Mailing List Message #170
From: Harriett R. Logan <>
Subject: Loganberry Books and the celebration of spring
Date: Mon, 02 May 2016 18:18:29 -0400
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We had so much fun with Independent Bookstore Day this year (our second year, but the first to feature a 9-store Cleveland area Passport).  Thanks to everyone who participated, and I hope you discovered some new bookstores and picked up some treasures.  We’ll do it again next year.


Lots of great events lined up this month, including our first Sidewalk Sale of the season, but please take note of Dave Hill’s visit on May 13. Dave’s humor is infectious, and he’ll remind us of his Cleveland roots as he reminisces and keeps us laughing.


Recent Acquisitions

·         Limited, 6-volume edition of A Thousand and One Nights

·         The Original Water Color Paintings By John James Audubon for the Birds of America

·         many works by Anthony Trollope

·         Dodgers: A Novel, by Oberlin alum Bill Beverly

·         Great Events by Famous Historians, 22 volume set with fancy bindings

·         Russian edition of Winnie-the-Pooh

·         New cards by Great Arrow Graphics (Saturn Press is on the way)

·         Xerces Society’s Gardening for Butterflies

·         Women’s Home Companion magazines, 1922-1933

·         Mass market romance novels

·         Vintage Little Golden Books and their copycats

·         The new Indie Next #1 Pick: The Atomic Weight of Love: A Novel, by Elizabeth J. Church  


What’s On Sale

Each month, we’ve been featuring a section for a special sale.  May may bring us flowers, but it also brings us joy in learning about new lives, and so we’re having a sale on Biographies.  Any biography counts for this 20% feature, but you’ll find them throughout our store, not just on the Biography/Memoir shelves.  For instance, check out Artist Monographs, Presidents, Science, Middle Grade, and of course, Literature.  They all count.  Read about someone new this month.


Annex Gallery  

Altered Book Group: Fun & Games
Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 6:00PM
~ first Wednesdays ~
The Altered Book Group explores fun & games – board games, marbles, fans, animals, machines, and just a good sense of humor while reinventing books into other art objects. Making art from books, the group will feature work from Gene Epstein, Anne Weissman, Phyllis Brody, Sarah Clague, Pat Pitingolo, C. T. Anson and Judith Angelo.


Open Mic

Folknet Music
Thursday, May 5, 2016, 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.


Larchmere Community Association

Plant Sale

Saturday, May 7, 2016, 9:00AM--4:00PM

~ annual event ~

Annuals and perennials, flats, pots and baskets, welcome spring and beautify your home, porch, yard and neighborhood throughout summer and fall! Get your flowers, plants, and Mother's Day gifts super locally--at the Larchmere Plant Sale--while benefiting the Larchmere Community Association and building community.  Sale is held at the corner of Larchmere & 127th Street. 


Local Voices

Angela Crook: Fat Chance
Sunday, May 8, 2016, 1:00PM
~ Sunday Signings ~
Meet local author Angel Crook as she signs her new novel Fat Chance! Fat Chance follows Belinda "Bebe" Jones, a loving mother and successful career woman who thinks she has it all. But she realizes that, somewhere along the way, she lost the girl who set out to conquer the world and decided to eat it instead. She no longer recognizes herself when she looks in the mirror, and realizes that she has been ignoring her needs to focus on those of her family. Now, after receiving an email from her first love, Bebe sets out to reclaim her life and search for the one thing money can't buy: love.


Open Mic

Broadsides & Ephemera
Thursday, May 12, 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!


Book Signing

Dave Hill: Dave Hill Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Friday, May 13, 2016, 7:00PM
~ special event ~
Dave Hill is a comedian, writer, and musician originally from Cleveland but now living in New York City. He has written for The New York Times, The Paris Review, Salon, GQ, McSweeney’s, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, the New York Daily News, and Guitar World, among other publications. He is a regular contributor to public radio’s This American Life and hosts his own radio show, The Goddamn Dave Hill Show, on WFMU in Jersey City, New Jersey. Dave has starred in his own TV series, The King of Miami, on the MOJO Network. He has also appeared on Comedy Central, BBC America, MTV, and Adult Swim, among others, and is a regular host on HBO and Cinemax. Dave performs live comedy in theaters and basements all over the world. He also plays guitar and sings in his own rock band, Valley Lodge, whose song “Go” is the theme song for HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. Dave Hill Doesn’t Live Here Anymore is his second collection of nonfiction essays. Tasteful Nudes:…and Other Misguided Attempts at Personal Growth and Validation is his first.


NOBS Forums

Gerry Manning and Bob Baris: Collecting Fine Printing
Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 7:00PM
~ third Wednesdays ~
Does one set out to "collect" fine printing or does it happen by chance? Join Gerry Manning, a collector, and Bob Baris, a printer, to discuss how an "accumulator" becomes a collector.


Vintage Entertainment

Old Time Radio Night
Thursday, May 19, 2016, 7:00PM
~ third Thursdays ~
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.” They call both the man and the gun The Six Shooter.
Episode 2: "The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes." From 1939 to 1945, in 220 Episodes, Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce made radio shows just as exciting as their movies on television every Monday Night, and cemented their versions of these famous characters in the minds of America.
Episode 3: "Fibber McGee and Molly." Few radio shows were more beloved than "Fibber McGee and Molly." The program's lovable characters included Mayor LaTrivia, Doc Gamble, Mrs. Uppington, Wallace Wimple, Alice Darling, Gildersleeve, Beulah, Myrt, and the Old Timer. Molly's warning to Fibber not to open the hall closet door (and his subsequent decision to do it) created one of radio's best remembered running gags that audiences expected each week.


Local Voices

Lori Rochat: What Is a Schizophrenic Supposed to Look Like?
Sunday, May 22, 2016, 2:00PM
~ Sunday Signings ~
Join us as local author Lori Rochat signs her debut book, What Is a Schizophrenic Supposed to Look Like? This book represents Rochat's struggle with the disruptive problems people face when experiencing symptoms of schizophrenia. Having overcome many challenges, she now volunteers to help educate health care students and patients alike, including work with patients on a psychiatric ward and education about the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI).


Book Discussion Group

Contenders Club
Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 7:00PM
~ fourth Wednesdays ~
Raymie Nightingale
by Kate DiCamillo
Raymie Clarke has come to realize that everything, absolutely everything, depends on her. And she has a plan. If Raymie can win the Little Miss Central Florida Tire competition, then her father, who left town two days ago with a dental hygienist, will see Raymie's picture in the paper and (maybe) come home. To win, not only does Raymie have to do good deeds and learn how to twirl a baton; she also has to contend with the wispy, frequently fainting Louisiana Elefante, who has a show-business background, and the fiery, stubborn Beverly Tapinski, who’s determined to sabotage the contest. But as the competition approaches, loneliness, loss, and unanswerable questions draw the three girls into an unlikely friendship — and challenge each of them to come to the rescue in unexpected ways. Two-time Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo returns to her roots with a moving, masterful story of an unforgettable summer friendship.
Thunder Boy Jr. by Sherman Alexie
Thunder Boy Jr. is named after his dad, but he wants a name that's all his own. Just because people call his dad Big Thunder doesn't mean he wants to be Little Thunder. He wants a name that celebrates something cool he's done, like Touch the Clouds, Not Afraid of Ten Thousand Teeth, or Full of Wonder.
Are We There Yet? by Dan Santat
Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat takes readers on the road trip of a lifetime! "Are we there yet?" Every parent has heard this classic kid question on a long car ride--and after reading this astonishingly inventive new book (that even turns upside down for several pages!), you'll never look at being bored the same way again.


Book Discussion Group

Bucket List Book Club

Susan Petrone: Throw Like a Woman
Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 7:00PM
~ fourth Wednesdays ~
Forty years old, divorced, with two sons on the verge of adolescence and an ex-husband who considers visitation to be optional, Brenda Haversham isn't having a whole lot of fun. She's also no longer qualified for the work she loves, so she's working in a cubicle instead while trying to make ends meet. Brenda is short on money, short on connection with her kids, and short on any kind of social life. The only thing Brenda has in abundance is her anger. And that turns out to be her greatest asset. When she was a kid, Brenda's father taught her how to throw a good fastball. That wasn't of much use to a girl, but it is enough to astound onlookers at a "test your speed" pitching cage before a Cleveland Indians game. The more Brenda pictures her ex-husband's face on the other end, the harder she throws. And when someone tapes her performance and puts it up online, Brenda becomes an Internet sensation – and then more than that. Soon, the Indians come calling and Brenda finds her life taking a turn in a new direction. She finds herself standing on the mound as the first woman player in Major League history – and dealing with everything that comes with it. The money is great and the endorsement deals are even better. The fury of "traditionalists," not so much. And the conflicting emotions of her teammates are even harder to manage. Meanwhile, Brenda's home life is evolving faster than she can keep up, redefining her role as a mother, a friend, and even a lover. As the season winds down Brenda will find out if she has what it takes to be a winner – at both baseball and life. A funny, poignant, and endearing debut from a writer of rare warmth and humanity. ** yes, it’s true, we’re reading moderator’s Susan Petrone’s novel this month.  Come for the discussion, with the author!


Vintage Entertainment

Classic Movie Night
Thursday, May 26, 2016, 7:00PM
~ fourth Thursdays ~
The Marx Brothers' "A Night At The Opera" (1935)
The Marx Brothers run amuck in the world of opera when Otis B. Driftwood (Groucho Marx) meets aspiring singer Ricardo (Allan Jones), who is determined to win the love of fellow performer Rosa (Kitty Carlisle). Aided by Fiorello (Chico Marx) and Tomasso (Harpo Marx), Otis attempts to unite the young couple, but faces opposition from the preening star Lassparri (Walter Woolf King), who also has his sights on Rosa. Traveling from Italy to New York, Otis and friends rally to try and win the day. (96 min.)



Larchmere Sidewalk Sale  
Saturday, May 28, 2016, 10:00AM—6:00PM
~ annual event ~
Discover Larchmere Boulevard, an indie merchants mecca with over 40 shops, galleries, eateries and services featuring art, antiques, books, china, gifts, jewelry, oriental rugs, wearable art, beauty salons and more. Join us for our bi-annual sidewalk sales, with seasonal bargains, outdoor shopping, extra street vendors and food trucks. Loganberry Books will have some extra-special bargains out on the sidewalk, as well as 20% off all books inside the store. What's not to love?


Larchmere Rock the Blocks
Sunday, May 29, 2016, 9:00AM-5:00PM

~ new event ~
Rock the Blocks is a new event for Larchmere Boulevard, created by and for the youth of the neighborhood. There will be sports (5k run/1k walk, 3-on-3 basketball tournament), food (ice cream social) and general merriment (a parade! music! a scavenger hunt!). Visit for more info.


Happy May!  Don’t forget we have great gifts for Mother’s Day and every level of Graduation!


Thanks for reading,



Loganberry Books

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