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Subject: Loganberry News July 2020
Date: Fri, 03 Jul 2020 16:41:24 -0700
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Loganberry News July 2020

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Re-inventing Summer

The new normal is not normal, but there's no going back to "the way things were." Both for good and for bad, our trifecta of pandemic, economic collapse, and social upheaval will leave lasting change in our habits, pastimes, and expectations. As we negotiate our way to a better society, we hope you find new voices and perspectives to help guide and entertain you (have you seen the current Indie Bestsellers list?). Check out our new podcast, Lines from Loganberry, and consider ordering online for curbside pickup, shipping, or downloading your new reads. Keep your quirky spirit alive and fresh, we all need to cultivate our kindness and eccentricities while learning more about our shared humanity. That's what I call Independents Day.

PS: Check out a special announcement later in this email about next month, aka, Black Future Month!


Garden & Nature Photo Contest

July 1-August 1, 2020
We invite you to get into the spirit of summer with our garden and nature photo contest this July. Winner will receive a $30 Loganberry Books gift certificate, plus swag! There are bonus points for originality and literary references, and wild spaces or parks also count! We will have two winners, one for children photographers under age 16 and one for adults. For more information, please contact Julie at


OPEN on Independence Day

Saturday, July 4, 2020
Unusually for us, we will be OPEN this year on the 4th of July. It’s an unusual year. We figure most mass events are canceled, and even family picnics may be called off. We’re just a small retail outfit, and we’re limited to 25 customers (wearing masks) at a time, but who doesn’t enjoy a quiet, calm day at the bookstore? We’re here for you.


Getman's Virtual Book & Paper Fair

Tuesday, July 7, 12pm EDT -Thursday, July 9, 6pm EDT
~online event~
Loganberry Books will be one of 150 dealers participating in this new digital Collectible Book and Paper Fair. You can enter the book fair at, where you'll be able to browse through all the dealers' virtual booths, including ours. It's open 24 hours a day (though only for 48 hours), so shop at your convenience! Hope to see you there!


Lines from Loganberry Podcast

Wednesdays at 7pm
Lines from Loganberry is the official Loganberry Books podcast! You can listen on Spotify and on Anchor.

This month, we'll be airing a 2-part series with Loganberry's Local Voices manager Miesha Headen interviewing Dr. Todd Michney and Kathleen Crowther on the Cleveland Restoration Society's book (authored by Michney and edited in part by Crowther), The Making of Cleveland's Black Suburb in the City: Lee-Seville & Lee Harvard. Later in the month, we'll host author Beth Armstrong, author of Voices from the Ape House.


Black Future Month

Illuminating Black Authors
Saturday, August 1-August 31, 2020

We've decided to answer the question author NK Jemisin rhetorically asks in the title of her story collection How Long Til Black Future Month? by declaring August as Black Future Month. We encourage everyone to find ways to celebrate Black Future Month, exactly half a year from Black History Month: a time to imagine and equip ourselves to work for a future that honors and celebrates all Black lives and work. This year, we will participate in a performance art shelving project called Illuminating Black Authors, akin to our Illustrating the Gender Gap project of March 2017. In the LitArts room, we will push fiction books written by non-Black people to the back of the shelf, and highlight books written by Black* authors face-out in front.

Our objective is to highlight works written by Black writers and to guide your reading discovery to voices from the African diaspora and Africa (not just to showcase the disparity; we know it's enormous). Customers are welcome to join us in the project, as we research what we can and make the shelving shift on Saturday, August 1st. One hour of your time will earn you $10 in Loganberry book credit! The exhibition will remain in place through the month of August, and all books will of course be available for browsing and for sale.

*We're working within the knowledge that race (like gender) is a social construct with profoundly real affects on human lives. For the purposes of this project, we'll highlight the work of authors who self-define as Black or African/of African descent.


Book of the Month Club

Did you know that we hand-select and mail books directly to your door even when there's not a pandemic on? Our Book of the Month Club has been running for over 20 years. With social distancing sadly keeping us out of physical bookstores, this might be the perfect time to hire a personal book shopper for you or a loved one. We've got multiple budget levels and options which you can read about here. If you'd like to sign up or ask any questions, please email

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Loganberry Swag

Once you're able to get out and about again, you're going to need a way to carry all those books you added to your collection during social distancing! Just a reminder that the Loganberry 25th anniversary tote is the best in the galaxy, with extra long handles, a deep gusset, button closure, and most importantly, Otis' face. We've also got aprons, bumper stickers, and smaller stickers! All available online.

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Collectible Books for Every Budget

A new month means even more modern first editions now available in our webstore! This 1st edition of Randall Jarrell's beautiful children's book, The Bat-Poet with illustrations by Maurice Sendak is a gorgeous celebration of the bats who fill the summer night sky. We continue to expand and update these listings weekly. You can also email for a personalized suggestion for any budget!

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Gift Certificates

Don't have a particular book in mind, but want to help insure the beautiful Loganberry browsing experience is available to you and world once the pandemic passes? You can order a gift certificate for yourself or a loved one online or over the phone. Plus, to thank you for your support, gift certificates over $50 will earn a 10% bonus! For example, spend $50 for a $55 certificate, $100 for a $110 certificate, etc.


Buy Ebooks from Loganberry

Hummingbird Ebooks
While a paper book you can hold in your hand will always hold first place in our hearts, we know there are important things an ebook can offer, and that many of our loyal customers sometimes need an ebook. So we're thrilled to announce the Loganberry Ebook Store via Hummingbird!. Browse thousands of titles in dozens of categories, all available to download right! this! instant!


Digital Audiobooks

Our store offers thousands of digital audiobooks for instant download--and the good feeling that comes from supporting Loganberry with your purchase. You can purchase individual books, subscriptions, or even send an audiobook as a gift!


Our Social Media

Hopefully, you're already following us on *Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and the Loganberry Blog.* Loganberry booksellers continue posting fun recommendations of new items available to order, what they're reading during the pandemic, and contributions from local authors and artists. We'll also pass on information on how you can help marginalized members of our community.

Read along with our booksellers

(purchase any book by clicking on its title!)

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Elisabeth is reading: The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins: "Full disclosure: I read and LOVED Frannie when she first published last spring, but I adore this book so much I'm so excited to finally share with you in paperback. Think Toni Morrison meets Sarah Waters: gothic murder mystery meets love story meets literary historical fiction about a formerly enslaved Jamaican woman who lands on English soil in the early 19th century."

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Lorraine is reading Afterlife by Julia Alvarez: "Alvarez' first adult novel in 14 years--a short, powerful narrative of a retired professor whose family life is suddenly upended--is helping me break out of a bit of a reading slump--she's a real storyteller."

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Wendy is reading Recursion by Blake Crouch: "Blake Crouch's latest thriller is now in paperback--it's tense and troubling and grippingly explores the notion of time and the reliability of memory."


Julie is reading What Unbreakable Looks Like by Kate McLaughlin: "This new YA novel with a heroine who escapes sex trafficking and other sexual assault has many sad moments, but I love how many are many people in the main character's life have her back, and ultimately there is hope that she will overcome her obstacles."


Sarah is reading: The Final Frontiersman by James Campbell: "I'm an avid reader of icy wilderness survival stories and this story of Alaska settler Heimo Korth, told by his cousin, James Campbell, is particularly compelling."

Reminders on our ongoing pandemic precautions:

Loganberry is now open to customers Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-6pm with the following guidelines in place:
• 10am-11am reserved for immuno-compromised and senior customers
• Face-coverings required at all times
• Minimum spacing of 6 feet between people
• Limited to 25 people in the store at any time, and 3 people per alcove or seating area
• We are not currently buying used books.We'll announce when we're ready to resume!
• While the pandemic is ongoing, all sales are non-refundable/exhangable
• Hang in there! We appreciate your business, and we're all in this together.

Thanks for reading,
Harriett & all the Loganberries

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