Mark Hill Publishing Ltd uses Paypal to ensure you can buy our books and glass swiftly, safely and securely.

You don’t even need a Paypal account, as you can also pay via Paypal by VISA, MasterCard, American Express, SOLO, Maestro or Delta, wherever you live. We do not store credit card details, and nor do we share your personal data with third parties.

NoPaypalAccountPaymentsIf you do not have a Paypal account, simply click the yellow and blue ‘Checkout With Paypal’ button after choosing your book(s) and correct shipping option, and you will find an option to pay with a credit or debit card underneath the Paypal log in box.
See the screenshot on the right, or click it to enlarge it.

We can also accept payment by sterling cash, a sterling cheque drawn on a UK bank account or a sterling money order made out to ‘Mark Hill Publishing Ltd’. Please contact us for for our office address. We can also accept debit card transactions over the telephone, which will be processed via a Streamline handheld device. Please call +44 (0) 7798 915474 to take up this option in British office hours. We cannot guarantee to offer this service at all times, so we strongly urge you to pay via Paypal as outlined above.

Shipping Glass
If you would like to buy a piece of glass, please note that all prices do not include postage and packing.
All postage prices are set to £0.00.
Once you have successfully paid for the piece using the same shopping cart system as for books, we will contact you to discuss how you would like it packed and shipped, and whether you would like it insured on its journey.
This is for your convenience – you may even wish to collect it in person!
We will then invoice you for the cost of postage and packing. Orders sent to addresses within the UK will be sent FREE OF CHARGE via Royal Mail Special Delivery.
Packing, shipping, and insurance are charged at cost – we don’t make money from this service.

Shipping Books
We ship our books worldwide via Royal Mail. Overseas order are sent using the standard Airmail service. We do not ship via surface mail.

Although we usually pack and send your item within three days after payment clears, please allow up to 28 days for delivery. Delivery for addresses outside the United Kingdom will take longer, so please allow for this.

All postage and packing rates quoted do not include insurance or tracking. If you would like insurance or tracking, please email your request in advance to

Can I use my own choice of shipper?
If you would like another form or method of shipping other than Royal Mail, please email your order and request to  We will then invoice for your order and your preferred shipping method together, with the requested services being charged at cost unless account details (such as a FEDEX account) are supplied. Although we’ll do our best, we cannot guarantee that we can work with all shipping methods and shippers.

Discounts & Important Notes
As Publisher, Mark Hill Publishing Ltd holds nearly all stock of all our books, except Dartington Glass, in our warehouse. We only offer trade discounts to bookshops and retailers, and you will never find our books at reduced prices in discount ‘bargain’ bookshops or on similar stands at antiques fairs.

Ordering via bookshops, Amazon, or eBay
Your copy will not be delivered quicker if you order via Amazon or a bookshop, although you may prefer to do this. They will have to order a copy from us, and we’ll have to send it to them before they can get it to you. We do often list our books on eBay, and you can visit our eBay shop by clicking here. However, buying direct from this website is the best and fastest way of buying one of our books.

Signed Copies & Personal Dedications
If you would like your book signed or dedicated by Mark Hill, please indicate this, including any dedication you would like, in the Notes field of the Paypal payment form.

Mark Hill Publishing Ltd does not publish hardback books. Postage, especially to other countries, is expensive enough and a hardback book would cost more to pack and ship, which would increase the price. We also believe that hardback books are less environmentally friendly – from both material and postage perspectives.

Other Information
If you would like to purchase more than one book, please contact us so that we can obtain a combined postage and packing rate for you.
If you would like to ask about our trade terms, or order a quantity of books, please email books @


Other Stockists:

Frank Thrower & Dartington Glass and Caithness Glass: Loch, Heather & Peat are both available from Margaret Howell’s flagship store on Wigmore Street, just north of Oxford Street, in central London.

Fat Lava is also usually available from Contemporary Ceramics, near the British Museum in central London.

A selection of my glass books are available from:
Broadfield House Glass Museum, Kingswinford, near Stourbridge, West Midlands, UK

In the Netherlands, Bloemberg Boeken of Zevenaar usually hold copies of most of our books.
Please click here to visit their website.

Please note: If you are planning on buying a copy from one of the retailers listed above, it is best to contact them first to ensure that they have a copy in stock!