DreamHaven Books will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday November 26. We will be open on Friday November 27 and there will be a BLACK FRIDAY SALE.
Return of the 10¢ comic! All of our regularly priced 25¢ comics will be only 10¢. Welcome back to the 1960’s.
50% Off bagged, collectible paperbacks (does not include books in our showcases or behind the counter).
Graphic Novel Sale! We’ll be marking down many hundreds of Graphic Novels 50-90%.
Buy any NEW BOOK and get another NEW BOOK of equal or lesser value at 50% OFF.
We’re also celebrating SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY with a second day of sales:
Buy One Used Hardcover or Trade Paperback, Get 2 FREE! That’s right, buy any $50 or under used Hardcover or Trade Paperback and get 2 more of equal or lesser value FREE.
Buy any ten One Dollar books from our Buck-a-Book room and get
5 MORE FREE.
FREE BOOKS both days for people who make any size purchase.
Many more Unannounced sales on both days.
Friday and Saturday Noon until 6:30pm
DreamHaven Books 2301 E. 38th St. Minneapolis, MN 55406 612-823-6161 dreamhavenbooks.com
I love you Mary Ann.
And if they do well enough with admissions with these five shows, a sixth show will be announced for some time after the 8th.
Tickets are $14.00 plus a $4.00 admision button. Tickets at fringefestival.org
We'll all get to hear him sing "I would prefer not to".
I wanted to mention that my son, William, is going to appear in a Fringe Festival production. The play is Bartleby : A Musical and William is the title character. It's based on the Herman Melville story and the production is looking for some help via Kickstarter. I hope some of you can attend the play. I'm not sure of the schedule yet but it will be at the Mixed Blood Theater later this month.
From now until the end of July, I will sell all TOR hardcover books at 40% off cover price. If I don't have it in stock, I'll order it. You can come in the store or you can order by phone or email. This should make it easier to support Irene and negate any minimal effect the boycotters may have. A letter in support of Irene to the very same people that Vox Day and Peter Grant and others are asking you to send hate mail to would also go a long way.
I've been quiet on the whole subject mostly because I just couldn't be bothered to spend any time on it. I wasn't worried about adverse effects on my own business since I sincerely doubt the kinds of trollish behavior I'm seeing is from any of my customers. I'm amazed that the biggest complainers would have bought any books from Tor, ever, since they admit their reading tastes are generally contrary to everything that Tor holds dear (this is a totally facetious statement since I have no idea what it could really mean - I've been buying Tor books for my store since they first started and from what I can see, they publish books that they can sell. Period.)
So, I'm declaring July to be TOR BOOKS MONTH around here and I wish you all good reading.
I've built the first of the shelves which someday this summer will be part of the "Buck-A-Book" room we'll have in the garage. We're moving all of the dollar paperbacks, hardbacks and comics (most of which will only be a quarter) to one place. It will clear up more room in the store for MORE BOOKS. We'll have a special opening day sometime in July/August with a "DreamHaven Garage Sale" where we'll be selling all kinds of things. I need to "de-accession" because I really don't want to be the person who dies with the most stuff.
I went down this morning to the Minnesota Comic Convention at the State Fair grounds. You know, the REAL comic convention, not the fake pantomime comic convention that Wizard falsely advertizes as a comic convention. No movie or TV stars, no has-been celebrities, no fresh-out-of-rehab nobodies hawking their autographs to people who should know better than to pay $100 for an autographed photo of someone who will be forgotten next week. Just lots of comic books and related items. Loads of families with adorable 2-year-olds in Harley Quinn outfits and Batman muscle suits. People just having fun looking through comic books. It was a great time and I highly recommend the MCBA Comic Convention as one of the last, true comic conventions anywhere.
I never intended to build a business to last me a lifetime. I had no plan, for business or for life. I didn't have any training in either bookselling or business. I just made it up as I went along. I never gave it any thought as to a future in bookselling. I just did what I felt like doing, pretty much what any 20-year-old would do.
Now, most of my life has passed. I've made a living, more or less. It's always been a struggle but it's usually been a joy. I'm not sure what I'd have done if I hadn't opened a store. I'm certainly not suited, at this point, to do anything else. So I guess I'm in it for the long haul. Just remember, starting next Tuesday, Alice and I will be open 5 days a week, from noon until 6:30. Thanks for supporting an independent bookstore.
Welcome to my April Fool's joke on myself.