Back from the Dead, Again
Mon, 18 May 2015 03:42:24 GMT
I've been traveling so much I'm not always clear on which city I'm in at any given moment. I just got back last night from a quick drive to New York to pick up my son from college (2500+ miles in four days). Next week I'm in Kansas City for Conquest, then four more trips in a row until I collapse. Luckily Alice will be at the store while I'm gone.
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 ... Read More »
Back from the Dead
Fri, 08 May 2015 18:55:40 GMT
I've been pretty quiet for some time now but I haven't been inactive. I don't think I've been home longer than two days in a row for manyn weeks and I worked 7 days a week for several months running. Two weeks ago I went out to New York to see my son William in a play (Stephen Sondheim's Assassins) and try to relax a bit. It was supposed to only be a four-day trip but because of a change to the play dates it ended up being a 12-day vacation. It worked very well; Alice handeled the store with little trouble and I actually got some afternoon naps now and then. Lisa and I also went ot NYC and saw a couple of Broadway plays - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time and The Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder. Both were ... Read More »
Happy Anniversary to Me!
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 13:29:00 GMT
38 years ago I opened my first store. It was a pretty bare-bones operation; a few comics, some new books, a few used books. Whatever I had on hand and whatever I could afford to buy for $300 from local distributors. My best seller was a novelization of an, as yet, unreleased and little known movie called Star Wars. That and Sword of Shanara which had the princely price of $5.95 (other paperbacks were $1.25 to $1.50). Things have changed a bit since then.
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 ... Read More »
Earlier news posts are available on the DreamHaven Live Journal.
DreamHaven Books is proud to announce the first US publication of the novelization of the 1954 classic film, Creature From the Black Lagoon. Written by Vargo Statten (John Russell Fearn) in 1954, this book was published only in the UK and has become fantastically scarce, with original copies selling for as much as $6000. We are now offering an enhanced version of the original novel at a very affordable price.
The book will contain the original novel but we have added some new items:
- Stills from the film.
- A new introduction by David Schow.
- A new cover by Bob Eggleton.
Trade Paperback $20.00
Hardcover (Limited to 750 copies) $50.00
Limited Edition Hardcover (Limited to only 250 copies) - SIGNED by Ricou Browning (the original Creature actor) and Julie (Julia) Adams, star of the film. $125.00
Authors & Artists ...
... who have appeared at DreamHaven include: Douglas Adams, Yoshitaka Amano, Barth Anderson, Poul Anderson, Eleanor Arnason, Clive Barker, Donna Barr, Greg Bear, John Berkey, Bruce Bethke, Steve Bissette, Robert Bloch, David Brin, Poppy Z. Brite, Terry Brooks, Steven Brust, Lois McMaster Bujold, Emma Bull, Jack Cady, Orson Scott Card, Jonathan Carroll, Raphael Carter, Chris Claremont, Nancy Collins, Walter Crane, John Crowley, Kara Dalkey, Pamela Dean, Charles de Lint, Samuel Delany, Alan DeNiro, Gordon R. Dickson, Harlan Ellison, Ru Emerson, Raymond E. Feist, John Farris, Phil Foglio, John M. Ford, Alan Dean Foster, Brian Froud, Neil Gaiman, Terry Garey, William Gibson, Roberta Gregory, Tate Hallaway, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Walter Hunt, Shelley Jackson, Phil Jennings, Peg Kerr, E.E. Knight, Ellen Kushner, Joe R. Lansdale, Kelly Link, Brian Lumley, Laurie J. Marks, George R.R. Martin, Robert McCammon, Scott McCloud, Kelly McCullough, Jack McDevitt, Dave McKean, Dennis McKiernan, China Miéville, Elizabeth Moon, Christopher Moore, Lyda Morehouse, Jody Lynn Nye, John Picacio, Nick Pollota, Tim Powers, Terry Pratchett, Alastair Reynolds, John Ringo, Spider Robinson, Joel Rosenberg, Patrick Rothfuss, P. Craig Russell, Robert Sheckley, Will Shetterly, Dave Sim, Dan Simmons, John Sladek, Art Spiegelman, Adam Stemple, Caroline Stevermer, Sheree Thomas, Jill Thompson, Charles Vess, Joan Vinge, Karl Edward Wagner, David Weber, Tad Williams, F. Paul Wilson, Gene Wolfe, Patricia Wrede, Jane Yolen, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Jim Young, and Roger Zelazny.