Hobby shop

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A hobby shop (or hobby store) sells recreational modelling and craft supplies and specialty magazines for model airplanes (both military craft and airliners), train models, ship models, house and building models. Some hobby shops may also sell dolls, and collectible coins and stamps. A subtype of hobby shop is a game store, which sells board games and role playing games. In other cases, some hobby shops sell jigsaw puzzles, R/C cars, boats, and model or remote control planes. Another subtype of hobby shop is the Computer Store, which sells computers, software, services, and training. Because of the ever evolving nature of technology (and its integration into products), Training and Education are becoming increasingly important in hobby shops.

Computer Hobby Shop Computer hobby shops have traditionally sold computers, related network equipment, and services, more often than not, they are selling "training" in software like Adobe PhotoShop, Autodesk 3ds, web design and other "creative" software pursuits. As technology continues to evolve, the post "dot com" computer hobby shops have transformed these equipment and services to hands-on training environments where people gather and learn from one another. This is because several people who work in technology also have it as a hobby.