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Topic: 3/16/06 - Interesting Book Signing / Craftster Get-Together Locations?  (Read 30606 times)
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« Reply #20 on: March 16, 2006 12:25:25 PM »

here in portland, oregon you could hold your book signing at Mabels Cafe and Knittery!!!  or any LYS...Lint, Naked Sheep, Yarn Garden etc....

if you come to p-town (you must!) make sure to check out powells books(the worlds hugest bookstore!)...you could also do your signing there...but i dont know that they have space for the craftstering! 

i hope you come here!  i will buy ya a beer!!!!

The LYS's might be interesting... especially Yarn Garden... but I was thinking maybe SCRAP! http://www.scrapaction.org/store.html

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« Reply #21 on: March 16, 2006 12:35:52 PM »

If you come down south to North Carolina there is a really cool store in Durham called the Scrap Exchange that would be awesome to visit.  They have tons of goods donated from companies like fabric ends, plastic scraps, foam pieces, chemistry beakers, and all kinds of crazy stuff.  You can go there and make stuff, or have parties; I go there to buy stuff for my classroom ( I'm an art teacher).  It is really fun to go there and just look around, definitely check it out.


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« Reply #22 on: March 16, 2006 12:44:22 PM »

So you HAVE to come to DC - it's the nation's capital after all.  My mom's best friend owns a bookstore in a suburb of DC, and she loves having book signings and parties etc.  It's called Books & Crannies and it's really cute.  They did a Harry Potter party complete with cake and goodie bags when the new book came out.

http://www.booksandcrannies.com/
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« Reply #23 on: March 16, 2006 12:46:44 PM »

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Oooh...oodles of cute, cheap, and kitschy plastic thingamombobbies. You would love it! I am sure there are also a bunch of Craftsers (myself included) that would be willing to show you around/feed you/host you.
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« Reply #24 on: March 16, 2006 12:59:27 PM »

I second Baltimore!  I think you'd get a lovely turnout here!

Here are some places:

Made in Metal:  http://www.madeinmetal.net/ -- my guild meets here every month and the owner is looking to increase traffic.  The location is a warehouse under a bridge -- very industrial but accessible and very very cool.  PM me for an introduction.

American Visionary Arts Museum:  http://www.avam.org/ -- I've got no connections but what a place!  Totally worth a shot.

Fell's Point Creative Alliance:  http://www.creativealliance.org/ -- An amazing Baltimore group that's changing the street corners one Charm City Kitty at a time.  Grin

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« Reply #25 on: March 16, 2006 01:11:22 PM »

Congratulations!  What a wonderful thing to happen!  Good luck on the signings!
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« Reply #26 on: March 16, 2006 01:16:30 PM »

You gotta come to Portland, it's like DIY ground-central.  I second taloola's Powell's suggestion; they are having (had?) a craft-related book signing there (t-shirt recon) soon (recently?)  Lotsa LYSs and also, little boutiques filled with handmade original clothing/jewelry/purses.
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« Reply #27 on: March 16, 2006 01:23:04 PM »

I second the plea on behalf of Atlanta!  Or you could go to Savannah, and then I would have an excuse to go there, too.  Unless you'd be coming in May.  In that case, Please come to Montreal!  But just for May....

I'll try to think of places you could come in Atlanta.  I'm thinking coffee shop/bar--cause while there are a TON of crafty people in this town, we're woefully underserved craft-wise. 
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« Reply #28 on: March 16, 2006 01:24:22 PM »

I'll look around Ann Arbor, MI, for you, there's a bunch of places that might go for it.  plus then you could swing by both ann arbor and grand rapids in one swing!
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« Reply #29 on: March 16, 2006 01:54:03 PM »

Yep. You for sure need to come to Ann Arbor, with all the crafty college kids at UofM I'm sure you'd get a good turn out!

Borders has a store in downtown.  It's actually the first store they built and because it's a college town this store has a really good atmosphere and they have a lot of alternative bands, poetry readers, etc.  playing there in the cafe area most nights. The cafe part of it would be a good place for a craftster get-together too! 

I work at the corp. headquarters and could help you get "in" if you need it.   Wink

I'm so excited for you & can't wait to get your book!!!!!!!!!!!
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