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.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


Change is coming. Michael and Fin Stephens are driving a big U-Haul across the country from Santa Cruz to Hastings on Hudson. They're bringing their wordly* possessions, including quite a number of boxes of books.

More importantly they're bringing their enthusiasm and energy to riverrun. They'll revamp the store on the north side of the street - clean it up, build more shelves, organize the books, stay open late, maybe have some poetry readings or other events. Christopher Stephens will remain proprietor, book buyer and general book expert and wizard. Chris will continue to preside over riverrun on the south side of the street. Michael and Fin will revive riverrun on north side of the street.

It's going to be exciting. Change always is.

* originally a typo, but it makes sense this way too

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