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Loganberry News October 2019

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Loganberry News October 2019

Who needs Oktoberfest when we've got Octavofest?

Octavofest is a Cleveland-wide celebration of the book held every October, punning off the word octavo, the word for a standard book size. Everything we do here at Loganberry is a celebration of the book, but this is a particularly rich month. First, there's the Heartland Fall Forum, a regional bookseller trade show happening here in Cleveland. Then, there's the NOBS Cleveland Antiquarian Book and Print Fair, with a special reception here at Loganberry. Also, there's the Cleveland Drafts Festival happening here on Larchmere, as well as our usual events, book signings and discussion groups. And then, if that wasn't enough, we close the month out with our Haunted Bookshop, named after Christopher Morley's beloved classic The Haunted Bookshop, and featuring literary characters this year from L. Frank Baum, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Margaret Atwood. A celebration indeed!

PS: Starting this month, you can click on (almost) any title mentioned in the newsletter and link straight to our online store to purchase the book from (and show your love for) Loganberry. You can arrange to have it put on hold here in the store or shipped to you anywhere in country!

Book News

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Antiquarian Acquisitions

This is just one of the dazzling (and creepy!) illustrations by Harry Clarke in our 1933 edition of Tales of Mystery and Imagination by the one and only Edgar Allan Poe. This edition was published by Tudor Publishing and would make an exquisite addition to any Poe or illustrated book collection. Click the link above or stop by the store for more information.

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Preorder and Save 20%!

The Body: A Guide for Occupants by Bill Bryson
Beloved writer Bill Bryson's first new book in 4 years, and a thrilling tour of the place we all call home: the human body. If you order before October 15 by clicking on the title above or by calling the store, you'll save 20% off the cover price!

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Otis' Corner

The overwhelming majority of cats (including Otis) agree that Halloween is their favorite holiday--and we've got the cards to prove it. Our abundance of new Halloween greeting cards has something just right for all your familiars.


Important Updates

Attention booklovers: to help us help you during the busy holiday season, please note:
* We will be open on Fridays until 8:30pm from October 11 to the end of the year.
* We will take a break from buying used books from walk-in customers from November 11 until mid-January, with the possible exception of very special collections; please call to request an appointment. Please note Tuesdays and Fridays are our usual buying days, and it's always wise to call ahead to make sure the book buyer is in on those days!

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Sale! Sale! Sale!

Be possessed by the spirits of great people both living and dead in an entirely un-spooky way with this month's 20% off sale of all Biography and Memoir.


Upcoming Events


Heartland Fall Forum Opening Reception

Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 8pm
We will close at 8pm for this private event
The Great Lakes and Midwest Independent Bookseller Association team up each year for a joint trade show called the Heartland Fall Forum. This year it's being held in Cleveland and Loganberry is honored to host the opening reception for booksellers, publishers and authors!


Book Signing

Deborah Goodrich Royce: Finding Mrs Ford
Thursday, October 3, 2019, 7pm
Join Deborah Goodrich Royce at Loganberry Books for a signing of her debut novel, Finding Mrs Ford. Drawing on her past as an actress, starting with her role in the daytime drama All My Children as Silver Kane and her talents as a screenplay editor and writer, Royce unravels a complex tale of two women—the pulled-together, conscientious, and accomplished Susan Bentley Ford and the charismatic, reckless Annie Nelson—whose lives become intertwined in progressively unsettling and startling ways. Delivering a shocking twist smack in the middle of her gripping narrative, Deborah Goodrich Royce keeps the suspense and surprises coming until the final page.



Fine Print Showcase
Saturday, October 5, 2019, 1-9pm
As part of the NOBS Book Fair (and of month-long Octavofest celebrations), there will be a special showing of printers from the Fine Print Book Association at Loganberry Books Annex Gallery. There will be a general fair with items for sale, several artist talks, as well as reception. FPBA Printers include: Bob Baris of Press on Scroll Road, Emily Hancock of St. Brigid Press, Sue Leopard of Leopard Studio Editions, Mark McMurray of Caliban Press, David Moyer of Red Howler Press, Chad Pastotnik of Deep Wood Press, Abigail Rorer of Lone Oak Press. Printers will also participate in the NOBS Book Fair on the following day. Special events during the Fair include:
* 5pm: Reception
* 7pm: Artist Talk with Abigail Rorer
* 7:30pm: Artist Talk with Mark McMurray



NOBS Cleveland Antiquarian Book & Print Fair
Sunday, October 6, 2019, 10:00am
The NOBS Cleveland Book & Print Fair will be held at The Cleveland Skating Club (2500 Kemper Rd, Cleveland, OH 44120). A wide variety of dealers in old, used, and rare books and paper collectibles will set up booths in addition to the fine printers from the FPBA. From books centuries old, bound in leather or vellum, to modern gems already out-of-print, the Cleveland Antiquarian Book and Print Fair offers a wide variety. Dealers may specialize in modern first editions of literature, military history, Ohioana, children’s and illustrated books, postcards and ephemera, or beautiful leather-bound sets. General Admission is $6. Students, $4. Admission is FREE for NOBS members.

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Lit Cleveland

DM Pulley: Quintessential Ghost Stories
Wednesdays, October 9, 23, and November 6, 2019,
6:30 pm-8:30 PM
~Three Wednesdays~
In this Reader Series class, renowned local author D. M. Pulley will usher you into the genre world of ghost stories. In addition to discussing how these mysteries and thrillers conjure their magic, she will share how these three books helped her complete her most recent book. Books discussed are: Turn of the Screw by Henry James, The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson, and Beloved by Toni Morrison.

Click on book titles to buy books from Loganberry and visit Lit Cleveland for more information and to register.

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Well-Read Black Girl Book Club

Maya Angelou: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 7pm
This year, the American Booksellers Association is partnering with Well-Read Black Girl founder Glory Edim to bring book club meetings to independent bookstores nationwide with the goal of amplifying diverse voices and supporting emerging writers of color. This month Charlotte Morgan, local author and professor, will lead a discussion of Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings at Loganberry Books. All are welcome to attend; feel free to bring your own bookclub to join in the discussion!


Local Voices

Elle Celeste: Yes, She Can
Thursday, October 10, 2019, 6:30-8:30pm
In this anthology for young women by young women, the authors feature 10 never-before-told stories—one each from the women who joined government in their 20s with the hope of making a difference. Yes She Can is an intimate look at Obama’s presidency through the eyes of some of the most successful, and completely relatable, young women who were there. Full of wisdom they wish they could impart to their younger selves and a message about the need for more girls in government, these recollections are about stepping out into the spotlight and up to the challenge–something every girl can do.


Open Mic

Broadsides & Ephemera: Juliet Cook
Thursday, October 10, 2019, 7pm-8:30pm
~2nd Thursdays~
This month we are featuring Juliet Cook! Juliet is a poet who has published many books of poetry, including her latest which is called Malformed Confetti, and is the editor of a one-woman indie press called Blood Pudding Press, which features poetry and arty little misfit offerings. Juliet runs a literary blog-style magazine called Thirteen Myna Birds, and come check out her poetry tonight, then stay to share your own work at the Open Mic!
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!

Cleveland Drafts Literary Festival

Saturday, October 12, 2019, 1:30pm
Cleveland Drafts is a free, collaborative literary festival featuring writers at every stage of their career reading from current works-in-progress. This year's Drafts Festival will be held on Larchmere Blvd, and we hope you'll join us at Loganberry for the opening panel and stick around for an afternoon of great literature up and down the boulevard. Full schedule and festival information at the link above.

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Local Voices

Donna Marie Przybojewski: Thoreau Children's Books
Sunday, October 13, 2019, 1pm
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.


Book Launch & Signing

Dan Crissman, Evan Tachovsky, David Wilson: Cleveland in 50 Maps
Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 7pm
Please join us for this special book talk and launch party for Cleveland in 50 Maps, which deconstructs the Forest City in surprising new ways. The book's creators will join us to discuss everything from the changing locations of butchers and brewers over the last century to a chart of the unfilled potholes dotting East Cleveland’s neglected roads. Each map offers a new perspective on one of America’s most misunderstood cities and the people who live here.

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Classic Movie

Phantom of the Opera (1925)
Thursday, October 17, 2019, 7pm
~third Thursdays~
The classic story of horror at the opera...on silent film! 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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Local Voices

M. Michelle Dwyer: Love and Do What You Will
Sunday, October 20, 2019, 1pm
Kate must battle her puritanical upbringing against her vibrant personality to discover how far she will go for love . . . and which of God’s laws she will break in the process.


Local Voices

Poets of Place: Marion Boyer, Barbara Sabol, Karen Schubert
Sunday, October 20, 2019, 3pm
Join us welcoming three poets from Youngstown, Twinsburg, and Toldeo reading poems exploring place, history, and its shaping of individual character. Marion Starling Boyer is a poet and essayist with three published poetry collections. Barbara Sabol’s poetry and prose has appeared in Public-Republic, the Tupelo Press Poetry Project, Tributaries, and on the Akron Art Museum’s website. She was the 2014 first place recipient of the Chautauqua Institution Mary Jean Irion Prize for poetry. Karen Schubert is the founding director of the literary arts nonprofit Lit Youngstown, and has published five poetry chapbooks, most recently Dear Youngstown.


Bucket List Book Club

Edith Wharton: The Buccaneers
Wednesday, October 23, 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!


Book Signing

Joshua A. Douglas: Vote for US: How to Take Back Our Elections and Change the Future of Voting
Thursday, October 24, 2019, 7pm
An expert on US election law presents Vote for US, an encouraging assessment of current efforts to make our voting system more accessible, reliable, and effective.

Joshua A. Douglas is a professor at the University of Kentucky College of Law. His most recent scholarship focuses on the constitutional right to vote, with an emphasis on state constitutions, as well as the various laws, rules, and judicial decisions impacting election administration.


NOBS Forum

Todd Sommerfeld: Miniature Books
Thursday, October 24, 2019, 7pm-8:30pm
~fourth Thursdays~
We're happy to close out Octavofest with a visit from Todd Sommerfeld, a machinist by trade, who has been a bibliophile since his youth. His areas of focus over the years have been early printing, local topics and the history of dance. For the last decade his passion and attention has been on miniature books. Todd's talk will cover the history of miniature books, his personal collection with multiple examples and his effort in leaving a lasting legacy for future generations in this unique area of collecting.

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Local Voices

Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice edited by Ronald Riekki and Andrea Scarpino
Sunday, October 27, 2019, 2pm
This text showcases regional poets laureate writing on subjects critical to understanding social justice as it relates to the Great Lakes region. Join this special reading at Loganberry with contributors Gail Bellamy, Jim Ferris, Joel Lipman, Christine Howey,Mary Weems and Ron Riekki . In total, Undocumented includes writing by seventy-eight poets who represent the diversity of the Great Lakes region, including Rita Dove, Marvin Bell, Crystal Valentine, Karen Kovacik, Wendy Vardaman, Zora Howard, Carla Christopher and Laren McClung, among others. City, state, and national poets laureate with ties to Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin appear in these pages, calling on readers to act on behalf of victims of social injustice.

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The Haunted Bookshop

Thursday, October 31, 2019
4:00-6:00 for gentle goblins (not too creepy)
6:00-8:00 for robust goblins (lower light and a few more scares)
Calling trick-or-treaters big and small to join our Halloween tradition! See familiar Loganberry transform into The Haunted Bookshop before your very eyes, complete with spooky sounds, secret passage-ways, games, literary characters, and plenty of treats. It's free for the whole family--please come in costume and bring your friends. (Get a sneak peek at last year's haunted bookshop in this video!)

Thanks for reading,
Harriett & all the Loganberries

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