Handheld Press sells remarkable and wonderful stories from the past and the present. We publish the novels that you won’t want to put down, and the stories you’ll want to give as presents. Handheld Press books are beautiful objects, designed with care, a pleasure to read.
Handheld Classics present forgotten fiction and authors who need to be rediscovered, with introductions by experts and astonishingly useful notes.
Handheld Research tells stories from scholarly research, in plain English.
Handheld Modern brings you excellent modern fiction and non-fiction from living authors.
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We are still open: During the public health emergency we will post your orders for as long as the post offices stay open. Do visit our shop.
Business as Usual
Now published! Business as Usual is a charming, funny, perceptive novel from 1933, written in letters and departmental memos with delightful illustrations. Hilary Fane has arrived in London to look for a job so she can have the satisfaction of supporting herself for a year before marrying her Edinburgh fiancé. He’s not pleased. Her new colleagues are frosty. Her rented room is horrible. How is she going to manage?
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Do you write science fiction & fantasy?
Now booking for January 2021: Our sff writing retreat in Malvern, facilitated by Una McCormack and Helen Marshall, is now fully booked, but we are taking bookings for our next event in 2021.