Mailing List Message #184
From: Harriett Logan <>
Sender: Loganberry Books <>
Subject: Loganberry News: Holiday Stroll, Open House, and more!
Date: Thu, 23 Nov 2017 13:09:29 -0500
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Happy Thanksgiving!


In keeping with tradition, the Larchmere Holiday Stroll returns this Thanksgiving weekend, and here at Loganberry we’ll have a fabulous book-signing line-up, including events for Indies First, a nationwide celebration of authors and independent bookstores. We’ll officially kick off the holidays with our Holiday Open House on Wednesday, December 6 at 6PM. Otis’ Old Curiosity Shop, our popular holiday pop-up shop, will be in full swing and we’ll have cheese, wine, live music, and lots of good cheer. Plus, Loganberry Perks members will get 10% off all full-price purchases all day on December 6th!


We hope you’ll make time to join us for one or more of these special events, and wish very happy holidays to you and yours.


Otis’ Old Curiosity Shop

Open in the Loganberry Books Annex Gallery November 15, 2017-January 5, 2018

In full swing during the Holiday Stroll and all through December, Otis' Old Curiosity Shop is like a Dickensian treasure trove of holiday gifts and cards, local and Fair Trade crafts, vintage curiosities, and fabulous toys. We scour near and far for interesting, inspiring, and oddball wonders to bring out the joy of the holidays.


Larchmere Holiday Stroll

Friday, November 24 and Saturday November 25, 10AM-7PM and Sunday November 26, 12PM-4PM


Now in its 46th year, the Holiday Stroll will be all Thanksgiving weekend, and features horse and buggy rides on Larchmere Boulevard, cider and cookies, and other special events by Larchmere merchants. Small Business Saturday (always the Saturday after Thanksgiving) is a great time to come out and support all the great local businesses here on Larchmere. We hope to see you then!


Romona Robinson: A Dirt Road To Somewhere

Friday, November 24, 2017, 11AM

~Holiday Stroll Signings~

Raised in a tiny, poverty-stricken town in rural Missouri, Emmy Award-winning news anchor Romona Robinson, along with her ten siblings, knew what it meant to struggle. Under the tutelage of her hardworking and God-fearing mother, Romona developed an affinity for the Bible and Walter Cronkite. She also believed her home on a dead-end dirt road would lead her to somewhere. And it did. While crossing paths with the likes of the Ku Klux Klan, Nelson Mandela, and Barack Obama, Romona experienced unimagined pain, love, and success. Her compelling story will inspire you to examine your own purpose and to walk in faith, not fear.


Keith Allen: What A Mess! A Pop-up Misadventure

Friday, November 24, 2017, 1:00PM

~Holiday Stroll Signings~

This Pop-up story follows two siblings on a misadventure of epic proportions after the mess in their room becomes completely out-of-control. The cluttered chaos begins to explode from their doorway, sends them to the top of a toy mountain, spins them around in a dust-nado, and much more! Every page turn has dazzling and complex paper pop-ups to delight and amaze.


Marcia Kraus: George Szell's Reign: Behind the Scenes with the Cleveland Orchestra
Friday, November 24, 2017, 3:00PM

~Holiday Stroll Signings~
George Szell was the Cleveland Orchestra's towering presence for over a quarter of a century. From the boardroom to the stage, Szell's powerful personality affected every aspect of a musical institution he reshaped in his own perfectionist image. As a musician herself, and married to an oboist who worked under Szell, Kraus pulls back the curtain on this storied era through fascinating interviews with orchestra musicians and patrons. Filled with vivid backstage stories, George Szell's Reign reveals the human side of a great orchestra and how one visionary built a premier classical music institution.


Laura DeMarco: Lost Cleveland
Saturday, November 25, 2017, 1:00PM

~Holiday Stroll Signings~
Plain Dealer reporter Laura DeMarco joins us to celebrate her new book on Cleveland architecture and little-know history, Lost Cleveland. Organized chronologically, starting with the earliest losses and ending with the latest, this book features much-loved Cleveland institutions that have been consigned to history. Losses include: City Hall, Luna Park, Sheriff Street Market, Hotel Winton, League Park, Union Depot, Hotel Allerton, Leo’s Casino, Cleveland Arena, The Hippodrome, Record Rendezvous, Standard Theatre, and others.


Malu Halasa: Mother of All Pigs
Saturday, November 25, 2017, 3:00PM

~Holiday Stroll Signings~
Malu Halasa's new novel follows the Sabas family, who live in a small Jordanian town that for centuries has been descended upon by all manner of invader, the latest a scourge of Evangelical tourists. Meanwhile, the Sabas home is ruled by women ― Mother Fadhma, Laila, Samira, and now, Muna, a niece visiting from America for the first time.The family’s ostensible patriarch―Laila’s husband, Hussein―is known locally as the Levant’s only pig butcher, dealing in chops, sausages, and hams, much to the chagrin of his observant neighbors. When a long-lost soldier from Hussein's military past arrives, the Sabas clan must decide whether to protect or expose him, bringing long-simmering rivalries and injustices to the surface. Enchanting and fearless, Halasa's prose intertwines the lives of three generations of women as they navigate the often stifling, sometimes absurd realities of everyday life in the Middle East.


Mike Belkin & Carlo Wolff: Socks, Sports, Rock and Art

Sunday, November 26, 2017, 1PM

~Holiday Stroll Signings~

Part memoir, part history of rock ’n’ roll, this autobiography is the success story of an immigrant son breaking new ground in rock entertainment, art, and life. In 1959, after chasing a professional baseball career in Milwaukee and Texas, Mike Belkin was back home in Cleveland working in the family clothing business. But as he became involved in the local music scene, he began to make a name for himself as a show promoter, band manager, and record label magnate. He is currently owner and president of Pinnacle Marketing, a professional sports licensing firm. Belkin is also a respected art glass authority, co-founding the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass.


Local Voices

Michelle Person: Kai and the Daddyman
Sunday, December 3, 2017, 1:00PM
~Sunday signings~
Follow Kai as she explores the world under the watchful eye of her Daddyman in this delightful picture book. Michelle Person is an elementary school principal with almost 20 years experience in urban childhood education. The picture book Kai and the Daddyman stemmed from her desire to see more diverse, multicultural children's books.


Holiday Open House

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017, 6PM-8:30PM


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. Enjoy fine cheese and good wine and music from Brian Henke, guitar maestro from 6:30-8:30pm. Specials for our Loganberry Perks members apply all day, as well (be sure to sign up for perks BEFORE 12/06).



Lit Cleveland: Young Adult Writer Showcase: Mindy McGinnis and Cinda Williams Chima
Thursday, December 7, 2017, 7:00PM
Join us for our last Read Ohio event of the year, featuring acclaimed young adult authors Mindy McGinnis and Cinda Williams Chima! We'll gather to hear the two authors read from newly published work, discuss their approach to young adult writing, and take questions from the audience. Read Ohio is presented in partnership with Ohio Center for the Book at Cleveland Public Library. ​ Mindy McGinnis is an Edgar Award-winning author and assistant teen librarian who lives in Ohio. Mindy runs a blog for aspiring writers at Writer, Writer Pants on Fire. New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cinda Williams Chima writes fantasy fiction for teens of all ages. Her Heir Chronicles and Seven Realms fantasy series have both been New York Times bestsellers.


Local Voices

Elise Geither: The Deer

Sunday, December 10, 2017, 1:00PM

~Sunday signings~

Join Elise Geither for a signing of her debut YA novel, The Deer. The summer Minna turns 15, her family moves to a new neighborhood to be near her ailing grandmother. There, Minna meets Van and Rebecca, two teens who pull Minna out of her world of books and teach her about friendship, ice skating, and life. But when Minna sees a ghost one night, she is forced to work through her own grief. Is this a ghost at all or someone else in need of help?


Open Mic

Broadsides & Ephemera
Thursday, December 14, 2017, 7:00PM

~third 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!


Bucket List Book Club

Maxine Hong Kingston: The Woman Warrior
Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 7:00PM

~fourth Wednesdays~
In her award-winning book The Woman Warrior, Maxine Hong Kingston created an entirely new form—an exhilarating blend of autobiography and mythology, of world and self, of hot rage and cool analysis. As a girl, Kingston lives in two confounding worlds: the California to which her parents have immigrated and the China of her mother’s “talk stories.” The fierce and wily women warriors of her mother’s tales clash jarringly with the harsh reality of female oppression out of which they come. Kingston’s sense of self emerges in the mystifying gaps in these stories.



Warm holiday wishes,


and the rest of the crew at Loganberry Books

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