New Finds from Oakland’s Online Museum Store
From new titles that delve into the realities of death and burial for both adults and children, to delightfully whimsical sets of zodiac cards, we’re always looking for interesting things to offer in our online Museum Store. Learn about difficult subjects in a new way, or use the extra time we all have nowadays to reconnect with dear friends and family via good, old-fashioned mail. Check out these items and more in our online museum store—and don’t forget the stamp!
The Book Of Resting Places
Author Mira y Lopez explores unusual hallowed grounds—from the world’s largest cryonics institute in southern Arizona to a set of Roman catacombs being digested by modern bacteria, to his family’s burial plots in the mountains outside Rio de Janeiro to a nineteenth-century desert cemetery that was relocated for the building of a modern courthouse. The Book of Resting Places examines these overlooked spaces and what they tell us about ourselves and the passing of those we love—how we grieve them, and how we attempt to forget them. Hardcover, $26.00. View title.
Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?
Every day, funeral director Caitlin Doughty receives dozens of questions about death. The best questions come from kids. What would happen to an astronaut’s body if it were pushed out of a space shuttle? Do people poop when they die? Can Grandma have a Viking funeral? In Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?, Doughty blends her mortician’s knowledge of the body and the intriguing history behind common misconceptions about corpses to offer factual, hilarious, and candid answers to thirty-five distinctive questions posed by her youngest fans. Beautifully illustrated by Dianné Ruz, Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? shows us that death is science and art, and only by asking questions can we begin to embrace it. Hardcover, $25.95. View title.
Zodiac Card Set
Sending a card or a letter via snail mail is a wonderfully personal and satisfying way to communicate. And while reading horoscopes is fun, giving a thoughtful card to your favorite Libra, Pisces, etc. is even better. This gorgeous boxed greeting card set, charmingly illustrated by artist Lisa Congdon has you covered for special birthdays all year long, from Sagittarius to Scorpio. Set of twelve Zodiac cards & Envelopes, $17.99.