Where East Meets West
Erik P. Doye
Erik is the founder of American Books & Carpets. He is a 23 year military pilot, Naval Officer and veteran of the Iraqi war. He is a graduate of the College of William & Mary,
Class of ’97, where he played baseball. Fly Navy!
Asim Adil Shah
Following in his father's footsteps, Asim has been looming and selling handmade carpets for over 30 years. I could not do it without his patience, focus and belief in my vision. Thanks Asim!
Who We Are
A Veteran Owned Small Business
Our initial roots stem as a traditional handmade carpet company providing military customers fair market value masterpiece carpets. Until Lydia, a Naval Academy graduate, had the brilliant idea to commission a custom made, hand loomed carpet with said Academy’s logo, American Books & Carpets was born. After the positive response the sample carpets received from Naval personnel during our traditional rug flops, we decided to expand the vision.
Books & Carpets
Erik’s first flying tour in the US Navy 20 years ago took him to the Middle East, where he discovered his passion for handmade carpets and established a lifelong friendship with a family of renowned carpet dealers. After nearly 18 years in the cockpit for the Navy - Erik's Mentor, John Biagas (pictured below) inspired him to follow his entrepreneurial spirit and pursue his passion of "flying carpets"! These two lifelong "wingmen" hope this business venture will serve as a platform to educate children as well as help bridge the divide between two great cultures.
Authentic handmade carpets are much more than a floor rug. Each carpet is a unique piece of art and pride. When cared for, they will last a lifetime and in many cases will pass down from generation to generation.
American Books & Carpets aims to contribute to a charitable cause with every company sale. We have done extensive charity work with product donations to benefit auctions & hosting fundraisers for non-profits.