Here is an interesting piece. What it reports isn’t really much of a surprise, but it confirms what we know was going to happen.
Latin Mass Missal Sales Double
LONDON, SEPT. 20, 2007 (Zenit.org).- Since Benedict XVI’s letter on the Latin Mass was released this summer, sales of the missal for the extraordinary rite have doubled, reported one publisher.
The London-based Baronius Press is reprinting an edition of the missal, which includes the full text of the papal letter "Summorum Pontificum."
John Newton, editor of Baronius Press, commented, "It would seem that ‘Summorum Pontificum,’ has generated a considerable amount of interest and excitement in the traditional Latin liturgy among the Catholic laity."
Also, I have noted here in Rome (where I am right now) that at the Leoniana bookstore, near the Vatican, there are two different reprint editions of Latin/Italian handmissals for the older use of Mass. I gave them just a quick glance, but one of them seems not to be a 1962 (for example, St. Joseph is missing from the Canon – which is the smoking gun). The other is very much like a Latin/French edition I got years ago at La Barroux. It is nice, with leather binding and gold edged pages. I saw the Baronius edition mentioned in the Zenit piece. It is also very nice, and useful. I recommend it.