Updates on the latest events, publications, and more.
Mental Floss, 1 November 2017
In which I offer a behind-the-scenes look at the life of a rare book dealer. Opinions on white gloves, counting pages, and how well booksellers get along.
With Mark Frauenfelder and Kevin Kelly, 6 October 2017
Listen to this 30-minute podcast to hear about some of the common tools of the rare book trade.
Reviews of Printer’s Error
Robert Harington, 14 August 2017.
“Every now and then a book comes along that reminds you of how delightful our publishing world can be.”
John Paul, 7 August 2017.
“…a rousing read told in a breezy, often laugh-out-loud funny manner. Who knew the history of books and printing could be this much fun?”
Michael Dirda, 29 March 2017
“…these ‘irreverent stories’ are worth the effort.”
In Open Book column by John Williams, 19 March 2017
A short summary of Printer’s Error.
13 March 2017
“…treasure trove of the stories behind legendary books and their authors… [a] terrific collection.”
19 December 2016
“A spritely visit to the land of rare books.”
The Atlantic, Spring 2017 Issue
The story of an obscene image scratched into the plate of a famous children’s book.
Original art by Joe McKendry.
Mental Floss, 5 April 2017
You probably knew “hot off the press,” but did you know “stereotype”?
LitHub, 20 March 2017
A portion of our chapter about the bizarre errors in our beloved Bard’s printed texts.
The Baker Street Journal, edited by Steven Rothman, Vol. 65 No. 4 (Winter 2015)
How much can we really say for sure about Sherlock Holmes?
Honey & Wax Booksellers in the News
The New Antiquarian, 18 October 2017
My partner Heather O’Donnell and I review some of the trends and surprises of our first annual book collecting prize over at the blog of the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America.
Stephanie DeLuca, Melville House Blog, 2 October 2017
Thoughts from Melville House on our first winner, Jessica Kahan, who collects romance novels of the Jazz Age and Depression eras.
Kristian Wilson, Bustle, September 2017
Agreed: these collections are “goals AF.”
Nadja Spiegelman, The Paris Review, 19 September 2017
An overview of our prize finalists, from accounts of natural disasters to geisha programs.
Barron’s Penta, 2 July 2015
Barron’s Penta visits Rebecca Romney of Bauman Rare Books for insights on assembling and caring for your collection.
Bloomberg Surveillance, 13 February 2015
Live segment with Tom Keene.
The HISTORY Channel’s Pawn Stars, Summer 2015
One of my favorite evaluations from the show.