Ourselves, Our Souls and Bodies - Available for Pre-order

Riverbend Press and the Charlotte Mason Institute are pleased to announce the republication of Mason's Volume 4, Ourselves, Our Souls and Bodies.  We selected this volume to republish early in the schedule because of its importance to students in Forms 3 and up.  It is available as a single "combined" volume for parents and separate volumes for students, as it was originally published in 1905.  This is an excerpt from Mason's Preface...

"The two ‘Books’ are published separately in order that each may be put into the hands of the readers for whom it is designed; but, because parents and teachers should make a particular study of such moral teaching as they may offer to the young people for whom they are responsible, it seems desirable that the two volumes should form one of the ‘Home Education Series.’"

The volumes have an updated typeface and new margins while preserving the original pagination.  The combined volume for parents contains Books I and II of Ourselves along with a new Foreword by Elizabeth Cottrill.   This volume is a hardcover, fold-sewn book made for durability and beauty.  The Primrose is on the spine, a wildflower common in Ambleside, England, where Mason spent many years of her life.  

The individual volumes of Ourselves, Book I, Self-Knowledge and Book II, Self-Direction, are designed for students to keep and use throughout their lives.  These library-quality, hardcover books contain the original Prefaces written to students by Mason.

For more information please see the listing for these books under Shop Books.

Our updated publication schedule for the remaining books will be posted shortly!

Mason's Volumes in Hardcover

Riverbend Press and the Charlotte Mason Institute are working together to reprint Mason's six volumes in a beautiful hardcover set.  The books will be printed in a new layout with generous margins while still retaining the original page numbers. They will be available online at Riverbend Press a few weeks prior to each release date.  The price will be available at that time. We hope to release all six volumes by Spring 2018.  To receive news regarding these books and other Riverbend products please Join our Mailing List.

Tentative Release Schedule…

Volume IV, Ourselves - August 2016 (Plus a paperback edition for students.)

Volume I, Home Education - Fall 2016

Volume VI, Philosophy of Education - Winter 2016/17 (If you purchased one of our Volume VI hardcover books at the 2015 CMI Conference please see the note below.)  

Volume III, School Education - Spring 2017

Planned by Spring 2018...

Volume II, Parents and Children

Volume V, Formation of Character


Note:  Volume VI was previously published in a layout with new page numbers.  We will reprint Volume VI using the original page numbers.  Customers who purchased the first printing at the CMI National Conference in 2015 will receive the second printing as a replacement.  There is no need to return your current Volume VI.  You may also choose to receive one of the other volumes instead of Volume VI.  Please email us at info@riverbendpress.com so we may contact you.

New Artist Prints Coming Soon

The following artists will be available on the website by the end if June and will begin shipping in July.

James Abbot McNeill Whistler

Winslow Homer

Giotto di Bondone

A new Albrecht Durer


Artist Prints, Price Increase

We focus on producing high-quality, affordable products.  We recently increased the price of our artist prints.  It was necessary to keep providing them to our customers.  

We have been transitioning our sets to a new paper over the last few months.  If you have purchased sets in the past you may have already noticed the improvement in the quality of the printed images.  

New Artist Prints sets will be available on the website by the end of June and begin shipping in July.  Please check back!