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Explore spirituality, prayer and healing at our Christian Science Reading Room.  It's a quiet haven for study in downtown Laguna Beach.  The Reading Room also offers a variety of Bible study resources for purchase or loan, and we're always happy to answer your questions about Christian Science.

284 Forest Ave
Laguna Beach, 92651

Phone: 949-494-4503

9:30 AM - 5:00 PM 
Monday thru Saturday


The Reading Room is open to people of all faiths, backgrounds and ways of life. You'll find an uplifting and welcoming atmosphere and helpful librarians. 

Stop by our Reading Room or visit our website each week to read articles chosen by our Reading Room staff that relate to the current week's Bible Lesson.

Visit our website often to find out what's new in our Reading Room.

What's new . . .


Christian Science Hymnal: Hymns 430–603
Words Only
(Sterling paperback)
$12.00 plus tax

Christian Science Hymnal: Hymns 430–603 Recordings (Piano with Voice) in two formats. These recordings feature each of the 174 hymns in the new Hymnal performed by a vocalist with piano accompaniment. Each track includes an initial play-through of the hymn, all verses, and a brief coda when appropriate. These recordings are ideal for church services, where they can be played to accompany and support congregational singing, or serve as a solo. The recordings are faithful to the music as presented in the Hymnal. Particular care has been taken with diction and enunciation so that the healing message of the words is communicated. The purity, strength, and joy expressed in these recordings will bless, inspire, and comfort.

The Christian Science Hymnal: Hymns 430–603 Recordings  
$68.00 plus tax

CD SET (2017)
The Christian Science Hymnal: Hymns 430–603 Recordings  
$85.00 plus tax

New Paperback Edition Available Now

These mid-sized Sterling books are perfect for sharing. They measure 5” by 7.5” and the price range is from $10 for Church Manual to $26 for an indexed Bible or Prose Works.

Sterling Edition

The Sterling Editions of Science and Health and the Bible are available. The Church Manual, Prose Works, and Words Only Hymnal are also in stock. These matching books come in blue leather, hard cover and paperback bindings. We have metal book markers for this size of books.

Here are some of the items you may read, borrow or purchase.

  • The Holy Bible, available in many languages
  • Bible concordances, commentaries and other reference books
  • Writings by Mary Baker Eddy, the discoverer and founder of Christian Science:  Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, The Manual of The Mother Church and Prose Works
  • Biographies of Mary Baker Eddy and other books on the history of Christian Science
  • Books, pamphlets and CDs for both adults and children

The following Christian Science periodicals are also available:
      Christian Science Bible Lessons
(weekly, monthly or quarterly)

The Christian Science Journal (monthly) includes directory of churches & practitioners

The Christian Science Sentinel (weekly) includes lecture notices

      The Christian Science Monitor, a
Pulitzer Prize winning newspaper

The Herald of Christian Science (monthly or quarterly) in many languages

Your Daily Lift, (weekdays) a free
a 2-minute podcast



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