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A Rare Book Summer Picnic: Conversations on Food, Cultural History and The Dining Table

July 1 @ 8:00 pm EDT

Sponsored by The Manuscript Society

Live, Free Webinar

Monday, July 1, 2024 – 8:00 PM Eastern , 5:00 PM Pacific (US and Canada)


Christine von der Linn of Honey & Wax Booksellers 

Lizzy Young owner of Lizzy Young Bookseller

With feet firmly planted in both the book and culinary worlds, Christine von der Linn and Lizzy Young will present in a casual, live, panel format stories about books and food, and food history. What we can learn from them, and how we can and should establish the dinner table as a space where we all come together. Plus, they will also share their special goodies, rare finds from both their bookstores and end with a Q&A.


Christine von der Linn

Christine von der Linn was born and raised in the Hudson River Valley. A graduate of Bard College, she studied art & architectural history, material culture and foodways. She managed a bookstore and was an archivist of the Livingston family library and art collection at the Clermont State Historic Site in Columbia County before moving to New York City.

In 1993, Christine joined Swann Auction Galleries in New York City and served as a specialist in rare books, cataloguing and selling literature, fine press, livres d’artiste, and illustrated books. She co-founded both their Illustration Art Department and LGBTQ+ Art, Material Culture & History sales. In 2023 she joined Honey & Wax Booksellers to continue her love of books and illustration, and to lecture, write, and appraise material in her areas of expertise. While working, Christine graduated from Natural Gourmet/ICE Culinary Institute. She continues her lifelong interest in food, drink, and sustainable agriculture as president of the board of trustees of the Metuchen Farmers Market in New Jersey.

Lizzy Young

Lizzy’s first career was as a pastry chef, studying at Peter Kump’s Cooking School under Nick Malgeiri. Lizzy went on to work at “Windows on the World.” Later, Lizzy made her way to Gourmet Magazine and eventually became a Food Editor.

In 2009, she began her career in bookselling joining her father, Roy Young of RoYoung Bookseller. During the three years she worked with Roy, Lizzy learned every aspect of the rare book trade and attended the Rare Book School at the University of Virginia. In 2011 Lizzy stepped out on her own, opening Lizzy Young Booksellers. “At Lizzy Young Bookseller, we sell Rare Books, Ephemera, and Manuscripts with a focus on Food & Drink History, Women’s History, Cultural History, Children’s Books, and anything else that makes us smile.” Her main client base is comprised of public and private Special Collections at Universities and libraries around the world.

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July 1
8:00 pm EDT
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