Reading Room


459 California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306

Welcome to our reading room, bookstore, giftshop, library –  open 6 days a week. Come browse or ask questions. We are here to help you find the resources you need for your spiritual journey.

We’ve got a lot in store for you
You will find all of the published writings of Mary Baker Eddy including her ground-breaking work Science & Health with Key to the Scriptures.  You will also find the Bible, Bible reference materials, Christian Science magazines (the Christian Science Sentinel, the Christian Science Journal, the Christian Science Herald),  children’s books, and the Christian Science Monitor – a Pulitzer Prize winning international news weekly.

Staff are on hand answer your questions about Christian Science, and share their individual experiences, if you ask. On the shelves are written accounts of healing –  stretching back more than 100 years.

The Christian Science church in Palo Alto supports two Reading Rooms—one at 459 California Avenue in Palo Alto, the other at Terminal 1 near entrance to Gates 40-48 San Francisco International Airport.

Palo Alto Reading Room, 459 California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306

Palo Alto Hours
Monday, Wednesday through Saturday,  9am -5pm
Tuesday 9am – 8pm

SFO Reading Room, located in Terminal 1 near entrance to Gates 40-48


SFO Hours
Daily: 8am – 10pm

For more directions and maps, see the Contact Us page.


Sentinel Radio Broadcast
The Christian Science Monitor
The Christian Science Bible Lesson
The Mary Baker Eddy Library
TeenConnect – an online sharing forum
More about Christian Science