The Manresa Bookstore


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One of the hidden spiritual treasures of the Detroit area, well known to Manresa’s retreatants and other visitors but not to most others, is the bookstore at the Manresa Jesuit Retreat House

When the new administration wing was built in 1984 shelving was included in the entrance lobby to provide space for about 200 titles to be attractively presented, face outward.

The content of the shelves changes regularly; each year about 60 titles are dropped and 60 new ones are added, so that it’s always worth a look when you return even after just a few weeks. Many recent titles may be found here before they become available elsewhere in the area. Our titles are mostly religious, focusing on spirituality and prayer. The bookstore also stocks note cards and Manresa memorabilia in the form of coffee mugs, sweatshirts, T-shirts and caps. Fr. Fennessy is the manager and can special order for you many books that are not currently on our shelves, or he may be able to help you locate them elsewhere.

The store is open to the general public whenever our doors are unlocked—usually Monday to Friday 7:30 AM to 4 PM—and to those visiting us for weekend or evening programs. Payment for purchases can be made to the secretary when the front office is open. But the store is run on the honor system and a deposit box is available for cash, checks or credit card slips. State sales tax is already included on the price tags.