Masthouse Press is a localized publishing company whose limited aim is to develop a literary storehouse.

“[F]or whenever I had taken in hand any Greek or Latin book, or had heard anything worth remembering, I used to jot down whatever took my fancy, of any and every kind, without any definite plan or order; and such notes I would lay away as an aid to my memory, like a kind of literary storehouse, so that when the need arose of a word or a subject which I chanced for the moment to have forgotten, and the books from which I had taken it were not at hand, I could readily find and produce it.”

— Aulus Gellius, Attic Nights, Preface

“[O]ut of the same storehouse, with these past impressions, I can construct now this, now that, image of things that I either have experienced or have believed on the basis of experience — and from these I can further construct future actions, events, and hopes; and I can meditate on all these things as if they were present. “I will do this or that” — I say to myself in that vast recess of my mind, with its full store of so many and such great images–“and this or that will follow upon it.” “O that this or that could happen!” “God prevent this or that.” I speak to myself in this way; and when I speak, the images of what I am speaking about are present out of the same store of memory; and if the images were absent I could say nothing at all about them.”

— St. Augustine, Confessions, Book X

A list of basic services we are able to provide include:

  • writing and publishing;
  • book collection and sales;
  • proof-reading and editing;
  • consulting (teaching and tutoring);
  • accounting and book-keeping;
  • basic carpentry/masonry construction;
  • routine maintenance (pressure washing, lawn mowing, etc.);
  • simple household repairs (painting, plastering, etc.)
  • carpet and tile installation;
  • general labor (cleaning and moving);
  • other miscellaneous tasks;

The header image is: The Treasury of Atreus (interior) – Mycenae, Greece.

Photographed by: Roberto Scavino.

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