- General Questions
Do You Have a Retail Store?
We used to. But as of July 1, 2016, we went to online sales only, like so many other businesses. We know, though, that it's hard to choose between items as individual as animal (inc. human) skulls, and that browsing through a store that was like a museum was an illuminating pleasure; hopefully, sometime in the near future, it will be possible to open a Bone Room shop again. But in the meantime... we'll see you on the web.
What Kind of Items Do You Sell?
The Bone Room specializes in a wide variety of natural history items from around the world. Our main categories pertain to human and animal bones, mounted and pinned insects, fossils, and fossil & bone casts. We also carry a large variety of unclassifiable animal remnants, such as claws and teeth, insect-collecting supplies, unique gift items, and jewelry. We choose to offer items that spark our artistic and scientific curiosity, and that may be unavailable anywhere else.
Are the Animals Killed For Their Bones?
Please read About Our Products, as this addresses this common concern. In short, no animal was killed just for its bones. Rather, they are killed or die naturally for other reasons, and the bones are a by-product that we choose to make available to you rather than see destroyed.
Do You Ship Items?
We ship most of our items throughout the United States, and to many foreign localities. Please see our Shipping Information page for shipping general information and charges.
A few of our items cannot be shipped internationally. Generally these are CITES species. Individual countries may prohibit certain types of items. Please see the International Shipping Information page for more details.