The Reading Room Work in Chicago

The following extract from the annual report of the Central Christian Science Reading Rooms may prove of interest:—

The total amount received for sales during the year was $27,287.10 against $22,847.54 during 1904, an increase of $4,439.56 in 1905. During this time 4,063 copies of Science and Health, 599 copies of "Miscellaneous Writings," 169 copies of the Concordance, 5,469 Journals, 15,093 Sentinels,and 16,492 Quarterlies have been sold. The average monthly sale of Science and Health during the entire twelve months has been 338 copies, an increase of 75 copies a months over the sales of last year. During the last six months the average monthly sale has been 388 copies.

Significant work has been done in placing the Christian Science publications in prisons, in the rooms of the Young Women's Christian Association, and in various other places where they have been welcomed. Through the work of the Committee three thousand copies of the Boston Herald containing an important interview with Mrs. Eddy by a representative of that paper have been distributed by the Reading Rooms. The widespread circulation of the words of our Leader may be counted as a source of incalculable good. The manager reports a satisfactory growth in the Reading Room work, a constant demand for the Christian Science literature, and a marked increase in the sales of the same.

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February 24, 1906

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