Christian Science Reading Room

Would you like to experience more of God’s healing power?

Make the Christian Science Reading Room in The Alton Square Mall a regular stop for fresh inspiration and prayer!  It is located on the upper level, next to JCPenny.

Everyone is invited to use the many resources of the Christian Science Reading Room – a bookstore and library open for the community’s use seven day a week. It features the writings of Mary Baker Eddy, including her primary work, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, and its companion website

The Reading Room is a community resource center for information and materials on metaphysical healing through prayer. It is a good place to ask questions about spirituality or do Bible research. You may also wish to catch up on world news by reading the international newspaper, The Christian Science Monitor, online or through the weekly print edition.

Everything in the store is based on two books – the Holy Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy. The attendant is happy to show you how to read the Weekly Bible Lesson from specially-marked books. You may also like to do topical study with Concord – a computer program providing access to every word of the Bible and the writings of Mary Baker Eddy. Continue your research on-line using our computers – directly linked to many helpful websites.

A wide range of Bible study aids, magazines and audio-visual materials of interest to children and teens, and CD’s on a variety of topics are offered, all to support your spiritual growth. You will also find the complete writings of Mary Baker Eddy (sixteen books), and other literature published or sold by The Christian Science Publishing Society. Be sure to see the wonderful three-book series entitled “Jesus’ Healings” written for children, but helpful to adults as well – especially Sunday School teachers!

People of all faiths, or no faith, are welcome. If you have questions about Christian Science, the staff is prepared to answer them, but you are free to explore on your own and at your own pace.

Hours are Monday through Friday 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.. For more information or questions, call the Reading Room at 618-462-0964 or e-mail the Reading Room.

Every Tuesday 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. the Sentinel Audio Chat plays in the RR. You’re welcome to come listen with us to a fresh program every week.

The Reading Room staff looks forward to meeting you!

A note about new materials:
New metal markers are available for ordering through the Reading.
There are completer sets (Bible markers 25-26 and Science and Health, 31-32), complete sets (Bible 1-26 and Science and Health 1-32), and reader’s sets. New spring belts may be ordered as well. Prices on markers and spring belts available when you call or come by.

New publications from CSPS are available:
A World More Bright:The Life of Mary Baker Eddy, a Biography of Mary Baker Eddy, for teens
Radical Acts, a card game for ages 12 and above (appropriate for Sunday School)