PRINTER’S ERROR: Irreverent Stories from Book History

I am delighted to announce that my book on books, PRINTER’S ERROR, will be published by HarperCollins on March 14, 2017. Iconoclastic Bibliophilia My co-author is J.P. Romney (author of THE MONSTER ON THE ROAD IS ME), and for those of you who listen to our podcast (Biblioclast), you ought to have a sense of…

Book Collecting Road Map: Pirates

A Bibliographic Treasure Map When working with book collectors, we often fall into discussions of road maps: the basic signposts and landmarks used to orient ourselves in a specific category. In this post I outline some of the major books sought on pirate material.

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…