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, May 2, 2009

Other Good Stuff in Book Houses

Q: What secret could be in this lovely oak box?

A:  There's boxwood sawdust is in the bottom compartment. 

    The top compartment has a jewelry cleaning brush and a bar of jewelry cleaning soap.
    You suds up the jewelry, give a brisk brushing, then lay it in the boxwood sawdust until it's dry.

     This box came out of a house with good books.  I like to imagine that a woman with beautiful jewelry sat in a window seat in her library and read to her heart's content.


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