Mailing List Message #108
From: Harriett R. Logan <>
Subject: three book signings and Books2Eat, too
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2012 19:57:12 -0400
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It’s time to eat some books!  The Edible Books Festival is Saturday, April 7th!  And we have three exciting book signings this month, including the national book launch for Loung Ung’s third memoir, Lulu in the Sky!  Read on.


Recent Acquisitions

·         African-American picture books, including Sesame Street’s Northern J. Calloway’s I Been There

·         American Wild Life, compiled by the Writers’ Program of the WPA, 1947

·         The Steampunk Tarot by Barbara Moore and illustrated by Aly Fell

·         Cinderella Ate My Daughter by Peggy Orenstein

·         A whole collection on spies, espionage and the CIA

·         Over the Rhine: When Beer Was King by Michael D. Morgan

·         Sky Dogs by Jane Yolen and signed by illustrator Barry Moser

·         Prisoner’s Dilemma: John von Neumann, Game Theory, and the Puzzle of the Bomb by William Poundstone

·         E. A. Wallis Budge’s The Book of the Dead, and An Egyptian Hieroglyphic Dictionary

·         The Last Gentleman Adventurer: Coming of Age in the Arctic, by Edward Beauclerk Maurice

·         World War II histories, including At Dawn We Slept by Gordon W. Prange



Stump the Bookseller  Selection of the month

Description: stump.jpgY97: Young blond woman and young man

The book was for 9 -14 yr. old girls in the early sixties, possibly written earlier.  A young woman and young man, Irish I believe, were facing each other, holding hands.   The girl was blonde, hair partially tied back.  Wearing high collared white blouse with long sleeves. Possibly also a movie.

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Annex Gallery  
Altered Book Group:  Identity
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 5, 6-8pm
~ first Thursdays ~

For each of these past 5 years, the Altered Book Group has chosen a theme. This year’s theme is Identity. Each artist has explored who she is as an individual and how culture affects her self-perception.  Each artist has looked into the ways gender has helped form her outlook and the way she positions herself in society and the world. Finally, the relationships within each artist’s family contributes to each sense of identity.  A great variety of altered books by artists Cynthia Beeker, Phyllis Brody, Sarah Clague, Gene Epstein, Anne Weissman, and Zena Zipporah.  Show continues through April 28.


Book Fair

Akron Antiquarian Book & Paper Fair 
Friday, April 6, 3:00--8:30 pm 
and Saturday, April 7, 10:00 am -- 4:00 pm
John S. Knight Center, 77 East Mill Street, Akron
~ annual event ~

More than 35 dealers!  Old and Rare Books, Readable and Collectible, First Editions, Children’s Books, Americana, Maps, Prints, Illustrated Books, Mysteries, Science Fiction, Cookbooks, Civil War, Aviation, Art, Literature, Travel and More!  Don’t miss the 30th Annual Book Fair in our region, sponsored by the Northern Ohio Bibliophilic Society.  See for more info. 


Ninth Annual Books 2 Eat

Edible Books Festival

Saturday, April 7, 1pm

~ annual event ~

The Edible Books Festival is a creative contest with only one rule: make edible art that has something to do with books.  How people interpret this single rule is wherein lies the fun.  There are four official awards (won by popular vote and awarded appropriate books): the Logan Award for Most Literary, the Strong Award for Most Book-like, the Otis Award for Most Appetizing, and the Zober Award for Most Creative.  As always, the festivities are free, but for the additional pleasure of voting for and eating the edible book creations, a $3 fee helps keep the festival going.  Bring your friends, family, and kids.  Please register your entries, help spread the word (pdf flyer), and visit our website for a complete catalog of past events to get your imagination going.

Book Signing
The Art of Arabella Proffer: The National Portrait Gallery of Kessa
Wednesday, April 11, 7 pm

~ special event ~

Taking inspiration from artists of the Renaissance to Rococo periods, contemporary artist Arabella Proffer has re-imagined the mannerist portrait with a pop surrealist twist. After researching fashion history, heraldry, and peerage protocol, she went on to create her own world parallel to that of old world Europe. Concocting a family legacy -- ancestors that could belong to anyone – it has become an impulse and a passion the artist continues to explore, adding characters and stories to her ever-growing private empire of punks, goths, and nobility behaving badly. Proffer will sign copies of her book, which is published locally by Cooperative Press. Included are over 40 portraits created between 2000 and 2011, their stories, family trees, map and more, as well as a foreword by Josh Geiser of Creep Machine and Paper Devil.

Live Music
Gene's Jazz Hot
Thursday, April 12, 7-9 p.m.
~ second Thursdays ~
What’s that you say?  Free music, and cookies, too?  Sign me up.  Gene Epstein on bass, Bill Kenney on clarinet, Seth Rosen on guitar and Reed Simon on violin.  Every second Thursday.  Donations for the band gratefully accepted.


Book Launch and Author Reading
Loung Ung: Lulu in the Sky
Wednesday, April 18, 7pm

~ special event ~
Join us on April 18th at 7 PM for the official launch of Loung Ung’s newest memoir, LuLu in the Sky.  Writer, activist and a survivor of the Cambodia killing fields, Loung has already fascinated us with First They Killed My Father and Lucky Child. Now she has written a heart-wrenching and inspiring story about her “struggle to keep darkness and depression at bay while she attends college and falls in love with Mark, a Midwestern archetype of American optimism.  Lulu is a story of Loung’s tentative steps into love, activism, and marriage—a journey that takes her back to Cambodia to reconnect with her mother’s spirit and to a vocation that focused on healing the landscape of her birth.”  Preorders of Lulu in the Sky will be offered at 10% off, reserve a copy today via our Generic Order Form or E-mail.

N.O.B.S. Forums
Wendy Wasman: The Art & Science of Exploration
Thursday, April 19, 7pm
~ third Thursdays ~
Wendy Wasman, librarian at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, will present a visual lecture on The Art of Science & Exploration: an Illustrated Journey through (Mostly) 19th-Century (Mostly) Ornithological Books. This survey of some of the most important illustrators of scientific works, such as Joseph Wolf, Edward Lear, and John Gould, clearly demonstrates the intersection of science and art.

Book Promotion
World Book Night
Monday, April 23
~ annual international event ~
The British sensation of World Book Night comes to the USA!  You read that right: it’s an international book give-away event to promote the wonders and joys of reading.  30 eclectic titles have been chosen, and special editions are currently being printed especially for this event.  Book Givers have already applied and been selected to help distribute, for free, half a million books on April 23rd (each Giver will have 20 copies of 1 sponsored title).  Loganberry Books will be one of the book pick-up locations, complete with wrap-up party on April 26. Visit the World Book Night website for more information. 

Book Signing
Erin O'Brien: The Irish Hungarian Guide to the Domestic Arts
Wednesday, April 25, 7pm
~ special event ~
The Irish Hungarian Guide to the Domestic Arts proves that the Rust Belt is the perfect backdrop for a whirlwind romance, that shopping at the discount grocery is really performance art, and that a half-acre lot in the middle of America is all you need to accommodate a field of dreams. This book is also a food memoir for the rest of us, wherein a dozen ears of sweet corn turn a humble bowl of chowder into a divine creation, the Hamburger Helper glove dukes it out with a scrappy bowl of slumgullion, and banishing the blues is as easy as lunch with Holly Golightly at the local farmers' market. A misfit Irish-but-not-Catholic girl from Cleveland's west side, O'Brien is funny and sophisticated, projecting triumph through the lens of the domicile without blinking when sorrow fills the screen. The right measure of quirk and earthy sex separate this book from the Erma Bombeck set, while O'Brien's dry Midwest humor ties it all together.

Classics Club
Dorothy Allison: Bastard Out Of Carolina
Thursday, April 26, 7pm
~ fourth Thursdays ~
Greenville County, South Carolina, a wild, lush place, is home to the Boatwright family—rough-hewn men who drink hard and shoot up each other's trucks, and indomitable women who marry young and age all too quickly. At the heart of this astonishing novel is Ruth Anne Boatwright, known simply as Bone, a South Carolina bastard with an annotated birth certificate to tell the tale. Observing everything with the mercilessly keen eye of a child, Bone finds herself caught in a family triangle that will test the loyalty of her mother, Anney. Her stepfather, Daddy Glen, calls Bone "cold as death, mean as a snake, and twice as twisty," yet Anney needs Glen. At first gentle with Bone, Daddy Glen becomes steadily colder and more furious—until their final, harrowing encounter, from which there can be no turning back.

Hope to see you soon!




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