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Loganberry News for September 2018

Loganberry News for September 2018 Time to hit the books! Cleveland is a great book town. Just look at this list of authors who will be here this Se

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Loganberry News for September 2018

Time to hit the books!

Cleveland is a great book town. Just look at this list of authors who will be here this September:

Brian Abrams, Tamsin Astor, Derrick Barnes, M.T. Bass, Paul Beatty, Judy Blume, Lauren Burnett, Vivien Chien, Lee Chilcote, Shelley Costa, Casey Daniels, Rita Dove, Henry Louis Gates Jr., Christine Howey, Gordon James, Christopher Johnston, Tayari Jones, A. Van Jordan, Shane McCrae, N. Scott Momaday, Richard Montanari, Jordan Peterson, Susan Petrone, Steven Pinker, Jason Reynolds, James Robenalt, Kevin Young.

While many of these authors are part of the Anisfield-Wolf and Cleveland Book Week celebrations, a dozen are part of Loganberry's schedule (either here or off-site), and we feel very lucky to live in a town that honors and appreciates the literary arts as much as we do. And next month? Why, it's Octavofest, another tribute to the book-loving community. We obviously celebrate every month as a special book month! See you around town.

Book News


Antiquarian Acquisitions

This lovely four-volume hardcover boxed set of Joseph Campbell's The Masks of God has recently joined our collection. All volumes of this 1968 set have intact, bright dust jackets, and the set would make a perfect gift for any folklore or mythology enthusiast. Please get in touch or stop by for more details!

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Hot off the Press!

September 4:
Dreamers by Yuyi Morales: A lushly illustrated autobiographical picture book of the Caldecott-Honor winning author's own immigration journey with her young son
September 11:
The Real Lolita by Sarah Weinman: the meticulously researched and grippingly told true crime story that inspired Vladimir Nabakov to write Lolita
September 18:
Sea Prayer by Khaled Housseini: an illustrated short story by the author of The Kite Runner inspired by the plight of Syrian refugees
September 25:
An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green: the highly anticipated debut novel by John Green's brother, following a young woman who unexpectedly becomes an overnight celebrity


Sale! Sale! Sale!

Larchmere Sidewalk Sale
Saturday, September 1, 2018, 10am-6pm
Close out the summer with one of our bi-annual Larchmere Sidewalk Sales, with seasonal bargains, outdoor shopping, extra street vendors and food trucks. Loganberry will have some extra-special bargains out on the sidewalk (including some furniture!), as well as 20% off all books inside the store.

But the fun doesn't end after Labor Day: for the whole month of September, we'll be offering 20% off all Biography and Memoir!

Please note that we will be closed for the Labor Day holiday on Monday, September 3.

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Otis' Corner

Our boxed card selection is newly stocked and flush with boxes and stationery sets for all occasions and tastes, including, most importantly, plenty of cat designs.


Upcoming Events


Book Talk and Signing

James Robenalt: Ballots and Bullets: Black Power Politics and Urban Guerrilla Warfare in 1968 Cleveland
Thursday, August 30, 7pm-8:30pm
Please join us for an informative and fascinating evening with author James Robenalt. His newest book Ballots and Bullets explores the shootout between black nationalists and police on July 23, 1968, in which ten people were killed and fifteen wounded.

Ballots and Bullets examines the revolutionary calls for addressing racism through guerrilla warfare in America's streets. It also puts into perspective the political aftermath, as racial violence and rebellions in most American cities led to white backlash and provided lift to the counterrevolution that brought Richard Nixon to power, effectively marking an end to President Johnson's "War on Poverty."


Local Voices Book Signing

MT Bass: The Invisible Mind: Murder By Munschausen #3
Sunday, September 2nd, 1:00pm
Now unleashed, the "Baron" is resurrecting history's notorious serial killers in the third installment of the Murder by Munchausen Series, giving them a second life in the bodies of hacked and reprogrammed Personal Assistant Androids, then turning them loose to terrorize the city. While detectives Jake and Maddie of the police department's Artificial Crimes Unit scramble to stop the carnage with the Baron's arrest, the cyberpunk head of the Counter IT Section, Q, struggles to de-encrypt his mad scheme to infect world data centers with a virus that represents a collective cyber unconsciousness of evil. Please join us for the release of the third installment of M.T. Bass's Munchausen Series!

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Annex Gallery Opening Reception

Karin Dijkstra: The Forest and the Song
Wednesday, September 5, 2018, 6pm-8pm
~first Wednesdays~
Join our opening reception to meet September's featured Artist, Karin Dijkstra, and celebrate her new exhibit, The Forest and the Song, on view and for sale in the Loganberry Books Annex Gallery through September 2018.

Karin Marleen Dijkstra is a watercolor artist who draws inspiration from music and nature, from mythologies and fairy tales, and is particularly influenced by the magical paintings of the Golden Age Illustrators. She hopes not so much to generate a sense of nostalgia but to allow for a momentary immersion of the adult self in a magical childhood sensory world.

Karin is Dutch-American and has lived in the Netherlands, South Africa, Switzerland, Scotland, and London, and she draws from the culture and landscape of those places. She is a graduate of Vassar College and Cleveland Heights High School, and currently lives in Cleveland Heights.

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Book Talk and Signing

Brian Abrams: Obama: An Oral History, 2009-2017
Thursday, September 6, 2018, 7-8:30pm
Join OBAMA: An Oral History author, Brian Abrams, in conversation with's Seth Richardson, followed by a book signing.

In this candid oral history, Abrams reveals the behind-the-scenes stories that illuminate the eight years of the Obama White House through more than one hundred exclusive interviews. Among those given a voice in this extraordinary account are Obama’s cabinet secretaries; his teams of speechwriters, legal advisers, and campaign strategists; as well as lawmakers on both sides of the aisle who fought for or against his agenda.They share the failures and dissent that met Obama’s efforts and revisit the paths to his accomplishments.


Lit Cleveland Workshop

Murder On the Page
Saturdays, September 8, 15, 22, 29, 2018, 10:00am
~September Saturdays~
Have you always wanted to write a mystery? Join Cleveland-based authors Shelley Costa and Casey Daniels as they explore the genre, discuss how to create a villain worthy of your fabulous protagonist, and hone your skills at writing suspense and dropping clues. This four-week class allows for plenty of hands-on writing time. More details and registration at

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Family Story Time

Lauren Burnett: Marshmallow Toast + Songs and Crafts!
Sunday, September 9, 2018 at 1pm
Join us for a special read-aloud story time for preschoolers and their families with local author Lauren Burnett. Lauren will be reading from two of her books, and will include a sing-along portion and craft making session!

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Lit Cleveland Workshop

Christine Howey: How to Be Heard...and Make People Listen
Wednesdays, September 12, 19, 26, 2018 at 7pm
~September Wednesdays~
In this class taught by poet, actor, and critic Christine Howey, we will explore how you can increase the impact when you read or perform your poetry and other writing, and look at examples from poets and other readers and performers. Following two class sessions, participants are invited to an informal performance in which they will prepare and deliver a poem or story of their own, and receive feedback in a supportive setting. For more information and to register, click here.

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Open Mic

Broadsides & Ephemera: Featuring Lee Chilcote
Thursday, September 13, 7:00pm
~second Thursdays~
Join our monthly open mic, this month featuring poet and journalist Lee Chilcote. Lee Chilcote is founder and executive director of Literary Cleveland, and his articles and essays have appeared in a number of national and local publications. In 2017, his chapbook of poems, The Shape of Home, was published by Finishing Line Press, with another chapbook forthcoming.

Broadsides & Ephemera is a spoken word showcase by and for local writers. A perfect environment for shaping and sharing your poetry, prose, song, playwriting and performance art. Stick around after Lee's reading for an open-mic, where you can listen to your peers and share your own poetry, prose, or other spoken word pieces.


Pub Reads Book Club

Katie Moore: The Radium Girls
Monday, September 17, 2018, 7-8:30pm
~second Mondays~
Sponsored by Shaker Heights Library, held at The Academy Tavern (12800 Larchmere Blvd). Copies of the featured book are 10% off at Loganberry
This is a harrowing look at the women who worked for the United States Radium Corporation and the Radium Dial Company, painting radioactive material on watch faces during World War I. When their health began to fail, these courageous women fought for safer working conditions that continue to affect how industries handle radium to this day. Read more about this book club here.


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Terry Schockey: The Illustrated World of Lynd Ward
Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 7:00pm
~third Wednesdays~
Lynd Ward is considered one of the fathers of the graphic novel. He is best known for his six (now seven, one posthumously discovered) wordless novels with their woodcut engravings along with his illustrated juvenile and adult books. Terry Shockey, always a book collector, became fascinated with Lynd Ward in the last decade, and his collection includes the wordless novels, signed prints and other related ephemera. Join us to learn more about the life of this highly-regarded and much-awarded artist and engraver.


Classic Movie Night

The Lavender Hill Mob (1952)
Thursday, September 20, 7:00pm
~third Thursdays~
Alec Guinness and Stanley Holloway star in this 1952 comedy about a meek bank clerk who oversees the shipment of bullion who joins with an eccentric neighbor to steal gold bars and smuggle them out of the country as miniature Eiffel Towers. Grab the popcorn and a friend for Classic Movie Night at Loganberry Books, every 3rd Thursday at 7 p.m.


Bucket List Book Club

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Americanah
Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 7pm
~fourth Wednesdays~
Ifemelu and Obinze are young and in love when they depart military-ruled Nigeria for the West. Beautiful, self-assured Ifemelu heads for America, where despite her academic success, she is forced to grapple with what it means to be black for the first time. Quiet, thoughtful Obinze had hoped to join her, but with post-9/11 America closed to him, he instead plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Fifteen years later, they reunite in a newly democratic Nigeria, and reignite their passion—for each other and for their homeland. Come for a spirited discussion of this powerful novel, led by host and author Susan Petrone.


Annex Gallery Opening Reception

Cherie Lesnick: Journey(s)
Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 6pm-8pm
~first Wednesdays~
Wednesday, October 3rd, 6:00pm
Please join us for an opening reception to meet artist Cherie Lesnick and celebrate her new exhibition, Journey(s), on view and for sale in Loganberry Books Annex Gallery through October 2018.

The artist says: "It has been said that a journey begins with the first step – and, in my case, also the first brush stroke. Sometimes there is a map, but most often there is not. A journey may be inspired by a thought, a word, a piece of music, a descriptive passage in a book, a dream, a joy, or even a sorrow. For me, painting is not about the destination/finished product, rather it is about discovery. We all have our journeys. These paintings are a few of mine."



James Canary: Conserving Tibetan Book Heritage
Friday, October 5, 2018, 7pm-9pm
Loganberry is honored to host this year's Keynote Address to kick off Octavofest. James Canary, a conservator and expert in Tibetan book culture from Indiana University will discuss Tibetan book history, conservation, and preservation, and his work with ancient Tibetan manuscripts. For the full program of Octavofest events, click here.

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NOBS Cleveland Antiquarian Book and Paper Show

Held at The Shaker Heights Country Club
Saturday, October 7, 2018, 10am-5pm
Join Loganberry and a wide variety of other dealers of old, used, and rare books and paper collectibles who will set up booths for the one-day Cleveland Antiquarian Book and Paper Show. From centuries-old leatherbound volumes to postcards and ephemera there's something for everyone, serious collectors and new enthusiasts alike.

Admission: $6, Students $4, FREE for NOBS members. More details about the Fair here.


Thanks for reading,
Harriett & all the Loganberries

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