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.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Gotham Book Mart - University of NM

     The March 1975 issue of Antiquarian Bookman has an article on page 1354 describing the University of New Mexico's purchase of Gotham Book Mart stock.  The 5th paragraph contains this single sentence:  "Christopher P. Stephens (325 West 38th St, NYC) acted as intermediary in the transaction."
     Believe me, there are more sentences than one involved in that story.  I can't write them down just now.  Too busy gearing up for the coming week of opera Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday.
     In early May, when the Wagner Adventure is over, then I will be able to tell the Gotham sale story properly.

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