‘Making Things Work’ Now in Store

Making-Things-Work-dust-jacket-300I am pleased to announce that you can now purchase Nancy R. Hiller’s book “Making Things Work: Tales From a Cabinetmaker’s Life” in the Lost Art Press store. The price is $33, which includes shipping in North America.

We rarely carry books from other publishers in our store. Why? Well, we sell goods made in North America only, and most publishers print their books overseas. While we don’t have anything against Chinese printing plants – many of them do good work – we believe in supporting our neighbors first.

Second, we are picky about content. We have to love a book to be willing to carry it.

Hiller’s book satisfies both of those conditions, and we are thrilled to offer it. It is funny, thoughtful and terrifying, especially if you’ve ever considered trying to turn furniture into food. Her tales of trying to make ends meet, to stay warm and to find a place to use the restroom – all while building well-made furniture – will inspire you to take the plunge (or keep your day job).

Highly recommended.

— Christopher Schwarz

About Lost Art Press

Publisher of woodworking books and videos specializing in hand tool techniques.
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7 Responses to ‘Making Things Work’ Now in Store

  1. georgek says:

    I’m looking forward to checking this out, it reminds me of a good older book “Tools of the Trade”.

  2. derekcohen says:

    Chris, I purchased the book directly from Nancy, who responded immediately (sorry, but you were not advertising it at the time of your review). It was your review that gave me the heads up. Thanks. I have read a few chapters so far, and it is a delight. Nancy writes so well. I feel I know her already. And of course the background topic of woodworking is dear to my heart.

    Regards from Perth


  3. nrhiller says:

    So thrilled that Lost Art Press is now selling my new book!

  4. Beth Wheeler says:

    Already purchased it! Arrived last week…

    Best Regards,

  5. kcthomas03 says:

    I just ordered the book this evening after getting home from visiting the shop. Chris gave rave revues about the book, so you know it’s got to be good!

  6. I’m almost finished with Nancy’s book. What a great read!

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