Just inside the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem, at the Jaffa Gate, you'll find a bookshop called 'Franciscan Corner', run by the Custody of the Holy Land. It's right on the corner of Omar Ibn el Qattab square and Greek Patriarchate Street, which leads to the Christian Quarter. In fact its very location gave us the inspiration to set up a bookshop, since it’s an ideal place from which to spread the message of the Holy Land.
The Franciscan Corner provides locals, pilgrims and tourists with a wide range of publications from the Franciscan Printing Press (founded by the Custody of the Holy Land in 1847), Edizioni Terrasanta di Milano (ETS - Holy Land Publications, Milan) , and other local and foreign publishers.
Books by professors from the Franciscan Biblical Institute, by scholars from the Centre for Oriental Studies in Cairo, and many other authors from within and outside the Franciscan family, are displayed in a welcoming environment. The Franciscan Corner stocks books in a variety of languages, with subject matters such as: scripture, theology, history, biblical archaeology and geography, maps, guided tours of the Holy Land, spirituality, ecumenism, social questions and projects which take place in the Holy Places.
The Franciscan Corner Bookshop also stocks DVDs, CDs, photo albums, and lots of information packs in different languages. As well as all this, we also have cards, postcards, biblical puzzles, souvenirs and devotional objects.
Do come and visit us at the Franciscan Corner - you'll find it a really special place in the Christian Quarter!
Weekdays, including Saturdays: 9:00 - 17:30
Closed on Sundays and Christian Feast Days