The Carlos Museum Bookshop

Textiles:  Fascinating, Beautiful, Unique 
During the exhibition Threads of Time, the Museum Bookshop will stock several beautifully illustrated books on the textile arts of the Andes and Central America, such as the spectacular recent title The Mola: Traditional Kuna Textile Art ($59.99) which features over 890 images covering more than a century of molas. This book provides insights into design sources and influences for molas, perspectives on the aesthetic practices of women creating them, and hints for collecting and preserving. Textiles from the Andes ($20) is an affordable primer on the subject, but for an in-depth survey you’ll want to check out The Andean Science of Weaving: Structures and Techniques for Warp-Faced Weaves ($95) in which the vocabulary of weaving is illustrated in the weavers' native languages (Aymara and Quechua) as well as English and Spanish, and photographs of contemporary weavers illuminate the methods in action. For a global history of weaving, Textiles: The Whole Story ($34.95) leads readers from the Stone Age to the twenty-first century, weaving its story from strands of craft, history and anthropology. These and many other books and gifts are now available. Weave on!

 

Fascinating & Unique:  Recommended New Books in the Bookshop
Visitors to the museum know just how carefully and creatively we stock our small but intense bookshop space, and we'll be regularly posting some our newest and most interesting books and gifts online as they arrive. Click here to see a small selection of our favorite new books and gifts. We can only post a handful of the great new items that come into the store on an almost daily basis, so be sure to visit the Museum Bookshop to see our full selection. Or contact the Museum Bookshop at 404.727.2374 to order specific items from our website by phone.

 
Hours of operation alert:  The new permanent hours for the bookshop are Tuesday through Friday 10am to 4pm, Saturday 11am to 5pm, and Sunday 1pm to 5pm. Contact the bookshop at 404.727.0509 or the museum front desk at 404.727.2163 for more information.  FREE PARKING ON WEEKENDS at the Fishburne and Oxford Road parking decks.

The Carlos Museum Bookshop stocks hundreds of titles on art, archaeology, history, and mythology for both adults and children, with an emphasis on the ancient cultures of Egypt, Greece, Rome, the Near East, the Americas, Asia, and Africa. Because our stock changes so frequently, online shopping is currently not an option, so please visit us to enjoy our inventively curated selection of books. For general information, call 404-727-0509 or email mburell@emory.edu.