Last I wrote, it was the early hours of the morning on April 7, and I was starving.
After four years gazing through the window — not that the armory offers much in the way of windows — it was a thrill to be back! Thanks to Fine Books & Collections for featuring Honey & Wax in their dispatches from the floor.
After the buying and selling, the packing and unpacking, I spent a restorative spring break in Venice, where I marched a reluctant sixth-grader through the Aldus Manutius exhibit at the Accademia:
A few days later, in Padua’s Museo del Precinema, we had a wholly unexpected encounter with the magic lantern slides that Proust describes in the opening pages of Swann’s Way, justifying the rare book axiom that anything can be anywhere:
May was devoted to cataloguing, and looking forward to the annual pilgrimage to the London International Antiquarian Book Fair at Olympia: a chance to see new books and old friends like Jonathan Kearns of Jonathan Kearns Rare Books & Curiosities:
Among countless others.
I returned to Brooklyn with a suitcase full of Fortnum & Mason tea biscuits and a group of exciting new books slated for this year’s Honey & Wax catalog. The biscuits are gone. The books, however, you will see soon enough.