It all began with a small bookshelf in a small church with a growing parish. Some basic Orthodox books were placed on the shelf, to nourish the thirst for spiritual knowledge among the faithful in our community. Some sought prayer books to help with certain needs, others catechetical instruction; requests for more books and devotional items quickly increased, and the small bookshelf was soon joined by a second shelf, and then a third.
Before long the church was unable to house the growing congregation and a grand cathedral was constructed nearby. The expansion facilitated a new bookstore, capable of providing a large variety of spiritual and devotional items to Orthodox Christians, as necessitated by the Orthodox faith.
Ever expanding and eager to provide for the Orthodox faithful, the parish bookstore was rebranded in 2015 under the name Nevsky’s Books. This expansion featured a diversified inventory with the addition of liturgical supplies for clergy and churches, vestments, custom ordering, and an online store.
We have come a long way since that first lonely bookshelf, but our objective has remained consistently true; to serve God by fulfilling the spiritual and devotional needs of Orthodox Christians.
Nevsky’s Books is located in St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Howell, NJ at the Diocesan Center of the Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia.
We are located in the lower hall of St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral at the intersection of U.S.Route 9 and Alexander Avenue in Howell, NJ (200 Alexander Ave.). Parking for the store is available in the lot adjacent to the cathedral (with gold domes). You will see an entrance sign on the side of the building pointing toward a staircase that leads into the lower hall of the cathedral.