Our family has always loved the beautiful and traditional handcrafted books reprinted by The Neumann Press. We were so sad to learn of the death of the founder and on Wednesday we were saddened once again to hear that Neumann Press will be closing.
According to their email:
We regret that we must close the doors of The Neumann Press. This has been a difficult and painful decision for our family, and we know this closure will be sad news to many of you. We can no longer accept and process orders and are officially closed.
Our goal is to offer any remaining stock of our titles in a closing sale in late summer/early fall 2013, and will keep you all updated as to when the exact dates will be.
We have been slowly collecting the books published by The Neumann Press for many years, and you will find quite a number of them pictured and linked in the archives here at Shower of Roses. While there is still a chance to find these books at various bookstores I wanted to share our collection with you all. I have been able to find some of the titles we were still wanting to purchase on Amazon (though they are quickly selling out), and I know that both Sacred Heart Books and Gifts (Update: Linda has sold/closed) and Adoremus Books carry books from The Neumann Press as well. I also plan to watch for their closing sale… And start praying that something changes between now and then!
UPDATE: TAN Books Acquires Neumann Press! Deo Gratias! And you can visit TAN Books / Neumann Press via my new Affiliate link here!
— Coloring Books —
It’s a little smaller than the original, but the artwork throughout is the same!
— Books by Msgr. Robert Hugh Benson —
— Other Great Books for Children —
Jesus and Mary
I Believe: The Creed, Confession, and the Ten Commandments for Little Catholics
Whale and Snales and Heavenly Tales: A Children’s Phonetic Reader
Manners in God’s House: First Prayers and First Missal
Legends of Saints and Beasts
I love all of these! In fact, I wasn’t very happy when I discovered I Believe had been left outside the other night! Thankfully it hadn’t rained and it wasn’t too damp in the morning… I do love that my children will pull these books off the shelf to read on their own without any encouragement from me. They really love and enjoy reading them too!
A few of these we have had for many years and a couple others arrived in Easter Baskets this year, but I actually purchased Manners in God’s House: First Prayers and First Missal to go along with “C” week last fall (As we studied “Church” Along the Alphabet Path) and it is just as sweet as can be!
You can click the following pictures for a closer look at all the precious pages.
— Other Miscellaneous Books —
I would have loved to eventually collect the all of the Masterpiece Classics…
If anyone happens to own any of them I’d love to hear about your favorites!