13 Secrets of Rare Book Dealers

Wednesday November 1, 2017

Mental Floss — Rebecca Romney, a rare book dealer based in Brooklyn, shares some secrets and surprises of this quirky corner of book culture...

21 Items for the Boston Book Fair

Wednesday November 1, 2017

The New Antiquarian — We asked ABAA members to let us know which items they were particulaly excited about bringing to the upcoming Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair and they responded with a breath-taking selection of truly spectacular association copies, signed books, art, and idiosyncratic ephemera from all corners of the globe . . . 

10 U.S. Bookstores You Can Visit Right Now

Wednesday October 18, 2017

Book Riot — Sure, you can research and buy rare books online, but if you’re itching to browse and discover something truly special (or prefer an in-person chat with an expert while looking for something specific) there are plenty of wonderful antiquarian bookstores all over the United States...

 

2017 Honey & Wax Prize Announcement

Tuesday September 19, 2017

The Paris Review —  Imagine a book collector, a person who has devoted their life to seeking out rare tomes in dusty shops, who arranges their finds, these prized possessions, purposefully and carefully, on a shelf just out of reach. Chances are you will have imagined a man . . .

The Book Huntresses: Women Bibliophiles

Monday July 17, 2017

International League of Antiquarian Booksellers —  In his 1930 work on book collecting, Anatomy of Bibliomania, Holbrook Jackson claimed that “book love is as masculine (although not as common) as growing a beard.” Times have changed...

Bright Young Booksellers: Rebecca Romney

Thursday March 9, 2017

Fine Books and Collections  — Our Bright Young Booksellers series continues today with Rebecca Romney, of Honey & Wax Booksellers, and author of Printer's Error, out next week from HarperCollins...

How Much Is This Old Thing Worth?

Wednesday December 30, 2015

New York Times — My mother said the book would be valuable one day. Her only regret was that over the years of reading it to me and my sister, she had been careless about pulling it off the shelf and had torn the delicate red leather of the spine...

Books of Gold

Tuesday December 1, 2015

Esquire Holiday Gift Guide — A book can withstand the test of time in two ways: content and construction. Honey & Wax Booksellers specializes in ones that do both...

The Gatsby Index

Thursday April 9, 2015

Lapham's Quarterly — This week marks the ninetieth anniversary of The Great Gatsby... 

Catalogue Review: Honey & Wax No. 3

Friday March 27, 2015

The Book Collector — More discreet, more elegant, and just as convincing -- but without the taurine testosterone element -- is the pretty, small-format third catalog from Honey & Wax...

Honey & Wax at Ash Rare Books

Thursday December 4, 2014

The Bookhunter on Safari — It may strike you as curious, as it certainly strikes me, that in over three years of blogging about visits to other booksellers, I have never yet had occasion to describe this operation in reverse...

Interview: Bookish Brooklyn

Saturday November 1, 2014

Americana Exchange — A few years ago Heather O’Donnell left her job selling rare books on Madison Avenue to launch Honey & Wax Booksellers in Brooklyn... 

NY Rare Book Week: Highlights

Monday March 24, 2014

Fine Books & Collections — From Honey & Wax Booksellers, this extraordinary, fine first edition of À la recherche du temps perdu, inscribed by Marcel Proust to fellow writer Marcel Prévost, includes the scarce first issue of the first volume...

Does Social Media Sell Books?

Tuesday October 1, 2013

Americana Exchange — Last month I found myself reporting on a local event, and noticed I was the only member of the press with a pen and pad...

How Walker Evans Read T.S. Eliot

Wednesday September 25, 2013

Designers & Books — A touchstone for two titans of American modernism, Walker Evans’s personal copy of T.S. Eliot’s “The Waste Land” testifies to the special connection between the photographer and the poet...

Bookseller Profile: Honey & Wax Booksellers

Wednesday May 15, 2013
Antiquarianation — A few weeks ago, while shopping at The Manhattan Vintage Book and Ephemera Fair (a.k.a. the Shadow Show), I came across a relatively new antiquarian bookseller -- Honey & Wax Booksellers -- and was blown away...

What Makes A Book Rare -- And Do You Have One?

Saturday January 19, 2013
Brooklyn Artisan — On Thursday night at the Community Bookstore on Seventh Avenue, Heather O’Donnell set out to shine a little light on the subject of rare and collectible books for more than a dozen of her Park Slope neighbors...

Catalogue Review: Honey & Wax No. 1

Wednesday October 24, 2012
Fine Books and Collections — In his 84th "Moral Letter", the philosopher Seneca wrote to his friend Lucilius one of the earliest, most in-depth descriptions of why we should use books as bees use flowers...

The Subconscious Landscape of the Printed Book

Wednesday October 24, 2012
Hyperallergic — As book lovers mourn the dematerialization of the printed word, rare booksellers like Heather O’Donnell remain upbeat. She’s part of an ardent group of believers — a new generation of flame-tenders who are dedicated to keeping books safe...

Bright Young Things: Heather O'Donnell

Tuesday October 2, 2012
Fine Books and Collections — Our series profiling the next generation of antiquarian booksellers continues today with Heather O'Donnell, proprietor of Honey and Wax Booksellers in Brooklyn...