Friday, September 7, 2018

Congratulations to the winners for the 2018 Honey & Wax Book Collecting Prize: five young women who love books

Word comes today of the 2018 Honey & Wax Book Collecting Prize winner and runners-up. It was announced in The Paris Review daily blog. The winner is Jessica Jordan, a graduate student in English at Stanford University and former bookseller. Her extensive collection of books illustrated by Caldecott Medal-winning artists Leo and Diane Dillon captured the judges' attention. The couple worked together for half a century and produced illustrations for children's books, magazine covers, and adult paperback books, some of which are shown in the images accompanying this post.

Heather O'Donnell and Rebecca Romney, owners of Honey & Wax Booksellers in Brooklyn, N.Y., created the prize last year to encourage young women book collectors. It is open to women book collectors under 30 years old. The winner receives $1,000. Four runners-up are chosen, too, and they receive $250 each. Congratulations to the winners. We are proud to provide tickets to the next Florida Antiquarian Book Fair in April to all the winners.

You can get more information about the Honey & Wax Book Collecting Prize on the bookstore website.