Resources

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Customized to your needs

More than a store, you'll find the Christian Science Reading Room to be a calm space to rest your heart in spiritual study and reflection. Feel free to browse through our services below or call us at 617-450-2366 to chat with one of our staff. 

Computers 

Computer area for customers

It's not always convenient to lug around a computer. We know. That's why we offer a complimentary computer for our guests, limited to 15 minutes per visit, please.

Looking to do Bible study or study in Mary Baker Eddy's writings? We have a computer reserved for you.

Have your own laptop or tablet? Excellent. We have free WiFi available throughout the store. 

Copy services

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Need to print, copy, fax, or scan something? Look no farther. Here's the cost breakdown (Note: prices above do not include tax.):

Printing from a computer: 25¢/page
Copying: 25¢/page
Fax local:  50¢/page
Fax non-local: $1/page 
Scan and email: $1/page

Librarian services

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New to Boston? We're happy to help with directions

Interested in visiting the Christian Science Plaza? We have information and the inside scoop on what it's like to visit The Mary Baker Eddy Library and take a church tour.

Looking for assistance on a personal research project? We're here to help connect you with and teach you how to use the appropriate research tools for your spiritual needs. 

Questions about our products, in particular Concord or navigating JSH-Online? Stop by any time, or call us ahead and schedule a free tutorial on any product we sell.  An online support community is available.

Want to order over the phone? Call us at (617) 450-2366 to order products, or to locate and mail or email articles from the Bound Volumes or JSH-Online, our hardcover book or online collection of magazine archives (and more!). Products will be shipped out within 24 hours if the product is in stock. 

Listening stations

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Sit down, stay a while! Enjoy listening to a wide variety of books, music, inspirational articles, and talks like Sentinel Audio chats, the Audio Christian Science Bible Lesson, and the Christian Science Sentinel Radio. We have a large audio library free for in-store use. All items in the audio library are available for purchase. For your convenience,  a wireless headset system and listening stations throughout the store are available to you.

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Media area

A quiet haven in the bustling Back Bay neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, we also host  a variety of drop-in reading groups and group listening activities every week in our media area.
Won't you join us?

Online shop

If you're not close by, no worries! You can still buy anything we carry by calling to place an order, or, if you prefer, directly from the The Christian Science Publishing Society.

Reference
Reference Area

Did Christian Science healing happen in 1898? You bet! Look it up in Bound Volumes, a hardcover book collection of magazine archives. Bound Volumes consists of the Christian Science Sentinel magazine (1898-present) and The Christian Science Journal (1883-present).

Patrons frequently research articles by their favorite writer, and either read them in the store or have staff photocopy articles. The Reference section also has dictionaries, synonym finders, thesauri, Mary Baker Eddy's published writings, Bibles, Bible commentaries, Bible dictionaries, and English Bible translations. In-store copies of all the products for sale are available for use during a visit.

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Research

In addition to Bound Volumes, there are computer program research tools and Web tools to use, free of charge, including full access to JSH-Online, the online subscription service to the Journal, Sentinel and Herald, current, web originals and archived content. There is a computer dedicated to just that, equipped to do research in the Bible, Mary Baker Eddy's writings, and JSH-Online. Staff eagerly await to help you with all the research tools!

Study areas

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Looking for a calm atmosphere to pray, read, think, or study? Throughout the store are comfortable desk chairs, several study desks, and sound-masking headsets.

Are you a student? Stop by and say hi! Located next door to Berklee College of Music, and in close proximity to Northeastern University, Boston University, Tufts University, Simmons College, and other schools, students are welcome to study in our quiet, peaceful atmosphere.