Who we are:
The Graymoor Book & Gift Center, a Ministry of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement is located at Graymoor, in Garrison, New York, the home of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement. As your partners in faith and recovery, we invite you to shop with us for all your religious book and gift item needs. Whatever you are searching for, we are here to serve you with friendly and attentive service. All proceeds from the store benefit the ministries of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement.
Our History and Ministries:
Over a century ago, Fr. Paul Wattson founded the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement and headquartered his ministry at Graymoor in Garrison, New York. Since its foundation, the mission of our Friars’ work and ministries has been reconciliation and healing through atonement — the unity of men and women with God and with one another.
Today, our Roman Catholic religious community of men spread the Word to people of every race, religion, and walk of life through social, ecumenical, and pastoral ministries in the United States, Canada, England, Italy, and Japan. The Friars’ social ministries serve the poor, the needy, and the homeless, people living with AIDS, those in hospitals and prisons, and people seeking recovery from alcoholism and chemical dependency. Our ecumenical work is in the forefront of the international movement to heal the divisions within Christianity and among all faiths. Finally, our pastoral ministry is built on vigorous outreach that brings atonement to diverse peoples worldwide.
Around 1928 the Graymoor Book & Gift Center was given life. A tertiary brother named Xavier set up a few small card tables outside Graymoor’s Little Flower Chapel and began selling religious articles to the pilgrims and visitors to Graymoor. It was moved several times, after World War II in 1949, new buildings were erected. Brother Oliver Sheridan moved the shop to the eastside of the mountain where it resided until 1995. At that time it was moved to its current location on the fourth floor of the Graymoor Spiritual Life Center, the Friars’ ministry which hosts prayer and recovery retreats year round. Today, we continue to welcome multitudes of patrons, worshipers, visitors and pilgrims all searching for atonement , and we treat them all as guests and colleagues on a spiritual journey.
The Graymoor Book & Gift Center is known throughout Hudson Valley as being one of the largest ecumenical and interreligious bookstores in the area not only offering the best current books but also many items to challenge the intellect, speak to the heart and nourish the soul. Graymoor Book and Gift Center is located at Graymoor, home of the Franciscan Friars and Sisters of the Atonement. We are located on Route 9, fifty miles north of New York City, five miles north of Peekskill & thirteen miles south of I-84 (exit 13 South). Our entrance on Route 9 is noticed by the beautiful Crucifix on our corner. Make your way up to the top of the mountain, following the signs to the Graymoor Book & Gift Center. Using a GPS the address is 40 Franciscan Way, Garrison NY 10524. Parking is available in front of the entrance. There is an elevator to reach the fourth floor store. Call us at (845) 424-2100 for more information.
Our newly redesigned secure e-commerce store offers items of unsurpassed quality and the convenience of long distance 24/7 shopping. Bookmark us to check back often for newly added merchandise and convenient ordering. Browse our diverse selection of inspirational religious books, music, videos, greeting cards and variety of unique religious gift items to celebrate the sacraments of Baptism, Communion, Confirmation and Weddings, as well as items for the Christmas and Easter holidays. For people in recovery from chemical dependency or alcohol, we offer a wide choice of recovery materials, such as books, journals, medallions, jewelry, coffee mugs and much more. Sign up for our e-newsletter to receive information about new products, special sales and promotions.
The Franciscan Friars of the Atonement have a long ecumenical and interfaith tradition and ministry. Our bookstore offers titles on ecumenism, Christian unity, diverse world religions and many spiritual traditions. We also carry children’s books and gifts to plant the seeds of faith in your child’s, grandchild’s or godchild’s life.
Most importantly, the gifts and items that you purchase here for the special people in your life support the ministries of healing and hope of the Friars, as they have since 1928, when the Friars first began a shop for Graymoor’s pilgrims, worshippers and those who come to the Holy Mountain for retreats.
We hope you enjoy your shopping experience with us, and we look forward to help you find inspiration, healing and peace.
Store Manager: Holly Amundsen
Phone: (845) 424-2100
Coming to Graymoor? Visit Our Store.
We are open from Tuesday - Sunday, 9am to 5pm
40 Franciscan Way
Garrison, NY 10524