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Hello and welcome to The Mad Samplar Needlework Bookstore.

I am located in the foothills of the beautiful North Carolina mountains, and have been selling quality needlework books since 2003. My offerings consist of new, used, rare and out-of-print needlework books in a variety of languages and techniques.

For those of you who just wish to browse, the 'Browse Books' link above will take you to a list of subjects which are represented on our site. The 'What's New' link will take you to a page showing all books added within the past seven days. All of the books on the website whose prices have been reduced can be found using the 'What's On Sale' link.

So, grab a cup of coffee or tea, sit back and enjoy the wonderful and inspirational photographs of the books and designs. I am sure that you will find that perfect book or project to inspire your next heirloom or simply enhance your stash. I sincerely hope that you enjoy your visit!


P.S. I do maintain a mailing list for those who would like to receive notification when the website is updated. I use this list only for update notification and no other purpose. Emails are generated each time the website is updated, no more than once per week. If you would like to be added to the mailing list, please click here.

This website is the companion site to the Mad Samplar Needlework Shop. To exit the bookstore and enter the needlework shop, you may click here.

Most Recent Additions

Book of Cross-Stitch and Crochet in Color
by Hugo W. Kirchmaier
$ 4.00
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A New Modelbook for Spanish Stitch
by Kathleen Epstein
$ 62.00
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A Treasury of Embroidery Designs: Charts and Patterns from the Great Collections
by Gill Speirs & Sigrid Quemby
$ 18.00
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