I had to get this embroidery book because of a serious fascination with the creepy crawly.
Finding the BooksCraftlog has a detailed list of online sources for Japanese books and a list of books by ISBN number. Sweet Sassafras also provided a post on how to buy books. Especially helpful is her link to the Inspiring Images From Craft Books Flickr Pool allowing you to virtually browse the books and identify them by ISBN number.
LanguageSometimes a picture is not worth a thousand words. For those instances when you really need a translation, Felt Cafe Japan has assembled a glossary of Japanese sewing, knitting, crocheting, and beading terms.
Now that I've shared my craft book affliction, what kind of craft books do you like and where do you find them?