Friday December 30, 2011 8:23 am
Update: Dreamhaven Books And Comics
Dreamhaven Books And Comics, the legendary Minneapolis bookstore and mailorder company, is shutting its brick-and-mortar biz in early 2012.
At least that was the original announcement back in October.
Owner Greg Ketter clarified his position on a recent LiveJournal post:
“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. (sic)”
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Dreamhaven was one of those fantastic “always read about it, always wanted to visit but never did” stores, because I rarely get to the middle of the country.
When I worked for Malibu Comics, one of our bigger hires was one of their employees, and that worked out pretty well at the time.
The mailorder side of the business will still be ongoing, and I urge you to support it (and keep an eye out for Greg's once-a-month sales at the store).
Dreamhaven has an excellent rep and they have a lot of hard-to-find oddball nerd stuff.
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