This Monkey’s Gone to Heaven, a curio shop located on Main Street celebrates its one year anniversary this month. Since its inception, the funky space has been offering a wide array of ‘Oddities, Trinkets and Scientific Interests.’
From taxidermy to insect candy, kids’ toys to rare books and candles, there’s plenty of weird and wonderful gifts in-store. Whether you’re shopping for a one-of-a-kind Father’s Day present, picking up something special for a friend’s birthday, or are just looking to treat yourself, there’s something for everyone at one of Main Street’s most eclectic boutiques.
“We’ve been open for a year now and it’s been incredibly cool to see the appeal of the shop – from young kids interested in the cricket candy, to insect collectors coming in from out of town – This Monkey attracts a wide variety of people on the hunt for the weird and wonderful,” says Rachel Zottenberg who co-owns the space with David Duprey. “We’re so happy to be here to offer these odd and exciting products!”
Coveted items at This Monkey include:
The team at This Monkey’s Gone to Heaven has connected with some of the most unique taxidermy artists in the world which has allowed the shop to feature an ever-changing array of art, including horse and cow skulls featuring intricate carvings created by a group of talented, professional craftsmen from Indonesia. Done by hand, the carving on each skull is entirely unique. The skull art can be hung on the wall, or displayed as a feature piece in your home. Priced from $400 – $600.
This Monkey’s mounted insects — including beetles, scorpions and morpho butterflies — are some of the most popular items in the shop. The insects are ethically-sourced and promote environmental conservation from Government-regulated ranching cooperatives in many countries. Priced from $50 – $350.
From science to witchcraft, This Monkey boasts a variety of hard-to-find books. One of the team’s very favourite titles is How To Talk To Your Cat About Evolution. An informative guide to a subject most of us never even consider, by author Zachary A. Books priced from $2 – $50.
This Monkey’s Gone to Heaven
3957 Main Street, Vancouver, BC
Monday – Friday 11 am to 6 pm; Saturday 11 am to 7 pm; Sunday 12 to 6 pm