Welcome

Welcome

Welcome to my internet home. I’m a rare book specialist at Honey & Wax Booksellers. (I am also a former manager at Bauman Rare Books, one of the largest rare book companies in the world. You can read more about my background here.)

I am also an author; my book on books, Printer’s Error: Irreverent Stories from Book History, will be available via HarperCollins in March of 2017.

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If you’re new to the site, here’s a list of posts to explore.

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Freshly Pressed

Two of my posts have been specially featured by WordPress.

The Unlikely Friendship and Inevitable Feud of Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini

Dust Jacket Logic: It Exists

Rare Books

If you want to learn about rare books, check out my Rare Books 101 series. It is ongoing and covers everything from what makes a first edition to storage and handling of rare books.

Here are a few other posts touching on books from the perspective of a rare book dealer:

Why Book Collectors Matter

Electronic Readers: Blessing, or Abomination?

Rare Books and the White Gloves Myth

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Some Personal Favorites

What Fairy Tales Really Mean

Dorothy Parker: The Author who “Wrote Poetry like an Angel and Criticism Like a Fiend”

Tolkien’s Secret Vice

Ulysses: “We were the First to Publish this Masterpiece and the First to be Arrested for It”

Thank you, and happy reading.

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