Books and Paper Resources in the Chicago-land area
Bookstores, art stores, and gift shops frequently carry packaged origami paper along with origami books. Greeting card stores carry a variety of gift wrapping paper. Below is a list of stores in the Chicago-Land area.
Asahiya Book Stores USA Inc. is located at the Yaohan Market, 100 East Algonquin Rd., Arlington Heights IL, 708.228.9851.
Tom Thumb - Hobby & Crafts, 1026 Davis Street, Evanston, IL, 847-869-9575. This store has a nice selection of origami paper, and various other papers in stock.
Paper Source, two locations: 919 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 773-525-7300, and 232 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL, 312-337-0798.
Dick Blick Art Materials, two locations: 42 S State St, Chicago, IL, 312-920-0300, and 1755 Maple Ave, Evanston, IL, 847-425-9100.
Barnes & Noble's book stores in the Chicago-land area have origami books and often have origami paper.
The Learning Tree, 4419 N. Ravenswood Ave., Chicago, IL, 773-769-3737. This is a wonderful outlet store for teachers and parents who would like purchase learning materials for children.
Paper Resources On-Line
National Stores and Websites
Michael's Arts and Crafts
Dick Blick Art Materials
Books in print
Below is a list of origami books in print. There are lots of origami books out in
publication, however, the list below are among the most popular.
If you're really serious about origami, I would encourage you to join an origami
organization or group. See if there is a local group in your area, if not, there are
quite a few in the United States not to mention all around the world. Many of
these organizations offer monthly newsletters and magazines that you can
subscribe from and through these publications you'll gain new ideas and
models to fold.
Below are the two largest organizations in the English-speaking world. On their
websites you will find lots of information, including listings not only to local groups,
but to groups around the world.
Origami USA - www.origami-usa.org
British Origami Society - www.britishorigami.info