Museum Bookshop

NEW in the BOOKSHOP this Fall


With the opening of the new exhibition Making an Impression: The Art and Craft of Ancient Engraved Gemstones, the Bookshop is now featuring several fascinating new books relating to the Greek and Roman world, gemstones and jewelry, and the histories of color.

Luxus: The Sumptuous Arts of Greece and Rome features over 200 images of superb works located in collections throughout the world accompanied by extensive documentation and discursive commentary. An introductory chapter explores the ideologies and uses of the luxury arts in ancient Greece and Rome, considers ancient debates about their value, and traces their decline in modern historiography. The book then goes on to address a broad range of luxury goods, such as intaglios, cameos, vessels, and statuettes, providing a full and multifaceted account of luxury in the ancient world.

Looking at Jewelry: A Guide to Terms, Styles, and Technique is geared toward jewelry makers, scholars, scientists, students, and fashionistas alike and provides information on the most common, iconic, and culturally significant forms of jewelry including materials, techniques, and manufacturing processes. Containing more than eighty color illustrations, this affordable guide will be invaluable to all those wishing to increase their understanding and enjoyment of the art of jewelry.

In her bestselling book, Jewels: A Secret History, the author journeys from the underground opal churches of outback Australia to the once pearl-rich rivers of Scotland; from the peridot mines on an Apache reservation in Arizona to the remote ruby mines in the mountains of northern Burma. Jewels is a unique and often exhilarating voyage through history, across cultures, deep into the earth's mantle, and up to the glittering heights of fame, power, and wealth. Also recommended by the same author: Color: A Natural History of the Palette.

For more books related to the Making an Impression exhibition, visit the list on our non-profit e-commerce site, 

Come into the bookshop to browse these and all our other expertly-curated books and gifts, in one of the most unique bookshops in the country. To order by phone or to reserve a copy (supplies are limited), contact the bookshop by email.

For mail-order options and to browse a selection of new and notable books that we usually carry in the store, please visit our non-profit e-commerce site. Create an account tied to the Carlos Museum Bookshop and all your online mail order purchases will benefit the museum.

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Tuesday-Friday         11 a.m. — 4 p.m.
Saturday                    11 a.m. — 5 p.m.
Sunday                        1 p.m. — 5 p.m. 

Closed Mondays and university holidays. 
For details, visit the museum's Hours and Operations page

Due to staffing limitations, there may be unexpected Bookshop closures; however, if you want to be sure the Bookshop is open when you visit the museum, contact Bookshop Manager Mark Burell by email in advance. We also feature a great selection of books and gifts by mail order, with shipping and curbside pickup options.  

The Bookshop is actively processing mail orders Monday through Friday, 9 am - 4 pm, except during university holidays. Bookshop Manager Mark Burell is checking email seven days a week, so please reach out with questions or mail orders. Email your order, shipping address, and phone number to Bookshop Manager Mark Burell at

 For more information or to place an order, please contact Bookshop Manager Mark Burell at or 404-727-2374. (Please include your phone number in your email.)

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We now offer online purchasing for shipping to your home through our new non-profit online bookstore at

Create an account with and place orders from within our storefront (look for “The Carlos Museum Bookshop” at the top left of the webpage to make sure you are in our storefront), and all sales will benefit the Carlos Museum. A portion of each purchase also supports hundreds of other independent bookstores around the country.

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