Bakersfield Reading Room

Christian Science Reading Room

A library & bookstore

2215 18th Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301
Get directions
Phone: 661-323-1806



12:00 - 3:00 p.m., Monday - Thursday
or call for an appointment 661-323-1806

Are you looking for spiritual answers? Do you need a place to go for spiritual refreshment during the day? Our Reading Room is a storehouse of spiritual nourishment ready to be tapped. We have Bible dictionaries, concordances, commentaries and reference books as well as magazines with a spiritual perspective on today's events. A computer is available to freely search Christian Science websites and our friendly librarians are available to answer questions.

We encourage you to stop by and read testimonies of how people were healed in Christian Science, or to buy the latest publications from the Christian Science Publishing Society. The bookstore portion of the Reading Room carries a wide variety of inspirational materials.


Everyone is welcome to
come to our Reading Room

You will find

  • Bibles
  • Science & Health with Key to the Scriptures
  • Other writings of Mary Baker Eddy
  • Bible study tools
  • Biographies of Mary Baker Eddy
  • Inspirational CDs and cassettes
  • Children's books and CDs


Pick up samples of Christian Science Publishing Society periodicals

The Christian Science Monitor, 
a Pulitzer Prize winning news source


Christian Science Bible Lessons 
(weekly, monthly or quarterly)


The Christian Science Sentinel  
(weekly) includes lecture notices


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


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


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