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« on: May 11, 2006 09:39:00 AM »

Hi everyone!

I'm trying to come up with a list of "gift stores" that would likely be a great fit for carrying my new book.  Some examples would be any gift store -- large or small -- that carries things that are funky, crafty, kitschy, retro, etc.

So if you have any suggestions in your hometown or wherever, I'd love to hear about it! You can just give me the name and the town it's in or if you can find the website URL, that would be great.

Thanks so much!


P.S. In case you don't know what my book is all about, you can click here:

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« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2006 09:48:37 AM »

We interupt this post for a message form the international go Leah society
YAY FOR YOU! Congrats on the book
And now back to your regularly scheduled post:
In Sherman Oaks, CA theres a store that sells nothing but crafty goodness. I believe the booths are a monthy rental but they have a small retail section with books (Snb etc) and other 'name brand' items like parcel bags and red tango.
the website is www.handmade.la. its under construction right now but if you call them they're super helpful!

Good Luck!
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2006 01:00:59 PM »

you might try this place--they have a Raleigh, N.C. location and I think also Wilmington, N.C.:


where my sister lives in Columbia, S.C. there is a place called Mira--I can't find a website but I *think* this is their info:
1223 Lincoln Street
Columbia, SC 29201

Phone: 803-748-7444

Also in Raleigh, N.C. make sure you talk to this bookstore--I've seen the Readymade book there and so forth:

good luck!
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wacko soap plant - in los angeles (los feliz), on Hollywood

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« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2006 04:38:20 PM »

You're probably already familar with the store, but Buckaroo Mercantiles in Central Square, Cambridge would probably fit the bill.  They're across from T.T. the Bear's Place on Brookline Street, where Otro Lado used to be.

« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2006 11:13:49 PM »

Bloomsberry (I think that's the right spelling...) in Ashland, Oregon.

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« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2006 02:14:44 PM »

funk & standard in red bank nj and westerfield nj:


last time i was there i noticed that they have a few of the "cooler" craft books for sale.

good luck with the whole book thing!
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« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2006 06:16:14 AM »

Here are 2 gift shops that I frequent that sell lovely retro items as well as handmade jewelry, and one-of-a kind-type gifts.

This one is in Washington, DC: Wake Up Little Suzy : http://www.clevelandpark.com/wakeuplittlesuzy/
This one is Buffalo, NY: Everything Elmwood: http://www.buffalo-ny.worldweb.com/Shopping/GiftsKeepsakes/

I'd love to see your book in those stores  Grin

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« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2006 06:43:14 AM »

Don't forget those of us in "The Middle!" Two of my favorite stores:

Banbury Cross
140 North Cedar
Owatonna Minnesota 55060
phone 507/214-1317
Owner: Norma Louis

Quail Ridge Trading
10504 France Avenue S.
Bloomington MN  55431
phone 952/881-1117
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« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2006 08:01:16 PM »

hey hows about  a place in my hick town.
book world in marinette wisconsin  http://www.bookworldstores.com/index.htm

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