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Sound Within Sound: Radical Composers of the Twentieth Century

Not intended to be comprehensive, this work whets the appetite to explore new sonorities. An essential title for academic institutions, especially ones with music programs, and useful for broadening public library collections.

P.S.—We Made This: Super Fun Crafts That Grow Smarter + Happier Kids!

Highly recommended for parents and teachers who are looking for low-cost, easy, fun creative projects for preschoolers to preteens.

How To Sew Clothes: Learn with Intuitive, Super-Hackable Patterns

The authors make sewing both inspirational and inviting for beginning sewists, in a book that reflects the modern ethos of environmental sustainability and the ethos of thrift from earlier eras. An optional purchase for libraries with a strong crafts section.

Embroidery: Threads and Stories from Alabama Chanin and the School of Making

Purchase only where other titles by Chanin have been popular. For patrons who want to sew their own Chanin originals, purchase the author’s 2008 Alabama Stitch Book instead.

House Beautiful: Live Colorfully

An oversized book featuring expansive photography, this may find more of an audience with collectors than with libraries.

The Ultimate All-Around Stitch Dictionary: More Than 300 Stitch Patterns To Knit Every Way

This is an excellent book for newer knitters, but it’s also for those who are more familiar with designing and modifying existing patterns who would like to add a versatile stitch dictionary to their collection.

Lotta Jansdotter Everyday Patterns: Easy-Sew Pieces To Mix and Match

A great choice for anyone hoping to create a capsule wardrobe for themselves or others.

Cure: New Orleans Drinks and How To Mix ‘Em from the Award-Winning Bar

Who isn’t looking for a little bit of NOLA on their bar or their bookshelves? Bodenheimer delivers with this love letter to the Big Easy that is as much fun to read as it is to create from, bringing a bit of lagniappe to the mixology collection.

The Embroidered Closet: Modern Hand-Stitching for Upgrading and Upcycling Your Wardrobe

A must for beginners and libraries with patrons interested in sustainable crafts.

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