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"If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest. Masonic labor is purely a labor of love. He who seeks to draw Masonic wages in silver and gold will be disappointed. The wages of a Mason are earned and paid in their dealings with one another; sympathy begets sympathy, kindness begets kindness, helpfulness begets helpfulness, and these are the wages of a Mason."

~ Bro. Benjamin Franklin

Browse the Bookshelf!

Welcome to our website!  Here you will find the latest offerings from our old printing press, bringing you more light in your Masonic work and travels.  Feel free to browse our offerings!  Also, check out our other pages to find interesting offerings on other subjects.  We are constantly adding to our bookshelf, so check back often for new titles. 

About the Author

Bro. James Frank Hatcher III, better known as “Chip,” is a Master Mason and Past Worshipful Master of Rockford Masonic Lodge No. 469, Free and Accepted Masons of Tennessee, in Rockford, Tennessee ~ a small, quiet hamlet in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains in Eastern Tennessee.
He is a Masonic Lewis; Graduate (cum Laude) of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville; of Cherokee, Scots-Irish, Norman and Viking descent; and, he lives with his wife, three children, three dogs, six cats, two hermit crabs, and nearby to many, many wonderful friends, whom he later found to be his Brothers in many, many different situations.

Contact Us

Send us an email at:    jfhatcher3 AT gmail DOT com
Press/Scriptorium Hours:
We are open most days about 9:00 or 10:00.  Occasionally, as early as 7:00, but sometimes as late as 12:00 or 1:00.  We close about 5:30 or 6:00.  Sometimes about 4:00 or 5:00, but occasionally as late as 7:00 or 8:00.  Some days or afternoons we aren't here at all, and lately, we've been here just about all the time except when we're someplace else...usually the Lodge: rockfordmasoniclodge469.org 
If you are visiting or traveling near Rockford, Tennessee, on any Thursday Evening, stop by the Lodge and visit with us!  You'll be glad you did!

Our Masonic Bookshelf BEST SELLERS @ Amazon.com


  Worshipful Master's Guidebook

    A great gift for your Lodge to record the wisdom of its
    Worshipful and Past Masters.  Designed to be handed down



   The Lodge Officer's Handbook

    The definitive book for Lodge Officers on effectively and
    efficiently running your Lodge.  Designed to be carried
    through the chairs.



The Official Banana Sticker Book

    The Ultimate Book for Stamp Collectors!  Collect Banana Stickers...there seems to be about as many of them as there are stamps. Great as a gift for Stamp Collectors of ALL ages!!



The Turtle Club Handbook

    The definitive guide to becoming a member of the Turtle Club and joining or starting your own pond.  For Freemasons and Non-Masons alike!  Become a Turtle (For Adults Only).