KEN LOPEZ BOOKSELLER Archives | Manuscripts | Collections
writers’ literary archives gives future generations insight to the creation
of literary art from the inside out, and to the personal and historical
context of the artist in their time.
Ken Lopez Bookseller has been issuing catalogs of literary first editions,
predominantly by contemporary, living, working writers. Dealing with living
writers’ published works led us directly to helping some of those writers
find institutional homes for their papers.
We strive to
try to find a suitable institutional home for the archives we
represent—where they will fit with other collections, attract scholarly
interest and research, and be valued—and we try to maintain a pragmatic and
collaborative approach with the institution we are offering the archive to.
In many cases this results in there being a meaningful relationship between
the individual writer and the institution, beyond the mere financial
transaction in the sale and purchase of the archive.
We also appraise writers' archives.
Archives presently offered for sale
A small sampling of notable collections
Archives sold and/or appraised
Edgar Rice Burroughs
William S. Burroughs
Pietro Di Donato
David James Duncan
Bruce Jay Friedman
N. Scott Momaday
Susan Brind Morrow
Gary Paul Nabhan
Robert Michael Pyle
Leslie Marmon Silko
Terry Tempest Williams
We can be contacted via our main website's inquiry form, or:
Ken Lopez Bookseller
51 Huntington Rd
Hadley, MA 01035