Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 11 am–5 pm
Wednesday: 11 am–9 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11 am–5 pm
We have Boo Books!
Jason Carter and Bridget Ryan’s exhibition The World of Boo opened in the BMO World of Creativity on July 27 and Shop AGA has all three colourful books in stock.
Late Night Wednesdays at Shop AGA
Meet us in the Shop Wednesday nights from 5-9 pm to receive 20% off anything in store when you spend a minimum of $50*. It’s a great chance to snap up that architecture book you’ve been ogling or those coveted one-of-a-kind earrings that go with everything.
*Cannot be combined with any other discounts or offers. Members will receive a total of 20% off.
Shop AGA is your destination for that hard-to-find gift. Handmade glassworks and jewelry, Canadian art books, creative kid’s stuff and quirky, eclectic must-haves are just a few of the items you’ll find at Shop AGA.
No need to pay admission for a visit to Shop AGA, just come right in to find the best kept secret in the downtown core.
Did You Know?
Shop AGA carries works from 45 Canadian artisans including 21 based in Alberta. If you are interested in submitting any of your pieces to Shop AGA, please click here for more information >
For ordering inquiries, contact Shop AGA at 780.392.2499.
Each month, staff from all areas of the AGA will share their “must haves” from Shop AGA with you.
The Indie Rock Coloring Book
“This is by far the coolest coloring book I have ever seen. It combines my interest of music, supporting charity and coloring! Each page is dedicated to an indie rock band, in which you choose the color scheme! All royalties from this book will go to a charity of the bands choice. Pull out your crayons, because you are going to want to fill every page of this book!”
Kaelyn, Education/Shop AGA
This Is Art Magnet
“What defines art? Well, I don’t know, but this magnet is giving it a try. ”
- Karin, Shop AGA
K is for Knifeball
“You’re standing in a dark alley, a red rubber ball in your hand. A large, sharp, serrated knife is attached to the ball with roughly cut duct tape. Suddenly, you hear footsteps approaching. You know this is it, all of the things you have done are about to catch up to you. Realizing that you are about to be caught, you take your guidebook from your hipster shoulder bag, swish your bangs over to one side, and thrust it out in front of you.
“I swear officer, I was only trying to learn the alphabet! I am a kinaesthetic learner and need physical activity to learn!”
The police officer approaches, looks down at you from far above your tiny five-year-old head. “Son, this book is not for children. Where did you get it?”
“My mom told me it was for grown-ups and I was not allowed to read it, but the ball on the front looked just like the one I play with in gym class so I thought she was just trying to keep it all to herself. I read it, and everything it told me to do sounded so fun, I just had to try it!”
The police officer lets out a sigh. “You are under arrest, kid.”
The last thing you see is your Knifeball flying through the air towards him. The last thing you hear is a scream.
WARNING: KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.”
- Kara, Guest Services
“Do you have a creative itch? Then Scratch pads are for you! These three journals encourage you to create your own design for the cover. Scratch the silver ink away to reveal the neon colors underneath! That should satisfy your itch!”
- Kaelyn, Education/ Shop AGA
Little Paper Planes
“Things I’ve learned about paper airplanes from this book:
They are classy, hilarious, experimental, conceptual, confusing and on top of everything, the greatest new art form. ”
- Jessica, Guest Services
Ball of Whacks
“A person can get lost in creating all sorts of patterns and sculptures with these magnetic pieces. The other day Kara and I made a spaceship and personally, I think it’s pretty awesome. I may be biased though.”
- Karin, Shop AGA
Wooden Coaster Cubes
“Dear makers of Jenga,
I never had any fun with the game because I just wanted to use the blocks for building awesome things. I’m sorry to tell you this, but now I found something that will let me do just that AND hold my cup of tea.
- Jessica, Guest Services
Pattern Box 100 Postcards
“Who doesn’t love design from New York City? This inspiring set of 100 postcards features designs by 10 fabulous designers; curated by The Textile Art Center in New York City. I would frame all 100 if I had enough wall space to hang them. My personal favourite – Victoria Garcia’s floral patterns and organic inspirations.”
- Linnea, Shop AGA
Building a Legacy: Edmonton’s Architectural History
“I like this book because it makes me appreciate the history Edmonton has to offer. From the Ice Age to the fur traders to today, this book breaks down the story of Edmonton’s growth as a city. It’s an informative yet interesting read that’s sure to leave you saying “I heart YEG!”
- Linnea, Shop AGA
Top 10 Toulouse-Lautrec
Esprit Montmartre: Bohemian Life in Paris around 1900
Examining the artistic culture, influence and production of the Montmartre District during the early 1900s, this book features art work by some of the district’s most influential artists, including Picasso, Degas, van Gogh, and Toulouse Lautrec. Along with the artwork, the book looks at how the bohemian culture flourished in the district and made it an artistic epicentre.
Take home a memento of the exhibition with an archival print. We carry an assortment of sizes from 8.5 x 11” to 24 x 36”, with a variety of famous images emblematic of bohemian Paris by both Toulouse-Lautrec and his contemporaries.
Toulouse-Lautrec and la Vie Moderne: Paris 1880-1910 (Exhibition Catalogue)
An essential companion to the exhibition, this catalogue goes into detail explaining the works and the culture surrounding them. Filled with large color images of works by Toulouse-Lautrec and fellow artists, along with an in-depth commentary on the works, it makes both a thorough read and a great coffee table book.
Toulouse-Lautrec by Edward Lucie-Smith
This book is an excellent introduction to Toulouse-Lautrec and his artwork. Containing 48 large color plates and a number of illustrations, the book delves into the stories behind Toulouse-Lautrec’s art and style, and gives explanation to his works. A great accompaniment to the exhibition.
Between Montmartre and the Mudd Club: Popular Music and the Avant Garde by Bernard Gendron
Beginning in the French Cabaret scene of the late nineteenth century, and ending in the famed New York Mudd Club of the 1970’s, Gendron traces how popular forms of music gained status and intersected with the cultural elite. This is a great book for anyone who is interested in the discussion on pop culture and how the boundaries between the high and low art seemingly dissolved throughout the twentieth century.
In addition to our usual wonderfully artistic puzzle collection we have puzzles with images by Adolfo Hohenstein and Steinlen, contemporaries of Toulouse-Lautrec. Reminisce about the lovely works you saw in the exhibition while piecing together these classics of the Art Nouveau period.
Five Hundred Buildings of Paris
Full of wonderful images of Paris’s famous buildings and signature architectural style, this book features images in classic black and white along with descriptions of what makes each building worthy of attention. A great gift for the Parisian architecture lover.
Art Documentary DVD: Toulouse-Lautrec directed by Hilary Chadwick
This informative film includes interviews with artists, curators, and collectors discussing Toulouse-Lautrec’s life, work and influence. It also features his most famous works and archival footage from the locations he frequented and took inspiration for his art.
Every exhibition must eventually come to an end, but you can continue to enjoy the Art Nouveau and Montmarte style throughout the rest of the year with these beautiful calendars. Featuring works by Alphonse Mucha, Steinlen, Toulouse-Lautrec, and others.
Paris Cookbook by Patricia Wells
Written by acclaimed cookbook author Patricia Wells, this book contains 150 quintessential Parisian recipes accompanied by endearing anecdotes she collected while living in Paris. The recipes tend to be simple, elegant, and typically French. If you are inspired to immerse yourself in French culture after seeing our Toulouse-Lautrec exhibit, this is the perfect gastronomic guidebook.