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, April 19, 2009

The Publishers' Representatives

publishers' reps left to right:  Zeb Burgess - ?, unknown, Ted Maass - Macmillan, Frank Scioscia - Harper & Row

     Don't trade book salesmen have great jobs?  The responsibilities are hardly onerous.  Each salesman has a territory filled with book stores.  The salesman visits each one regularly and chats with the book buyer who is often the owner.  The book buyer orders inventory from the publisher's new season list while they discuss readers and book buyers and authors.
     The salesman checks stock and culls returns for the bookstore.  Then he drives off to another bookstore for more fun.

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