Mailing List Message #168
From: Harriett R. Logan <>
Subject: Loganberry Marches On
Date: Wed, 02 Mar 2016 18:28:34 -0500
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We have two new monthly programs to introduce to you: Old Time Radio Nights and Classic Movies.  We will present these on the third and fourth Thursday of the month, respectively, at 7:00-8:30 PM, free, in the LitArts room.  Details of this month’s program are below, and we look forward to sharing these vintage entertainments with you.  Please spread the word and come check ‘em out!


Recent Acquisitions

·         vintage children’s series The Happy Hollisters

·         Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli (new)

·         lots of classic Stephen King titles

·         The Harder They Come by T.C. Boyle (finally in paperback)

·         First edition of Newbery Award winner Onion John

·         Classic science fiction in mass market paperback (Lieber, Asimov, Simic, Dick)

·         A new pick for literary thriller readers: The Widow by Fiona Barton  

·         A Model T manual (a reprint, but still…)


What’s On Sale

Each month, we’ve been featuring a section for a special sale.  In January, it was greeting cards, and in February, art books.  This March, we will highlight the performing arts: music, theatre, dance, film, radio, and media.  Basically, everything in the south aisle of the LitArts room will 20% off for the entire month of March!  Perhaps this is because we’re excited about our new programs featuring Old Time Radio skits and Classic Movies (read below).  Oh, and the Cleveland International Film Festival opens its 40th year on March 30th.  See you at the movies!


Annex Gallery

Abbey Blake: Recent Work
Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 6:00PM
~ first Wednesdays ~
Abbey Blake received her BFA in Printmaking from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2014. Along with her studio practice and running a small print and jewelry business, Blake also works for American Greetings as a creative and technical specialist. Blake’s work ranges from printmaking, encaustic painting, enamel sculpture and installation art. Her work has been exhibited in over 20 regional shows within the last 2 years and is always available to view online at


Open Mic

Thursday, March 3, 2016, 7:00PM
~ first Thursdays ~  
Mallory SanMarco of Folknet will be the emcee of this all-acoustic open mic (did you know that Mallory is also a photographer?). 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.


Local Voices

Tyshawn Knight: Clubhouse Memories
Sunday, March 6, 2016, 1:00PM
~ Sunday Signings ~
Join local author and publisher Tyshawn Knight for a reading and book marketing workshop here at Loganberry Books! Spoken word poets published by "Ty and the Knight Writer" will present their poetry, and Tyshawn Knight will answer your questions about self-publishing versus traditional publishing, selling and marketing your book, and copyrights. Tyshawn will have several books available to sign and sell, including Clubhouse Memories, Similarities: Voices in Verse, and Autobiography Dedicated to the Tamars and the Concubines.


Open Mic

Broadsides & Ephemera
Thursday, March 10, 2016, 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! Our featured reader for this month will be Nick Traenkner. Renowned in Cleveland as a poet, dadaist lecturer, intellectual, and member of the music & performance art group Frass Accolades, Nick also hosted the open mic at the Literary Cafe for many years.


On Larchmere

International Women's Day
Saturday, March 12, 2016
~ annual event ~
For the third year running, several shop owners on Larchmere have decided to celebrate International Women's Day by being philanthropic. Participating shops will dedicate a portion of their sales on March 12th to their favorite forward-thinking and feminist non-profits. At Loganberry Books, we will contribute 20% of our book sales to the local Seeds of Literacy, because reading and literacy is a feminist issue. Come by, spread the wealth, and join us for a follow-up reception at Fiddlehead Gallery, 6-8pm.


NOBS Forums

Ellen Strong: Life of Margaret Armstrong
Wednesday, March 16, 2016, 7:00PM
~ third Wednesdays ~
Margaret Armstrong is best known for her book covers in the Art Nouveau style but also wrote and illustrated the first comprehensive guide to wildflowers of the American west. She also wrote mystery novels and biographies.  Her career began as a designer in the 1880s working initially for A.C. McClurg .  She designed more than 270 book covers and book bindings, about half of which were for Scribner’s.  NOBS board member Ellen Strong will share her collection at this forum. A bookbinder and owner of Strong Bindery she has collected Margaret Armstrong covers since the 1980s.


Vintage Entertainment

Old Time Radio Night
Thursday, March 17, 2016, 7:00PM
~ third Thursdays ~
Hark! A new program!  Every 3rd Thursday at 7 p.m. we will feature Old Time Radio broadcasts!  Join us for thrilling mysteries, knee-slapping comedy, and new discoveries of an old artform.

Episode 1: The Six Shooter was a folksy Western adventure series which starred Jimmy Stewart as Britt Ponset, a frontier drifter, gentleman, and gunfighter with a gun of “gray steel and rainbow mother-of-pearl.”

Episode 2: My Favorite Husband, a CBS radio sitcom, starred Lucille Ball and Richard Denning as Liz & George Cooper, “two people who live together and like it.” It ran for 124 episodes between 1948 and 1951.
Episode 3: Bold Venture followed Humphrey Bogart as a hotel and boat owner and Lauren Bacall as his ward. The two embarked upon adventures and found themselves in tight situations when they hired themselves out to shady characters.


Local Voices

Travis Lefelhoc: Ultras: Effect of the Sky Canopy
Sunday, March 20, 2016, 1:00PM
~ Sunday Signings ~
Join local author Travis Lefelhoc as he signs his debut science fiction novel Ultras: Effect of the Sky Canopy. In the near future, nightmarish creatures called Ferals have overrun the planet, pushing humanity to the brink. In the post-apocalyptic turmoil, a small number of humans have transcended, giving them the ability to access the full capacity of their brains. A scientist named Dr. Mirren is tasked with seeking out these extraordinary "Ultras," but time is against him, as humanity struggles to keep the Ferals at bay with the Sky Canopy. This electromagnetic shield encloses the mega-city of Cleveland, but at what cost? At the center of this action-adventure novel lie a high-tech special forces team, a mysterious ninja assassin, and a mixed martial arts warrior, as the Ultras combat the Ferals. Travis Lefelhoc has combined his interests in sports, comics, movies, video games, art, and technology to invent a fascinating and compelling story that readers are sure to enjoy. He lives near Cleveland with his wife and two children.


Book Discussion: Contenders Club  

Cylin Busby: The Nine Lives of Jacob Tibbs

Philip C. Stead: Ideas Are All Around

Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 7:00PM
~ fourth Wednesdays ~
Anticipating the year's hot contenders for the Caldecott, Newbery and other awards!
The Nine Lives of Jacob Tibbs by Cylin BusbyCaptain Natick does not want to take a kitten on board his ship when it sets sail in 1837, but his daughter convinces him that the scrawny yellow cat will bring good luck. Onto the ship the kitten goes, and so begins the adventurous, cliff-hanging, lucky life of Jacob Tibbs.
Ideas Are All Around by Philip C. SteadAs an author and his dog, Wednesday, walk through their neighborhood, they look at sunflowers, say hi to Frank, a turtle and watch a train rumble by. Thoughts open up to other thoughts; you just have to know what to do with them.


Book Discussion: Bucket List Book Club
Brian Doyle: Mink River
Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 7:00PM
~ fourth Wednesdays ~
Like Dylan Thomas' Under Milk Wood and Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio, Brian Doyle's stunning fiction debut brings a town to life through the jumbled lives and braided stories of its people. In a small fictional town on the Oregon coast there are love affairs and almost-love-affairs, mystery and hilarity, bears and tears, brawls and boats, a garrulous logger and a silent doctor, rain and pain, Irish immigrants and Salish stories, mud and laughter. There's a Department of Public Works that gives haircuts and counts insects, a policeman addicted to Puccini, a philosophizing crow, beer and berries. An expedition is mounted, a crime committed, and there's an unbelievably huge picnic on the football field. Babies are born. A car is cut in half with a saw. A river confesses what it's thinking. . . Discussion led by Susan Petrone.


Vintage Entertainment

Classic Movie Night
Thursday, March 24, 2016, 7:00PM
~ fourth Thursdays ~
Grab the popcorn and a friend for Classic Movie Night at Loganberry Books, every 4th Thursday at 7 p.m. Relive the glory days of the silver screen... no ticket required! We’ll enjoy popular favorites, hidden treasures, and B-movie howlers. Fun for the whole family!
Help us kick off this new program with "It’s a Gift" (1934), often considered W. C. Fields’ funniest film. Fields stars as beleaguered grocer engaged in constant battle with pesky kids, demanding customers, obnoxious salesmen, and even his own family! (68 min)


Looking Ahead

Edible Books Festival
Saturday, April 2, 2016, 1:00PM
~ annual events ~
The International Edible Books Festival started in 2000 and is still going strong! Loganberry Books and Strong Bindery have sponsored the Cleveland event since 2004, with awards, forks, and merriment. Booklovers, bookbinders, cooks, and craftspeople of all ages are invited to participate. Start thinking about your creation now, and we’ll see you on the first Saturday in April.  Why do we do all this? Because it's a lot of fun. See more.


Thanks for reading,



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