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Date: Fri, 05 Jul 2019 08:27:49 -0700
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July is Literary All-Star Month

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Loganberry News July 2019

Cleveland's Most Literary Month of the Year

July is shaping up to be an all-star month for Cleveland readers and writers--and our own Author Alley this Saturday is just the beginning. Every weekend this month, Loganberry is taking part in large multi-author events. Some, including the inaugural Cle Reads Teen Book Festival and the Lit Cleveland Inkubator, bring bestselling authors from across the country to connect with Cleveland book-lovers.

Connecting authors and readers can be life-changing for both, as Elizabeth Acevedo, author of Poet X, related in her keynote at the ABA Children's Institute, the national conference focused on children's books that I and Bookseller Leigh attended last week. Acevedo's own life was changed when she read Heaven by Angela Johnson in middle school, but it was Acevedo's own letters to the author that shaped the way Angela Johnson wrote its companion book, The First Part Last, a book she dedicated to Elizabeth Acevedo, who is now a National Book Award and Carnegie Medal winning author in her own right. We hope you'll come out to meet an author (or 50!) at one of our many upcoming events and make this July your best yet.

Book News

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Antiquarian Acquisitions

We hope you'll drop by and take a look at our collection of books and ephemera celebrating the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11's Moon Landing on July 20. Along with large glossy photos, there are commemorative books including this special limited edition of 10:56:20PM 7/20/69: The Historic Conquest of the Moon as Reported to the American People, with "lunar-textured" dustjacket (pictured) and tipped-in presentation letter from the then-president of CBS. Get in touch for more details on this and other moon-landing treasures.

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Sale! Sale! Sale!

Our Americana Sale means that July 7-31 you can save 20% on all biographies, memoirs, US travelogue, and more, so now's the time to dig deep into our nation's past or read up on what its future might hold.

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Otis' Corner

Don't just attend Author Alley, wear Author Alley--T-shirts, that is. This one features the spruced-up Author Alley logo, the color purple, and very soft cotton in a range of sizes. They're Otis' Must-have Summer Style for All Humans, and they're available at Loganberry now!


Upcoming Events


Annex Gallery

Robert Niederriter: A Brief History of Cleveland Churches
Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 6pm-8pm
~first Wednesdays~
Please join us for a reception to celebrate the opening of Robert Niederriter's show A Brief History of Cleveland Churches, on view and for sale in the Loganberry Books Annex Gallery through July 2019.

Robert Niederriter remembers feeling blown away by the architecture and decoration the first time he walked into St. John Cantius Church in Cleveland. When he picked up photography years later the memory of St. John Cantius returned and Robert went back and asked if he could take pictures. They were more than happy to welcome him and from then on he has have tried to visit and photograph as many churches as possible.

Photographer Robert Niederriter is Cleveland born and raised, and has been working as a photographer part time for the past 10 years after retiring from a career in printing.

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Independence Day

Closed for the Holiday
Thursday, July 4, 2019
Enjoy the fireworks!


Author Alley

Saturday, July 6, 2019, 12pm-4pm
One of our biggest events of the year, and your chance to meet new and established authors from all over Northeast Ohio--all in one place! Now in its 12th year, Author Alley is held at Loganberry Books annually during the Larchmere Festival (more info below). This year we'll be hosting more than 50 authors including Angela Crook, Scott Longert, Mindy McGinnis, Sarah Lohman, Erin O'Brien, Susan Petrone, Carlo Wolff, Megan Whalen Turner and many more!


Larchmere Festival

Larchmere Merchants Association
Saturday, July 6, 2019, 10am-6pm
It's one big celebration up and down Larchmere, a day of special sales, food, music and vendors up and down the Boulevard. Special events include Loganberry's own Author Alley, Glassblowing, a Chess Challenge, and Goat Yoga, along with showings from home-grown community organizations. More information here.


Coble's Dystopian Roadtrip Book Club

Robert Heinlein: Stranger in a Strange Land
Wednesday, July 10, 2019, 7pm
A new bookclub led by local writer and playwright, Eric Coble, exploring the revolutionary mid-20th century shift in American fiction toward the disjointed, surreal, and downright dystopic.

This month we'll be reading Stranger in a Strange Land and proceed through other ground-breaking fiction bi-monthly for a year. IMPORTANT: While the stories may be bleak and despairing, the conversation will NOT be. Prepare for a free-wheeling, non-academic dive into vivid writing and withering outlooks.

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Book Signing

Michael Croley: Any Other Place: Stories
Wednesday, July 10, 2019, 7pm

Michael Croley's debut collection of stories, Any Other Place, takes us from the Appalachian region of rural Kentucky and Ohio to a village in South Korea in thirteen engaging stories in which characters find themselves, wherever they are, in states of displacement.

Michael Croley was born in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. The recipient of an NEA Fellowship in Literature in 2016, his work has appeared in a number of publications. He teaches creative writing at Denison University.


Open Mic

Broadsides & Ephemera, ft. Cat Russell
Thursday, July 11, 2019, 7pm-8:30pm
~2nd Thursdays~
This month's Broadsides and Ephemera features Cat Russell! Cat is a purveyor of myth, mischief, and poetry. Her recently published first book of poetry, Soul Picked Clean, will be available at this event. Cat also plans on bringing refreshments and holding a prize drawing, so we are in for a real treat this month!

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!

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Lit Cleveland Workshop

Ivelisse Rodriguez: How to Create a Narrative Arc
Friday, July 12, 2019, 5pm
In this interactive master class, participants will learn how to use the traditional narrative arc to outline and write stories. They will identify key points integral to story making, such as the conflict, the climax, and the rising action. More information and registration through Lit Cleveland.

Instructor Ivelisse Rodriguez is the author of the short story collection Love War Stories, a PEN/Faulkner Award finalist. She earned a B.A. in English from Columbia University, an M.F.A. in creative writing from Emerson College, and a Ph.D. in English-creative writing from the University of Illinois at Chicago.


CLE Reads Teen Book Festival

Saturday, July 13, 2019, 10am-4pm
Join Loganberry Books at Cleveland Public Library downtown at Cleveland's first Teen Book Festival, CLE Reads! Attend panels, meet authors and other fans of YA literature, and get signed copies of your favorite books.

The CLE Reads Book Festival aims to promote literacy and foster a deep love for reading, with a particular focus on our local youth. The festival will emphasize the importance of championing diversity in what we read and recommend to others. The schedule is packed with author talent from around the USA, many of whom are award-winners and New York Times Bestsellers. Go to see the full list of authors and to register for this free event.


Book Signing

Marissa Orr: Lean Out: The Truth About Women, Power, and the Workplace
Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 7pm
Lean Out is not simply a retort to Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In premise, which Marissa believes is based on a masculine worldview. Rather, her vision is a revolutionary path forward that has the power to change the lives of men and women in the corporate world and beyond. Marissa calls for a complete overhaul to the business world’s limited, carefully constructed paradigm of what constitutes a successful leader in today’s day and age. Instead of listening to the voices of hierarchy telling women why they need to be more like men to succeed, Marissa suggests finding ways to better value the talent that women already bring to the table.

Marissa Orr spent 15 years working at today’s top tech giants, Google and Facebook, forming her views on leadership, gender, and teamwork.

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Classic Movie

Pygmalion (1928)
Thursday, July 18, 2019, 7pm
~third Thursdays~
An Academy-Award winning retelling of the classic story, starring Leslie Howard and Wendy Hiller. Grab the popcorn and a friend for free Classic Movie Night at Loganberry Books, every 3rd Thursday at 7 p.m.


Cleveland Writers Workshop

Saturday, July 20, 9am
Loganberry will be the official bookseller for this special one-day “How to Get Published” writing workshop at the Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Tower. It’s one day full of classes and advice from agents and published authors about publishing opportunities today, how to write queries & pitches, how to market yourself and your books, what makes an agent/editor stop reading your manuscript, and more. More information and registration here.


Local Voices

Erin O'Brien and Bob Perkoski: Rustbelt Burlesque
Sunday, July 21, 2019, 1pm

Rust Belt Burlesque traces the history of burlesque in Cleveland from the mid-1800s to the present day, while also telling the story of Bella Sin, a Mexican immigrant who largely drove Northeast Ohio’s neo-burlesque comeback. With Erin O'Brien’s lively storytelling and more than one hundred fabulous color photos by Bob Perkoski, Rust Belt Burlesque gives readers a peek into the raucous Ohio Burlesque Festival that packs the house at the Beachland Ballroom every year.


Bucket List Book Club

Edith James: The Buccaneers
Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 7pm
~fourth Wednesdays~
Nan and Jinny St George have both wealth and beauty in generous supply. In the New York society of the 1870s, however, only those with old money can achieve the status of the elite, and it is here that the sisters seem doomed to failure. Nan's new governess, Laura Testvalley, herself an outsider, takes pity on their plight and launches them instead on the unsuspecting British aristocracy. A love story of love and marriage among the old and new moneyed classes, The Buccaneers is a delicately perceptive portrayal of a world on the brink of change.

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


NOBS Forum

Jamye Jamison: Protecting the Past: Conservation of the Vienna Township Animal Marks Register
Thursday, July 25, 2019, 7pm-8:30pm
~fourth Thursdays~
Jamye Jamison is the owner of Jamison Art Conservation, a paper conservation studio in Cleveland, OH. Her career as a conservationist began at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Over the years she has worked at ICA Art Conservation in Cleveland, Zukor Art Conservation in Oakland, CA, and the Newberry Library in Chicago, IL. At this NOBS forum, Jamye will be talking about a unique project involving disbinding and rebinding a five section pamphlet from the early 19th century which involved paper conservation as well as binding.

Thanks for reading,
Harriett & all the Loganberries

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