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 »
Fri, 13 Mar 2015 03:54:57 GMT
But not forgotten.
Sir Terry Pratchett died today. Lisa and I were driving to Milwaukee to attend OperaCon with my old friend, Somtow Sucharitkul, when we got a text from my son William that told us of Terry's death. William was so devastated that he ended up leaving his class and going to his dorm to cry for 20 minutes. He says that Terry taught him how to laugh. I had no idea that Terry Pratchett meant so much to William but it does not surprise me. We read some of Terry's books to a very young William, he did get to listen to Terry talk and was fortunate enough to meet him and have a meal or two with him. We will all miss him very, very much.
I think it's my turn to cry.
Tue, 10 Mar 2015 20:09:00 GMT
Here is my official Press Release:
DreamHaven is Back!
DreamHaven Books owner Greg Ketter is proud to announce a new partnershipwith an old partner. Alice Bentley, co-founder and former partner with Ketter in our Chicago bookstore, The Stars Our Destination, is now coming to Minneapolis to work with Ketter ... 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
... 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.