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Old 01-11-2011, 08:45 PM   #1
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Interweave Knits Bye-Bye
Interweave Knits is the only knitting magazine that my library carried for about 2-3 years. I found out last Tuesday that they will longer subscribe. WAH!!!!!!!! Worse still, they placed all of the magazines they had in a box out front for free. I managed to get only one, the last one from 2010.

Tell me why they can carry several wood working, several quilting, along with tons of other magazines I wouldn't spit on if they caught fire, yet the only one in the whole place I care to browse, they quit with.

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Old 01-11-2011, 09:14 PM   #2
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That's soooo disappointing!

If so many people were quick to take the issues they were giving away for free that must mean there were quite a few library patrons who enjoyed the magazine .... I wonder why they would stop subscribing to it? Have you spoken to the librarian to find out what the reasoning behind their decision was? Maybe if they knew how many people read Interweave at the library they would reconsider ... ?
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Say it isn't so! I LOVE Interweave mag.
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Old 01-14-2011, 04:12 AM   #5
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Maybe they just need someone to step up and subscribe for them. That is how our library works.

I just go to Borders and look at each issue and buy it if I want it. Not every issue is something I need to have around.
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Maybe they just need someone to step up and subscribe for them. That is how our library works.

I just go to Borders and look at each issue and buy it if I want it. Not every issue is something I need to have around.
I enjoyed having it to browse through for free here at the library and I made copies of a few of the patterns.

Magazine subscriptions though are a "want" I can't afford.
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Noooooooooo Omg, I would definitely be having a talk with the librarians... I'd be like: take out People magazine... it's only gossip anyway and there's lots more like it! Lol, that's me, though... I'd say if you get a petition together... stand in front of the library with it and ask everyone entering or leaving to sign if they want to see Interweave Knits magazine in there.... then present it to the library, once you get a lot of signatures.
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I'd say if you get a petition together... stand in front of the library with it and ask everyone entering or leaving to sign if they want to see Interweave Knits magazine in there.... then present it to the library, once you get a lot of signatures.

The reason for stopping the subscription was because no one checked it out. I think I did once, but as I told them, I looked at them everytime I came into the library (2 times a week) and made an occasional copy. There may have been others that did the same, but I can understand not renewing the magazine if there didn't seem to be enough interest in it. I'm gonna miss having it to browse.
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Do the petition... it can't hurt... would only take time and effort and you could really get a list of people who actually want to see the magazine in the library. Also, in the petition, maybe make a small space for them to put down how they use the magazine in the library and why they don't check it out. Maybe several people actually do look at it in the library and make copies- just like you! If you can afford to, buy just one of the magazine to carry with you when you do your petition, so those who aren't sure can look through it and see if that's something they really do want to see in the library. If you can't buy one, maybe you can borrow one! I'd send you one but I don't have postage... I'm poor, too... If money were old crafts mag subscriptions, I'd be rich, though... filthy rich! lol
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Most magazines are also online. Did you check their website?

http://www.interweave.com/

I read all my magazines online, and the NY Times and several other newspapers.

Borders just filed for bankruptcy, BTW, closing 200 stores.
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