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Loganberry News September 2019

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Loganberry News September 2019

Time to fly, Butterfly

Some see autumn as the foreboding end of summer, others see it as the beginning of the productive school or fiscal year. Me, I've always been energized by the colors, cooler temperatures, and smell of the season, and we're gearing up for such exciting events in these next months, it's impossible for us not to be energized by the fading of the light. This September, we've got 8 book signings, 4 book discussion groups, 3 art events--plus 2 new butterflies, and counting! (See "Otis' Corner" below for details.)

We're hosting a new event, the GLAAWC Author Showcase featuring local writers of color, just in time to kick off Cleveland Book Week (the Anisfield-Wolf Awards and surrounding events). Sure hope your calendar is emptier than mine so you can attend all these great events! Perhaps you need a new calendar? They're on sale this Saturday for our last Sidewalk Sale of the year. Time to take flight into the new season ahead.

Book News


Antiquarian Acquisitions

We've recently added a wide selection of African American-interest books published in the first half of the 20th century. Many are collectible and hard to find; many were produced as part of The Associated Publishers' (a house based in Washington DC) mission to publish books for Black American readers by Black American writers. Many are listed now on our website, including, pictured here, The Voice of the Negro by Robert T. Kerlin, an anthology of writing by African American journalists and newspaper editors across America in the months leading up to the 1919 Chicago Riots which happened 100 years ago this summer.

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Sale! Sale! Sale!

Children's Books are all 20% off this month to celebrate back-to-school! For the tiniest new readers to the kid in all of us, be sure to stock up on the best selection of Kids books in Northeast Ohio.


Otis' Corner

No, Otis isn't sporting a new look...but our Black Swallowtails are! Virginia and Vita were the first of the "Blooms-berry" group to eclose (word for emergence from the chrysalis), and Vanessa and Violet are sure to follow soon--stop by for a chance to see their transformations before they all fly the coop!

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Preorder and Save 20%!

The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
Almost 35 years after the publication of her modern classic, The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood releases a sequel on September 10: The Testaments. If you pre-order using the link above or over the phone before September 10, you'll save 20% off the cover price and you'll have a copy reserved just for you here at Loganberry the day it comes out!


Upcoming Events


Larchmere Merchants Association

Labor Day Sidewalk Sale
Saturday, August 31, 2019, 10am-5pm
Shop for bargain priced merchandise up and down Larchmere Blvd! Here at Loganberry, we'll have 20% off 2020 calendars, 40-50% off specials on the sidewalk, many new 93-cent bargains, funky finds in the Loganberry Lumberyard of furniture & fixtures, as well as 20% off everything in the store.

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Local Voices

John R. Brandt: Nincompoopery: Why Your Customers Hate You and How to Fix It
Sunday, September 1, 2019, 1pm
Nincompoopery—terrible customer service, idiotic business processes, and soul-crushing management practices—surrounds all of us. We lose time, patience, and profits as stuck-in-the-past organizations actively prevent us (and our customers) from getting the value we (and they) deserve. CEO and award-winning business writer John R. Brandt leverages research across thousands of companies to show leaders how to find and kill the corporate stupidity that drives customers crazy. More importantly, he offers concrete examples of how any organization can innovate in ways that delight customers and attract top-level talent.


Closed for Labor Day

Monday, September 2, 2019

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Lit Cleveland

Mimi Plevin-Foust: Democracy Under Threat
Wednesdays, September 4, 11, 18, 2019, 6:30-8:30pm
~September Wednesdays~
Experienced activist poet and teacher Mimi Plevin-Foust explores the slow-motion tragedy that threatens to destroy America's functioning democracy. Join us to read and discuss three powerful non-fiction books: On Tyranny, Democracy in Chains, and House of Putin, House of Trump. Click on book titles to buy books from Loganberry and visit Lit Cleveland for more information and to register.


Annex Gallery

Nancy Lick: Ellis Island Illustrated
Different Day: Thursday, September 5, 2019, 6pm-8pm
Please join us for a reception to celebrate Nancy Lick's new Annex Gallery Show, Ellis Island Illustrated: The Great Wave of Immigration on view and for sale in the Loganberry Books Annex Gallery through September 2019. It's also our last art opening of 2019 so we hope you'll help us celebrate in style!

These paintings and drawings are inspired by the great wave of immigration that occurred the USA during the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, with Ellis Island serving as the primary gateway to America. Using a unique combination of collage and paint, these visual interpretations of the scenes at Ellis Island capture the anticipation and hope of the immigrants in their search for new and better lives.

Nancy Lick works from her home studio in South Euclid. She holds a BFA in Studio Art from Kent State and an MA from Ursuline College and teaches drawing and design at a local colleges.

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Book Signing

D.M. Pulley: No One's Home
Saturday, September 7, 2019, 1-3:30pm
Held at the Shaker Historical Society
Join local bestselling author DM Pulley and Loganberry Books for the launch of her new novel No One's Home. She'll talk about some of the history behind the book and books will be available for sale and signing. Admission is free, but registration is required. Click here to register. D.M. Pulley lives in northeast Ohio with her husband, her two children, and a dog named Hobo. Before becoming a full-time writer, she worked as an Engineer rehabbing historic structures.

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Local Voices

Carol B. Amos: H.O.P.E. for the Alzheimer’s Journey
Sunday, September 8, 2019, 3pm
In H.O.P.E. for the Alzheimer’s Journey, Carol B. Amos equips Alzheimer’s caregivers with knowledge, tools, and advice for their difficult road ahead. Carol introduces The Caregiving Principle™: a simple approach that provides a deeper understanding of a person with Alzheimer’s disease and a framework for the caregiver’s role. Carol B. Amos started her Alzheimer’s journey when her mother started having memory problems. Carol has immersed herself in Alzheimer’s education by reading and attending conferences, workshops, and support groups. Carol is a CARES Dementia Specialist and is Alzheimer’s Association essentiALZ Plus certified.


Coble's Dystopian Book Club

Sylvia Plath: The Bell Jar
Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 7pm
At this bookclub led by local writer and playwright, Eric Coble, we explore the revolutionary mid-20th century shift in American fiction toward the disjointed, surreal, and downright dystopic.

This month we'll be reading iconic poet Sylvia Plath's only novel, The Bell Jar, a blisteringly immediate exploration of one young woman's mental illness. We hope you'll join us for this discussion and and proceed through other ground-breaking fiction bi-monthly for a year.


Facebook Live Loganberry Tour

Thursday, September 12, 12pm-12:30pm
Hosted by HarperCollins Publishers
Join us for our bookstore tour and bookseller interviews and recommendations from anywhere in the world on Facebook Live, hosted by HarperCollins Publishers. We'll take you on a detailed tour of Loganberry's nooks and crannies and share our favorite book recommendations for readers of all ages. Just go to our Facebook page at about 12pm EDT on 9/12 to share in the fun!


Open Mic

Broadsides & Ephemera: Rowan Canterbury
Thursday, September 12, 2019, 7pm-8:30pm
~2nd Thursdays~
This month's Broadsides and Ephemera features Rowan Canterbury! Rowan has recently released a science fiction/fantasy mash-up called The Three Faces of Zembeth, the first in a planned trilogy. Her writing places ancient mythos in a futuristic multiverse setting with epic results. Come enjoy Rowan's work, and then share your own at the Open Mic following her reading!

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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Local Voices

John Bruening: The Annihilation Machine
Sunday, September 15th, 1:00pm
It’s been two years since The Midnight Guardian protected his city from the destructive impulses of a sociopathic crime boss. But by the summer of 1938, a sinister regime is threatening all of Europe and ultimately the world. A Nazi scientist and saboteur who calls himself the Sensenmann has set up a secret operation in Union City and pointed a doomsday weapon at the heart of the bustling metropolis. Before long, assistant DA Jack Hunter has no choice but to re-assume his avenging alter ego. John C. Bruening is the author of the Midnight Guardian series, which began in 2016 with Hour of Darkness and continues in 2019 with Annihilation Machine.

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Local Voices

Donna Marie Przybojewski: Thoreau Children's Books
Sunday, September 15, 2019, 3pm
Donna Marie Przybojewski is an 8th grade language arts teacher at St. Benedict Catholic School in Garfield Heights and Thoreau Society Ambassador for the Bicentennial of Thoreau's birth this year. Her passion for Thoreau's writing and life led her to write two books for young people. Join her at Loganberry for a book signing and story time.

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Classic Movie

Of Human Bondage (1934)
Thursday, September 19, 2019, 7pm
~third Thursdays~
Based on the W. Somerset Maugham novel, this film follows Philip Carey (Leslie Howard), an English medical student who abandons his artistic aspirations when he falls for waitress Mildred Rogers (Bette Davis). Grab the popcorn and a friend for Classic Movie Night at Loganberry Books, every 3rd Thursday at 7 p.m. Relive the glory days of the silver screen... no ticket required!

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Great Lakes African American Writers Conference

GLAAWC Author Showcase
Saturday, September 21, 2019, 12-4pm
The Great Lakes African American Writers Conference will host an Author Showcase at Loganberry Books on Saturday, September 21 from noon to 4 pm. The day includes a tribute to Toni Morrison, a talk from Anisfield-Wolf Fellow Zachary Thomas, and readings from northern Ohio’s best prose writers of color. Books from nearly 20 writers of color will be available for sale and signing by the author. GLAAWC is presented in partnership withn partnership with The Cleveland Foundation and Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards and Cleveland Book Week The event is free and open to all. Please also make plans to join us at the GLAAWC itself on Saturday, September 28 at the East Cleveland Public Library.

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Bucket List Book Club

Zadie Smith: On Beauty
Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 7pm
~fourth Wednesdays~
Having hit bestseller lists around the world, this wise, hilarious novel reminds us why Zadie Smith has rocketed to literary stardom. On Beauty is the story of an interracial family living in the university town of Wellington, Massachusetts, whose misadventures in the culture wars—on both sides of the Atlantic—serve to skewer everything from family life to political correctness to the combustive collision between the personal and the political.

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

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Local Voices

John Billheimer: Hitchcock and the Censors
Sunday, September 22nd, 2019, 1pm
In Hitchcock and the Censors, John Billheimer traces the development of movie censorship in the US and Britain and documents its impact on Alfred Hitchcock as he battled to push the boundaries of screen permissiveness. In this presentation, Billheimer uses film clips to illustrate Hitchcock’s priorities in creating suspense and sidestepping censorship to create a lifetime of memorable films.


NOBS Forum

Norman Graubart: Book Collecting 101
Thursday, September 26, 2019, 7pm-8:30pm
~fourth Thursdays~
Norman Graubart, proprietor of the Cleveland Book Company, is a book dealer based in Lakewood, operating out of his home and selling mostly online and at antiquarian book fairs. As the son of another antiquarian bookseller, he has been collecting books since his childhood, but sharpened his skills through the discipline of the trade. His talk will cover some of the basics of how to go about starting a book collection, how to identify a first edition, how to navigate the online marketplace, how best to maintain your books, and red flags to look for when you’re buying.

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Local Voices

Lauren Pacini: Honoring Their Memory
Sunday, September 29, 2019, 1pm
Written in celebration of the 125th Anniversary of the dedication of the Cuyahoga County Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, Honoring their Memory tells the story of the struggles and achievements experienced in the creation of the Monument, designed and constructed by Architect, Sculptor, and Civil War Veteran Levi T. Scofield to honor more than 9,000 from Cuyahoga County who served in the War of the Rebellion. Through Lauren Pacini's contemporary photography, the story is told in the context of the architect's life and his broader body of work.

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Local Voices

Eric Wells: Intimate Dinner for Two
Sunday, September 29, 2019, 2pm
Chef Eric Wells, private chef to Cleveland's rich and famous, will perform a cooking demonstration (waether permitting) outdoors at Loganberry Books from his new cookbook. There will be samples! Need we say more? Come out to experience Chef Well's delicious recipes and learn how to make them at home.

Thanks for reading,
Harriett & all the Loganberries

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