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Loganberry News for November 2018

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Loganberry News for November 2018

Gotta go! Gotta go! Gotta go to Mexico!

That's the refrain from one of my favorite children's books (by Sam Swope & Sue Riddle) about the migration of monarch butterflies. It both captures the joy and urgency of the end of the year, and coincides perfectly and miraculously with Dia de Muertos. Is it any wonder that butterflies are believed to connect us to dead souls? The beauty of it, and the synchronicity of our Halloween and All Saint's Day, is a kind of international music that the migrating monarchs understand. This year's migrants officially crossed the border on October 20, and are expected to arrive in Angangueo, Michoacan on November 1, right on schedule.

Here at Loganberry Books, we are preparing for our annual Haunted Bookshop tours and for Holiday Stroll later in the month. We are ready for your little ghosts and ghouls, and thankful that a spooky fright can still be good fun. Keep your eyes open for monarchs.

PS: Thanks to Cleveland Magazine for naming us in their Best of 2018 Editor's Picks!

Book News

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Antiquarian Acquisitions

Take a trip into the history of American literature with any (or all!) of these 20 volumes of bound Harper's Monthly, dates ranging from 1863-1880, all priced individually between $25 and $40, and all full of elaborate engravings, fiction, poetry, and journalism from the Civil War and Gilded Age.

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Pre-order and save 10% off these new books!

Click on the individual title or call us at 216-795-9800 to order now

November 6:
Diary of a Wimpy Kid #13: The Meltdown by Jeff Kinney: "Wimpy Kid" Greg and his best friend undertake an epic snowball fight on an unexpected snow day closes their school.
November 20:
Fire & Blood by George RR Martin: The long-awaited history of the Targaryen clan unfolds more than 300 years before the storyline of Game of Thrones begins.
November 27:
Kingdom of the Blind by Louise Penny: Inspector Gamache is back! In his 14th appearance, the beloved Inspector finds himself appointed executor of a stranger's will.


Holiday Updates

▪ Extended Hours! Now through December 24, in addition to our usual hours, we'll be open until 8:30pm on Friday and until 5pm on Sundays for more holiday shopping opportunities.
▪ Used Book-buying Hiatus: So that we can concentrate on holiday hubbub, we will not be buying used books from walk-in customers again until January. Stay tuned for updates on when we resume our usual Tuesday and Friday used book buying in the New Year!
Extended Hours! Now through December 24, in addition to our usual hours, we'll be open until 8:30pm on Friday and until 5pm on Sundays for more holiday shopping opportunities.
Used Book-buying Hiatus: So that we can concentrate on holiday hubbub, we will not be buying used books from walk-in customers again until January. Stay tuned for updates on when we resume our usual Tuesday and Friday used book buying in the New Year!
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Featured Sale

This month we'll be offering 20% off all World History and Travel books--the perfect way to save while stocking up on gifts for the history buff or wanderluster in your life!

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Otis' Corner

Last call for The Haunted Bookshop on Halloween night! From 4pm-8pm on Wednesday, 10/31, experience the spooky and delightful transformation of Loganberry Books into the Haunted Bookshop. Free for the whole family, we hope you'll come in costume and bring your friends!


Upcoming Events


Lit Cleveland Workshop

The Art of the Short Story
Saturdays, November 3 and 17, 10:00am
In the first session of this workshop we’ll complete writing exercises to help you shape your story, and discuss the elements of fiction, such as point-of-view, plot, setting, character and dialogue. In the second session, we’ll write and workshop your story (or story-in-progress) in a creative and supportive environment. Instructor Scott Lax is a novelist, short story author, essayist, screenwriter, playwright and writing teacher. More information and registration here.


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Crafting Your Poetry Collection
Wednesdays, Wed. 11/7, 11/14, 12/5 & 12/12, 7-9pm
This intermediate-level craft workshop will gather participants who are thinking about completing a chapbook or a similar collection of poems. In each of the workshop's four sessions, we will begin with a brief free write relevant to the day’s theme, then discuss specific craft elements by examining published poems, and finally workshop one another’s poems with an eye toward a completed collection. Instructor Thom Dawkins teaches creative writing, composition, and communication at Case Western Reserve University, where he is completing his doctoral dissertation on early modern poetics and theology. More information and registration here.

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NaNoWriMo Write-In

Wednesdays in November, 7pm (11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 11/28)
Join your fellow NaNoWriMoers every Wednesday this month to crank out words and offer and receive support! Tables will be set up in our Sanctuary Room with outlet access, and Otis will be around with encouraging "mrows." Food and drink welcome, but keep it neat, and no fish please!

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Open Mic

Broadsides & Ephemera: Featuring EF Schraeder
Thursday, November 8, 7:00pm
~second Thursdays~
We are pleased to feature the wonderful words of EF Schraeder this month! After studying the double whammy “what-are-you-gonna’-do-with-that” combo, literature and ethics, Schraeder went on to earn an interdisciplinary doctorate emphasizing ethics and social justice issues. After years of teaching gender studies, humanities, and philosophy, Schraeder worked in the nonprofit sector. She has been published in a multitude of short story horror anthologies, contributed in numerous zines, and has two chapbooks of her own, most recently CHAPTER ELEVEN. Stick around after her reading for the open-mic portion of the evening! Bring your own work to share or sit back and enjoy the talented voices of Northeast Ohio.

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Book Signing

Mary Jo Binker: If You Ask Me: Essential Advice from Eleanor Roosevelt
Sunday, November 11, 2018, 1pm-3pm
If You Ask Me lets a new generation of readers experience the timeless wit and wisdom of Eleanor Roosevelt collected from the candid advice columns that she wrote for more than twenty years. The book's editor, Mary Jo Binker, a Consulting Editor for the Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project, comes to Loganberry for a signing and celebration of this new edition of Eleanor Roosevelt's timeless wisdom. We hope you'll join us!


Pub Reads Book Club

Jesmyn Ward: Sing Unburied, Sing
Monday, November 12, 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
Jojo and Kayla live with their grandparents and their frequently disappearing mother, Leonie. When their father is released from prison, Leonie takes her children on a road trip to reunite the family. This lyrical novel, which won the 2017 National Book Award, offers an intimate look at an African-American family living in rural Mississippi. Read more about this book club here.

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Classic Movie Night

Fastest Guitar Alive (1967)
Thursday, November 15, 7:00pm
~third Thursdays~
Johnny (Roy Orbison) is a secret agent for the Confederacy who poses as a traveling musician and keeps a gun hidden inside his guitar. As the Civil War winds down, Johnny and his buddy Steve (Sammy Jackson) have procured a stash of gold and must now evade the prevailing Union forces. Grab the popcorn and a friend for Classic Movie Night at Loganberry Books, every 3rd Thursday at 7 p.m.


Naturalists Notebook

Peter Wohlleben: The Hidden Life of Trees
Sunday, November 18, 1:00pm
Peter Wohlleben's book, The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate, originally written in German, has been an international bestseller for almost 3 years. Drawing from up-to-date research and stories from his long career as a forester, Wohlleben tells how trees nurture each other, share nutrients, parent their children, and have social lives. Join us to talk about this secret world that is now being uncovered.


Otis' Old Curiosity Shop

November 15, 2018-January 15, 2019
Your favorite holiday shop returns, full of treasures for young and old from around the block and around the world. We'll be open in time for Holiday Stroll and Indies First the weekend after Thanksgiving, and we'll look forward to introducing you to a new array of puzzles, tchotchkes, jewelry, gifts, and more!


Larchmere Holiday Stroll and Indies First

Friday-Sunday, November 23-25, 2018
Friday & Saturday: 10am-5pm
Sunday: 12pm-4pm
Now in its 47th year, the Larchmere Holiday Stroll is our kick-off to the holiday season, featuring horse and buggy rides 12:00-4:00pm, cider and cookies, and other special events by participating Larchmere merchants. Otis' Old Curiosity Shop, Loganberry's popular holiday pop-up shop, will be in full swing. We will also be celebrating Indies First, a national celebration of independent bookstores and authors, with a range of activities and special gifts for you, our loyal customers. Our star attraction will be book signings by local authors each day of the stroll--details below!



Thrity Umrigar: The Secrets Between Us
Friday, November 23, 2018, 12pm-1pm
~Holiday Stroll~
Join internationally bestselling and Cleveland-based author Thrity Umrigar for a signing of The Secrets Between Us! Bhima, the unforgettable main character The Space Between Us, returns, struggling against the circumstances of class and misfortune to forge a new path for herself and her granddaughter in modern India.

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Laura Demarco: Cleveland: Then and Now
Friday, November 34, 2018, 1pm-3pm
~Holiday Stroll~
.Join Plain Dealer writer and local author Laura DeMarco for a signing of her new book featuring archival photographs and history of key Cleveland landmarks past and present.

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Lauren Burnett: Marshmallow Toast and Fly So High
Friday, November 23, 2018, 3pm-4pm
~Holiday Stroll~
Local author and former school teacher Lauren Burnett joins us during Holiday Stroll to sign copies of her picture books and share fun craft ideas.



Susan Petrone: The Super Ladies
Saturday, November 24, 2018, 1pm-3pm
~Holiday Stroll~
Join former Loganberry staffer and local author Susan Petrone for a signing of her newest novel, The Super Ladies, following three friends who reach middle age only to discover hidden super powers latent within.

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Fran Belkin: Rock This Town! Backstage in Cleveland: Stories you never heard & swag you never saw
Sunday, November 25, 2018, 1pm
~Holiday Stroll~
Fran Belkin's collection of t-shirts wound up in boxes in the attic, until one day she realized these mementos chronicling over thirty years of Cleveland rock and roll history could illustrate the incredible story of a most unusual family business: Belkin Productions. Fran's collection is artfully woven together with vintage snapshots, concert photography and intimate stories shared by the Belkin Productions crew who lived them.


Bucket List Book Club

Vladimir Nabakov: Lolita
Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 7pm
~fourth Wednesdays~
Awe and exhiliration--along with heartbreak and mordant wit--abound in Lolita, Nabokov's most famous and controversial novel, which tells the story of the aging Humbert Humbert's obsessive, devouring, and doomed passion for the young girl Dolores Haze. Lolita is also the story of a hypercivilized European colliding with the cheerful barbarism of postwar America. Most of all, it is a meditation on love--love as outrage and hallucination, madness and transformation. Join us for a discussion of this difficult and singular classic with your host, author and educator Susan Petrone.

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Martin Hauserman:The Man Who Saved Cleveland's History
Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 7:00pm
When a detention center in Warrensville was being torn down in 2000, it was discovered that it held numerous boxes of stored records, many original blueprints from Cleveland building projects, that would have been destroyed as well. The City of Cleveland’s Archivist, Martin Hauserman, recovered the documents and came to be known as “the man who saved Cleveland’s history”. The archives hold a treasure trove of documents (the oldest dates to 1803): from city blueprints to curious doodles, the collection is open to the public. Join Martin Hauserman and local writer Kelly Ferjutz for a NOBS presentation to share this exciting piece of local history.


Thanks for reading,
Harriett & all the Loganberries

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