Ethical buying

Why order directly from Hawthorn Press?

We hope you will choose to order from our own online bookshop, which offers an ethical alternative to much larger internet corporations, often based offshore, which dominate the marketplace.

We often cannot compete with the low prices promised by larger corporations, though their posted prices are often misleading and aim at spoiling the market for bookshops, authors and publishers. Such low prices are only possible because of the consequent lower and unfair prices paid to writers, publishers and their own employees.

As part of our commitment to building a more creative, peaceful and earthcaring world, we believe in the need to challenge the practices and near-monopoly of such corporations. Ordering directly from us will help ensure a fairer deal for writers, publishers and employees, and make sure that we can continue to publish good books.

Shortlisted for IPG Sustainability Award

Hawthorn Press launched a new Quickthorn imprint dedicated to books about sustainability and creativity in 2020, including titles on reducing waste and sustainable crafts. It has worked hard to cut its own environmental impacts and worked with local charities and organisations on community projects. “It’s backing up the sustainability messages of its books with meaningful actions of its own,” judges said.

Earth Caring

Hawthorn Press believes in the power of local. We employ local people wherever possible and support initiatives in our area. We use printers in the UK to minimise transport miles and Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) paper from sustainable sources.

Plastic Free Champion

Hawthorn Press was proud to be given the Plastic Free Champion Award by Stroud’s Action on Plastic. Stroud is one of the first few districts to have been awarded Plastic Free Community status by marine conservation charity, Surfers Against Sewage (SAS), in recognition of the work it has done to start reducing the impact of single-use plastic on the environment.

Your feedback

We are always open to feedback from customers about how we can better tackle such challenges. Please contact us with any comments and queries: