Mailing List Message #176
From: Harriett R. Logan <>
Subject: Loganberry Books invites you to Indies First
Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2016 13:02:09 -0500
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Otis’ Old Curiosity Shop is OPEN! Loganberry Books’ pop-up holiday bazaar, now in its 6th year, is in full swing now through the end of the year.  Otis’ Old Curiosity Shop takes its name from Charles Dickens’ work and our popular feline and is set up in the Loganberry Books Annex Gallery, featuring a mix of local art, fair trade crafts, educational toys, tchotchkes, greeting cards, and vintage curios.  It’s an old-fashioned treasure trove, with hundreds of gifts in all price ranges.  We’re hoping our festive wonderland will meet most of your holiday shopping needs, and invite you to revel in the child-like joy of the season. Have a great Thanksgiving (we’ll be closed), and join us in the days that follow, for we have a big weekend planned!


T H A N K S G I V I N G   W E E K E N D


Larchmere Holiday Stroll
Friday, November 25, 2016, 10:00AM—8:00PM

~ annual event ~
Now in its 45th year, the Larchmere Holiday Stroll is our kick-off to the holiday season!  The dozens of shops on Larchmere represent the gamut from fine antiques to thrift, high style to barber shops, Brazilian fine dining to Michael Symon’s favorite dive --  but not a single store here is a chain store! Browse the boulevard to see what’s new (Ipanema Market, Whiplash Studio, Fasi's Cultural Experience, Poisonberry Bakery, Grey's Pie Shop), and enjoy treats at each (hot mulled cider and cookies at Loganberry).  Traditional horse and buggy can help you traverse the 10 blocks on Friday and Saturday, 12-4pm.  And at Loganberry, enjoy the sweet sounds of guitar maestro Brian Henke, 12-2pm. We’ll be open until 8pm!


Indies First

Saturday, November 26, 2016, 10:00AM—6:00PM
~ annual event ~
Now in its 4th year, the national Indies First event celebrates the quirky, bedrock resource that independent bookstores bring to their local communities. Gathering grounds for people to talk to their neighbors, find inspiration and relaxation in books, to explore other viewpoints, historical and international perspectives, and classic children’s lit, independent bookstores are all different and yet all the same.  Greater Cleveland is fortunate to have half a dozen indie bookstores, so check us out on Indies First, and enjoy our special offerings, too.  At Loganberry, we’ll have free tote bags (while supplies last), refreshments, customer appreciation gifts, and local author book signings.  You can ask the authors for book recommendations, too! Here’s the author schedule:

·         11:00-12:00 Tricia Springstubb, Every Single Second

·         12:00-1:00 Nikki Delamotte, 100 Things to Do in Cleveland Before You Die

·         1:00-2:00 D.M. Pulley, The Buried Book

·         2:00-3:00 Laura Wimbels, Faces of Cleveland

·         3:00-4:00 Joanna Connors, I Will Find You


Small Business Sunday

Sunday, November 27, 2016, 12:00PM—5:00PM
~ annual event ~

Okay, fine, it’s really Small Business Saturday (now in its 7th year nationwide), but you just read about our other two events this very same weekend.  If we still have Shop Small tote bags in stock, we’ll keep on giving them away on Sunday, too, and you get American Express extra points until the end of the year.  Sundays are generally a little quieter, so we scheduled the children’s activity for Sunday.  Join us for a Very Bear Affair with author Dave Cockley (Those Rockin’ Cleveland Kids) at 1:00, and bring your teddy bears if you’re so inspired!  Dave will have many bears, including Benjamin Bear, for games and photo opportunities. 




Holiday Open House
Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 6:00PM—8:30PM
~ annual event ~

Join us for a reception to celebrate the season and our thanks to the community. Our popular holiday pop-up gift shop, Otis’ Old Curiosity Shop, is in full swing, featuring local artists, fair trade crafts, toys, gifts, games, and literary tchotchkes. Our holiday open house has a traditional offering of fine cheese and good wine. Brian Henke, guitar maestro, will entertain us from 6:30-8:30pm. Happy Holidays, everyone!


Open Mic

Broadsides & Ephemera
Thursday, December 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. No featured reader this month means there’s more time for your pieces! Come one, come all!


Local Voices

Delesia Robinson: Homeless Al

Sunday, December 11, 1:00PM

~ Sunday Signings ~

Join us for a book signing with local author Delesia Robinson as she signs her picture book, Homeless Al. This book engages children about social issues, while applying Christian bible quotations to everyday life. With illustrations by up-and-coming Cleveland artist Khadijah Raheem, this book tackles homelessness in a kid-friendly way, and contains a list of resources for those in need. With 1 in 34 children under age 6 experiencing homelessness in Ohio, Homeless Al is an important and timely book.


Vintage Entertainment

“Another Thin Man” (1939)
Thursday, December 15, 2016, 7:00PM
~ fourth third Thursday ~
In Another Thin Man (1939) Nick and Nora are back at it again but with a baby in tow. Can they still crack crimes, manage mayhem, and find time for a stiff drink? We'll find out, in this third installment to the wildly popular Thin Man series.
Due to the holidays, please note that this program has been changed from its usual 4th Thursday slot to the 3rd Thursday.


  Bucket List Book Club

Oscar Hijuelos: The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love

Wednesday, December 28, 2016, 7:00PM
~ fourth Wednesdays ~
Exuberantly celebrated from the moment it was published in 1989, The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love by Oscar Hijuelos won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1990 (making Hijuelos the first Hispanic recipient of the award). It is the era of mambo, and the Castillo brothers, workers by day, become stars of the dance halls by night. This is their moment of youth, exuberance, love, and freedom a golden time that decades later is remembered with nostalgia and deep affection. The story's themes of cultural fusion and identity are as relevant today as they were twenty-five years ago, proving Hijuelos's novel to be a genuine and timeless classic. Discussion led by Susan Petrone.


Thanks for reading,



Loganberry Books

13015 Larchmere Boulevard | Shaker Heights, Ohio 44120 | 216.795.9800 


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