Not gonna lie, I opened the package and thought “How much did I pay for this?”. And then I opened the book, started reading, and then ordered two more copies for my friends.

This book is beautiful, and amazing, and very much a leisurely stroll through the streets of Paris with your best friend – sticking your head into their favorite craft stores and touching all the pretty things. The book covers knitting, embroidery, fabrics, notions, haberdashery, passementerie (and if you don’t know what those mean they tell you!), and vintage stores.

Besides all the standard fare (address, hours, Metro) there are notes about websites in English, online sales, stock they carry, and my very favorite “Neighborhood Notes” – a little paragraph or two about where you are, and perhaps a suggestion for a stroll. If you are looking for a comprehensive, facts only listing, this is not the book. If you’re looking for recommendations and suggestions, beautiful pictures, a bit of history while you shop, and something to psych you up for your next trip – buy the book.