DreamHaven Books and Comics (dreamhaven) wrote,
DreamHaven Books and Comics

Not Quite Dead Yet

The often (mis)quoted Mark Twain's "The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated" could probably accurately be ascribed to DreamHaven and my own announcement that I was closing the store. I've tried to word things very carefully but no matter how I say it, it will be mis-interpreted. That, and I've kind of changed my idea of what the word "closing" means(shades of Bill Clinton).

I am planning to eliminate regular store hours at the beginning of February 2012. I will periodically announce a "SALE DAY", likely a Saturday, to be open, perhaps once a month or so. I'll announce it any and every way I can and I'll make sure I have some special discounts and sales to entice people into the shop. As I've pointed out to many, many people, I'm not moving out of my current location or even rearranging the store. I own the building, the taxes are reasonable, I need someplace to store my books and work from, so I'm staying put. I just won't have the doors open regularly so that I can actually get some work done. I won't go into all of the frustrating aspects of minding an open but suffice to say, it does keep me from actually making a living.

I'll be stocking much of what I do now and list them online and in my catalogs. Overall, things may not change a lot for many people; if you're used to coming in only once in a great while, then keep an eye on this site for dates and times when I'll be here to open up. I'm also planning to do some readings and signings and possibly other special events during the year. Again, keep an eye on the website, which I aim to improve in both appearance and functionality as I have the opportunity to spend more time and thought on it.

Crazily yours,

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