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.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Donald Westlake by CPS

photo by Christopher P. Stephens - September 1981

     Donald Westlake very much liked this picture Chris took, so Chris gave him some prints.  Chris Stephens very much liked the books that Westlake wrote, so Westlake signed him a few.   
     Donald Westlake wrote a wide variety of novels, mostly mysteries with a light touch of humor.  He's best known for the Parker series written under the name Richard Stark.
     Chris enjoyed researching Westlake's books and various pseudonyms for the checklist he published on Donald Westlake. 

Westlake's own website, maintained up until just before he died on the last day of 2008.

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