In New Canaan, The Lion’s Den Book & Gift Store is near Morrill Hall on the grounds St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 111 Oenoke Ridge. Merchandise includes jewelry, music, cards, book, and other gift items. There are also book/author events and special programs. Call 203-966-3838. Open Sunday through Thursday from 9 to 1, and Saturday from 10 to noon.

The Christian Science Reading Room is in the First Church of Christ, Scientist, and is open before and after Sunday and Wednesday services or by appointment. There is another at 20 Forest Street in New Canaan (203-966-0122), open Monday through Saturday from 11 to 2. The Christian Science Monitor and other publications, as well as Bible translations, concordances, cassettes, and CDs are available for perusal or purchase.

Congregation Beth El (203-838-2710) in Norwalk has a gift and simcha shop. There are religious items, gifts, toys, and Purim costumes for sale. Call for hours.