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Hard-to-Find Needlework Books

Clifton, New Jersey, USA

Hard-to-Find Needlework Books specializes in Embroidery, Fashion, Knit/Crochet, Needlepoint, Politics, Sewing, Textiles, Weaving.

About Hard-to-Find Needlework Books

I am in my 41st year of selling books on all forms of the needlearts. Catalogs on in-print, out-of-print, and rare books are issued regularly on specialized topics as: needlepoint,knitting, crocheting, cross stitch charts, sewing, fashion, weaving textiles, doll making, lace and lace making, old craft magazines, trade cards, samplers and ephemera.

Biblio Member Since
2009

Hard-to-Find Needlework Books

416 Fenlon Blvd.
I will be away from July 10th to the 21st.
Clifton, NJ 07014-1206 USA
Phone: (617) 969-0942

Terms of sale for Hard-to-Find Needlework Books

30 day return guarantee, with full refund including shipping costs for up to 30 days after delivery if an item arrives misdescribed or damaged.

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Interview with Bette S. Feinstein of Hard-to-Find Needlework Books

When did you get started in bookselling?
1978
What drew you to bookselling?
These needlework books just sold themselves. My late husband used to go to Filene's Basement. He found needlework books for me for 79 cents. I resold them in the beginning for $3.00 plus shipping.
Did you have any mentors in becoming a bookseller?
Yes., Members of the New England Antiquarian Booksellers.
What are your specialties as a dealer?
Needlework fashion, knit, crochet, tatting, needlepoint, embroidery, samplers, sewing, textiles, and related topics.
What's the most amazing book you've ever sold?
1000 copies of a book on color written by a customer.
What is your favorite part of being a bookseller?
Getting an order.
Do you have an open storefront or have you in the past?
No, but you can make an appointment to browse through my collection.--you may want to bring a lunch.
If so, do/did you have any bookstore pets?
no
What is the funniest / strangest / scariest thing that ever happened in your store?
A tourist ran in and handed me $100 bill and told me to hide $100 worth of books. She didn't want her husband to see that she was buying. over $100 worth of needlework books.
What is your favorite bookshop (other than your own)?
I do not reveal my secret haunts.
What do you personally like to read? Collect?
Antique needlework tools and samplers. I like to read mysteries, about historic families, the holocaust, etc.
What's your favorite book you personally own? Would you sell it, if the price were right?
This is like asking me whom do I love more: my son or my daughter!!!
What one book would you buy if price were no object?
There are just too many of them.
If you were stranded on a desert island and could bring three books, what would they be?
An A, E and S of a set of encyclopedia.