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Cozy Up in Our Winter Books Corner

Posted on February 01 2018


Winter brings days that test our mettle - bitter cold temperatures, raw winds that put ice in your bones, wild storms that show up out of nowhere.

But there are joyous times, too - the stark beauty of walking across a fresh snowfall, then the soothing warmth of coming home and snuggling with a good read that grabs your interest. The solitude of winter can be spell-binding, and useful as a time to turn inward. And a wonderful book can hold you in its own world. 

Get away from the chilly weather, by planning a trip, or imagining an escape.  Travel to a land of rich winter tradition with SCANDINAVIAN GATHERINGS. Tempted by Italian cuisine – and its sunny, bright taste? Learn the culinary legacy of EATING ROME. Look up, and let your eyes follow the skyline, portrayed in ART OF THE CITY. Or search exotic trails in 22 WALKS IN BANGKOK.

You can even let classic movies, music, and theater take you on a mental vacation. Give yourself a smile when you send friends a whimsical CATS IN MOVIES notecard. Or brush up on the best shows with BROADWAY MUSICALS. And immerse in the humming harmonies of MOTOWN.

Explore your creativity with PARIS SKETCHBOOK, overflowing with the art of a famed fashion illustrator. He presents street life and sidewalk cafes in a pictorial way, populating his pages with stylish sketches of the passers-by he observes.

Stay active while hiding from mean old man winter by taking up a new hobby. Why not try CALLIGRAPHY: A COMPLETE LETTERING KIT? Or get inspired with EAST-MEETS-WEST QUILTS: WITH JAPANESE DESIGNS, which instructs on 14 projects that combine authentic Japanese and contemporary fabrics, finished with bold hand-stitching. 

And here's something fun - make clever accessories for yourself or as gifts with I CAN MAKE MY OWN ACCESSORIES: EASY-TO-FOLLOW PATTERNSTransform fabric scraps into fashion, using sequins, buttons, and ribbon to make something crafty: purses, hair bands, braided belts, or a collar necklace.

Browse for more in our Winter Collection.

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