Who we are
Harrison-Hiett is a small, family business. We are based in The Netherlands, but maintain a small stock and registered office in the UK.
Whilst we very much enjoy visiting and selling at various fairs across Europe, we also sell our items online here and via our art website Affordable-Artwork. See www.affordable-artwork.com
Marc has been a full-time bookseller for more than 25 years, and we are full members of the PBFA (Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association) and the NVvA (De Nederlandsche Vereeniging van Antiquaren). This also affords Harrison-Hiett membership of ILAB (International League of Antiquarian Booksellers).
Keen to maintain links with the UK we are both Associate members of the ABA (Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association). Marc is a former Chairman of the PBFA.
Marcia’s maiden name was Hiett, and she and Marc are co-managers of PBFA London Antiquarian Book Fair.
We have also joined IOBA (The Independent Online Booksellers Association).
Thank you for visiting our website. We hope to meet you at a book fair soon.
Why consult us?
If you should ever like, or need, to sell some books or other printed materials (including maps, manuscripts and other ephemera), then it is important that you find the right outlet.
We promise to deal honestly and fairly with you at all times. We will give you an accurate and up-to-date valuation and will recommend the best way forward (even when that does not involve working with us).
This promise, backed up by the assurance of our memberships of the ABA and PBFA, means that you can trust us to give you the best advice, and if appropriate, the fairest price for your books and printed materials.
Why buy from us?
We have some beautiful items for sale, but in addition, you can rest assured that you will always know what you are getting. All of our books are fully described and photographed. Any faults are honestly listed and (unless clearly detailed) all items are complete.
Our returns policy
We hope you will be very happy with your purchase, but if not, items
may be returned within 2 weeks of delivery, and a full refund will be issued upon safe receipt of the item. We will cover return shipping costs if there was an error in the listing, but expect the customer to do so if it is “as described” but the customer has had a change of mind. Items lost or damaged during shipping from us remain our responsibility. Responsibility for items lost or damaged on the way to us rests with the customer.
Everyone should have a manifesto. At Harrison-Hiett we live by the philosophy that too much of a good thing is a better thing. The best plan is no plan and that the pursuit of pleasure is a noble one. (Even if the pleasure itself might not be).
Let us banish the jobsworth, the wet blanket, the killjoy. Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often. Let curtains twitch!
All hail the rogue, the rascal and the reprobate. We have a way of dealing with outsiders: Invite them in for a drink.
(with thanks to Balans for inspiration).