Book and Gift Shop

new Siena Retreat Center bookstore

The bookstore features a variety of books on contemporary spirituality by such authors as Paula D’Arcy, Joyce Rupp, Richard Rohr, Cynthia Bourgeault and James Martin. Hand-crafted jewelry and weavings from S. Kathleen, turned wooden bowls from Jerry Rupp, and Earth Prayer beads from the Sisters of Green Mountain Monastery make unique gifts.  CD music encompasses instrumental, chants, Native American flute and drum music, music for relaxation and music from artists ranging from Marty Haugen and Dan Schutte to Peter Mayer and Sara Thomsen.

 Siena Retreat Center’s international selections include Holy Land Stone keepsakes from Jerusalem, millefiori necklaces from Italy, and singing bowls from Nepal. Siena also offers fair trade items such as chocolate and woven and beaded articles from Mayaworks. We have framed and unframed prints, including Piasecki's Last Supper.

Our select inventory reflects the mission of the Racine Dominicans and the programs of the Retreat Center.For more information, visit or call 262-898-2590.

Come visit us!
We accept cash, checks, and credit cards.

New books
- New from Paula D'Arcy, Stars at Night: When Darkness Unfolds as Light. "Drink in Paula's words. They will wrap you in a luminous, black shawl of knowing. Let her take your hand, and dip it into the cool, dark, healing river of life," Mary Busby
- New from Mark Nepo, The One Life We're Given: Finding the Wisdom that Waits in Your Heart.
- Breathe: Simple breathing techniques for a calmer, happier life  by Jean Hall.
- New from Richard Rohr Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation.
- Joyce Rupp just revised and expanded her classic Little Pieces of Light: Darkness and Personal Growth
New from Diarmuid O'Murchu, Religious Life in the 21st Century: The Prospect of Refounding.
- Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teaching of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer, not a new book but new to us.

Suggestions for Valentine's Day
- Necklace with meaningful symbols.  S. Kathleen has made some necklaces especially for Valetine's Day with heart symbols.
- Beautiful hand-woven scarf by S. Kathleen.
- Fair trade chocolate by Divine; we now have about 16 varieties.
- A gift certificate from Siena Retreat Center.  You can purchase a gift certificate for the bookstore, for a retreat, or that can be used for either. The cost of a private retreat with three meals is $76.

And many more books, music and gifts.  Come browse!

A walk through the bookstore.