Reading Room – 1000 Broadway, Suite 165 – Reopening July 1, 2020

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Christian Science Reading Room
1000 Broadway, Suite 165, Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 452-0883

Temporary Reading Room Hours beginning July 1, 2020
Monday to Saturday 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

The Reading Room is open to everyone and it is both a bookstore and a quiet spiritual haven for prayer and study for people of any faith. There is a Librarian on duty who can answer your questions, help you find healing answers to problems, and show you how to read the Bible Lesson. The Reading Room offers a variety of products you can browse, borrow, purchase and/or study.

Products for sale

  • a large selection of King James Bibles
  • several other translations of the Bible, a Parallel Bible, Extra Large Print Bibles
  • Bible reference materials – atlases, Bible Dictionaries, Commentaries, Concordances
  • Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. and all of her other writings
  • Biographies about Mrs. Eddy & historical books on the Christian Science Movement
  • Concordances to the writings of Mary Baker Eddy and the Christian Science Hymnal
  • Bible stories, books and pamphlets for children and teens
  • The Christian Science Sentinel and Journal which include current accounts of healing through prayer
  • The Christian Science Quarterly Bible Lessons — Full Text and Citation editions
  • The Christian Science Monitor Weekly Magazine
  • Christian Science Hymnals – with music & words only
  • Books of Poetry
  • Music and inspirational CDs
  • Pamphlets that give a spiritual perspective to face challenges
  • A vast collection of out-of-date pamphlets published by The Christian Science Publishing Society on a range of topics
  • Dictionaries, Thesauruses
  • Greeting cards with inspirational quotations from the Bible and Mrs. Eddy’s writings
  • A selection of used books and cassette tapes

Study Room

Our study room provides a quiet place to study.  We have:

  • marked books of the weekly Christian Science Bible Lessons
  • over a century of bound volumes of the Christian Science periodicals
  • computer access to jsh-online where you can research topics of interest
  • many of the items mention above

Dates Reading Room will be closed due to holidays

  • Wednesday, January 1, 2020– New Year’s Day
  • Monday, January 20, 2020 — Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday
  • Monday, February 17, 2020 — President’s Day
  • Monday, May 25, 2020 — Memorial Day
  • Saturday, July 4, 2020 — Independence Day
  • Monday, September 7, 2020 — Labor Day
  • Thursday, November 26, 2020 — Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday, December 25, 2020 — Christmas Day
  • Friday, January 1, 2021 — New Year’s Day


Rr Hutch 2020

• Bibles and Bible study resources
Science and Health
• Other writings by Mary Baker Eddy
• Music and inspirational CDs
• Bible stories for children
• Weekly, monthly, and quarterly Christian Science publications
• The Christian Science Monitor

Online Resources