209 Elizabeth Street, Suite 102 Utica, NY 13501-2219   Phone: (315) 724-5191  Toll-free: 1-800-342-9500 

Church Furnishings, Supplies, & Religious Articles

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The first location of the Utica Catholic Book Store on Bleecker Street, Utica, New York in 1910.  Look closely over the heads of the pedestrians on the side walk at the far left, and you'll see the sign for the Utica Catholic Bookstore as shown in greater detail in the photo below.

The Utica Catholic Book Store was founded in 1899 by the Holland brothers, Jeremiah, Timothy, and Michael with the store’s first location at 204 Bleecker Street in downtown Utica.  George E. Holland, a cousin of the founding family, and Alfred E. Trosset of Utica,  acquired the business in 1912, jointly operating it for several years. Alfred E. Trosset became the sole proprietor of the business which has been operated by the Trosset family to the present day.

Throughout the years, most members of the Trosset family have been involved the business, but it was Alfred’s son Richard (Dick) who expanded the retail store to include a church supply business, known throughout New York State as Trosset Church Supply. Dick died peacefully on May 21, 2015, but the Trosset family has chosen to continue Dick’s legacy by managing the business with the same care, quality and service as provided by three Trosset generations since 1912. 

Move from 171 Genesee Street to 209 Elizabeth Street

In December 2016, the business moved from its well-known location at 171 Genesee Street to 209 Elizabeth Street (both in downtown Utica).  While church goods continues as the primary business activity, the new location features religious articles available to the general public during normal business hours. Special orders are always welcome!

In December 2016, Trosset Church Supply and Utica Catholic Book Store moved from 171 Genesee Street to 209 Elizabeth Street, Suite 102, Utica, NY.  The Paul Building is directly across the street from the Oneida County Courthouse. The business is located on the first floor to the right of the elevator. Parking is available in the city lot directly across the street, or on Elizabeth Street.

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