Mailing List Message #115
From: Harriett R. Logan <>
Subject: Salutations from Otis at Loganberry Books
Date: Mon, 05 Nov 2012 18:00:40 -0500
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Description: OtisWe hope you and yours survived Hurricane Sandy and swing-state advertising okay.  We are eager to turn the page here at Loganberry, and we are currently setting up for our 2nd annual Otis’ Old Curiosity Shop! The holiday bazaar will take over the Annex Gallery during the months of November and December, with a mix of art, crafts, toys, cards, and vintage curios. We even painted the gallery (Otis helped)!  The show officially opens Thanksgiving weekend during the Larchmere Holiday Stroll, and there will be an artists' reception on Thursday, December 6 at 7 pm. You can find out more here.


Recent Acquisitions


     Cleveland’s local food scene is hot! Here are a number of tasty new titles, great for gift-giving.


  • Cleveland’s West Side Market: 100 Years and Still Cooking by Laura Taxel and Marilou Suszko

·         In the Kitchen With Cleveland’s Favorite Chefs by Maria Isabella, with foreword by Michael Ruhlman

·         Michael Symon’s Carnivore: 120 Recipes for Meat Lovers by Michael Symon

·         We also expanded our mystery and thriller collection and have LOTS of David  Baldacci, Agatha Christie, Raymond Chandler, Tom Clancy, Michael Connelly, Patricia Cornwell, Casey Daniels, Arthur Conan Doyle, Amanda Flowers, Ken Follett, Dick Francis, Elizabeth George, John Grisham, Robert Ludlam, Anne Perry, Les Roberts, Alexander McCall Smith, James Patterson, as well as new paperbacks by Jess Lourey, Alan Orloff, and the 2012 Shamus Award Nominees, the 2012 Anthony Award Nominees, as well as International translations.  Just in case you missed Halloween.


Stump the Bookseller Selection of the Month
Stumpers!B869: Boy, rainbow colored fruits, travel
~ selection of the month ~
The children’s book I’m looking for is an old one. I read it around 1958, as a young child. The book could have been published in the 19th century, as my parents had old books around the house in Boston.  But I don’t know. I keep forgetting how old I am!   But looking at the overall characteristics of children’s books published in mid-20th century, I don’t recall any “modern” style to the mystery  book. The story line is about a  young boy.  I think he was in trouble with his parents.  He finds an orchard and discovers the fruits are in the colors of the rainbow.  When he eats a certain colored fruit he travels to that land,   e.g. “Violet Land”. I don’t remember how it ends but I have a warm fuzzy feeling about it so it must have ended well. I seem to remember an image of the boy (with him on the left side of the drawing), in a tree, reaching out with his right hand to pick a fruit. See More Book Stumpers


Live Music
Gene's Jazz Hot
Thursday, November 8, 7-8:30 PM

~ second Thursdays ~
Local jazz combo Gene’s Jazz Hot will perform in the LitArts room on their usual second Thursday evening. Joining Gene Epstein on upright Bass, Reed Simon on Violin, and Bill Kenney on Clarinet is former GJH singer Peggi Cella, as well as guitarist Dave Huddleston.  Always a rollicking good time with good people -- and free cookies.  Time to get out of the house!   
Donations for the band gratefully accepted.

NOBS Forums
NOBSAndy Leach: The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives
Thursday, November 15, 7 pm

~ third Thursdays ~
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum's new Library and Archives is the world's most comprehensive repository of written and audiovisual materials relating to the history of rock and roll. The Library and Archives collects, preserves, and provides access to these resources in order to educate people about rock and roll, its roots, and its impact on society.  The Library and Archives serves the needs of scholars, educators, students, the media, and the general public. At this month's forum, director Andy Leach will provide an overview of the Library and Archives, showcasing its collections and the work being carried out there. You can find more information about Mr. Leach and the library here.


Larchmere Holiday Stroll, November 23, 10 am - 8 pm
Saturday, November 24, 10 am - 8 pm

Shop local for the holidays! Our annual holiday event will feature live entertainment, hot cider and other special treats at every business up and down the boulevard. Local indie craft show Bazaar Bizarre returns, this year in a toastier spot -- 12916 Larchmere, aka Shaker Quality Auto Body. At Loganberry Books, you can peruse our 80,000 volumes to the tunes of local guitarist Brian Henke, and meet and greet many local authors including Laura Taxel, Erin O'Brien, and Anne Trubek (author event schedule coming soon!) And don't forget Otis' Old Curiosity Shop!  We will also have extended holiday hours from Thanksgiving to Christmas. Join us Friday nights until 8 and Sundays from 12-4.


Classics Club
classics-gibbonsStella Gibbons: Cold Comfort Farm
Thursday, November 29, 7 pm

~ it’s a fifth Thursday this month! ~

Winner of the 1933 Femina Vie Heureuse Prize, Cold Comfort Farm is a wickedly funny portrait of British rural life in the 1930s. Flora Poste, a recently orphaned socialite, moves in with her country relatives, the gloomy Starkadders of Cold Comfort Farm, and becomes enmeshed in a web of violent emotions, despair, and scheming, until Flora manages to set things right.



Book Signing and Author Talk Ruhlman

Friday, December 7, 7:30-9:00pm, with an Author Talk at 8pm

Popular Cleveland chef and writer Michael Ruhlman will join us on Friday, December 7 to sign copies of his latest cookbook, Ruhlman's Twenty: The Ideas and Techniques that Will Make You a Better Cook ($40). You'll have two chances to get your book signed: once before Ruhlman's talk, and once after, so you can make dinner plans at one of Larchmere's many fine establishments accordingly. (However, rumor has it that Ruhlman will serve up a big pot of Lemon-Cumin Dal, so you might want to save some room.)



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