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, July 5, 2009


tribes represented in the photos: Sauk Fox, Warm Springs, Pinal Apache, Tawakoni

After a week at the beach - a great treat - Chris Stephens returned to riverrun to yet another great treat. In his absence a woman had come to riverrun with cabinet cards of American Indians. For more than one reason, Chris was thrilled.

Chris has been interested in American Indians since he was little. As a tyke he was a Quiz Kid. Indians were his specialty. In the green room the radio men talked to all the Kids about what they knew to put the youngsters at ease.
At show time Chris was so small he couldn't reach the radio microphone. The producers put telephone books on his chair so he'd be the right height. They asked a lot of questions. Chris knew answers but didn't care to raise his hand. It was radio though. The audience couldn't see whether hands were raised or clasped tightly to one's sides.
The announcer asked some questions about Indians, then lied smoothly into the microphone. "Ahh. I see young Chris Stephens has his hand up. Yes? Can you give us the answer?" He could. He did, but he didn't like the game.

He continued to like Indians though. He continued to read and research the tribes. The cabinet cards were a treasure for him.

NOTE: Can anyone help us locate the woman who brought in these interesting cards? She was cleaning out a relative's house and she brought the cards to riverrun last week while we were sunning. Chris Stephens wants to know the stories. He wants to know if there's anything else. And in any case, he wants to give her some more money.

Sauk & Fox history
Warm Springs Indians & other tribes of Columbia River
two videos of Warm Springs dancing
Native News Apaches
another Tawakoni article

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