Tucked away inside the FSC, the Sophia Bookstore is a treasure awaiting your discovery. All are welcome! We're confident that you will love the warmth of the Sophia Bookstore and gift shop.
The Sophia Bookstore features an excellent selection of current books on religion, spirituality, Franciscan values, philosophy, poetry and more. We carry books in many different categories, including spiritual healing, self-awareness, eco-spirituality and modern theology.
We also have free WiFi and complimentary coffee and tea for everyone who comes to browse. Check out this hidden gem in our community for unique gifts, beautiful cards and spiritual books. You'll find handmade soaps, lotions, scarves, prayer cards and Tibetan singing bowls, among other interesting items. The room has two tables, comfy chairs for sitting and reading, and is open to the general public from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Authors whose books we carry include Sarah Bessey, Cynthia Bourgeault, Tara Brach, Brene Brown, Barbara Brown Taylor, Diana Butler Bass, Julia Cameron, Joan Chittister, Pema Chodron, Billy Collins, Paula D'Arcy, Ilia Delio, Rachel Held Evans, Shannon K. Evans, Atul Gawande, Thich Nhat Hanh, Terry Hershey, Judith Johnson, Thomas Keating, James Martin, Brian McLaren, Thomas Merton, Mark Nepo, Henri Nouwen, John O'Donohue, Mary Oliver, Christine Valters Paintner, Parker J. Palmer, Richard Rohr, Joyce Rupp, David Steindl-Rast, David Whyte, Macrina Wiederkehr, Kao Kalia Yang and many others!