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Loganberry News February 2019

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Loganberry News February 2019

For the love of books

I (Harriett) recently returned from New Mexico, where I joined 700 other indie booksellers to hone our bookselling skills, network, learn about new books, and get energized about the good work that bookstores do in their communities (I call it drinking the Kool-Aid, and consider it an essential part of the job). Sure, it was fun to see Margaret Atwood in person, but I'm personally really excited about Hanif Abdurraqib and his poetic new book Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called Quest (out tomorrow, 2/6!).

We also traded notes on Independent Bookstore Day (04/27) and special events (the next gem on Loganberry's calendar is Valentine's Night, 2/14). All over the country, indie bookstores are surging (96 new stores opened in 2018!), and we are delighted that you, our customers, are keeping these quirky, feisty stores alive. Who are you reading that excites you? There are a lot of books out there, and if we missed one, we'd love to learn from you!

Book News

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Antiquarian Acquisitions

This month, we're delighted to highlight two Langston Hughes signed editions. Simple Speaks His Mind is a lovely 1st edition with dustjacket; Something In Common is a paperback 2nd printing in very good condition, both inscribed by the author, one of America's greatest poets (who lived in Cleveland from 1916-1922!). Please contact us for more information or to purchase; we'd love to tell you more.

Pre-Order and Save!

Get 10% off retail price when you order these titles before the on-sale date. Click on the links below or call 216-795-9800 to order, and we'll have the book ready for you to pick up the day it comes out!

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On-sale March 5: _The Wolf and the Watchman_ by Niklas Natt och Dag: This Swedish historical thriller, following a nightwatchman in 18th century Stockholm, has been described as "The Alienist set in Sweden", is being published in 30 countries, and makes its US debut this March!

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On-sale March 19: Humanimal: How Homo sapiens Became Nature’s Most Paradoxical Creature―A New Evolutionary History by Adam Rutherford
The award-winning author of A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived digs deep into the evolutionary past to investigate what it means to be human—and the ways we are (and aren’t) unique among animals.

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Sale! Sale! Sale!

February's featured sale is 20% off Art Books. Brush up on art theory, a particular period in art history, or pick up a monograph featuring your favorite painter!

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Otis' Corner

Valentine's Day is almost here! We've got romantic valentines, funny valentines, classroom packs, and more. Otis has plans to give some of these cute eeBoo cards to all his co-workers here at the bookstore as soon as he learns how to write...


Upcoming Events

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Black History Month

February 2019
We're excited to celebrate African American History all month long. Take a look at our calendar for specifics on the new art show by local artist Eva Jones, a book club discussion of a Harlem Renaissance classic by Chester Himes, and a very special dramatic storytelling performance hosted by Restore Cleveland Hope. We'll also be offering a free commemorative pencil or bookmark (pictured here) with every purchase all month, as long as supplies last!


Lit Cleveland

How to Take Your Poem from "Oh, That's Nice" to "Oh, My Gosh!"
Wednesdays, February 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2019, 7pm-9pm
~February Wednesdays~
We will use these four weekly sessions to develop your poems in surprising new ways. Each week during the session, we will closely read and analyze your poems, providing positive feedback as well as constructive criticism.

Christine Howey is an actor, director, theater critic and performance poet. She was Poet Laureate of Cleveland Heights, Ohio for 2016-2018. Her one-person show of poetry about her transgender journey, Exact Change, was recently turned into a feature film and is being submitted to film festivals in the U.S. and internationally. Since 2002, Christine has been an award-winning theater critic for Cleveland Scene and she also posts reviews on her blog, Rave and Pan. More information and registration here.


Annex Gallery

Eva Jones: Love's Language
Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 6pm-8pm
~1st Wednesdays~
Please join us for a reception to celebrate the opening of Eva Jones' show, Love's Language, on view and and for sale in the Loganberry Books Annex Gallery through February 2018.

The pieces in this show represent the emotions and beauty of love. The colors are the main focal point throughout the pieces and are meant to invoke myriad feelings in the viewer. Artist Eva Jones looks at love not only in its many positive aspects but in a real and honest way, encouraging the viewer to enjoy and feel.

Eva Jones is a local artist born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, A Technology Consultant by day and an artist always. who's been in various local shows throughput the years and entered the world of coloring book illustrating in 2017. She's currently working on creating her own deck of Tarot Cards.

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Lit Cleveland

Writing Memoir
Saturdays, February 9, 16, 23 & March 2, 2019, 10am-12pm
This workshop is about learning the ingredients of good memoir--voice, tone, plot, setting, narration or tension--by reading and writing. Participants will read curated selections and learn the craft of nonfiction. You will be expected to develop a piece, participate in thoughtful workshop after reviewing craft and learning workshop protocol, and revise and present your draft. More info and register here.

Instructor Charlotte Morgan is a longtime journalist and lover of non-fiction writing. She presently teaches Composition and Intro to Fiction at Cleveland State University. She is presently in revisions on two memoirs, Glenville: My Side of Paradise and Judgment in Goshen: A Taxonomy of Ordinary Murder. And in her spare time, she is developing a TV series with her LA writing partner.


Local Voices

Empathy Deficit Disorder by Jacqueline Acho and Eva Basilion
Sunday, February 10, 2019, 1pm-3pm
Please join authors Jacqueline Acho and Eva Basilion, for a signing of their new book. Empathy Deficit Disorder provides hope for healing the nation-wide emotional and physical toxicity affecting our health and well-being. We are suffering from an empathy deficit disorder. The good news is there is a way out. Healing starts with reexamining our modern myths about how we work, what quality time at home really means, and why the age-old battle of the sexes persists.

Jackie Acho is President of The Acho Group, a strategy and leadership consulting firm. Prior to founding The Acho Group in 2005, she was a Partner of McKinsey & Company and received her master's degree and Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Eva Basilion is a public health researcher and child advocate and has worked as an epidemiologist for a public-private initiative led by Pfizer, Inc. and the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation.

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Valentine's Night

February 14, 2019, 7pm-9pm
We have an annual tradition to celebrate Valentine's Day in a bookish, quiet and romantic manner, surrounded by books, mock candlelight, chocolate and wine, and the serenading sounds of guitar maestro Brian Henke. We think it's a winning combination, and even if you have fancier plans, you can probably squeeze this one in, too. Plus, in honor of the occasion, check out our newly-expanded Romance section!


Larchmere Merchants Association

Shop Larchmere Local 216
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Join Larchmere merchants in celebrating life in the 216 area code on 2/16! Spearheaded by our friends down the street at Our Favorite Things Boutique, various merchants on the street will be offering specials and goodies in honor of the day. Here at Loganberry, we'll be offering 10% off all full-price books in our Cleveland History section!


Local Voices

Nina Freelander Gibans: Celebrating the Soul of Cleveland
Sunday, February 17, 2019, 1pm-3pm
We're pleased to host Nina Freelander Gibans as she introduces and signs her most recent book, Celebrating the Soul of Cleveland.

Celebrating the Soul of Cleveland sums up the joys of a life in Cleveland, a city that provides sustenance and support to all who welcome it into their heart. Community Arts Leader, and Cleveland Arts Prize winner, Nina Gibans loves our collective "aha" moments, when we "get it" and roll along - excited - together. Using images, stories, poems, interviews, reflections, and reminiscences Nina weaves together a whole that is often present long before the pieces are put into place.


Open Mic

Broadsides & Ephemera
Time Change: Wednesday, February 20, 7pm-8:30pm
We are delighted to welcome Lou Barrett as our featured reader for this month's Broadsides & Ephemera! 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 sign up for a slot and stick around after Lou's performance to share your own work!


Bucket List Book Club

Chester Himes: A Rage in Harlem
Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 7pm
~fourth Wednesdays~
A Rage in Harlem is a ripping introduction to Coffin Ed Johnson and Grave Digger Jones, patrolling New York City’s roughest streets in Chester Himes’s groundbreaking Harlem Detectives series. For love of fine, wily Imabelle, hapless Jackson surrenders his life savings to a con man who knows the secret of turning ten-dollar bills into hundreds—and then he steals from his boss, only to lose the stolen money at a craps table. He turns to his savvy twin brother, Goldy, who earns a living—disguised as a Sister of Mercy—by selling tickets to Heaven in Harlem. With Goldy on his side, Jackson is ready for payback.

The Bucket List Book Club is led by former Loganberry staffer and writer Susan Petrone. We guarantee a spirited discussion!


Classic Movie Night

My Man Godfrey (1936)
Thursday, February 21, 2019, 7pm
~third Thursdays~
A delightful screwball comedy set in the depths of the Great Depression, following Carol Lombard as a glamorous socialite and William Powell as the vagrant she hires as a butler. Grab the popcorn and a friend for free Classic Movie Night at Loganberry Books, every 3rd Thursday at 7 p.m.


Beloved Community Dialogue

Restore Cleveland Hope: How Ol' Sol Jones Got Let
Saturday, February 23, 2019, 1:30pm
Please join us for a special event by Restore Cleveland Hope to explore Cleveland's significant role in the Underground Railroad. How Ol' Sol Jones Got Let is a dramatic monologue telling the story of the escape of three slaves and a free woman through Ohio from a Culpepper County Virginia plantation. The story, told by Doan Brook farmer and abolitionist Cyrus Ford (played by actor Kevin Cronin), traces the escape through various points along the Ohio River into Cleveland prior to escaping to Canada via boats on the Cuyahoga River and Lake Erie.


Naturalist's Notebook

Andrea Wulf: The Invention of Nature
Sunday, February 24, 2019, 1pm-3pm
Andrea Wulf's bestselling and critically acclaimed book is the biography of Alexander von Humboldt, the visionary naturalist and explorer. As the most famous scientist of his times (1769-1859) he investigated wild and varied environments around the world and fundamentally changed our understanding of the natural world. Please join us for a lively discussion of Humboldt's life and work!


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Tony Sumodi: Collecting Sherlock
Thursday, February 28, 2019, 7pm
New Time!: ~Fourth Thursdays~
It all began at Mrs. Hudson’s Lodgers Round Table back in the early 1970s over Chinese food in downtown Cleveland. A group of Sherlock Holmes fans met monthly to quiz each other and share new books, ephemera and related stories. Join Tony Sumodi at Loganberry for a fun evening of discussing his lifetime of collecting Sherlock Holmes, and remember, the "game is on".

Thanks for reading,
Harriett & all the Loganberries

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