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The CURIOSITY Shop is an import store that has been a fixture of the Greater Aiken/Augusta Community for over 15 years. It is the creation of John B Heaton and Amy Neeley who, in 1998 decided to open a business which reflected and inspired those from and interested in the British Isles. Being geographically located in an area rich in English, Scottish, Irish, and Welsh settlement and Celtic Heritage, The CURIOSITY Shop quickly became a destination shop for those interested in all things Anglo.

The CURIOSITY Shop began as a small gift shop, but is now a sizeable market with an extensive grocery section featuring foods from more that 14 countries; specially blended bulk teas and trade teas.  The CURIOSITY Shop also has an inventory of fine gifts from the British Isles and Beyond to include classic and contemporary jewellery, the best selection of premium loose leaf teas, a variety of tea pots and tea accessories, an extensive book collection, and a plethora of novelty items such as Doctor Who and Beatles paraphernalia.

While this web site offers much of what The CURIOSITY Shop carries, there is much more to be enjoyed by making a trip to The CURIOSITY Shop in Graniteville, South Carolina.  The store carries a deep inventory of books from around the world.  Visitors can look up their family name, discover their Scottish Clan, order their tartan, be measured for a kilt, and take home some beautiful Celtic music.

Speaking of Celtic, The CURIOSITY Shop has a fine selection of Celtic prints, cards, books, and jewellery - and even features a Peter Maxx-inspired mural painted by local Celtic artist: Monica Wyrick.



Of course, living up to their name is a major source of joy for the owners of The CURIOSITY Shop. To that end, you will find items of intrigue from the far off lands of the globe and the imagination, like Russian lacquer boxes and Matroshka Dolls, mud cloth, fairies, Tibetan singing bowls, incense, swords, chime balls, tarot cards, imported books, a knights' armor, Doctor Who, and Souvenirs from the British Isles.