The history of Abbey Press started early in the 20th century with some enterprising monks interested in bookbinding, a craft often employed by European monasteries as a revenue source. They bound, among other things, Victorian novels, some of which still exist in the monastery library. They would go on to become the ‘in-house’ printshop for the diocese, monastery, schools, farm, vineyard, plus printing almost everything New Norcia needed in everyday life.

The Press continued with various ups and downs until the advent of the digital age, at which time the formidable machines and accoutrement that operated the monastic press for just short of a century came to a standstill. However, the Press lives on in its new digital publishing era with the publications shown on this page.

Read about the History of the Abbey Press here.