Mailing List Message #10
From: Harriett Logan <>
Subject: Loganberry May
Date: Tue, 03 May 2005 12:25:06 -0400
To: <>

Is it spring yet?  It snowed for the Edible Books Festival this year, but we still had loads of fun.  Check out the pictures!  May promises better weather and sidewalk specials...  time for summer reading!

Sidewalk Sale
Saturday, May 28th, 10am-6pm
It's spring cleaning time!
Help us get rid of some old inventory and get your summer reading supply.  Cheap!

Sidewalk Specials -- one bag, two bucks!
Store-wide Sale  --- 10% off all books!

Exciting recent acquisitions
14 Bears
  • Evelyn Scott's Giant Golden Book Fourteen Bears Summer and Winter  has been out-of-print for 30+ years, but it's been reprinted and is now just $14.95
  • some nice first editions by William Pene du Bois
  • a nice selection of some contemporary graphic novels, including Gaiman's The Sandman
  • vintage series books, including The Rover Boys and The Airship Boys
  • the complete set of Israel Sacks' collection of early American antiques

Local Author Book Signings
J. Everett Prewitt:  Snake Walkers
Saturday, May 7, 1-3pm

Mr. Prewitt wanted to write of strong black families, black men and women like the ones he knew, the ones who grew up in the south and had a legacy.   There were so many stories to tell, though, where to begin?  Inspiration to write his first novel came from listening to his elders, but most especially from a Mr. Johnson who said "We didn't all lose, and they didn't all win."  Finally, a story yet untold.  Snake Walkers is about a young black man who becomes the first black reporter for the Arkansas Sun.  His first assignment is to solve the mysterious abandonment of a small town and the disappearance of fourteen white men, an investigation that leads him from rural Arkansas to Cleveland, Ohio.  As he tries to uncover decades-old family secrets, he finds he also has to discover the person he wants to be.    [ Northland Publishing Company, 2005, hardback, 328 pages, $24.95]

Edward S. Friedman:  Gin Rummy, M&M's and Peanuts
Saturday, May 14, 1-3pm

In this forthright and hilarious memoir of Dr. Barney Newman, as told to and written by his loyal scribe, Ed Friedman, Newman begins by describing Cleveland’s post World War II changing economic and social environment before humorously revealing the stories of a group of men who played in a weekly gin rummy game. The book takes readers into the player’s trials and tribulations as they-and their wives-deal with true life situations from marriage, infidelity, divorce, and death to financial and professional success, failure and living within the confines of mediocrity.   [AuthorHouse, 2005, paperback, 149 pages, $15.50]

Stump the Bookseller  Selection of the month
Stump the BooksellerA237: alphabet book sheep sharp shape
An Edward Lear- or James Thurber-like kids' book, with alliterative words on each of the 26 alphabet pages, the most memorable of which was something like "Show me a shampooed and freshly shorn sheep [THE NEXT WORDS ARE VERBATIM!] and I'll show you a sheep in sharp shape." I used it as a phonics helper for Title I kids in the late '70s, but it was not meant to be an "educational" tome.

Book Club Meeting/Presentation
Gimbutasa joint meeting with Girlfriends Literary Society and The Cleveland Circle
Thursday, May 12th, 7:30pm

The Language of the Goddess 
by Marija Gimbutas --or--
The Chalis and the Blade by Riane Eisler

Read either of the books recommended, or just join us for Eva Janecek's lecture Two Images -- One Body a powerpoint presentation detailing how the concept of the Divine in early world cultures was transformed from the female image to the male image of God.  Discussion will follow the presentation.

Spend the afternoon and evening on Larchmere, as several shops will stay open late for browsing.  Special book club dinners (salad or sandwich plus wine for $15) will be available at Cafe Limbo from 5:30pm - 7:30pm.

Annex Gallery
Ellen Darby, photographerEllen Darby and Mike Priolo: The Horse
Friday, May 6, 6-8pm:  Opening Reception
Come experience the visionary images and impressions of The Horse.  Ellen's Western photography fills the walls, while Mike Priolo's short slow-motion film "Equuscapes" will play continuously during the opening wine and cheese reception.  Come meet the artists and enjoy both of their artistic tributes to a most majestic animal.

In the Community
DanielAn amazing tribute to Cuyahoga's late poet laureate, Daniel Thompson:  a street naming!

West 2nd Street in Cleveland will officially be named Daniel's Way in honor of this poet and social activist.  Join the short ceremony and dedicatory poetry reading on Friday, May 20th at noon on West 2nd and Rockwell Streets.

... and hope to see you browsing at Loganberry soon!

Loganberry Books
13015 Larchmere Boulevard
Shaker Heights, OH 44120
Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm

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