Mailing List Message #122
From: Harriett R. Logan <>
Subject: Books 2 Eat! Books 2 Give! Books as Art! Books to Read!
Date: Fri, 29 Mar 2013 12:07:57 -0400
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Happy Spring! Yeah, we’re ready too. Lots of good stuff coming up, we hope to see you soon, without winter coats.


Book Fair

NOBS Akron Antiquarian Book & Paper Fair

Friday, March 29,  3:00--8:30 pm

Saturday, March 30, 10:00 am--4:00 pm

John S. Knight Center, 77 East Mill Street, Akron, Ohio

~ annual event ~

The 31st Annual NOBS Akron Antiquarian Book & Paper Fair will be held at the John S. Knight Center in Akron.  More than 35 dealers will be on site, offering selections both nostalgic and surprising.  Old and Rare, 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!  There will also be three public talks, see NOBS website for more info. 


Annex Gallery
Altered Book Group: Journeys

Thursday, April 4, 6-8pm

~ first Thursdays ~

Journeys is the seventh annual exhibition of new works by the Altered Book Group. This year’s theme reflects on real and imagined journeys, the artist transforming the original content or structure of a book into a unique, purposeful, or whimsical expression. Among the works exhibited are elaborate folded book sculptures, tea cups and miniature "tea books," and a wide range of fascinating books and scrolls made with mixed media collage techniques, paint, encaustic wax and stitching. The artists are: Judith Angelo, Catherine Anson, Cynthia Beeker, Phyllis Brody, Sarah Clague, Gene Epstein, Pat Pitingolo, and Anne Weissman.


Books 2 Eat

Edible Books Festival

Saturday, April 6, 1:00 pm

~ annual event ~

This year, we celebrate our tenth Edible Books Festival!  Any creation will do, as long as all the parts are edible, and it has something to do with books.  We look forward to seeing this year’s interpretations.  Prizes include the Logan Award for Most Literary, the Otis Award for Most Appetizing, the Strong Award for Most Book-like, and the Zober Award for Most Creative.  What are you cooking?  Let us know if you’re participating this year.  Free to enter contest and view entries; $3 to vote and eat.

12:00   set-up begins

  1:00   viewing and voting

  2:00   awards announced and books consumed


Live Music

Gene's Jazz Hot

Thursday, April 11, 7-8:30 pm

~ second Thursdays ~

It’s official, Kevin Richards is a part of the band!  His excellent guitar joins Bill Kenney’s clarinet, Reed Simon’s violin, and Gene Epstein’s bass to compromise Gene’s Jazz Hot.  Same great toe-tapping tunes in the cozy LitArts room-- and free cookies to boot!   Donations for the band gratefully accepted.


World Book Night

Tuesday, April 23

~ annual event ~
The international book give-away event is back, promoting the wonders and joys of reading to an unsuspecting public.  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 a Giver’s Reception on Thursday, April 18. Visit the World Book Night website for more information. 


NOBS Forums

Altered Book Group: Journeys Gallery Talk

Thursday, April 25, 7pm

~ ususally third Thursday, but this time it’s a fourth Thursday ~

The Altered Book Group will be giving a gallery talk about this year's Annex Gallery show. Journeys is the seventh annual exhibition of new works by this local group of artists.  What is an altered book?  Where do the artists get their inspiration?  Why use books as a medium?  Come find out.  Please note that this NOBS Forum will be on the fourth Thursday.


Classics Club
David Benioff: City of Thieves

Thursday, April 25 , 7pm

~ fourth Thursdays ~

~a World Book Night 2013 pick~

As wise and funny as it is thrilling and original - the story of two young men on an impossible adventure. A writer visits his retired grandparents in Florida to document their experience during the infamous siege of Leningrad. His grandmother won't talk about it, but his grandfather reluctantly consents. The result is the captivating odyssey of two young men trying to survive against desperate odds. Lev Beniov considers himself built for deprivation. He's small, smart, and insecure, a Jewish virgin too young for the army, who spends his nights working as a volunteer firefighter with friends from his building. When a dead German paratrooper lands in his street, Lev is caught looting the body and dragged to jail, fearing for his life. He shares his cell with the charismatic and grandiose Kolya, a handsome young soldier arrested on desertion charges. Instead of the standard bullet in the back of the head, Lev and Kolya are given a shot at saving their own lives by complying with an outrageous directive: secure a dozen eggs for a powerful colonel to use in his daughter's wedding cake. In a city cut off from all supplies and suffering unbelievable deprivation, Lev and Kolya embark on a hunt to find the impossible. A search that takes them through the dire lawlessness of Leningrad and the devastated surrounding countryside creates an unlikely bond between this earnest, lust-filled teenager and an endearing lothario with the gifts of a conman. Set within the monumental events of history, City of Thieves is an intimate coming-of-age tale with an utterly contemporary feel for how boys become men.


Job Opening


DUTIES:  To catalog current inventory utilizing new software, Booklog, an  industry-specific Windows-based inventory control system.  Scanning technology and manual data entry will both be employed.  Basic customer service and other job-related duties as assigned.

SKILLS:  Basic book sense, bibliographic knowledge, data entry experience and excellent typing skills are mandatory.  Specialties within the book field are a plus.  Ladder skills, attention to detail, and confidentiality required.

Download the complete Job Description.


Looking Ahead

Book Signing with Tracy Chevalier

Wednesday, May 22, 7pm

~ special event ~

Come meet friendly and smart Tracy Chevalier!  Tracy is the best-selling author of The Virgin Blue, Girl with a Pearl Earring, Burning Bright, Remarkable Creatures.  Her most recent is The Last Runaway, about an English Quaker who moves to Oberlin, Ohio and gets involved in the Underground Railroad.  Tracy says her inspiration for the novel came when she visited her alma mater Oberlin College for Toni Morrison’s unveiling of “Bench by the Road,” a commemorative bench placed at a site of historical significance for African-Americans.  So Tracy began researching the Underground Railroad, Oberlin, Quakers, and quilting.  These all factor in to her new novel.  Come learn more about it, and get your book signed!


Happy reading,



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