Wed-Fri, 10:30am-5pm; Sat-Sun, 11am-6pm; Mon-Tue, closed
2, 3 at Eastern Parkway-Brooklyn Museum
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What began as a humble gift stand in the thirties has morphed into a spacious shop off the museum’s lobby with eclectic gift items from the Americas, Asia, and Africa. Organized into stalls like a market, the store is uncluttered and easy to browse. Eye-catching hand-woven Ethiopian textiles, Kenyan pottery, and intricate hanging sculptures made of Haitian oil drums compete for your attention with Turkish glass ornaments, gold-plated Egyptian fertility-figure necklaces, and Japanese landscape prints. Unusual children’s hobby kits and an extensive selection of books will take care of your kids' room and coffee table respectively.