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.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Moondragon - Marvin Cohen

The Moondragon Press was born in 1975. That's the year I thought of it. That's the year I took typesetting and hand printing classes with Richard Minsky at The Center for Book Arts on Bleeker Street in New York City.
I didn't want to wait to acquire more skills before publishing my first broadside because I was intrigued with the idea of celebrating the 25th anniversary of my press in the numerically magical year of 2000. So far away, it seemed at the time. Nine years ago now.
I only printed 3 or 4 broadsides. No wonder I clean forgot to celebrate.

My first broadside was this poem of Marvin Cohen's. More stories of Marvin and of Moondragon are sure to follow in future posts.


  1. This website []
    refers to a Moon Dragon Press title by Piero Heliczer titled THE HANDSOME POLICEMAN. Is this the same Moon Dragon Press? If so, are there copies of this title available?

  2. This poem by one Marvin Cohen must be by the same Marvin who was my author at Urizen Books, I have just put a rather long piece on Urizen at the Urizen page of my home page:
    it would be nice if you could put me in touch with Marvin. Glad to see that he is alive.
    Michael Roloff

  3. 1.) to vrdntprss: No, I'm sorry MY Moon Dragon Press did not print The Handsome Policeman, and therefore I do not know about its availability. Good Luck in your search. LSS

    2.) to Summa Politico: I haven't seen Marvin in about 10 years. I'd like to be put in touch with him myself. If I do run into him, I will let him know you'd like to see him. LSS