (Introduction by), Francie Healey
$16.95
ISBN: 9781859064597
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Published: Orange Hippo! - April 6th, 2021

Honjok is the South Korean term for loners and for those who undertake activities alone. Living and being alone is a growing, global phenomenon fed in part by the isolation that social media and technology can bring and by more people opting to remain single. This beautiful and timely book analyzes the trend and its cultural and historical context.


Tiny Houses Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9783791387239
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Published: Prestel - March 23rd, 2021

Travel the world to get inspired by 40 small houses with unique character and style.


House to Home: Designing Your Space for the Way You Live Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781611808360
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Published: Roost Books - March 2nd, 2021

Have you been thinking about how to make your house into a true home? Or are you buying a house that needs the same attention? Where do you begin? This book will get you started, see you through it, and make home design doable rather than daunting.


Perfect English Style: Creating rooms that are comfortable, pleasing and timeless Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9781788792424
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Published: Ryland Peters & Small - March 30th, 2021

Some styles of decorating have a longer shelf life than others. One of the most durable is what has come to be known as English Country Style, which works just as well in a city apartment or suburban home as it does in a rectory or manor house.

We may recognize an interior as archetypally English, but putting a finger on exactly what makes it so can be tricky.


Cozy: The Art of Arranging Yourself in the World Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062654168
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Published: Harper Wave - February 23rd, 2021

The New York Times bestselling author of Happens Every Day, Isabel Gillies, presents a fresh and inspiring look at the subtle art of cozy—part manifesto, part lifestyle guide, part memoir—that shows fans of The Little Book of Hygge that true comfort comes from within.

When we talk about being cozy, most of us think of a favorite s