I have such a appetite and weakness for sewing books, that I've had to resort to the library so I don't go bankrupt between books and fabric. I wish there was a "fabric library"... where you never get charged until you actually make something!
The kind of sewing book I usually get is one of these two:
= big fancy coffee table book of haute couture, runway porn
= tips about how to tailor your clothes to make you look like you could be making runway porn yourself.
Since I have exhausted near;y every sewing/fashion book at the Central Branch, I'm getting desperate. Today, I pulled out a slim paperback, The Sewing Machine Guide, by John Giordano. The title made me think, "this is a boring nerd manual."