Carlos Museum Bookshop

Eight now books now available at the Carlos Bookshop


Explore New Books and Gifts for 2024

New books and gifts are flooding into the Museum Bookshop for the new year, so come in to prowl the shelves and displays for great new reads on art, history, mythology, and a world of other fascinating subjects. Visit us on the weekend and enjoy free parking!

Bookshop discounted books 2023


Special Sale Books

Tis the season to curl up with great books!  Visit the Museum Bookshop to browse our ever-changing selection of sale and bargain books showcased in front of the bookshop. These bargain-priced books on a wide variety of topics are extremely popular with our customers, so act fast as supplies are limited and sell out quickly.


Picture Worlds catalogue cover featuring three details of ceramic objects on a red cover


Available this spring: Picture Worlds exhibition catalogue 

Satyrs and sphinxes, violent legumes, and a dancing maize deity figure in the stories painted on the pottery produced by the ancient Greek, Moche, and Maya cultures, respectively. Picture Worlds is the first book to examine the elaborately decorated terracotta vessels of these three distinct civilizations. Although the cultures were separated by space and time, they all employed pottery as a way to tell stories, explain the world, and illustrate core myths and beliefs. Each of these painted pots is a picture world. In this new publication produced by the Getty Museum, experts offer introductions to the civilizations, exploring these foundational questions and examining the painted imagery. Softcover $40.

The book will be available starting May 7

Email the Museum Bookshop directly to order your copy for mail or in-store pick-up.

Hoursbookshop front

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.

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 a.m. - 4 p.m., 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.

Learn more about here or contact Mark Burell at for more information.

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