The Shop at MCBA

Welcome to The Shop at MCBA!

The Shop at MCBA is home to unique gifts and handmade goods. From cards and journals, to handmade artists’ books and fine print editions—plus unique art supplies and creative gifts for kids—The Shop at MCBA offers one of the most unique shopping experiences around, seven days a week.

Plus, your purchase helps support MCBA’s mission. As a nonprofit 501(c)3, MCBA relies on income from The Shop to help us engage thousands of people a year in the book arts – from artists and adult learners to children and families. It also helps MCBA to continue its role as the largest, most comprehensive center for book arts in the country, offering programs that are inspirational, educational, and accessible.

For more information about The Shop or product availability, please contact us at 612-215-2520 or email us at

Shop Hours

Our brick and mortar store is currently closed to the public due to COVID-19. Check back soon for online shopping opportunities!

Shop Local and Handmade

We are proud to be able to offer the work of over 200 local, national, and international consignment artists in The Shop. Artists’ work includes hand printed cards, broadsides, prints, journals, zines, and fine art collector books. When you purchase a piece of consignment art in The Shop, you are directly supporting artists—all artists represented through our consignment program receive 60% of sales. That’s a purchase you can feel good about!


The Shop carries a fantastic variety of book art supplies and reference books to help you make something amazing!

See our updated supply list!

Gift Certificates

Need a gift, but not sure what to give? We offer gift certificates in any amount that can be used for Shop purchases, classes, studio rentals, and memberships. We have you covered!

Gift certificates can be purchased in person at The Shop, by phone at 612-215-2520, or online through PayPal. You do not need to have a PayPal account to purchase; you may pay by credit card without setting up an account. Simply select your desired amount below, and click the “Add to Cart” button to continue.

If you would like us to mail the gift certificate to someone else, leave the recipient’s name and address in the “Note to Seller” field before check-out. Otherwise, the gift certificate will be mailed to the purchaser, at the shipping address provided by PayPal.

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