The perfect gift

Hatchards Subscriptions

A Hatchards subscription is the perfect gift for a loved one, or the ideal indulgence for the obsessive bibliophile. After a consultation with one of our expert booksellers, the most appropriate book for the subscriber is hand-picked each month and delivered to their door in our beautiful gift-wrap.

The Non-Fiction Subscription:

‘Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven’ – William Shakespeare.

The finest new releases for the well-informed and discerning reader. After consultation with our experienced booksellers, Hatchards non-fiction subscription will deliver to your door the meditations of the finest minds on the past, the present and all possible futures, tailored to your interests.

Hardback: £400 | Paperback: £200

The Fiction Subscription:

‘Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity’ – G.K. Chesterton

The latest novels from our finest writers, in enduring hardback editions or portable paperbacks. An excellent way of discovering new genres or sticking to the classics. Each month the reader will receive a wonderful novel, hand-picked by us, especially for them.

Hardback: £300 | Paperback: £200

The Children's Subscription:

‘Would you like to have an adventure now…or would you like to have your tea first?’ – J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan.

Chosen by our children’s book specialists, this subscription can include fiction and non-fiction and is available from newborn to young adult. From Paddington to Pippi Longstocking, Harry Potter to The House at Pooh Corner, your loved ones will delight in the wealth of children’s literature sent to them, beautifully wrapped, every month for a year.


The Travel Subscription:

'Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen’ – Benjamin Disraeli.

Whether you’re planning your own Grand Tour, reliving old adventures or simply travelling by armchair, our travel subscription will delight and inspire for a year of wide-ranging reading.


The Mixed Subscription:

‘Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.’ – Henry David Thoreau

Alternating fiction and non-fiction for a year of good, open-minded reading. Peruse the latest the scientific community has to offer one month, indulge in a light-hearted thriller the next. Whatever your preferences, we will ensure you are kept on your toes every month of the year.

Hardback: £350 | Paperback: £200

The Artist's Year:

‘Art is the only serious thing in the world. And the artist the only person who is never serious.’ – Oscar Wilde

The ideal subscription for those who appreciate life’s finest treasures. We will provide a perfect, tailored selection of books for each art lover. Regardless of whether the love Pre-Raphaelite oils or postmodern installations our expert booksellers will furnish the subscriber with books that build both their library and their knowledge.


For more information on the service or to arrange a consultation, please call us on 02074399921 or email [email protected]. All prices include gift-wrapping and UK delivery. We ship globally, but for subscriptions shipped within the EU, please contact us or ask in our Piccadilly or St Pancras shops.