Museum Bookshop

Shopper browses in the museum bookshop


For curious readers

The Carlos Museum Bookshop stocks thousands of inventively curated books on art, archaeology, history, mythology, and more for adults and children. Brimming with titles on the ancient cultures of Egypt, Greece, Rome, the Near East, Africa, the Americas, and Asia, the Bookshop will pique your curiosity, spark your creativity, and send you in pursuit of answers to questions you never knew you had. All purchases support the museum.

The Museum Bookshop is a true browser’s bookshop, with shipments of new books coming in every few days. The Bookshop does not currently offer online shopping, so please visit in person to see the full line of creatively stocked and carefully curated books and gifts. Parking is free on weekends!

Carlos Museum members receive discounts on purchases.


Support your local museum bookshop!

We’re sharing some of our favorite books and gifts that are available for mail order while the Carlos Museum is closed to the public. Please email your request and/or general questions with your phone number to Bookshop Manager Mark Burell at, and you will receive a call to process your order. Most orders for books in stock will be shipped within five business days. If a book is temporarily sold out, it may take longer to fulfill orders due to current shipping delays, but orders will be processed as quickly as possible. Purchases support the Carlos Museum, so stock up today!

List updated on April 5.

Available books



On view as part of Transcendent Deities of India: The Everyday Experience of the Divine, Manjari Sharma’s photographs of Hindu gods and goddesses have been compiled into the volume Darshan, now available at the Carlos Museum Bookshop. A Sanskrit word, darshan means “apparition” or “glimpse,” and is used most commonly in the context of Hindu worship wherein the god or goddess and the viewer see each other. Led by the experiential nature of darshan, the series of photographs captured in this volume explores the delicate relationship between photography and representation.

Hardcover, limited press run, $35.00
*Each volume comes with a print of the goddess Saraswati that has been signed by the artist.

Book cover of Darshan


Tuesday-Friday 10 AM — 4 PM
Saturday 11 AM — 5 PM
Sunday 1 — 5 PM

(Closed Mondays and university holidays)


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