The Reading Room

Christian Science Reading Rooms seem to arouse a lot of curiosity. People wonder:

What is a Christian Science Reading Room?
What is its purpose?

Reading Rooms, like the one in Chagrin Falls, are found in communities around the world.  They have been serving the public for over 100 years! Some are located in shopping areas; others in major airports or commercial office buildings; while still others are nestled alongside a Christian Science church building.

Our Reading Room is located at One North Franklin St. in Chagrin Falls.

Hours are:
10 am to 3 pm Weekdays
10 am to 1 pm Saturdays
Sunday for an hour after the church service


The Reading Room has two purposes. The first is to serve as a source for Christian Science books and publications. Among the wide selection of books available for sale are The Bible, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures and other writings by Mary Baker Eddy. The Reading Room also has Bible study aids including translations, concordances, word studies and commentaries. 

Books, magazines, study aids and other materials can be purchased at the Reading Room.

The Reading Room also sells The Christian Science Journal, Christian Science Sentinel and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Christian Science Monitor. Many of the publications may also be borrowed from our lending library.

Many products are on display.

The second purpose of the Reading Room is to provide a comfortable place for individuals to quietly read, study and pray. Many people use the Reading Room to study the weekly Bible Lesson, listen to podcasts and view videos over the Internet, or listen to hymns and inspirational music. It is easy to access resources such as the Bible and Christian Science publications as well as archives of the Journal, Sentinel, and Herald, dating back to the late 1880s, via JSH-Online. Computer keyword search and Internet access is also available.

There is a quiet study room located in the Reading Room. It is open to the public.


Weekdays    10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturdays    10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sundays for an hour after the church service (~11:30-12:30)

You are welcome to visit the Reading Room and learn more about Christian Science.







Christian Science Reading Room of Greater Cleveland

2030 Euclid Avenue Cleveland (Across from Cleveland State University) 216-621-7796 Hours: Monday-Friday 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Read More

Online & Telephone Access for Sunday and Wednesday Services

In-person church services have resumed. All are welcome to attend. Or,you can still listen to services online or by phone. Join Us.


Links of Interest:


  • Learn more about Christian Science
  • Read the Christian Science Monitor
  • Visit the Mary Baker Eddy Library
  • Join the fun at TMC Youth
  • Learn about Annual Meeting
  • Local Radio Broadcasts NETCOM
  • Listen to Your Daily Lift 
  • Visit Upward Wing CS Nursing


    First Church of Christ, Scientist

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    20 Walnut Street
    Chagrin Falls, OH 44022

    Christian Science Reading Room

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    One North Franklin Street
    Chagrin Falls, OH 44022
    M-F 10-3 | Sat. 10-1 | Sun. ~11:30-12:30

    In-person church services have resumed, and the Reading Room has reopened.


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