While Rebecca Romney’s gig at the Philadelphia location of Bauman Rare Books made her leave Las Vegas and her regular appearances on “Pawn Stars,” the book specialist was hardly done moving. According to her website, Romney moved on from Bauman in Philadelphia to Honey & Wax Rare Booksellers in Brooklyn, New York, from 2016 to 2019, only to relocate once more to Washington, D.C., to begin her own rare book business — Type Punch Matrix — with her business partner Brian Cassidy.
Luckily for Romney, she reunited with a couple of old friends from her “Pawn Stars” days in December 2022 thanks to Rick Harrison’s History spinoff show “Pawn Stars Do America.” Unlike the exclusive Las Vegas setting of “Pawn Stars,” the series features Rick Harrison, Corey Harrison, and Austin “Chumlee” Russell touring the United States in search of valuable finds in various cities.
One of the stops for “Pawn Stars Do America” was in the nation’s capital, where they visited Type Punch Matrix, and Romney couldn’t have been more thrilled. Captioning a photo of herself with Rick and Corey on her Instagram account, Romney wrote, “The guys came to DC recently and we all hung out — this time they were on my turf! Watch Pawn Stars Do America this evening to catch us. As usual, Rick and I tried to convince Corey that books are cool … You can’t see it, but I’m showing Corey a huge 1734 book on pirates in my shop.”
In addition to being a rare book specialist, Romney is also a published author. In 2017, she and her husband, J.P. Romney, co-wrote “Printer’s Error: Irreverent Stories from Book History.”