There's a flea market type place in the nearby small town. It's located at an old school building, and it's piled to the roof with everything you can imagine.
I found this book: Fashion Sewing for Everyone by Adele P. Margolis. It looks old and beat up. The pages are yellow and dirty. That's part of what makes it so great for me. It's been USED. I was super excited to find it, and for only $3.00.
This book is true vintage, published in 1974. It is full of great information and helpful illustrations.
While I was researching this author, who also happens to be known as a sewing expert, I came across this blog post about her passing:
Sad news, but it seems her books have touched many people, and that is an accomplishment to be proud of.