In 1922, when my father, Bill Fletcher, left school his father advised him that he should specialise. He spent 70 years as a bookseller without ever managing to follow his father’s advice, for he explained that if he were to be restricted to any particular field there would always be so many beautiful and exciting books that he would be unable to buy because they were outside the field. I too have managed to avoid specialising, although just like my father I have to confess to a variety of ‘enthusiasms’. Currently these include Incunabula, Fine Bindings, English 17th Century folios in old calf, Rex Whistler, Road Transport, and Fine Printing; all within the setting of a general antiquarian stock. I might have anything, and if I don’t I will try to find it for you.
After 90 years of trading from an open shop, H.M. Fletcher moved to private premises in 1992 and in 1997 to our present location in the village of Much Hadham. Visitors are very welcome, but by appointment only please.
We exhibit at the three major ABA Book Fairs each year; Edinburgh in March, Olympia
in June, and Chelsea
in November, as well as occasional PBFA fairs at the Bloomsbury