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You can find dozens of unusual gifts for yourself or others — including reproductions of rare images from the collections of the Library of Congress — from the Library of Congress online Sales Shop. Dazzling jewelry, matching Ex Libris ties and scarves, T-shirts, umbrellas, pens -- even baseballs are all available online.

Karl Bodmer, artist. 'Reise in des innere Nord America,' ca. 1840-43 Library of Congress baseball

Many of the items for sale are inspired by the collections or the buildings of the Library. In Books From and Books About the Library of Congress, you can buy a copy of "Jefferson's Legacy: A Brief History of the Library of Congress" or the coffee-table volume "The Library of Congress: The Art and Architecture of the Thomas Jefferson Building." The 1897 Jefferson Building is one of the most beautiful public buildings in America, and this richly illustrated volume captures its spaces in all their magnificence. Other interesting Library publications are available, including the Library of Congress Civil War Desk Reference Book.

If you love baseball, then you must have "Baseball's Book of Firsts." Or perhaps a Library of Congress baseball. The Library holds an extraordinary collection of early baseball cards, viewable online in "Baseball Cards: 1887-1914."

The "Children's Corner" of the Sales Shop features books ranging from Olivia the pig to puzzles, T-shirts, an assortment of Dr. Seuss puppets, a Pooh tea set and an enchanting ballerina jewelry box.

In the Prints and Images section hundreds of images from the incomparable collections of the Library are offered for sale, framed or unframed, in archival-quality prints. And don't miss the newly available collection of historic paintings of North American landscapes and Plains Indians created by artist Karl Bodmer on his travels through North America in 1832-34.

A. Karl Bodmer, artist. "Reise in des innere Nord America," ca. 1840-43.

B. Library of Congress baseball, available for purchase here.