About Us

Christopher Stephens is an old-school bookman.  He has spent his entire life reading, buying, researching, and learning about books.  With his wife, Louisa, he has owned and managed a series of bookstores.  The first was in their home in Mt. Carroll, Illinois, where they were finishing school.  Stephens Bookshop moved to New York City in 1968.  There were a series of locations until, in 1993, Chris combined his inventory with his father-in-law’s at riverrun in Hastings on Hudson NY.