Book Distribution and Contacts

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

Our Distibution 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.

Books are distributed by staff of the National Shrine of Saint Jude

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).



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 workers who will be happy to advise you on book prices and shipping costs without obligation. We work office hours Monday to Friday.

Contact details
Saint Albert's Press Distribution

Carmelite Friars

PO Box 289, Faversham

Kent ME13 3BZ

United Kingdom

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


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 Charitable Trust, 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 Communications & Outreach Office in York.


Carmelite Communications & Outreach 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.