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, February 28, 2013

"bibliomaniacal friends"

What an utterly satisfactory phrase.  I wish I’d thought of it.  The phrase appears early in The History of the Society of Iconophiles, published in 1930.
These friends of William Loring Andrews encouraged him in his mission to counter the growing reliance on photography, and help save the masterful art of engraving.  The men, the Iconophiles, contracted with the finest engravers of the time to make images of the city they loved.  New York City.
Hurray for these men.
And a special hurray to riverrun’s treasured bibliomaniacal friends.

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