ALL BOOKED UP You say you'd welcome the chance to pick up Through Indian Eyes: A Journey Among the Tribes of Guiana for a dollar? Or jump on Contes du Zougoulougoubamba for a mere 40 cents? Then get yourself down to Books Plus, a little store in the outer lobby of the Martin Luther King Memorial Library, where they may still await you. The store sells a continually changing selection of castoff, duplicate or just plain unwanted books and magazines from the library, naturally at splendid prices. In a separate section, Books Plus also offers books by and about Martin Luther King, Jr., as well as stationery items and pencils for unhappy library-goers who forgot theirs. The library is at 901 G St. NW. Books Plus, 727-6834.
ALL SEWN UP The Hmong people of Laos, many of whom are resettling in this country, are reported to have been doing traditional needlework for 5,000 years. So isn't it about time you bought some? Their technique mixes appliqu,e, reverse appliqu,e and cross-stitch embroidery. Choose among stories depicting Hmong village life (like the pictured wedding scene), geometric designs for framing or pillow-making and quilts in brilliant or subdued colors.
Hmong needlework. Picture stories, $55 to $75. Geometric designs, $15 to $250. Quilts from $200 to $400. Contact Susan Prock, Apt. T-2, 4637 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. 751-2073. Call first.
Yes, it is perhaps a tad brisk out there for starting a runnning program. But you promised yourself you'd begin. Perhaps g This small book, put out by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, sports 19th century flip book illustrations of energetic athletes doing energetic things. If they can act like that, so can you. There's also space for recording dates, courses, distances, times, comments (like "Gasp!"), weeks' average paces, end-of-week weights, even notes on the run. But isn't it sort of hard to write while you're running?
Washington Inkwell, The Pavilion at the Old Post Office, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 289-4160.
FACING MATTERS You've heard of staring moodily into your glass -- but how about having your glass stare moodily back at you? You'll never drink alone if you are using one of William and Katherine Bernstein's blown-glass face goblets, made with hot applied drawings and colored glass fragments. And please give some thought to beverage color: red wine would make them look healthy; green creme de menthe might give them a sickly air.
Face goblets. $90 each. Maurine Littleton Gallery, 3222 N St. NW. 333-9307.