Publishers since 1994. Celebrating 29 years of publishing!
We are an independent family-run publishing house specialising in Christian, children’s, and educational books. Founded in 1994, we began publishing as Mohr Books. This was later incorporated into Crossbridge Books as the list of titles expanded.
Our first children’s books were published around the turn of the century, and there is now a particular focus on books for children in the Early Years. In 2020 we launched our dyslexia-friendly titles.
Christian fiction has been part of our mission since our foundation and continues to this day. Our titles also include biographies, autobiographies, and historical biographies, sharing the valuable life experiences of special people and ordinary people caught up in extraordinary times.
What makes us so green? We believe wholeheartedly in our stewardship of God's planet. Did you know that 30% of global greenhouse gas emissions are produced by international freight? Because of this, in 2018 we took the decision to convert all our titles to print-on-demand. All our titles – available globally – are printed locally according to demand, thus reducing the need for long-distance shipments. Our titles are not the cheapest, but our customers can be sure that taking this approach reduces our impact on the environment from shipping overseas and haulage, and supports local industry around the world.
Founder of Crossbridge Books
Eileen became a Christian at the tender age of six. Unusually for girls of her generation, she went to university to study languages and then trained as a teacher. When her young family of four children were all of school age, she began working as a proof reader for a large well-established publishing house. She had often told bed-time stories to her children and eventually decided to write them down as a trilogy about a creature called the Kentleshaddy. Eileen also studeid to become a Methodist local preacher and during this time became friends with the well-known evangelist Trevor Dearing. In support of Trevor's writing, and her own books, Eileen founded Mohr Books in 1994 and worked tirelessly to build up her independent Christian publishing house. In 1997, Mohr Books became Crossbridge Books. Eileen continued working as a publisher right up until 2017 when, at the age of eighty-six, she could no longer see due to the degeneration of her eyes. Crossbridge Books was handed over to her daughter Ruth.
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