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 15, 2009

Something Else Press

Something Else Press (1963 - 1974) was a strong publishing voice of experimental writing. The list includes major concrete poets and fluxus artists. Dick Higgins ran the press. His wife, Alison Knowles, indirectly helped him name it. When he offered her suggestions for the name of the press, she said, "No. No. Not that either. Name it something else." So he did.
All of the people involved with the press were creative artists. None was a business major. Higgins kept the press afloat with his own personal money but eventually the Something Else Press had to close down operations.
The press left an indelible mark on the experimental literay scene.

a wikipedia entry lists publications

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