Mailing List Message #155
From: Harriett R. Logan <>
Subject: Loganberry Books: May calendar
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2015 17:00:11 -0400
To: <>



We are grooving with excitement about things to come here at Loganberry Books.  This Saturday is the first national Independent Bookstore Day (freebies and specially-produced items!), we have lots of book signings lined up this month, and May is when we begin our Thursday evening music programming.  Spring!  Oh, and our staff member Maura launches her new CD at the Beachland Ballroom, too, so everyone’s just a little pumped around here.  Hope to see you for some of the festivities.



New Annual Event

Independent Bookstore Day
Saturday, May 2, 2015, 10:00AM
Over 400 bookstores will be celebrating Independent Bookstore Day across the country. Publishers have provided special limited-edition broadsides, posters, and books to help celebrate -- and May 2 is when we will have some of those items for sale.  We have broadsides featuring Stephen King, Allie Bosch, Margaret Atwood and David McCandless.  We even have tea towels with great bookish quotes.  Free refreshments, balloons, merriment, and a treasure trove of collectible bookish things for sale -- it's a crazy, wild, indie kind of day.


Book Signing

Jennifer Morales: Meet Me Halfway
Sunday, May 3, 2015, 1:00PM
When Johnquell, an African-American teen, suffers a serious accident in the home of his neighbor, Mrs. Czernicki, the neighborhood must find ways to bridge divisions between black and white, gay and straight, old and young. In Meet Me Halfway, Jennifer Morales gives life to multifaceted characters— white teachers and senior citizens, Latino landlords, black and Puerto Rican teens, political activists and Vietnam vets. As their stories unfold, we learn about Johnquell’s family—his grandparents’ history with the Black Panther Party, his sister’s friendship with a white classmate, and his aunt’s crisis of sexual identity. In nine stories, Morales captures a Rust Belt city’s struggle to establish a common ground and a collective vision of the future.


Annex Gallery

Altered Book Group: Space
Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 6:00PM

~ first Wednesdays ~
The Altered Book Group Explores Space! Our annual show featuring a range of altered books, as interpreted by Judith Angelo, C.T. Anson, Phyllis Brody, Sarah Clague, Gene Epstein, Pat Pittingolo and Anne Weissman. Opening Reception Wednesday, May 6, 6-8pm. Exhibit continues through May 28.


Open Mic

Folknet Acoustic Night
Thursday, May 7, 2015, 7:00PM

~ first Thursdays ~

Mallory SanMarco of Folknet will be the emcee of this all-acoustic open mic. 15 minute slots are available for interested musicians, but you don't have to play to enjoy the tunes! Come hear what's going on in the neighborhood, and to relax a bit while sampling our homegrown talent. All are welcome.


Book Signing

Matt Kepnes: How to Travel the World on $50 a Day
Monday, May 11, 2015, 7:00PM
Nomadic Matt is known as a travel guru for the common man. His paperback guide to world travel will teach you how to master the art of travel so that, no matter how long you are traveling for, you’ll never overpay for travel again. With this book, you’ll learn the all ways to travel that aren’t talked about in travel magazines and tricks that were learned through hard experience on the road. If you want to learn how to travel on an economy class budget but still get first class treatment, this book is for you. There is a reason BBC Travel called this book “The bible for budget travelers.”


Open Mic

Broadsides and Ephemera
Thursday, May 14, 2015, 7:00PM

~ second Thursdays ~
Broadsides & Ephemera is a spoken word showcase by and for local writers. A perfect environment for shaping, sharing, and improving your poetry, prose, song, playwriting and performance art. Come one, come all!


Local Voices

Tom Hayes: Secret of the Warlock's Crypt
Saturday, May 16, 2015, 1:00PM
Cryptic drawings, maps, strange symbols. This is what twelve-year-old Mike Hilliard discovers as he investigates the long-dead, ruthless millionaire Titus Morley. As these strange symbols and drawings hover in his dreams, Mike rambles through the listless Cleveland Heights summer with Billy Hayworth, a photography intern at the Western Reserve Historical Society, where Mike’s uncle, Robert “Otto” Hilliard is an historian. After his death in an 1872 refinery explosion, Titus Morley’s treasure trove of rare grimoires and ancient masks disappeared. Could the drawings and maps provide clues? Mike and Billy are determined to find out. But after rambling through a nearby cemetery at midnight, Mike’s confidence is shaken, Billy is not the same, and a soul-stirring horror has been awakened.


NOBS Forums

Thomas Zung: Anthology For The New Millennium
Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 7:00PM

~ third Wednesdays ~
This month, Thomas Zung will celebrate the work of Buckminster Fuller, the great American architect, author and inventor. The talk will center around the second edition of Buckminster Fuller: Anthology for the New Millennium. This revised edition, which includes images omitted from the first edition, reflects a culture that has changed with time, much of that change predicted by Fuller. Thomas Zung was a student of Buckminster Fuller and, with Fuller’s Synergetics, Inc., designed the elongated geodesic dome in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1968. He has worked on various geodesic domes, including the Jitterbug sculpture and Fuller’s last invention, the Hang-It-All. Zung is the president of Buckminster Fuller, Sadao & Zung and serves as a board member of the Buckminster Fuller Institute.


Live Music

Istvan Medgyesi
Thursday, May 21, 2015, 7:00PM
Inspired by a wide range of music, you can hear the echoes of an array of American musical traditions intertwined with modal explorations and occasional forays into noise and drone. In addition to his work as solo artist, Istvan also brings a defining guitar sound to Maura Rogers and the Bellows.


Classics Club

Louise Erdrich: Tracks
Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 7:00PM

~ fourth Wednesdays ~
Set in North Dakota at a time in the past century when Indian tribes were struggling to keep what little remained of their lands, Tracks is a tale of passion and deep unrest. Over the course of ten crucial years, as tribal land and trust between people erode ceaselessly, men and women are pushed to the brink of their endurance—yet their pride and humor prohibit surrender. The reader will experience shock and pleasure in encountering characters that are compelling and rich in their vigor, clarity, and indomitable vitality.


Live Music

Lonesome Ranger
Thursday, May 28, 2015, 7:00PM
Lonesome Ranger is a solo music project by Angelisa Crognale. Referred to as Ranger by her closest friends, Angelisa started her musical experience as a singer-songwriter playing open mics and local music venues around Cleveland. Always wanting to play with other musicians, she ventured off into other genres of music experimenting with political folk music and raucous rock and roll. Coming full circle, she has returned to the solo girl and guitar gig with a new identity as a songwriter.


Local Voices

Nancy West: All' Anno Prossimo
Saturday, May 30, 2015, 1:00PM
There is something magical about arriving in a foreign place only to realize one has come home. In a series of emails written to friends over the course of twelve wonderful springs spent in Florence, Italy, Nancy West revels in the beauty, the customs, and the people of Tuscany. Inspired by a lifelong passion for travel, she found a “second home” in Florence in her retirement. West’s witty, conversational, and insightful observations bring the countryside to life for her readers. All’ Anno Prossimo is more than a travel memoir. It’s a love song.


Thanks, and happy reading,



Loganberry Books

13015 Larchmere Boulevard;  Shaker Heights, Ohio 44120;  216.795.9800  w

Description: Description: Description: Description: cid:image035.png@01CD6FD1.27CF2FB0 cid:image043.png@01CFC2DA.905E6C40 Description: Description: Description: Description: cid:image036.png@01CD6FD1.27CF2FB0  @loganberrybooks  

Mon. Tue. Fri. Sat.  10am-6pm  |  Wed. Thu. 10am-8:30pm  |  Sun. 12-4pm

This is a monthly e-newsletter from Loganberry Books.  Archives and Press Releases:

To subscribe:   To unsubscribe:

Subscribe (FEED) Subscribe (DIGEST) Subscribe (INDEX) Unsubscribe Mail to Listmaster