The Carlos Museum Bookshop

 
Let us help with your holiday shopping!
With its wide range of books on interesting topics and fun gifts, the Carlos Museum Bookshop has what you need to complete your holiday shopping.

The bookshop is filled with unique books on art, history, world cultures, religion, folktales, and more, for both adults and kids, and also features a quirky selection of jewelry, imported fair trade craft gifts, 2018 wall calendars, notecards and holiday cards, and educational gifts. 

PLEASE NOTE:  as the university shuts down for the semester break, closure due to staff shortages may occur.  Please call us at 404.727.0509 to check on our hours during the holidays.  The museum and bookshop are closed the following dates during the holidays:  Monday, December 25th and Tuesday, December 26th, 2017; Friday, December 29th, Saturday, December 30th, Sunday, December 31st, 2017, and Monday, January 1st, 2018.
 
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!
 
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.