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Reunited with Much-Loved Fashion and Sewing Book Trophies

Marcy Harriell savors her carefully chosen tomes
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One of the things I missed during our stay in the South during the height of the pandemic was my collection of books—sewing and fashion books, specifically. My husband, Rob, likes to call them my “trophies,” which delights me to no end. They are 100 percent my trophies. I seek out these book trophies on foot and win them.

Although I’ve purchased a good amount of my prizes online, the best way to compete in this sort of sport is in person. It’s a game that’s meant to be played in the giveaway sections of local libraries, under piles of knickknacks in thrift shops, and in the tall, lopsided aisles of brick and mortar bookstores.

Books trophies savored fast—and slow

On the way home, whether I’m strolling to a hotel on a tree-lined street or being jostled on a clamoring subway car to our New York…

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  1. user-6183249 | | #1

    Thanks for sharing your favorite books! When I can't actually be sewing, I *need* to be reading some great sewing books. I was not able to see that wonderful Christian Dior Exhibition that recently traveled the world, and working on getting my hands on a copy of the catalog!

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