NOW OPEN in the Highlandtown Arts District!

We are so excited to open an inclusive comic shop, coffeehouse & bookstore in Southeast Baltimore, focused on stories by & for BIPOC, women & the LGBTQIAA+ community! In addition to our newly opened retail location, you can also shop our full inventory here.

"Extra Life" By Michael Owen *Pre-Order*


Seventy-five works of art merge with a dozen chapters of prose, telling of a deep dive within.


“Extra Life” is an oversized book and an archival print, wrapped in a unique portfolio.


“Extra Life” was brought to fruition through a team of Baltimore creatives:
Martin Studio Photography (imaging)
Tracy Gold (editor)
William Mitchell (design)
Harper Owen (assistant)


“Extra Life” Book, 12”x12”, 165 pages, full-color
“Renew My Light” Print, 12”x12”, luster paper
Custom Portfolio, 12”x12”x1”, upcycled materials, signed and numbered Edition of 250


"I’m so excited to share this journey with you. I haven’t put it all on the line like this, since The Baltimore Love Project. It took five years of my life and gave me many more.” -Michael Owen


***This is a Pre-Order Product, and will be available for pickup at the book launch party on 4/20/2023 from 7-9pm at Dreamers & Make-Believers Books (400 S. Highland Ave.). If you are having this book shipped, orders will begin going out on 4/21/2023***

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About Us

We are Dreamers & Make-Believers

Nestled in the vibrant Highlandtown Arts District, you’ll find Baltimore’s newest community comic shop, bookstore & coffeehouse. This area of Southeast Baltimore, though home to nearly fifty thousand residents, has been without a bookstore. In fact, there are no bookstores OR comic shops in the entire 21224 region, with the nearest comic shop a 45-minute bus ride away!
Learn About Us

Store Address

400 S Highland Ave, Baltimore, MD, 21224

(410) 624-5624

HOURS: Tuesday-Saturday 8am-6pm

Sunday 8am-4pm

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