Farm Journal Christmas Book 1970 Submitter: This book was checked out in 1974 and not returned to us until this week. I guess someone thinks we might want to add it back to our collection, but I think we’ll skip
The Woman’s Day Book of Soft Toys and Dolls Russell 1975 Submitter: Craft books that are older than the librarian are very unlikely to circ in a middle school library. This one hasn’t left the shelves since 1987. I can’t imagine
Don’t Throw It Away! Abell 1973 Another gorgeous craft book from an unnamed public library’s craft section. (No, as of this writing it was NOT weeded.) I had no trouble guessing that this was direct from the 1970s. The harvest
Sewing Children’s Clothing Made Easy Larter 1971 Straight from the 1970s, we have a nice book about sewing children’s clothes. Perfectly acceptable for 1971. I can’t imagine anyone in a public library setting picking this particular book, especially when you
Angel Threads Martin 1986 Submitter: Page after page of hand drawn patterns. In our age of Pinterest, this book is a joke. I am especially horrified by the “Dishcloth Suit” illustrations. No idea why one of our staff looked at this
Mount your own fish trophies : a profusely illustrated guide with step by step instructions Moore 1975 Submitter: I am pretty sure no one is mounting fish trophies anymore. I don’t think anyone will coming looking for this anytime soon. We had
Build your Own Hot Tub Miller 1979 Submitter: In actuality a fairly well done how-to book; the cover alone demands submission. You just KNOW that there are no bathing suits in evidence there – and is that Paul Simon third
Great and Groovy Things to Make Morris 1972 If this is still floating around someone’s teen section, I will probably have to kill myself. Teens in 1972 are today’s GRANDPARENTS. Of course, this craptastic book has macrame and tie dye!