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.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Anne McCaffrey - Dragonlady

McCaffrey calls herself "Dragonlady" because of her enormously popular dragons of Pern books. That's not how I think of her though. To me, Anne McCaffrey is the Reigning Queen of Science Fiction/Fantasy.

When White Dragon was being remaindered, Chris Stephens wanted to keep it in print. He got in touch with Virginia Kidd, McCaffrey's agent. Kidd got in touch with McCaffrey and McCaffrey agreed to help finance the purchase of all 4000 copies of this very good book. Chris would distribute them.

The arrangement worked out well for everyone involved

Fantastic Fiction- short interesting bio notes and complete list of work with book photos
site devoted to A.M. includes biographical info+ photos + discussion
review of McCaffrey on Starstore Blog

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