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Loganberry News November 2019

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Loganberry News November 2019

Falling back and looking forward

As we tumble forward in our busy schedules and look ahead in this monthly announcement, we also honor the past. Our 2019 Haunted Bookshop (tomorrow!) is full of commemoratives, including the Wicked Witch of the West (80th anniversary of the film), the Booker-Prize winner Margaret Atwood (returning to Gilead after 34 years), Walt Whitman (200th birthday), Woodstock (50th anniversary), and even Hermione’s time-turner (20 years). We’ll need that time-turner to catch up with our November selves, as time has a way of escaping with so many events leading up to the official start of the holidays here on Larchmere with the Holiday Stroll Thanksgiving weekend. Otis is already hard at work assembling this year’s Old Curiosity Shop (Dickens’ work celebrates 179 years this year! what will we do for the 180th next year?). Oh wait, we have our own anniversary too — our 25th — and pens, stickers, and the best book totes have already arrived. Official celebration will be December 4th.

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

If you appreciate Albers and are passionate about Pantone, you should meet Munsell. This beautiful pocket sized (abridged) 1929 edition of the world-famous Munsell Book of Color colorimetry system, complete with 21 pages of color chips and uncut masking cards for color ID. An exquisite gem of color study for the artist, designer, or natural historian.

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Preorder and Save 20%!

Publishing November 5: Desk 88: Eight Progressive Senators Who Changed America by Senator Sherrod Brown
This book, 10 years in the making, is Senator Brown's inspiring account of the 8 senators who occupied his current desk in the Senate before him, from icons like Robert F. Kennedy, to little-known heroes like Idaho's Glen Taylor, a singing cowboy who taught himself economics and stood up to segregationists. If you order before November 4 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 cat's out of the bag: Loganberry turns 25 this November! These natural, heavy-duty canvas totes are the perfect way to celebrate. At 12x13 inches with long handles and deep 8-inch gussets, they'll help you carry as many books and/or cooperative cats as possible. A wooden button fastener and Otis' beautiful face as rendered by local artist Debra Bream completes the look.


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 1 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!

The shorter days and longer nights may find you turning inward to meditate on Big Issues. Take advantage of our November sale with 20% off all Philosophy and Religion books to help guide your way.


Upcoming Events

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The Haunted Bookshop

Thursday, October 31, 2019, 4-8pm
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!)

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National Novel Writing Month 2019
Fridays, November 1, 8, 15, 22, 6pm-8:30pm
Writing might be a solitary experience, but it doesn't have to be lonely. Join your fellow NaNoWriMoers at Loganberry every Friday in November (except the last, Black Friday) to crank out words in a bookish haven and offer comradeship. Tables will be set up with outlet access to get some quiet writing done, and Otis will be around with encouraging "mrows." Snacks and drinks are welcome, but keep it neat, and no fish please. If you come every Friday throughout the month, you'll be entered in a drawing for a special NaNoWriMo mug!


Local Voices

Alan F. Dutka: Cleveland's Millionaires' Row
Sunday, November 3, 2019, 2pm
Please join us for a talk and book signing for Alan F. Dutka and his newest book, Cleveland's Millionaires' Row. The incredible affluence and extravagance of Euclid Avenue’s Millionaires’ Row have fascinated Clevelanders for more than a century. Through photographs and meticulously researched text, it also provides answers to the most often-asked questions regarding the famous avenue. The book also reveals the progress in remaking Euclid Avenue’s four-mile stretch from Public Square to University Circle.


Larchmere Porchfest

Porchfest 2020 Volunteer Information Meeting
Thursday, November 7, 6pm-8pm
Love Larchmere Porchfest? Or just passionate about music and community? All are welcome to attend this informational meeting about how to volunteer your time and talent for Porchfest, one of Cleveland's most popular music festivals, held every June.

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Coble's Dystopian Roadtrip Book Club

William S. Burroughs: Naked Lunch
Wednesday, November 13, 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 Naked Lunch, William S. Burroughs' disorienting and heartbreakingly timely narrative of a descent into heroin addition. We hope you'll join us for this discussion and and proceed through other ground-breaking fiction bi-monthly for a year.

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Book Signing

Lawrence Lanahan: The Lines Between Us: Two Families and a Quest to Cross Baltimore’s Racial Divide
Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 7pm
Please join us, along with co-host The Fair Housing Center in welcoming Lawrence Lanahan as he discusses his book, The Lines Between Us. The book grew out of Lawrence Lanahan’s duPont Award-winning multimedia series for public radio that explored the lives of real people to lay bear the structures, policies, and pathologies that perpetuate segregation and inequality in housing, not only in Baltimore but across America. More information and RSVP here.


Open Mic

Broadsides & Ephemera: Dianne Borsenik
Thursday, November 14, 2019, 7pm-8:30pm
~2nd Thursdays~
This month's featured reader is Dianne Borsenik. She is a member of the Ohio Poetry Association, Literary Cleveland, Cleveland Heights Arts, the Haiku Society of America, and the Ohioana Library Association. In 2019, two collections, Raga for What Comes Next and Heaven We Haven’t Yet Dreamed, were published by Stubborn Mule Press.

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!


Otis' Old Curiosity Shop

November 15, 2019-January 15, 2020
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!

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Naturalists Notebook

Victoria Johnson: American Eden
Sunday, November 17, 1pm
Best remembered as the “attending doctor” at the famous 1804 duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, David Hosack is a key figure in the history of New York and of botany in America. Victoria Johnson’s biography tells the amazing story of a physician, botanist, educator and forward-thinking, civic minded visionary, who, among his other contributions, Hosack, created the Elgin Botanical Garden in Manhattan (today buried under Rockefeller Center) for the purpose of educating medical students and doing scientific research. Come and join our conversation about this Founding Father and early American Naturalist.

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Local Voices

Romona Robinson: Your Voice Is Your Power
Sunday, November 17, 3pm
Romona Robinson is back with her second book Your Voice is Your Power. As an Emmy award-winning anchor and author, she has interviewed thousands of people who are struggling in jobs they hate, strapped by their finances, children not measuring up, relationships gone bad, or poor health. Robinson hopes to answer questions about personal struggles through personal stories that silenced the voices of fear, anxiety, and insecurity in her own life.

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Bucket List Book Club

Rick Moody: The Ice Storm
Wednesday, November 20, 7pm
~fourth Wednesdays~
The year is 1973. As a freak winter storm bears down on an exclusive, affluent suburb in Connecticut, cars skid out of control, men and women swap partners, and their children experiment with sex, drugs, and even suicide. In _The Ice Storm_, two families come face-to-face with the seething emotions behind the well-clipped lawns of their lives. The Bucket List Book Club is led by former Loganberry staffer and writer Susan Petrone. We guarantee a spirited discussion!

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NOBS Forum

Carl Weitman: Make Way for Robert McCloskey
Thursday, November 21, 7pm
A perennial favorite among children's picture books, Make Way for Ducklings is the most famous of Robert McCloskey's books and was the winner of the 1942 Caldecott Awards. Robert McCloskey hailed from Ohio but summered on an island off the coast of Maine where many of his stories are set. This forum will be led by NOBS member Carl Weitman, who has been a collector of McCloskey for many years.


Classic Movie

This Gun for Hire (1941)
Thursday, November 21, 7pm
An American crime film directed by Frank Tuttle and starring Veronica Lake and Robert Preston based on the Graham Greene novel of the same title. 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!


Closed for the Holiday

Thursday, November 28, 2019
We are so thankful for each and every one of our customers and hope to see you for the Larchmere Holiday Stroll!


Larchmere Holiday Stroll

Friday, November 29-Sunday, December 1, 2019
Friday: 10am-5pm
Saturday: 10am-5pm
Sunday: 12pm-5pm
For almost 50 years, the Larchmere Holiday Stroll has been 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!

Thanks for reading,
Harriett & all the Loganberries

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