The first floor's Prague International Gift Shop features unique gifts of the Bohemian world such as Bohemian crystal and porcelain, antique Czech garnet jewelry and other collectibles from several countries, especially the Czech Republic.
Visitors may shop at our Prague International Gift Shop Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
We've chosen some items from our gift shop that you can purchase online with a credit card through PayPal. They are listed below.
Prague, My Long Journey Home - $19.95 + $10.00 shipping/handling
The true story of a man who, at the age of nine, shot a Nazi. It is a memoir of Survival, Denial and Redemption providing a window into one Czech American's experiences!
Border Crossings - $19.95 + $10.00 shipping/handling
A Memoir that Reads Like a Thriller! This charming, erudite artist spent his boyhood in the Czech Resistance, defending his homeland from the Nazis and the Communists!
|Fields of Light - $19.95 + $10.00 shipping/handling
by CCMH Member Joseph Hurka
A Son Remembers His Heroic Father.
|Texas Czech Polka Bands - $29.95 + $10.00 shipping/handling
by CCMH Members Jimmy Brosch with Theresa Cernoch Parker
A timely remembrance of major bandleaders and band members that dedicated their time and effort to promoting Czech music and heritage in Texas.
|Rustic Baroque - $19.95 + $10.00 shipping/handling
by Jiri Hajicek
Set in South Bohemia about a decade after the Velvet Revolution, the novel recalls the tumult in the countryside during the 1950s collectivization by the Communist party.
|Living Longer Than Hate - $19.95 + $10.00 shipping/handling
by C.S. Ragsdale
A Story of Survival and Success by C.S. Ragsdale, PhD is the story of Houstonian W. J. Bill Morgan's life. From hate, murders, escape, liberation to America, struggling with language, poverty, loneliness, guilt and pain, he vows to keep the promises made to his family.
|Courtesies of the Heart - $26.95
by Kenneth Breaux
A chance discussion in a Texas home on New Year's Eve 2001 regarding the movie "Saving Private Ryan," a renovated Czech schoolhouse in the village of Kovarska, experts from the U.S, Army in Hawaii, and Czech volunteers extended and fulfilled the courtesy of the heart begun by a gracious German citizen in September 1944 in the Thuringer Wald of Germany. This is the fascinating story of how a Tulsa World War II pilot came home on Memorial Day 2004, only a few months short of sixty years from the time he flew his last mission. Limited copies of this incredible story are available both here and in our Prague International Gift Shop.
|One Family’s Escape to Freedom - $26.95
by Ingrid Konrad Mangialardi
“I dedicate this book to my dear sister Adrienne who gave me the only little piece of chocolate she found in her purse when both of us hadn’t eaten for three days.” Daughter Lisa Lofaro remembered her mother always worried about needing to finish her book of memories. In 2001 Ingrid finally saw the realization of that dream, publishing in 2001 this unique, personally historic account of "One Family's Escape to Freedom" from Communist ruled Czechoslovakia. It is filled with pictures of life in Czechoslovakia. Ingrid died October 25, 2002. A copy of her precious book was buried with her. Limited copies of this piognant, inspirational and historic biography are available both here and in our Prague International Gift Shop.
|A Journey from Bohemia to Texas: At Your Service - $26.95
by Erik Worscheh with Beverly Harris
This fascinating, inspirational and historic biography chronicles Erik Worscheh's journey from his birthplace in Weseritz-Bohemia, Czechoslovakia, through the horrors of World War II, finally landing him in Houston, Texas. Using experience from his family hotel in Jechnitz and later experience at the Grand Hotel Pupp and Grand Hotel Imperial in Karlsbad, Mr. Worscheh continued his career in the food industry through Mission Inn, Beverly Hilton, Shamrock Hilton, AstroWorld Hotel, The Petroleum Club and on bringing them service with grace and charm, setting the milestone for the culinary revolution in Houston. The book was published in 2008 and contains not only a memorable and touching story, but ample pictures from Worscheh's life as well. We are now offering a Limited Edition signed copy of this book, so don't miss this rare opportunity!
The Czech Pioneers of the Southwest - $29.95
Originally published in 1934, this book is probably the best collection of personal interviews with the pioneer Czech Immigrants, their close families and descendants in Texas and the Southwest. This book, containing 418 pages and numerous pictures, makes a lasting gift to grandparents, parents, children, family and friends who want to learn of their heritage.