Mailing List Message #174
From: Harriett R. Logan <>
Subject: Loganberry in the shark tank!
Date: Fri, 02 Sep 2016 15:30:02 -0400
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September is one busy month! We have 7 book signings lined up, 2 off-site book fairs, and a workshop.  This is in addition to our regular Open Mic evenings, book collecting seminar, Annex Gallery, and Vintage Entertainments.  And in honor of the Anisfield-Wolf Awards, there is a new Cleveland Book Week to celebrate around town.  This Saturday, we kick off with our popular bi-annual Sidewalk Sale, for which we’ve been saving some bargains just for you.  Please come check it out!


Local Voices

Christine Bajorek: Belly Buttons Upside Down
Friday, September 2, 2016, 6:30PM
~ a presentation ~
Join local author Christine Bajorek for a free workshop and reception for her new book, Belly Buttons Upside Down: Separating the Wisdom from the Lint and Getting What YOU Want. Christine is a spiritual life coach who has worked with clients in the United States, Europe, and Australia. Her inspiration flows from her worldwide adventures, unique encounters with nature, and ongoing quest for wisdom. Christine holds a doctorate in jurisprudence and has a Naturalist certificate. She lives in Ohio and Australia.


Larchmere Boulevard

Sidewalk Sale

Saturday, September 3, 2016, 10am-5pm  

~ bi-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. 2017 Calendars will be 20% off, and older calendars will be 25-cents (great for art projects!). Some odds and ends and old chairs might be added to the mix too; what's not to love?


Book Signing

Ferrett Steinmetz: Fix
Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 7:00PM
~ special event ~
Magic and technology collide in the new urban fantasy novel Fix by local author Ferrett Steinmetz. Join us as this Nebula Award-nominated author unveils the latest entry in his ‘Mancer series, a story of occult political intrigue, government-controlled zombie hive-minds, haunted demonic ruins, and of course, video games. Ferrett’s smart, stunningly original works have been compared to both Philip K. Dick and Breaking Bad. Careful; once you get your Fix, you might get hooked!


Annex Gallery  
Janet Century: People in Motion
Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 6:00PM
~ first Wednesdays ~

Janet Century has pulled together 3 decades of photography with a theme of capturing the moment in motion. This style of photography is a favorite of the artist, emulating the "Decisive Moment" approach made famous by Henri Cartier-Bresson, a famous black & white French street photographer. This show spans many genres including scenics & landscapes, travel, people & portraits, nature, social political movements & urban culture, local Cleveland neighborhoods....all with the impetus of capturing the "Decisive Moment."  Show runs through November 1.


Open Mic

Broadsides & Ephemera
Thursday, September 8, 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. This month's featured reader is acclaimed poet, community activist, and educator Kisha Nicole Foster. Foster has represented Cleveland nationally on the slam circuit, and is currently coaching Cleveland's national youth poetry slam team. She will be signing her first full-length collection, Poems: 1999-2014, published by Guide to Kulchur Press.


Cleveland Book Week
The Cleveland Flea: Cleveland Book Week Edition
Saturday, September 10, 2016, 9:00AM
~ a new annual event ~
The Cleveland Flea is a creative business incubator that draws thousands each month to lesser-known Cleveland neighborhoods. This September, the Flea goes literary in support of Cleveland Book Week. Look for a popup bookshop and literary cafe, where you can sample coffee and cocktails while browsing rare books and first editions and mingling with some of Cleveland’s authors. Location: Tyler Village, 3615 Superior Avenue E. Admission: $2


Lit Cleveland Workshop

D.M. Pulley and Sam Thomas: Turning History into Fiction
Saturday, September 10, 2016, 10:00AM
~ writing workshop ~
The untold stories lurking inside each old building and dusty family album are the things that drive D.M. Pulley to write novels. In this craft talk and workshop, Pulley will discuss the true-life inspirations for her two historical mysteries, The Dead Key and The Buried Book, as well as her third novel still in development. She'll describe the conventional and unconventional research methods she used to make the historical time periods in each of her stories come to life and the high anxiety of walking the line between fact and fiction.
While D.M. Pulley draws her inspiration from historical buildings and artifacts, Sam Thomas is inspired by the people he meets during his research. Whether it is a midwife in seventeenth century England, an Englishwoman captured and adopted by Native Americans, or a Bermudan slave brought to Salem, Sam begins with real historical figures and builds a world around them. Sam will discuss his research and writing process, and — like D.M. — examine the territory between fact and fiction and how best to negotiate such treacherous terrain.
Register with Lit Cleveland.


Book Signing

Daymond John: The Power of Broke
Saturday, September 10, 2016, 2:00PM
~ special event ~  
Daymond John started a clothing company in his mother’s basement and transformed it into a global fashion empire called FUBU. He is a co-star on ABC’s Emmy Award winning reality business show “Shark Tank”. He’s a consultant and public speaker, who shares his expertise with everyone from students and aspiring entrepreneurs to small business owners and CEOs of major corporations.  Daymond John's new book is The Power of Broke: How Empty Pockets, a Tight Budget, and a Hunger for Success Can Become Your Greatest Competitive Advantage. Drawing his own experiences as an entrepreneur and branding consultant, peeks behind-the-scenes from the set of Shark Tank, and stories of dozens of other entrepreneurs who have hustled their way to wealth, John shows how we can all leverage the power of broke to phenomenal success.


Local Voices

Richard Hawley: The Three Lives of Jonathan Force
Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 7:00PM
~ special event ~
Distinguished local author and former headmaster of University School Richard Hawley returns with The Three Lives of Jonathan Force, a tale critics have hailed as “dazzling,” “absorbing,” “gripping, powerful, and deeply felt.” From an unpromising Midwest upbringing through an undergraduate education at Yale to a career as a renowned psychologist, social critic, and author, Jonathan Force comes to realize that the public has come to think with his ideas rather than about them. His personal revelation will lead him to abandon his pundit persona and move beyond the constricting limitations of “knowing it all.”


Vintage Entertainment

Old Time Radio Night
Thursday, September 15, 2016, 7:00PM
~ third Thursdays ~
Join us every 3rd Thursday at 7 p.m. for Old Time Radio Night at Loganberry Books, where we'll celebrate the charm and nostalgia of old-time radio programs. This month, we'll listen to the Jack Benny Show (the pre-cursor to modern sit-coms) and Jimmy Stewart's The Six Shooter. Join us for some old-time laughs.


Local Voices

Eric Joseph & Eva Ungar Grudin:  Save the Last Dance
Sunday, September 18, 2016, 1:00PM
~ Sunday Signings ~
Join us for a signing of Save the Last Dance by authors Eric Joseph & Eva Ungar Grudin! This wonderful epistolary novel is revealed through e-mails and text messages between one-time high school sweethearts preparing for their 50th high school reunion. Centering in large part around Cleveland, Save the Last Dance is a witty, complex love story about reawakening and unlikely second chances.


NOBS Forums
Larry Rakow: Book Collecting 101
Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 7:00PM
~ third Wednesdays ~

After having served as a high school and middle school librarian and a library administrator for the Cuyahoga County Library, Larry Rakow started two reading-related companies (Kidstamps and Wonder-Shirts) before retiring full-time into the amazing world of old and rare children’s books (Wonderland Books). As the Vice President of NOBS, he has presented Book Collecting 101 numerous times and recommends it for anyone who loves antiquarian, vintage, or new books and wants to learn or brush up on the ways to determine the best new books to purchase or old books to keep.


Vintage Entertainment
Charlie Chaplin's "City Lights"

Thursday, September 22, 2016, 7:00PM
~ fourth Thursdays ~
A hapless but resilient tramp (Charlie Chaplin) falls in love with a blind flower girl (Virginia Cherrill) on the tough city streets. Upon learning that she and her grandmother are to be evicted from their home, the tramp undertakes a series of attempts to provide them with the money they need, all of which end in humiliating failure. But after a drunken millionaire (Harry Myers) lavishly rewards him for saving his life, the tramp can change the flower girl's life forever.  Hailed by the AFI as one of the greatest American movies ever made.


Northern Ohio Bibliophilic Society

NOBS Cleveland Antiquarian Book & Paper Show
Sunday, September 25, 2016, 10:00AM—5:00PM
~ annual event ~
The NOBS Cleveland Antiquarian Book & Paper Show has a new location: Shaker Heights Country Club! A wide variety of dealers in old, used, and rare books and paper collectibles will come together for this one-day event. It’s like a paper museum, except everything is for sale! From centuries-old leather-bound books to modern gems already out of print, this show offers a little something for everyone: early editions of great literature, military history, Ohioana, children’s and illustrated books, postcards, ephemera, and more. In addition, guests of NOBS may bring up to three books for a free evaluation in the style of Antiques Road Show!  The Shaker Heights Country Club is located at 3300 Courtland Blvd., Shaker Heights.


Local Voices


David G. Horton: The Swamp Witch
Sunday, September 25, 2016, 1:00PM
~ Sunday Signings ~
Get in the Halloween spirit early and join us as David Horton signs his supernatural horror novel, The Swamp Witch! The witch has her ways at the Crossroads tavern. Mike, a small time drug runner, travels to the Crossroads for a routine pickup, but instead finds a murder investigation, a mysterious barmaid, a path into the supernatural, and his own demons. As he runs drugs for the dealer Lowell, Mike feels he is being watched. This evolves into a force that influences and even controls his actions. He has a vision of a woman who Mike comes to believe is leading him somewhere... or to someone. The more Mike becomes involved with Lowell, and with the pretty barmaid at the Crossroads, the more intertwined he becomes in the murder investigation, in which Lowell is the prime suspect. Unsure what to do, Mike is led finally to the swamp itself, where he will face the consequences of his thoughts and deeds with the Swamp Witch.


Book Signing

Clara Bingham: Witness to the Revolution
Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 7:00PM
~ special event ~
The revolution will not be televised, but you can read all about it in Clara Bingham’s new book, Witness to the Revolution: Radicals, Resisters, Vets, Hippies, and the Year America Lost Its Mind and Found Its Soul. This gripping true story, covering August 1969 to August 1970, bridges two decades in an electrifying exploration of the turbulent year when American teetered on the brink of revolution. This timely book is woven together from over 100 personal interviews by Bingham, a renowned journalist who has written for Newsweek, Vanity Fair, The Daily Beast, and many more.


Bucket List Book Club

Mohsin Hamid: The Reluctant Fundamentalist
Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 7:00PM
~ fourth Wednesdays ~
At a café table in Lahore, a Pakistani man converses with an American stranger. He begins the tale that has brought them to this fateful encounter. Changez is living an immigrant’s dream of America. Excelling in class at Princeton, he is snapped up by an elite valuation firm. He thrives on the energy of New York, and his budding romance with the elegant, Erica promises entry into Manhattan society at the exalted level once occupied by his own family back in Lahore.  But in the wake of September 11, Changez finds his position in the city suddenly overturned, and his relationship with Erica shifting. And Changez’s own identity mutates as well, unearthing allegiances more fundamental than money, power, and maybe even love. Discussion led by Susan Petrone.



Thanks for reading,




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