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Bookstore Press Records

Identifier: 1997-0027

Scope and Content

The collection is primarily comprised of correspondence to Gerald Hausman, his wife, Lorry, and David Silverstein regarding submissions to and publications of the press. Correspondents are authors and illustrators published by the Press, along with a few others not directly associated with the Press including reviewers, authors, and small press publishers. Principal correspondents include David Kheridan, Ruth Krauss, Gerard Malanga, Paul Metcalf and Aram Saroyan. Much of the correspondence is personal in nature. No copies of out-going letters are included. A few manuscripts of books, typescripts and photostats of poems and other ephemeral materials are also present in addition to books, pamphlets and periodicals from the Press and other small press publishers. Also included are audiotapes of readings and interviews by Halsey Davis, Gerald Hausman, Bill DeVri, Ruth Krauss and Gerard Malanga.

Separated from the collection: All books pamphlets and periodicals have been transferred to the appropriate collections of Archives & Special Collections and are listed below.

Atkinson, Ron. Looking for My Name.

Atkinson, Ron, ed. Our Place.

Brock, Alice May. My Life as a Restaurant.

Brock, Ray. Go Fly a Kite.

Canner, Mark and Collins, Dana, eds. The Second Berkshire Anthology.

Cornish, Samuel James. “Grandmother's Pictures.” Fire Exit Magazine 3.

Cornish, Samuel James. Grandmother's Pictures. 2 copies

Cornish, Samuel James. Short Beers.

Cornish, Samuel James. Your Hand in Mine.

Cumberland, David. Death and Justice Frescoes. 2 copies

Cumberland, David. Love and Its Loves.

Girodias, Maurice. Between Books: A Manner of Press Release.

Hausman, Gerard. Berkshire Anthology.

Hausman, Gerard. Beth: The Little Girl of Pine Knoll.

Hausman, Gerard. Circle Meadow. 3 copies

Hausman, Gerard. New Marlboro Stage. 3 copies

Hogrogian, Nonny. Handmade Secret Hiding Places.

Kherdian, David. Any Day of Your Life. 2 copies

Krauss, Ruth. The Carrot Seed.

Krauss, Ruth. Everything Under a Mushroom.

Krauss, Ruth. If Only.

Krauss, Ruth. I'll Be You and You Be Me.

Krauss, Ruth. Monkey Day.

Krauss, Ruth. “News.”; Locus Solus 2.

Krauss, Ruth. Somebody Else's Nut Tree, and Other Tales from Children. 2 copies

Krauss, Ruth. This Breast Gothic.

Krauss, Ruth. Under 13.

Krauss, Ruth. Under Twenty. 2 copies

Kunhardt, Dorothy. Pudding is Nice.

Lippman, Peter. From Here to There.

Malanga, Gerard. The Blue Book.

Malanga, Gerard. Light/Licht.

Malanga, Gerard. Nine Poems for Cesar Vallejo.

Malanga, Gerard. Poetry on Film.

Malanga, Gerard. Prelude to International Velvet Debutante.

Malanga, Gerard. Six Portraits.

Malanga, Gerard. Ten Poems for Ten Poets.

Malanga, Gerard. 3 Poems for Bendetta Barzini.

Malanga, Gerard. 22.

Metcalf, Paul. Blood of the Lamb.

Metcalf, Paul. Will West. 2 copies

Saroyan, Aram. The Beatles.

Saroyan, Aram. The Bolinas Book.

Saroyan, Aram. The Library at Night.

Saroyan, Aram. Marijuana and Me.

Saroyan, Aram. The Rest.

Saroyan, Aram. The Street: An Autobiographical Novel.


  • undated, 1967-1976


The collection is open and available for research.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from both the University of Connecticut Libraries and the owner(s) of the copyright.


The Bookstore Press began publishing in 1971. The first book published was a collection of poetry by its founder, Gerald Hausman, titled New Marlboro Stage. Working out of Lenox, Massachusetts, Hausman, assisted by his wife Lorry and David Silverstein, published poetry, children's books and cookbooks. Among the children's authors published by the Press were Ruth Krauss, Crockett Johnson and Sami Cornish. Illustrators included Maurice Sendak and Jeanne Johns. Poets included David Kherdian, Paul Metcalf and David Cumberland among others. The Press ceased publication in 1976.


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Small press publisher (1971-1976) of poetry, children's books, and cookbooks located in Lenox, MA. The press was owned by Gerald Hausman. Authors and illustrators published by the press include Ruth Krauss, Paul Metcalf, David Kheridan, Sam Cornish and Maurice Sendak.


Series I: Correspondence (undated, 1967-1976)

Series II: Audio Tapes (undated, 1970)

Series III: Display Materials (undated)

Acquisition Information

The collection was purchased in 1976.

Related Material

Archives & Special Collections has a substantial collection of materials pertaining to small literary presses. For detailed information on these collections please contact the curator or ask at the Reading Room desk.

Bookstore Press Records
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library Repository

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