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About inSpirit: The UU Book and Gift Shop

Where We Are

We are located in Boston, on the first floor of the headquarters of the Unitarian Universalist Association.

Our mailing address is:

inSpirit: The UU Book and Gift Shop
24 Farnsworth St.
Boston, MA 02210-1409

Who We Are

Welcome to inSpirit: The UU Book and Gift Shop! The word inspirit is rich in meaning. It can mean to fill with spirit, to encourage, to exhilarate, or to bestow with strength or purpose. We offer books to support people of all faiths and seekers alike to engage with spiritual questions. Unitarian Universalists will find items that will help to nurture their faith, to connect with our history, and to ground and enhance our work for social justice. We also offer a wide range of fair trade gifts, as well as accessories proudly bearing the Unitarian Universalist Association and Standing on the Side of Love logos. Thank you for visiting us. Please contact us at 800-215-9076 or at bookstore@uua.org if you have any questions.

What to Expect

We welcome visitors to our location within the UUA Headquarters at 24 Farnsworth St. Rose and Lyn make up our loyal inSpirit team. You're welcome to stop by and enjoy browsing the latest titles.

Please note that due to our small location, much of our stock is housed in a contracted warehouse in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. Therefore, we have limited quantities of titles available at 24 Farnsworth Street. If you’d like to pick up a specific title, it's wise to email us at least a week in advance, and we'll have the item sent from our warehouse to the headquarters location. This is especially important if you want multiple copies of a title.

Also, we maintain regular office hours, but with a small staff, there can be variations. We may occasionally need to close for lunch, for UUA events or meetings, or for those dreaded nor'easters. If you're coming from far away, please contact us in advance, and we'll make every effort to be open and available when you arrive.


Driving: Parking is scarce near the UUA. We recommend you park at the parking garage on Farnsworth St.

Public Transportation: The Boston subway system, called the MBTA, is often the easiest way to visit us. Take the Red Line to South Station, then the Silver Line to Courthouse Station. Farnsworth St. is one block away from the station.. For further information on how to get here, get directions from your location via Google Maps.

Hours of Operation

Our regular hours are Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time.

Our summer hours July 1st through Labor Day are Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern Time.

We are closed on the following holidays:

  • Martin Luther King Day
    Monday, January 16, 2017

  • President's Day
    Monday, February 20, 2017

  • Patriot's Day
    Monday, April 17, 2017

  • Memorial Day
    Monday, May 29, 2017

  • Independence Day
    Tuesday, July 4, 2017

  • Labor Day
    Monday, September 4, 2017

  • Indigenous People's Day
    Monday, October 9, 2017

  • Thanksgiving Holiday
    Thursday and Friday, November 23-24, 2017
    (the UUA will close at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22, 2017)

  • Winter Holiday
    Monday, December 25, 2017 through Monday, January 1, 2018
    (the UUA will close at 2 p.m. on Friday, December 22, 2017)