Mailing List Message #109
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Sender: Harriett R. Logan <>
Subject: Introducing First Friday events!
Date: Tue, 01 May 2012 15:40:58 -0400
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Happy May Day!  We’re kicking off the month with a new events series –with music!-  that will last until autumn.  And at the end of the month we partake in the first of our bi-annual Sidewalk Sales.  Could that mean it’s summer already?!


First Fridays

Larchmere Boulevard is pleased to present a series of First Friday events from May until October.  Shops will be open until 9pm, and restaurants will be open until midnight.  So come join us, night owls, for a night on the Boulevard!  Many merchants will be celebrating with special offerings; at Loganberry Books, we'll be celebrating with live music (and a lot of books).

Maura Rogers
Friday, May 4, 7-8 p.m.
~ first Friday ~
Maura Rogers is a singer-songwriter hailing from Cleveland, Ohio. In the summer of 2010 she released her first full length album Get Up Girl and spent the summer traveling and promoting her music from NYC to Nashville. Maura has spent the last few years expanding her musical horizons with the aid of her band. Her new album, A Good Heart Will Break, will be available this summer.


Recent Acquisitions

·         Harvey Pekar’s Cleveland

·         Books on the Avengers for all ages!

·         Graduation gifts and books

·         Many mysteries by Anne Perry and Anne McCaffrey

·         40-volume set of Yale Shakespeare

·         two first edition Mark Twain titles

·         4-volume set of Selected Works by Samuel Beckett   

·         Awesome Mother’s Day cards

·         Toledo, Port Clinton & Lakeside Railway by George Hilton, 1964

·         American Indian Art by Norman Feder

·         10-vol quarter-leather English and American Literature set "published expressly for Rural Schools of Ohio" in 1905. 

·         2-volume boxed set of Berlioz and the Romantic Century by Jacques Barzun

·         the latest installments in the Rick Riordan’s Kane Chronicles and Mysterious Benedict series by Trenton Lee Stewart


Stump the Bookseller  Selection of the month

Description: stump.jpgT555: Two tribes of tiny human like creatures
I used to read this book in my local library as a child around 1993. It was a fantasy fiction with these great illustrations that were so detailed and full of activity. The image I remember is of these two tribes of tiny human like creatures in a forest setting, one tribe in red the other in blue..

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Annex Gallery  
Barry Hoffman: Wood Block Printing
Thursday, May 3, 6-8 p.m.
~ first Thursdays ~

This month in the Annex Gallery, Cleveland printmaker Barry Hoffman will present a collection of wood engravings used as illustrations for books and posters inspired by the works of Kafka and Kurt Vonnegut, along with works inspired by the Calaveras of Jose Guadalupe Posada.  Hoffman will also discuss his work and old letterpress technology at the NOBS Forums on May 17th.  Annex Gallery show continues through June 4.


Live Music
Gene's Jazz Hot
Thursday, May 10, 7-9 p.m.
~ second Thursdays ~
Gene’s Jazz Hot has been playing here since 2006, often with guests and impromptu players.  Come join the show this second Thursday and see who shows up to join the swinging vibe of Gene Epstein, Bill Kenney, Seth Rosen and Reed Simon.  Perhaps there will be dancing?  Free homemade cookies will no doubt be served. Donations for the band gratefully accepted.


N.O.B.S. Forums
Barry Hoffman: Fine Press Printing
Thursday, May 17, 7 p.m.
~ third Thursdays ~

Barry Hoffman will discuss wood engraving, type, and the printing press. This month’s forum will be a companion to Hoffman’s art show in our Annex Gallery, which presents a collection of wood engravings used as illustrations for books and posters inspired by the works of Kafka and Kurt Vonnegut, along with works inspired by the Calaveras of Jose Guadalupe Posada.   


Classics Club
Milan Kundera: The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Thursday, May 24, 7 p.m.

~ fourth Thursdays ~
A young woman is in love with a successful surgeon, a man torn between his love for her and his incorrigible womanizing. His mistress, a free-spirited artist, lives her life as a series of betrayals--while her other lover, earnest, faithful, and good, stands to lose everything because of his noble qualities. In a world where lives are shaped by irrevocable choices and fortuitous events, and everything occurs but once, existence seems to lose its substance, its weight. Hence we feel "the unbearable lightness of being." A major achievement from one of the world's truly great writers, Milan Kundera's magnificent novel of passion and politics, infidelity and ideas, encompasses the extremes of comedy and tragedy, illuminating all aspects of human existence.  Hope to see you for the discussion!


Memorial Day Weekend

Larchmere Sidewalk Sale

Saturday, May 26, 10am-5pm

~ bi-annual event ~

Join us for the first Sidewalk Sale of the season!  As usual, we’ll have a store-wide sale at Loganberry Books, in addition to some house-cleaning special specials.  Always fun to see what we dig out of the closets…


Looking Ahead
Larchmere Festival / Bazaar Bizarre / Author Alley
Saturday, July 7

~ annual event ~

Our annual street festival is now accepting vendor contracts, garage sale participants, musician & entertainment inquiries, and, of course, local writers for Loganberry’s Author Alley.  We have some big names already lined up, and we’re very eager for this year’s event.  If you’re interested, now is the time to submit your registrations for the Larchmere Festival or Author Alley.





P.S.  We’re hiring. Send a resume & letter of intent if you’re interested.


Loganberry Books

13015 Larchmere Boulevard;  Shaker Heights, Ohio 44120;  216.795.9800 


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