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Book Distribution/Contacts

The Book Distribution Office of Saint Albert's Press provides resources to customers in Britain and throughout the world.

Our Distribution Office is located alongside the Carmelite Friary in Faversham, Kent, England. We offer a speedy, professional and friendly service.

We welcome enquiries from individual purchasers as well as from retailers/distributors who benefit from the usual trade discounts.

Our Distribution Worker is Mr. Kevin Bellman (pictured right). When Kevin is in the office (Monday - Thursday, 9.30am - 2.30pm), customers are welcome to call by and browse our books. To visit outside these times, please contact him to see if special arrangements can be made.

All titles held by Saint Albert's Press can be ordered from the Distribution Office and also via the ABE Books website. Our listing on ABE can be accessed by clicking here (except when the office is closed during periods of annual leave).

To download our most recent booklist in PDF format click here; please note that this listing is not as complete as that provided on ABE Books, and all prices are subject to confirmation by the Distribution Office.

Customers are welcome to come and browse our range of titles.

In addition to its own publications Saint Albert's Press distributes Carmelite resources produced by other publishers including:

Carmelite Institute, Washington D.C.
Edizioni Carmelitane, Rome

To place a book order or to make an enquiry, please contact our Distribution Worker, Kevin Bellman, who will be happy to advise you on book prices and shipping costs without obligation. Office hours for Saint Albert's Press are Monday-Thursday from 9.30am until 2.30pm.

Contact details
Saint Albert's Press Distribution
Carmelite Friars, P.O. Box 140,
Kent, ME20 7SJ
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1795 537038
Fax: +44 (0)1795 539511

To e-mail Saint Albert's Press please click here.

Shipping and payments
Orders over £30.00 are generally shipped free to one location within the United Kingdom. We charge postage on all international shipments, but endeavour to keep costs to a minimum.

At present we can only process payment by cheque or banker's draft made payable to Carmelite Friars Projects & Publications, or by electronic transfer. Payment in currencies other than Sterling or Euro may be subject to a negotiation fee. Payment by credit card is possible if you order via ABE Books.

Our specialisation
Saint Albert's Press specialises in providing both popular and scholarly resources in the following subject areas, and others:
  • spirituality and charism of the Carmelite Family
  • prayer, meditation and contemplative living
  • saints of the Carmelite tradition, such as Mary and Elijah
  • history of the Carmelite Family and monastic/mendicant orders
  • vocation discernment
  • initial and ongoing formation for Carmelite individuals and communities
  • religious life and the laity
  • liturgy
  • justice, peace and the integrity of creation

Editing and commissioning
The Editor of Saint Albert's Press is Johan Bergström-Allen (pictured right), a member of the Carmelite Third Order (Secular), who adminsters the Carmelite Projects & Publications Office in York. To contact Johan by e-mail, please click here. Alternatively, please contact:

Carmelite Projects & Publications Office
Whitefriars, More House, Heslington,
York, YO10 5DX
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1904 411521

Displays and special events
Saint Albert's Press occasionally runs book stalls at special events, for example at the annual Day for the Carmelite Family in Carlisle, and the annual International Medieval Congress hosted by the University of Leeds (pictured below).

Other places you can purchase our publications
A number of our publications can be purchased from the The Friars Book and Gift Shop at Aylesford Priory, and from the Carmelite Book Service run by the Discalced Carmelite Friars in Oxford.
Various Carmelite and other Christian bookshops stock our titles in Britain and worldwide.

The Book and Gift Shop at Aylesford Priory, Kent.