The Libreria de la Candelaria was established by Msgr. Jose M. Gamboa, PA, and administered for a number of years by Miss Terry Jamili. It was established to give parishioners and pilgrims a venue to inform and deepen their faith and devotion to God and our Lady most especially through books and reading paraphernalia, thus the name “libreria” or bookstore. Objects of devotion and souvenir items are also made available to both pilgrims and tourists.
Today the Libreria is managed by the St. Vincent Ferrer Seminary with an agreement with the parish that a certain percentage of the proceeds will be given to the seminary in its work of forming future priests for the Archdiocese of Jaro.
The Libreria is located at the cathedral grounds at the back of the Adoration Chapel.