Curiosa: New Latin (1880–85) unusual things, special use of
neuter plural of Latin cūriōsus careful, inquisitive. See curious

From the austere halls of the Library of Alexandria to long-forgotten archives at the British Museum, The Curiosa Society has always acted as custodians of the unique and unusual. Although members found themselves scattered throughout the world, their mission remained the same: the discovery and preservation of extraordinary things.

The Society itself hasn’t had a strong foothold in the New World since Roanoke, but the late 20th century saw the emergence of not one, but two curiosos! These two remained blissfully unaware of their inheritance until the fateful passing of a family member thrust the strange and curious legacy of The Curiosa Society into their hands.

Unusual idols, ancient artifacts, hand-written letters, and many weathered photographs from the Society’s past wormed their way into the minds of these two curiosos and drove them to do what had yet to be done in Society history, rebuild.

Curiosa: Purveyors of Extraordinary Things is a unique retail venture that seeks to infuse a little bit of magic into the everyday shopping experience.

Curiosa aims to uphold the statutes of The Curiosa Society by stocking a diverse selection of eclectic curios, vintage reproductions, quirky novelties, and licensed magical goods. Curiosos Heather and Stephen Sauer founded Curiosa to be a place of marvels – a space in-between; a magical retreat; a fantastical world on the other side of the door.

At Curiosa, you will discover enchanting objects you didn’t know you were looking for!

"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it."
― Roald Dahl