Welcome to Hatchards bookshop. Founded in 1797, Hatchards is the oldest bookshop in London and stocks a wide range of books including many signed and special editions.

We regularly host literary events and book signings in the shop. Please contact us by email for details of signed copies available.

187 Piccadilly
London W1J 9LE

Tel: 020 7439 9921
Fax: 020 7494 1313
Email: books@hatchards.co.uk

Opening hours
Monday-Saturday: 9.30-19.00
Sunday: 12.00-18.00

We are delighted to announce the opening of a second branch of Hatchards at London's St Pancras International in August. Follow @Hatchards on Twitter to find out more, and to keep up to date with our vibrant events programme.

Events at Hatchards
For all Hatchards events please call 020 7439 9921 or email events@hatchards.co.uk for more information or to book tickets.

If you wish to reserve ticket(s), we will require your credit/debit card details (address, card number, expiry date and security code). We can either send you the ticket(s) or reserve them for collection on the night of the event.

Cross Genre Book Group, discussing The Lodger: Shakespeare on Silver Street, by Charles Nicholl
Monday 14th July from 6.30pm.
New members are very welcome. Please call 020 7439 9921 or email events@hatchards.co.uk for more information.

Ghosts of Happy Valley
Author talk with Juliet Barnes
Wednesday 16th July at 6.30pm
Tickets are £8, redeemable against the purchase of the book on the night of the event, with a complimentary glass of wine.
To purchase tickets, or for more information, please call 020 7439 9921 or email events@hatchards.co.uk.

Happy Valley was the name given to the Wanjohi Valley in the Kenya Highlands, where a group of affluent white expatriates settled between the wars. Immortalised by farming pioneers like Lord Delamere and Karen Blixen, Happy Valley became infamous under the influence of troubled socialite, Lady Idina Sackville. The era culminated in the murder of Earl of Erroll in 1941. But what is left now? In a remarkable quest, Juliet Barnes sets out to explore Happy Valley - with the help of elderly former settlers, she finds the former homes and haunts of this extraordinary and transient set of people. In a mesmerising blend of travel narrative, social history and personal quest, Juliet Barnes will be sharing her discoveries with us.

Into Burnt Norton
In conversation with Caroline Sandon
Thursday 17th July 2014 1.00pm-2.00pm
This event is free but please reserve your place by calling 020 7439 9921, or email events@hatchards.co.uk.

Behind Burnt Norton, a 17th century manor house in the Cotswolds, lies the garden which inspired T.S. Eliot's Four Quartets. The neglected gardens and the unoccupied house had a profound effect on the poet and today, the current Lady of the manor, Caroline Sandon brings the story of this house to life in her new novel Burnt Norton.

Jessye Norman
In Conversation
Friday 18th July at 6.30 pm
Tickets are £8, redeemable against the purchase of the book on the night of the event, with a complimentary glass of wine.
To purchase tickets, or for more information, please call 020 7439 9921 or email events@hatchards.co.uk.

Grammy Award-winning Jessye Norman is a once-in-a-generation star, a singer whose astonishing talent, technical expertise and incomparable stage presence have made her one of the world's foremost classical performers of modern times. The possessor of a gloriously rich and powerful voice with a uniquely wide vocal range, Jessye Norman has sought to redefine the role of a soprano and is renowned as an unparalleled modern interpreter of the operatic repertory, from Wagner to Strauss. Her genius has been appreciated the world over, earning her plaudits including a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and membership of the Royal Academy of Music. Stand Up Straight and Sing! tells the extraordinary story of Jessye's journey from small-town America to the opera houses of London, Paris, Berlin, and New York, in a career defined by astonishing longevity and relentless dedication. To celebrate the publication, we are thrilled to welcome Jessye Norman to Hatchards, where she will talk about her career, and will provide an insight into the strength and determination that lie at the heart of this remarkable success story.