Dear Customers and Friends of Carmel Books,
As many of you will know, when our founder Robin Pannell died in January 2008 he bequeathed Carmel Books to the British District of the Society of Saint Pius X.
For the past five years a stable home has been provided for Carmel Books to pursue its apostolate in an SSPX-owned property in Highclere, Hampshire, for which we offer our grateful thanks to Fr. Paul Morgan.
A review of the SSPX District's operational finances has been undertaken by its new Superior Fr. Robert Brucciani, and he explains on page 6 of the new District newsletter, Ite Missa Est, that:
"From 30th November, Carmel Books will undergo a change of ownership. For the last 5 years it has been owned by the Society of Saint Pius X and has been managed by Mr. Michael Fishwick. Following the implementation of austerity measures (see below), from 30th November, Carmel Books will be owned and run exclusively by Mr. Michael Fishwick. A new address will be advertised forthwith and business will continue as usual... and may the faithful continue to purchase good Catholic literature from Carmel Books".
As manager of the apostolate I would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank Fr. Brucciani for providing for the continuation of Carmel Books as an independent Catholic bookseller. In the short-term, in a practical sense, it means that Carmel Books must search for and find a suitable new base of operation and that we will have to continue with a small range of stock until a suitable property is established once again.
To this end we are pleased to announce that we will be working very closely with a Catholic charity, The Saint George Educational Trust - www.sget.info - who recently published New Mass or Traditional Mass: A question of faith and issued a pre-Vatican II reprint of A Simple Prayer Book. There are many more very necessary and useful titles to come from SGET in the coming months and years, which will be available from Carmel Books.
From St. Andrew's Day 2015, until further notice, Carmel Books can be contacted at 215 Andover House, George Yard, Andover, Hampshire, SP10 1PB.
Our email address remains the same - firstname.lastname@example.org - as does our website - www.carmel-books.org - and we encourage you all to refer to the Carmel Books blog every so often to learn of further developments and updates.