DreamHaven to Close

Greg Ketter has announced that he will be closing DreamHaven Books on 38th Street in Minneapolis. DreamHaven has been in business for thirty-five years and, at one time, had multiple stores as well as a catalog and convention presence. According to Ketter, the catalog will continue and he will continue to attend and sell books at conventions.

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Harbour Books to Close

Independent bookseller Harbour Books of Dartmouth, Devon will be closing its doors at the end of the month after sixty years. The store was founded in 1951 by Christopher Robin Milne, who was the model for his father’s character Christopher Robin, who ran it until he retired in 1983. The current owners, Rowland and Caroline Abram, have explained their decision to close based on increased rents and more on-line competition.

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Borders Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Borders Books and Music filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on February 16. It plans to close about 30% of its stores over the next several weeks. The Chapter 11 filing allows Borders to reorganize its operations while it seeks new capital.

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