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Rachel is a sorting maven at Powell's City of Books. Much of her free time is spent shopping for yarn, befriending all the stray kitties in the neighborhood, and fantasizing about moving to New Zealand. Or Iceland -- that would be fine, too.

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There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried to Kill Her Neighbor's Baby: Scary Fairy Tales
There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried to Kill Her Neighbor's Baby: Scary Fairy Tales
by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya
Staff Pick
Regarded as one of Russia's most talented contemporary writers, Petrushevskaya's collection of vignettes is far beyond the macabre, with characters who desperately cling to the past while living discreetly painful lives. Their souls dangle on the... (read more)

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Used - Trade Paper

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The Quiet Book
The Quiet Book
by Deborah Underwood and Renata Liwska
Staff Pick
I am a person who greatly appreciates the quiet and solitary moments in life, especially in this society of ever-increasing noise, so it was quite refreshing to find The Quiet Book by Deborah Underwood. This book is a lovely journey through many... (read more)

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Local Flavors: Cooking & Eating from America's Farmers' Markets
Local Flavors: Cooking & Eating from America's Farmers' Markets
by Deborah Madison
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Over the years, Deborah Madison has taught us that what is fresh is always better than what is being shipped in. She focuses on this edict in Local Flavors by offering up recipes which make use of seasonal farmers markets. Chapters are deftly arranged by... (read more)

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Used - Hardcover

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Sock Yarn One-Skein Wonders: 101 Patterns That Go Way Beyond Socks!
Sock Yarn One-Skein Wonders: 101 Patterns That Go Way Beyond Socks!
by Judith (edt) Durant
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Sock yarn is often meant to be shown off, displayed for all to see. Yet with your shoes on, how can anyone appreciate not only the time you spent knitting your socks but the tantalizing hand-dyed yarns, as well? Sock knitter, meet Sock Yarn One-Skein... (read more)

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The Knitter's Book of Wool: The Ultimate Guide to Understanding, Using, and Loving This Most Fabulous Fiber
The Knitter's Book of Wool: The Ultimate Guide to Understanding, Using, and Loving This Most Fabulous Fiber
by Clara Parkes
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Before I became a knitter, I thought wool was that scratchy, stinky fiber that the hand-me-down sweaters I received from my cousin were made of, and that my life would go along just fine if I never owned a wool garment ever again. Once I began my... (read more)

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Martha Stewart's Cupcakes: 175 Inspired Ideas for Everyone's Favorite Treat
Martha Stewart's Cupcakes: 175 Inspired Ideas for Everyone's Favorite Treat
by Martha Stewart Living Magazine
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Sometimes dainty and delicate, sometimes rich and gooey, the recipes in Martha Stewart's Cupcakes are full of mouth-watering mini delicacies that will tantalize your taste buds and keep your kitchen chock full of sugary goodness. With 175 great recipes... (read more)

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Alice Starmore's Book of Fair Isle Knitting
Alice Starmore's Book of Fair Isle Knitting
by Alice Starmore
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Alice Starmore's tome of knitting is back in print after more than 20 years. A brief yet richly detailed history of fair isle knitting is combined with 200 pages of color-work ideas, patterns, and techniques for creating your own knitted fair isle gems... (read more)

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World of Geekcraft: Step-by-Step Instructions for 25 Super-Cool Craft Projects
World of Geekcraft: Step-by-Step Instructions for 25 Super-Cool Craft Projects
by Susan Beal
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Super Mario Bros.! Star Wars! D&D! The periodic table!  No matter how you get your geek on, you will be delighted in the variety of crafts in Susan Beal's latest book, World of Geekcraft.  The delicate Steampunk Pendant is proof that geeks are sexy and... (read more)

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I Am Neurotic: (And So Are You)
I Am Neurotic: (And So Are You)
by Lianna Kong
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Ever since I was a wee thing, I have eaten in even numbers. I find it satisfying and fulfilling. I also intentionally smell things that I know have a nasty odor, just to make sure they smell as awful as the last time I smelled them. As odd as these... (read more)

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Local Flavors: Cooking and Eating from America's Farmers' Markets
Local Flavors: Cooking and Eating from America's Farmers' Markets
by Deborah Madison
Staff Pick
Over the years, Deborah Madison has taught us that what is fresh is always better than what is being shipped in. She focuses on this edict in Local Flavors by offering up recipes which make use of seasonal farmers markets. Chapters are deftly arranged by... (read more)

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Indie Craft
Indie Craft
by Jo Waterhouse
Staff Pick
The indie craft scene lends its name to some of the freshest new artists today: Diem Chau, Marloes Duyker, William Schaff, and Patricia Waller, to name just a few. Their ideas are edgy and combine many mediums, their art is often political and satirical,... (read more)

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Dear Old Love: Anonymous Notes to Former Crushes, Sweethearts, Husbands, Wives and Ones That Got Away
Dear Old Love: Anonymous Notes to Former Crushes, Sweethearts, Husbands, Wives and Ones That Got Away
by Andy Selsberg
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Old boyfriends and girlfriends, ex-spouses, one night stands, former crushes... we all have them and we all have something to say to them. The toxic fusion of bittersweet memories, unforgettable heartache, and saccharine nostalgia that have plagued all... (read more)

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Built by Wendy Dresses: The Sew U Guide to Making a Girl's Best Frock
Built by Wendy Dresses: The Sew U Guide to Making a Girl's Best Frock
by Wendy Mullin
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Dresses have become a staple in many women's wardrobe due to their versatility and ease. However, finding that perfect dress can be more difficult than finding an unbleached hair on Betty White's head (no disrespect to Ms. White as I think she is a comic... (read more)

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Whip Up Mini Quilts: Patterns and How-To for 26 Contemporary Small Quilts
Whip Up Mini Quilts: Patterns and How-To for 26 Contemporary Small Quilts
by Kathreen Ricketson
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I love the idea of quilting, but abhor the idea of working on the same project for months on end, which means that I simply adore Whip Up Mini Quilts. All of the projects in this book can be completed in a few hours or a few days and yield a variety of... (read more)

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Aran Knitting
Aran Knitting
by Alice Starmore
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Knitters everywhere have been rejoicing for the republished and expanded edition of Alice Starmore's classic Aran Knitting. Aran garments have a controversial history that Starmore deftly covers in the first section of the book, recounting how geography,... (read more)

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Sock Club: Join the Knitting Adventure
Sock Club: Join the Knitting Adventure
by Charlene Schurch and Beth Parrott
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