The latest edition of the Swann Salon Series brings past winners of the Honey & Wax prize together with booksellers and auction house specialists for a conversation about starting a book collection.
Join Swann specialists Devon Eastland and Christine von der Linn, with Heather O'Donnell of Honey & Wax Booksellers, and Rebecca Romney of Type Punch Matrix for a roundtable conversation featuring all the winners of the Honey & Wax Book Collecting Prize, which is awarded annually to a young woman with an outstanding collection of books. The deadline for this year's prize is June 1, and the panelists will discuss the culture of collecting, the book that started it all, and the past Honey & Wax prize winners' collections and what made them stand out.
Our panelists with prize-winning collections include:
Jessica Kahan (2017), a public librarian, for “Romance Novels of the Jazz Age and Depression Eras.”
Jessica Jordan (2018), a doctoral candidate in English, for “Collecting the Dillons: Six Decades of Unparalleled Illustration.”
Emily Forster (2019), a cartoonist and illustrator, for “Crimes of Passion: Collecting Fan-made Comics and Dōjinshi."
Miriam Borden (2020), a doctoral candidate in Yiddish Studies, for “Building a Nation of Little Readers: Twentieth-Century Yiddish Primers and Workbooks for Children.”