Christopher P. Stephens, Bookman

Chris Stephens has been a book dealer since 1965 - earlier if you count childhood buying and selling.

Stephens has sold major collections to university libraries all over the world. He has operated appealing bookstores in Mt. Carroll, Illinois, Hastings on Hudson, NY and several in NYC, NY. He is a wholesale dealer to other bookstores all over the world.

Chris loves books.

Stephens now maintains a lively internet operation out of his new home in Scranton, PA.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Ed Young reading to children

      Ed Young - autumn 2008 - showing a class of students at Hillside School two versions of a single page of Wabi Sabi.  The illustrations are collages.  The first complete manuscript was lost.  Ed started over.  He assembled new collage materials and reworked each illustration.  When the second complete manuscript was in production at Little Brown, the first manuscript was returned to Ed.
     Wabi Sabi was selected as one of the 10 best illustrated books of 2008 by The New York Times.  It is a joy to look at.   The students always enjoy having Ed Young come to school to read his books to them.  This time they looked closely.  Each wanted to be the first to name the differences and the similarities in the page by page comparisons.
     Ed Young has a long association with riverrun.  Ed became friends with Frank and Mary Scioscia in 1966 when they moved to Hastings on Hudson right next to the Burke Estate where Ed Young taught tai chi beneath a palatial copper beech tree.  Ed and his girls have been friends with the Scioscia Family and friends with the bookstore ever since.   The family and the bookstore have been fans of Ed's ever since.

a truly marvelous interview & art show of Ed Young in a quite remarkable readers' blog

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