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« Reply #140 on: March 27, 2006 07:55:04 AM »

The chains kinda killed the local bookstore scene, otherwise I would have suggested one of those. 


Amazon, Arise, BookSmart, Midway Books, Magers & Quinn, Red Balloon! The book scene is still alive, even if might be struggling for air!

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« Reply #141 on: March 27, 2006 08:52:49 AM »

Maybe a place like this?


Haven't been there yet, but apparently its the new "hip" studio in Burlington, and in the north end which is a nice break from all the touristy bullshit downtown!

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« Reply #142 on: March 27, 2006 09:26:56 AM »

Canvas Gallery in San Francisco?  They hold the monthly Feria Urbana and feature several artists throughout the month.  There are so many "crafty" stores in town - Beadissimo, Stitch, Craft Gym - I'm sure you'll find a place...in fact I think the best bets might be Craft Gym and the Canvas!  Hope you make it out here!

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« Reply #143 on: March 28, 2006 09:57:14 AM »

Puttin' in a fourth for the good ol' Twin Ciities. We are hip, we are crafty and we have the largest anarchist population in the country! Hahaha..

Anyway, I think Crafty Planet would be spectacular, but the space might be a limitation..

Needlework Unlimited makes me kind of mad, but it is huge.

Borealis Yarns is pretty big, and they have a coffee shop attached! It is fantastic. I go there all the time.

For non-LYS choices, I'd just like to plug how Minneapolis has the best coffee shops ANYWHERE. Haha.. I can totally imagine a crafty get together at Caffetto or Spyhouse.

Hmmm.. Yes. Come here!

I would love to come to Minneapolis because then I can go to AxMan Surplus! I went there a couple of years ago and I was like a kid in a candy store. Oooh -- and then there was Sister Fun which I've heard it now closed. Sad So sad.

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« Reply #144 on: March 28, 2006 10:10:07 AM »

Ax Man rocks, that's for sure! Come to St Paul!!!

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« Reply #145 on: March 28, 2006 12:18:45 PM »

Ax Man does rock.  It's like candy for us craftsters.  Or crack.  Crack-covered candy.  There's also May Day books.  I'm so excited - I hope you come to the Twin Cities!

You know, for kids.
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« Reply #146 on: March 31, 2006 07:10:13 AM »

I think you should come closer to RI...SOmerville mass is way to far....I was thinking maybe as220 in Providence...Its a venue down stairs and studios upstairs and thay have tons of different crafty classes

YES PROVIDENCE!!! I think AS220 is a great idea...or there's always Books on the Square, and White Electric Coffee has had book readings from time to time.
« Reply #147 on: March 31, 2006 09:20:32 PM »

Powells Bookstore in Portland, Oregon. They're an awesome local bookstore!!!

I agree--you can't get much better than Powells--and I think that portland has a great, and very active craft community!
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« Reply #148 on: March 31, 2006 09:37:28 PM »

Colorado!! we are right here in the middle and dying for some crafty inspiration! I live in Colorado Springs but I would suggest Denver (for obvious reasons).  I can only think of one place: The Tattered Cover Bookstore is great and always has book signings etc.  Please come through here!!  All of us landlocked crafty folk would be tremendously ecstatic.
« Reply #149 on: April 01, 2006 05:36:31 PM »

Hi!  I own The Glitter Workshop, a craft-art boutique  in Madison, WI that showcases over 100 local and national artists, and we would LOVE to have you!  Madison and the area communities have a great crafting movement going on and it would be absolutely awesome. 

Let me know if you would like more info!

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