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Do Over

I'm just going to re-post what I said in my last post.  It still holds true.

 "It looks like it's going to be a Maytag Repaiman sort of day.  Snow last night and it just started snowing again.  Dreary and cold.  I'm just going to sit here and mark down book prices......."

But I will add that Lois McMaster Bujold will be here tomorrow night at 6:30 to read from and sign copies of her new book - Gentle Jole and the Red Queen (Baen 2016 - $27.00).

Cheers.      Greg

Maytag Repairman Day

It looks like it's going to be a Maytag Repaiman sort of day.  Snow last night and it just started snowing again.  Dreary and cold.  I'm just going to sit here and mark down book prices.......


Well, the Christmas rush is over and now we get back to regular business.  This year a bit slower than many in years past but I did manage to keep things about even by doing a lot of eBay sales and more online book sales than usual.  I'm going to try to continue that trend but in the meantime, we have TOO MANY BOOKS LEFT here in the store.  I don't have   a specific plan yet for how to get rid of more books except to say that I will be marking things down and I hope you all will take advantage of some tremendous deals.  As Melvin McCosh, a somewhat (in)famous local bookseller used to say "You need these books more than I do".   

Holiday Hours

DreamHaven will be open on Thursday Christmas Eve Day until 4:00pm.  We'll be closed on Friday, Christmas Day.  We'll reopen on Saturday, December 26 from Noon until 6:30.  Then we'll be open on Tuesday, December 29, and Wednesday December 30 from Noon until 6:30.  Thursday the 31st, we'll close at 5:00pm.

2016 - Beginning January 1 we'll revert back to our regular hours - Tuesday through Saturday Noon until 6:30.

I'd like to wish everyone a very MERRY CHRISTMAS, a WONDERFUL HANUKKAH, an INCREDIBLE KWANZAA, a FESTIVE FESTIVUS, and a general HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON (for anyone I've missed).


Loss of a Friend

A friend of mine passed away early yesterday.  His name was Jon Arfstrom.  He was the last of the cover artists for the original Weird Tales magazineand I am very priviledged to have known him.

Jon's career spanned from the late 1940s and continued until he died.  He was still drawing at the end.  I was visiting with him only hours before he passed and we talked about the book we've been planning and only working on piecemeal for a while now.  I hope we can publish a collection of his art in 2016.

Here is a cover Jon did for Weird Tales which he signed for me just shortly before he died.

Black Friday and Small Business Saturday

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


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

On the Road

I'm in New York on my way to World Fantasy Convention in Saratoga Springs.  Lisa and I cam a week early to stop by to our son perform in Fiddler on the Roof at Hofstra university.  He played Fyedka, the Russian youth who marries Chava without Tevye's permission (or knowledge).  We saw three performances and really enjoyed the play a lot.  The young man who played Tevye was wonderful and some of the staging was spectacular, Tevye's dream in particular.  Tomorrow, on to Saratoga.  Then home.  Then Chicago for WindyCon.  Then home for a long while.

Adam Stemple Speculations Reading

On Wednesday, September 30, Adam Stemple will be reading at DreamHaven.  Adam is the author of several novels including Singer of Souls and Steward of Songs.  He is also co-author with his mother, Jane Yolen of several other works such as B.U.G. (Big Ugly Guy), and Pay the Piper and Troll Bridge. The reading begins at 6:30 and goes until about 7:30.  Refreshments provided.

Goodbye Mary Ann

I just lost one of my dearest friends today.  I'm afraid I'm just not going to be of much use for a while anyway.

I love you Mary Ann.


More Shameless Plugs

William's play, Bartleby : Musical has an actual schedule.  The Play will take place at Mixed Blood Theater (1501 S 4th St, Minneapolis, MN 55454) starting July 30th.

7/30     10:00pm
8/1        5:30pm
8/3       8:30pm
8/6      5:30pm
8/8      7:00pm

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".