New Book Collecting Prize For Women

Wednesday May 24, 2017

Fine Books and Collections — Exciting news for young female book collectors: Brooklyn’s Honey & Wax Booksellers has announced an annual prize of $1,000 . . . .  

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...