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 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 cards, a wide range of fair trade gifts, as well as accessories proudly bearing the Unitarian Universalist Association and Side with 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 Street. Michael, Lyn, and Yarill make up our loyal inSpirit team. You're welcome to stop by and enjoy browsing the latest titles.  Our walk in hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET beginning Tuesday, April 5, 2022.  Masks are required once you enter 24 Farnsworth Street.

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 due to inclement weather. 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 walk in hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern Time beginning April 5, 2022.

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

Our summer phone hours June 27 through Labor Day are Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern Time.

We are closed on the following holidays:


Martin Luther King Day
Monday, January 17, 2022

Presidents' Day
Monday, February 21, 2022

Patriot's Day
Monday, April 18, 2022

Memorial Day
Monday, May 30, 2022

Friday, June 17, 2022 (observed)

Independence Day 
Monday, July 4, 2022

Labor Day
Monday, September 5, 2022

Indigenous People's Day
Monday, October 10, 2022

Thanksgiving Holiday
Thursday and Friday, November 24-25, 2022
(the UUA will close at 2 p.m. EST on Wednesday, November 23, 2022)

Winter Holiday
Friday, December 23, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. EST  through Monday, January 2, 2023