About Us

Who and where we are:
The Graymoor Book & Gift Center is a Ministry of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement.  All proceeds from the store benefit the ministries of healing and hope of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement.  We are located at Graymoor, home of the Franciscan Friars and Sisters of the Atonement on Route 9, fifty miles north of New York City, five miles north of Peekskill & thirteen miles south of I-84 (exit 13 South).  There is a beautiful Crucifix at our entrance on Route 9.  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.  Take the elevator to the fourth floor.  You can also call us at (845) 424-2100 for more information.

As your partners in faith and recovery, we invite you to shop with us for all your religious book and gift item needs.  We also have in stock a large selection of recovery books, gifts, medallions and cards.  Whatever you are searching for, we are here to serve you with friendly and attentive service. 

The Graymoor Book & Gift Center is known throughout Hudson Valley as being one of the largest ecumenical and interreligious bookstores in the area offering titles on ecumenism, Christian unity, diverse world religious as well as many spiritual traditions.  We also have many items to challenge the intellect, speak to the heart and nourish the soul.  

Our Products:
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 and recovery books; music, dvds, greeting cards and variety of unique religious and inspirational gift items.  We also have gifts to celebrate the sacraments of Baptism, Communion, Confirmation and Weddings, as well as items for the Christmas and Easter holidays.  We also carry children’s books and gifts to plant the seeds of faith in your child’s, grandchild’s or godchild’s life.

For people in recovery from chemical dependency or alcohol, our recovery center offers a wide choice of recovery materials, such as books, journals, medallions, jewelry, coffee mugs and much more.  Our recovery offerings include AA, NA, OA, GA, SA, Al-Anon, and codependency.

Bookstore History:
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. The store location was moved to different places on the Graymoor grounds over the years.  After World War II in 1949, new buildings were erected and Brother Oliver Sheridan moved the shop to the eastside of the mountain where it resided until 1995.  It was then 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 and we treat them all as guests and colleagues on a spiritual journey.

Graymoor 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.  The Franciscan Friars of the Atonement have a long ecumenical and interfaith tradition and ministry.  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. 

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We hope you enjoy your shopping experience with us, either online or in person, and we look forward to helping you find inspiration, healing and peace.

    Store Manager: Holly Amundsen

    Phone: (845) 424-2100


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    We are open from Tuesday - Sunday, 9am to 5pm

    Graymoor Book & Gift Center
    40 Franciscan Way
    Garrison, NY 10524