CARMELITE BOOK SERVICE was set up as a world-wide mail order service in 1984, (on-line since 1997), to provide all books in print on Carmelite Spirituality to the whole family of Carmel. The aim was to stock all titles so as to be able to supply them without delay. This proved to be a great service to customers, and so the book service has grown and now has over one thousand six hundred titles in stock. These are not only books on Carmelite Spirituality but also the Christian classics, books on the English Spiritual tradition, Celtic Spirituality, Eastern Spirituality and Contemporary Spirituality.
The Book Service also supplies a wide range of pamphlets, booklets, audio cassettes, videos, CD’s, DVD’s and religious objects and is located within the Carmelite Priory grounds at Oxford, where there is also a Prayer & Retreat Centre. It is owned, maintained and managed by the Order and is a registered charity. We are an independent bookshop and we have no branches or links with any other bookshops.
Our catalogue is sourced from worldwide suppliers for their specialist content, therefore price variations may occur due to supplier costs, currency fluctuations and customs/tax charges. The Teresian Press is our in-house publishing organisation which publish titles with the aim to popularise and promote Carmelite spirituality and prayer.
Located within the peaceful grounds of the Carmelite Retreat Centre at Oxford, our bookshop
is normally open to visitors Monday – Friday 10.00am – 4.00pm.