About Bennett Books

The Past

Since 1984, Bennett Books Publishing has: reissued new editions of twenty-one of J.G. Bennett’s out-of-print titles; has published one previously unpublished manuscript, Making a Soul; and one book by Allen Roth, an in depth memoir of his year at J.G. and Elizabeth Bennett’s Sherborne Academy for Continuous Education, Sherborne, Gloustershire, England: Sherborne: An Experiment in Transformation.

In 1987 David Hirsch, of Hirsch Vineyards, concerned that Mr. Bennett’s works would disappear, offered James Tomarelli, of Bennett Books, non-interest loans to publish four of Mr. Bennett’s out of print works.

Since 1989 the publishing costs for Bennett Books’ titles have been financed by: 1) money raised by James Tomarelli, the publisher, from his Gurdjieff Dance Workshops, and 2) by a kind donation from a former Movements Intensive participant who remains anonymous.

At Present

Twenty-two titles by JG Bennett published by Bennett Books Publishing since 1984 remain in stock, albeit some with a ‘stock quantity’ less than 25, and are for sale individually; one title of overstock (Witness) is for sale by the case only.

The Future

“The earth has music for those who listen.”
“Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”
— George Santayana

Be well,
James Tomarelli