The first building you encounter upon entering the Abbey grounds is the Abbey Books and Gifts. The store is also the "Welcome Center", and includes a spacious lounge at the entrance to the shop. The right-most wing of the complex is a large, new conference room for lectures and group discussions. There are a variety of secluded "book-nooks" with comfortable chairs for browsing and reading.
Abbey Books & Gifts stocks an incredible array of products including one of the best selections of Catholic books available in the country, including many hard-to-find theological and philosophical titles, a vast selection of books on monasticism and monastic spirituality, as well as books by the most popular Catholic authors today.
The gift shop, true to its name, has a wide selection of gifts including one-of-a-kind art, jewelry, medals, crucifixes and crosses, statues, a variety of items featuring Abbey monks and made for the Abbey products including honey, olive oil, and coffee.
Abbey Books & Gifts also has their very own line of hand-made ceramic saints and angels made right at the Abbey! The ceramics are very popular and highly sought after. The store carries the full selection of ceramics for the public.
Abbey Books & Gifts is open daily from 10:00-11:45 am and from 1:30-4:00 pm.
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Saint Andrew's Abbey Books and Gifts 31001 N. Valyermo Road Valyermo, CA 93563 Phone: 661 944-2178 Fax: 661 944-1076