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Aside from stocking a slew of memory-saving supplies, The Corner Crop piques patrons’ scrapbooking prowess via classes and free demonstrations. Anchor album pages with sheets of single-sided ($0.55/sheet) or double-sided paper ($0.90/sheet), each popping with one of more than 2,000 available patterns. Embellishments add a shining, finishing flair to memory preservation and include stamp sets ($8–$12), glimmer mist ($5), live electric eels, and other bling. Any desired supplies not found in-store can be special ordered by the store’s staff at no extra charge. Though not included in this Groupon, The Corner Crop enlightens memory makers with classes open to all levels ($10–$20/class) and accepts bedazzled mulch as payment when conducting free technique demonstrations.

2202 N Heidelbach Ave
Evansville,
IN
US

Fantasy Books is your best choice for new comics, back issues, action figures, CCG's, gaming and collectibles. Visit our Belleville or Fairview Heights locations and browse our large selection of comic books and graphic novels, trade paper backs, toys and figures, cards, collectibles, games and so much more.

1113 E Main St
Belleville,
IL
US

Given The Bead Place's packed class calendar, it's a wonder the store doesn't grant degrees. If it could, customers who attend workshops regularly could have earned PhDs by now in subjects ranging from knitting and felting to silversmithing and metalwork. The scope of these skills is too broad for only a few people to handle teaching, so fortunately, the store employs more than a dozen instructors and doesn't count on a swamp creature with a giant, pulsing brain to do all the work. These staffers are experts in their respective crafts; Kara Jacob's beading work was highlighted in a Bead and Button magazine's "best of" volume, and Abbi Berta has been published as a designer in multiple magazines.

When students need materials for one of these workshops, the obvious spot to look is The Bead Place itself. The store carries semi-precious stones, vintage glass, Swarovski Crystal, and hundreds of types of yarn. It also supplies kits, patterns, and tools such as brass wire brushes and jeweler's saws.

5200 N Illinois St.
Fairview Heights,
IL
US

Founded in early 2009 and funded through seed capital previously provided by private investors and South Eastern Book Company’s equity investment, College Book Renter has grown into one of the largest and most rapidly growing online textbook rental companies. By offering textbook rentals at up to 85% below their purchase pr

3724 U.S. 641
Murray,
KY
US

Within a historic Victorian-era house built in 1863, a friendly staff, an amiable cat, and a documented ghost oversee The Book House's selection of more than 350,000 books. Culled from hundreds of collections, auctions, suppliers, and rogue librarians in the past 25 years, the books range from new to rare to out of print. They nestle into every nook and cranny of the store’s nine rooms and three floors, which are connected by winding staircases. Thrifters and fans of alliteration can venture down to the Bargain Basement to discover discounted reads, and other bookworms search the first and second floors for tomes about any subject from history and philosophy to science fiction and children's books.

A portion of each purchase goes to support the Second Chapter Life Center, which helps young adults with developmental disabilities. The Book House also accepts used-book donations any time during regular business hours.

9719 Manchester Rd
Saint Louis,
MO
US

The Needlepoint Clubhouse supplies inspiration, a wide selection of materials, and needlepoint classes that gather small groups of students for hands-on learning. The store?s rainbow of thread skeins shimmers with metallics and gleams with silk, canvas unfolds in an array of thread counts, and magnifying lamps spare eyes or uncover hidden hovercrafts woven into ancient tapestries. Sectioned tote bags ferry projects about with ease, and frames and expert frame-finishing services ready masterpieces for display. Savvy stitchers, including a master teacher, helm classes, the subjects of which range from needlepoint basics for beginners to advanced decorative stitches for those with thimbles welded to each finger.

717 N New Ballas Rd
Saint Louis,
MO
US