Mailing List Message #179
From: Harriett R. Logan <>
Subject: love from Loganberry
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:47:20 -0500
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Welcome to the March eNewsletter from Loganberry Books. It is packed full of events, as usual, and hopes for spring. On a quiet day in the bookstore, you might find new books by Neil Gaiman, Roxanne Gay, and George Saunders (interviews linked). Coming soon, we have new greeting cards by Caldecott-Honor winning artist Pamela Zagarenski called Sacredbee (they are wonderful). This month brings us women’s awareness performance art, a party and a sale, WC Fields on radio and film, and author events meant to both look deep within yourself, and beyond yourself. We also joined the Heights Arts team to raise money for their poetry programs via an inspired event called the Haiku Death Match, and we invite you to support our team (with poet Celeste McCarty). Happy March!


Women’s History Month
Illustrating the Fiction Gender Gap
Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 6:00PM
~ special live event ~
For two weeks in March, Women's History Month, we will illustrate the disparity between men and women are in the professional world of letters. This is not by talent, choice, or even popularity, but mostly through industry favoritism, social opportunity, and habit. The random new and used inventory at Loganberry Books is as good a place to illustrate this gender bias as any other. On Wednesday, March 1 at 6PM we will have a live performance art project where we will shelve the works by men in our LitArts room backwards--that is, paper edges facing out. The remaining works by women will then be the only spines you’ll be able to read. We’ll work on our 25 columns of general fiction, plus 5 sections of poetry, or approximately 10,000 volumes. The books will remain in this fashion for 2 weeks, as a social statement and live illustration of the gender gap in fiction.


Annex Gallery
Sawsan Alhaddad: The Gift of Light
Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 6:00PM
~ first Wednesdays ~
Most of Sawsan Alhaddad artwork is representational. The subject and the medium she uses vary from time to time but there is a thread that runs through a lot of the work. She is fascinated with the play of light on surfaces. It could be the skin of a child's cheek, which appears translucent in a certain light or a brown tree trunk that looks golden in the setting sun. The reflection of tall grasses in a pond, the changing hues in Lake Erie or the purple tints in a cloud all make her stop in her tracks. Even the way smog makes the air look orange is a revelation. While Sawsan is well aware of the scientific reasons for all these phenomena, she still finds them magical. Sawsan Alhaddad's challenge is to take what she sees and put it into a painting so others can share the magic. Annex Gallery show continues through April 1.


an excuse for a party
International Women's Day
Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 10:00AM—8:30PM
~ annual event ~
Around the world, International Women's Day provides an opportunity for action that can drive greater change for women. Let us celebrate the work of women writers, artists, booksellers and all other professions by sharing a moment of reflection together. Let us also declare our pledge to take bold actions (#BeBoldForChange) to help progress the gender agenda. And, just once, let us party! Among other good reasons, it’s my 50th birthday, and I’d like to celebrate with you, and with refreshments, music, political activism, surprises, and a special sale for Loganberry Perks members (if you’re not a member yet, there’s plenty of time to sign up; if you are, watch your email for an explanation of the special (very special) sale). Half a century is a perfect time to celebrate, and to focus our work in the years to come.


Open Mic

Broadsides & Ephemera
Thursday, March 9, 2017, 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. Our March event features poet Mimi Plevin-Foust & her mother Gloria Plevin.  How perfect to have a mother-daughter team featured for Women’s History Month! Come celebrate with us!



Larchmere Boulevard Celebrates Women’s History Month
Saturday, March 11, 2017, 10:00AM—6:00PM
~ annual event ~
For the fourth year running, shop owners on Larchmere Boulevard have decided to celebrate Women's History Month by being philanthropic. Participating shops will dedicate a portion of their sales on Saturday, March 11th to their favorite forward-thinking and feminist non-profits. At Loganberry Books, we will contribute 10% of our book sales to the local Cleveland Kid’s Book Bank, because reading and literacy is a feminist issue. Come by, spread the wealth, and help provide books for young children in Cleveland. See Larchmere’s website for other merchant events and fundraising efforts and join us for a follow-up reception at Shaker Quality Auto Body, 6-8pm.


Local Voices

Carmella S. Cohen: The Ripple
Sunday, March 12, 2017, 1:00PM
~ Sundays Signings ~
Join local author Carmella S. Cohen for a signing of her new book The Ripple. "Life experience, challenges and issues are something that we all face. This book will allow you to see people overcome and rise to the occasion. The Ripple is a book that will touch your heart and make you think. You can live again and achieve your dreams."


NOBS Forums

Lauren Pacini: Photographing the Renaissance of a Post-Industrial Midwest City

Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 7:00PM
~ third Wednesdays ~
With the help of local architectural photographer and author Lauren Pacini, we will explore Cleveland’s renaissance through the lens of a camera. Lauren has documented the renovation, restoration, and repurposing of Cleveland for nearly a decade. Projects include Saint Luke's Hospital, the former Cleveland Trust complex on East 9th Street, Cleveland's Public Square, and the Board of Education Administration Building on The Mall. His work has been exhibited at the Western Reserve Historical Society, the Shaker Heights Public Library, Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, and Loganberry Books. Join NOBS for an evening of photographs and discussion focused on Cleveland’s transition from its industrial past and its changing skyline.


Vintage Entertainment

WC Fields on Radio
Thursday, March 16, 2017, 7:00PM
~ third Thursdays ~
If all you remember are the funny sight gags and slapstick of WC Fields' classic movies and shorts come listen to WC Fields on the Radio, featuring Charlie McCarthy and Edgar Bergen.  Focus on the witty repartee, the puns, and the good old fashion fun. And join us the following Thursday for WC Fields on film.

Book Signing
Thomas Frank: Listen, Liberal
Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 7:00PM
~ special event ~
From the bestselling author of What’s the Matter With Kansas comes a scathing look at the failures of liberal politics, and a book that helps explain the shocking outcome of the 2016 presidential election. Drawing on years of research and first-hand reporting, Frank points out that the Democrats have done little to advance traditional liberal goals: expanding opportunity, fighting for social justice, and ensuring that workers get a fair deal. Frank shows they have scarcely dented the free-market consensus at all. This is not for lack of opportunity: Democrats have occupied the White House for sixteen of the last twenty-four years, and yet the decline of the middle class has only accelerated. Named by The New York Times as one of “6 books to help understand Trump’s win.”  Come listen.

Bucket List Book Club

William Maxwell: So Long, See You Tomorrow  

Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 7:00PM
~ fourth Wednesdays ~
In this magically evocative novel, William Maxwell explores the enigmatic gravity of the past, which compels us to keep explaining it even as it makes liars out of us every time we try. On a winter morning in the 1920s, a shot rings out on a farm in rural Illinois. A man named Lloyd Wilson has been killed. And the tenuous friendship between two lonely teenagers—one privileged yet neglected, the other a troubled farm boy—has been shattered. Fifty years later, one of those boys—now a grown man—tries to reconstruct the events that led up to the murder. In doing so, he is inevitably drawn back to his lost friend Cletus, who has the misfortune of being the son of Wilson's killer and who in the months before witnessed things that Maxwell's narrator can only guess at. Out of memory and imagination, the surmises of children and the destructive passions of their parents, Maxwell creates a luminous American classic of youth and loss. Discussion led by Morgan McCullough.


Vintage Entertainment

WC Fields Shorts
Thursday, March 23, 2017, 7:00PM
~ fourth Thursdays ~
A Collection of WC Fields Shorts, including The Dentist, The Golf Specialist, Fatal Glass of Beer, and The Pharmacist. WC Fields perfected his comedy chops first in Vaudeville, then on Broadway, followed by silent films and then finally, the WC Fields that endures, his timeless Talkie classics where he makes the unlikable likable and the worst drunken lout into an old friend.


Author Workshop
an evening with Bill Pfeiffer
Friday, March 24, 2017, 6:30PM

~ book signing ~
What if by listening to the land, tapping into ancestral memories, and really connecting with our brothers and sisters we could “see” a lasting, healthy culture right in front of us? What if we decided to band together in small groups and practice time-tested cultural ingredients that made us feel good and raised our consciousness? This is the inspiration behind Wild Earth, Wild Soul–where we help each other to break out of domestication and isolation and create the kind of world we want to live in. A ticketed event with Bill Pfeiffer, author of Wild Earth, Wild Soul.


Looking into April
Edible Books Festival
Saturday, April 1, 2017, 1:00PM
~ annual events ~
What are you cooking this year? The International Edible Books Festival started in 2000 and has been gaining popularity each year. 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. Why do we do all this? Because it's a lot of fun. See more.



Thanks for reading,



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