DreamHaven Books & Comics

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An SF bookstore founded by Greg Ketter on April 1, 1977, in Minneapolis. For a time there were two, one at 912 W. Lake St., and one (Dreamhaven Too) in Dinkytown at 1309 4th St. SW. Employees included Elizabeth LaVelle. {There were two in 1999.}

DreamHaven is currently at located 2301 38th St. E. DreamHaven has always done a substantial mail-order business, and shut down its walk-in bookstore in 2013. The retail store re-opened in April 2015 after Alice Bentley (formerly of The Stars Our Destination) joined Ketter, and continued after her departure. Ketter is also a frequent convention huckster.

In May 2020, during the riots in Minneapolis, when the city’s other sf bookstore, Uncle Hugo's was burned down, vandals tried to set DreamHaven on fire, but it didn’t catch, and the damages were repaired. In July 2022, artist Mark Bodé (the son of Vaughn Bodé), covered the store’s outer wall with a vivid mural of comic book figures.

Associated with the store is DreamHaven Press, a small press. In 2017, DreamHaven published the DreamHaven Fortieth Anniversary Scrapbook a heavily illustrated history of the store.

Store 1977
This is an SF bookstore page. When a floreat "fl." is listed it records the dates for which we have evidence and may not be the store's entire span.