The Mother Church Reading Room

A bookstore and a quiet place for study and prayer, where everyone is welcome

Here you can read or buy the Bible and all the books by Mary Baker Eddy, the discoverer and founder of Christian Science. This includes Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, which contains the full explanation of Christian Science and the Bible’s practical application to our everyday lives. 

You can also read and listen to more than 100 years of articles, testimonies, and recordings that give first-hand accounts of physical and moral healing through prayer. Our library nook includes Bible reference books and biographies of Mary Baker Eddy.

Reading Rooms are all over the world

Christian Science Reading Rooms are located worldwide.


“He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; he leadeth me beside the still waters” (Psalms 23:2).

This quote from Psalms was central to our prayers for this renovation. We love that it encompasses a visitor’s lively, active spiritual discovery in “green pastures,” as well as calm prayerful contemplation in “still waters.” 

This Reading Room is a community-oriented space where anyone can take a pause from the busyness of life and contemplate spiritual ideas. You can also read or purchase resources from the Christian Science Publishing Society. 

It’s been a joy to update this space to better serve you, and we look forward to sharing it with you.

Some highlights of the renovation include:

  • Peaceful nooks for prayer, reading, and contemplation

  • Vibrant kids’ area with children’s books and activities

  • New community space for our daily events

  • Outdoor seating for reading 

  • Improved accessibility for everyone

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