KEN LOPEZ BOOKSELLER Archives | Manuscripts | Collections

Preserving 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.

Since 1981, 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.

Current Collections
Archives presently offered for sale

In-progress Archives
Archives we're currently working on

  • Nelson Algren and Stephen Deutch
  • Gary Braasch
  • Ron Carlson
  • Scott Carrier
  • Paul Davis
  • Corinne Demas
  • Clayton Eshleman
  • David Garrow
  • William Hjortsberg
  • James Koller
  • Barry Lopez
  • James McMullan
  • Jay Neugeboren
  • George Bernard Shaw
  • Robert Stone
  • James Tate
  • Gerald Vizenor
  • Dan Wakefield
  • Terry Tempest Williams

A small sampling of notable collections we've sold

Collections Handled
Archives sold and/or appraised

  • Edward Abbey
  • Yehuda Amichai
  • Rick Bass
  • Nat Bellantoni
  • Gwendolyn Brooks
  • Wesley Brown
  • Joseph Bruchac
  • Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • William S. Burroughs
  • Max Crawford
  • John Crowley
  • Pietro Di Donato
  • Andre Dubus
  • Alan Dugan
  • David James Duncan
  • Gretel Ehrlich
  • Clayton Eshleman
  • French Symbolists
  • Bruce Jay Friedman
  • William Gaddis
  • Richard Grossinger
  • Anthony Harvey
  • Edward Hoagland
  • Barbara Howes
  • Ronald Johnson
  • Pauline Kael
  • Ken Kesey
  • Denis Kitchen
  • William Kittredge
  • Tuli Kupferberg
  • Barry Lopez
  • Thomas Mann
  • Harry Mathews
  • Peter Mathiessen
  • Bill McKibben
  • Thomas Merton
  • N. Scott Momaday
  • Susan Brind Morrow
  • Gary Paul Nabhan
  • Jay Neugeboren
  • Craig Nova
  • Tim O'Brien
  • Doug Peacock
  • Sylvia Plath
  • Joanne Pottlitzer
  • Dawn Powell
  • Mario Puzo
  • Robert Michael Pyle
  • David Quammen
  • Marc Reisner
  • Pattiann Rogers
  • James Salter
  • Leslie Marmon Silko
  • Annick Smith
  • Terry Southern
  • Frank Stanford
  • Maureen Stapleton
  • Robert Stone
  • James Tate
  • Gerald Vizenor
  • Dan Wakefield
  • James Welch
  • George Weller
  • Dara Wier
  • Terry Tempest Williams

We can be contacted via our main website's inquiry form, or:

Ken Lopez Bookseller
51 Huntington Rd
Hadley, MA 01035
Phone: 413-584-4827