Books & Gifts


Mercy by the Sea operates a small book and gift shop, which features an assortment of books on contemplation, spirituality, spiritual direction and poetry among other topics. 

The shop also carries a large assortment of local crafts including photographic cards and postcards and Fair Trade crafts, which support the movement to provide fair wages and employment to artisans and farmers from developing countries across the globe. Don’t miss the tag sale table with small and inexpensive decorative items. For bookstore hours, please call the Center. 

Volunteers staff the store.  If you are interested in volunteering, contact Sr. Ann McGovern at 203.245.0401, ext. 111 or