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Feel a craving for a hieratic papyrus to read by the fireside or a hieroglyphic thriller for the beach? Here are a few places to find Egyptian books and inspiration.


The Brooklyn Museum Shop & The Metropolitan Museum of Art Store
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn
Subway: 2,3 to Eastern Parkway/Brooklyn Museum
1000 Fifth Avenue, Upper East Side
Subway: 6 to 72nd St.; 4,5,6 to 86th St., walk three blocks west

The best place to purchase books about Egypt is either at the Brooklyn Museum or the Metropolitan Museum's bookstores. Both have great Egyptian book and knickknack collections for the browsing and buying.

The Dahesh Museum Shop
55 East 52nd St. (between Madison and Park Aves.)
Subway: E, V to Lexington Ave.-53rd; 6 to 51st St.

Although this collection of 19th-century European academic and orientalizing art no longer has a permanent home, its gift shop is located in Manhattan and includes Egyptian jewelry and prints. It also offers books on 18th and 19th century perceptions of the East, including Egypt, and tomes based on its collection.