DreamHaven Books

★★★★☆
  • 2301 E 38th St

    Minneapolis, MN 55406

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  • 612-823-6161

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Cluttered display windows. All the new releases are mixed in with the old. Looks like it hasn't been cleaned in 10 years (though I have been told they just moved). The register/sales person is insulated in a maze of unopened boxes, mushroomed piles/stacks of books and just plain junk; basically you have to go out of your way to get his attention through a miniature hedge maze of sh*t (this is if he's not playing a hand-held game).

I had high hopes when pulling into the parking lot (great mural on the side) though it looks like this store has been neglected for years. The word around the campfire is that this place is only open because the owner publishes Neil Gaiman's written works (unconfirmed).

Don't waste your time.

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★☆☆☆☆

Cluttered display windows. All the new releases are mixed in with the old. Looks like it hasn't been cleaned in 10 years (though I have been told they just moved). The register/sales person is insulated in a maze of unopened boxes, mushroomed piles/stacks of books and just plain junk; basically you have to go out of your way to get his attention through a miniature hedge maze of sh*t (this is if he's not playing a hand-held game).

I had high hopes when pulling into the parking lot (great mural on the side) though it looks like this store has been neglected for years. The word around the campfire is that this place is only open because the owner publishes Neil Gaiman's written works (unconfirmed).

Don't waste your time.

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DreamHaven is a great store with an extensive selection of science-fiction, fantasy, and comic books, both used and new. If they dont have something really obscure, theyll be happy to order it for you. Occasionally, they will have in-store author signings and actually have their own press to publish books, DreamHaven Press (which publishes Neil Gaimans Angels and Visitations). Theyve been open since 1977, and its easy to see why theyve been around so long.

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★★★★☆

DreamHaven is a great store with an extensive selection of science-fiction, fantasy, and comic books, both used and new. If they dont have something really obscure, theyll be happy to order it for you. Occasionally, they will have in-store author signings and actually have their own press to publish books, DreamHaven Press (which publishes Neil Gaimans Angels and Visitations). Theyve been open since 1977, and its easy to see why theyve been around so long.

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Dreamhaven is truly a mecca to comic book and sci-fi fans, many have come from around the world to see the place in person and to bask in its geek aura.

This fanatic following is due in part to its fabulous selection and in part to the fact that just about anyone who is anyone in the world of sci fi and fantasy has stopped by for a reading and/or book signing. Famous names such as Douglas Adams, Orson Scott Card, and William Gibson have all graced Dreamhaven's doorstep, and Neil Gaiman used to show up nearly every other week.

They used to have another store near the U of MN campus (on 4th St. in Dinkytown), but this location closed in 2003

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★★★★☆

Dreamhaven is truly a mecca to comic book and sci-fi fans, many have come from around the world to see the place in person and to bask in its geek aura.

This fanatic following is due in part to its fabulous selection and in part to the fact that just about anyone who is anyone in the world of sci fi and fantasy has stopped by for a reading and/or book signing. Famous names such as Douglas Adams, Orson Scott Card, and William Gibson have all graced Dreamhaven's doorstep, and Neil Gaiman used to show up nearly every other week.

They used to have another store near the U of MN campus (on 4th St. in Dinkytown), but this location closed in 2003

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Incredibly comprehensive selection of materials, particularly arkham house and independent press horror books, the stuff that wouldn't be found at many of the major bookstore chains and elsewhere.

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Incredibly comprehensive selection of materials, particularly arkham house and independent press horror books, the stuff that wouldn't be found at many of the major bookstore chains and elsewhere.

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Specialty bookshop sells new, used and collectible science fiction, horror, fantasy, art and film books, comics and magazines.

 

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