The Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar

Full disclosure: I have just returned from a week at the Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar, and the blush of my enthusiasm is still burning. I want to tell you all about it.

Walt Whitman Sells Himself

Walt Whitman in 1872 It’s been almost two decades after he first sounded his “barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world,” and Walt Whitman still can’t seem to sell his new edition of Leaves of Grass. Even looking past the very personal blow an author feels when a book flops, the unsold copies of…

News: Honey & Wax Booksellers

It is with great pleasure that I am announcing a new collaboration. If you’re a collector seeking rare books, you can now find me working with Honey & Wax Booksellers, a Brooklyn-based rare book company that specializes in the unique, unusual, and surprising. Honey & Wax The founder of Honey & Wax, Heather O’Donnell, is…

The Biblioclast Podcast: A New Podcast by Rebecca Romney and JP Romney

I’m pleased to announce a new project that has been in the works for some time: a podcast on books with my husband, the author JP Romney. We’re calling it the Biblioclast Podcast. As a bibliophile who has dedicated her professional life to books, this podcast is one more facet of my primary message: books…

Book Lust: War is Kind by Stephen Crane

Welcome to my new series, Book Lust, where I’ll be highlighting rare books for which my affection reaches undignified levels. Today: War is Kind, Stephen Crane, 1899 War is Kind was Crane’s second, and final, book of poetry. He died of tuberculosis less than a year later, at the age of 28. The book contains a…