First Church of Christ, Scientist

Sharing Christian Science in Laguna Beach, CA

Christian Science Reading Room

Observation, invention, study, and original thought are expansive and should promote the growth of mortal mind out of itself, out of all that is mortal.

Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures

Everyone is welcome at our Reading Room in downtown Laguna Beach

You can browse, borrow, or purchase Christian Science literature, ask questions, or use our study room for quiet reflection. You'll find an uplifting atmosphere and helpful librarians.

Hours & location

The Reading Room will close at 1PM on Wednesday November 24

We will be closed all day November 25 in observance of Thanksgiving

Normal hours will resume on Friday November 26

Mon-Sat  9:30 AM to 5:00 PM.  Closed Sundays & holidays.

284 Forest Avenue, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

949-494-4503 | E-mail | Directions

What you will find

In our sales room you'll find Bibles and the writings of Mary Baker Eddy, the discoverer and founder of Christian Science,  including her ground-breaking work, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, which opens up the Bible in its application to all human needs. 

Other study resources are available, and we invite you to stop by to see the wide range of products we have.

We also invite you to stop by or visit this website each week to read articles chosen by our Reading Room staff that relate to the current week's Bible Lesson. The librarians can also direct you to online resources at in support of your Bible study.

Orders by phone

All of our products may also be special ordered and picked up at the Reading Room or mailed to you.  Please call 949-494-4503 to place your order.

Featured products



New Revised Standard Version

An Ecumenical Study Bible


This Bible features extensive annotations providing historical and cultural context. It includes maps, a glossary, an abbreviated concordance, timelines, and various essays.

The NRSV translation continues in the tradition of the King James Bible. As described in the Preface, it accounts for the “development of biblical studies and the discovery of many biblical manuscripts,” and is “essentially a literal translation” that introduces changes “as are warranted on the basis of accuracy, clarity, euphony, and current English usage.” 

Available for viewing in our study room

Watch a replay of an inspirational talk given by Lona Ingwerson, C.S.  For more information and viewing times call 949-494-4503.




In our Reading Room you will find single copies of the Christian Science magazines described below.  Please give us a call if you would like to order one by phone.  Call 949-494-4503.

Christian Science Bible Lessons
(weekly, monthly or quarterly)

The Christian Science Sentinel (weekly)
includes lecture notices

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

The Christian Science Journal (monthly)
includes a directory of churches.

The Christian Science Monitor, a
Pulitzer-Prize-winning newspaper that is available in daily & weekly editions.

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