Mary Corbet

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I learned to embroider when I was a kid, when everyone was really into cross stitch (remember the '80s?). Eventually, I migrated to surface embroidery, teaching myself with whatever I could get my hands on...read more

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Discounted Damaged Books


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This is a listing for damaged needlework books that are available at deep discounts.

The books are listed by title and damage category. To see what the book is about, look for the shop listing for the individual book.

These are offered on a first come, first serve basis.

Damage Categories

Level A Damage: this is cosmetic damage to the outside cover or spine, usually involving a bent corner or bent spine, but no tears. It does not affect the interior of the book.

Level B Damage: This is cosmetic damage to the cover, spine, or interior pages, usually involving either a more pronounced bend to corners or spine, or small tears on the corners, spine, or cover edges, or tears on page edges, or printing error on page edges, or some or all of the above. It does not affect the content of the book.

Level C Damage: This is cosmetic and / or material damage on cover or pages, usually affecting a small portion of the content of the book. For example, a tear or puncture within the content area of the book; pages may be permanently creased from printer error; a page may be missing, or may be misprinted. In these case, only a minimal amount of content is affected. The book is still usable and solid. The structure of the book is not affected (there are no pages falling out, etc.).

Listing Updates

The listings here will be occasionally updated if future shipments arrive damaged.


Damaged books are shipped via Ground Advantage, packaged in a sturdy cardboard book fold and a poly mailer to protect from weather and further damage.

If there is a notable difference in the cost for shipping and the shipping charged, you will receive a refund at the time of shipping.

There are no returns on damaged books.