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Subject: Loganberry News October 2020
Date: Wed, 30 Sep 2020 13:32:42 -0700
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Loganberry News October 2020

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Bright Books for Dark Nights

Pandemics, politics, perils, and promises, and still the seasons move on as always. The monarchs migrate to Mexico (sans borders), the maples turn orange and crimson (even the ones not on fire), and school has started (even if the building’s closed). We still believe books can help you learn new things, explore new territories, teach empathy, and provide much-needed escapism. We still believe in you.


Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards 2020

Thursday, October 1, 2020, 8pm EDT
The Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards, the only juried American book prize focusing on works that address racism and diversity, were founded in Cleveland in 1935. This year's Anisfield-Wolf Awards ceremony will be held virtually at 8pm EDT, Thursday, October 1, 2020, and broadcast on WVIZ/PBS and on the Anisfield-Wolf Website.
You can shop the Anisfield-Wolf 2020 award-winning books from Loganberry by clicking here.
POETRY: Deaf Republic by Ilya Kaminsky
NONFICTION: Gods of the Upper Air by Charles King
FICTION: The Old Drift by Namwali Serpell


Getman's Virtual Book and Paper Fair

Tuesday, October 6, 12pm EDT- Thursday, October 8, 6pm EDT
Now you can attend an antiquarian book and paper fair virtually! Loganberry Books is excited to participate again as one of 200+ dealers in this new venue. Click here to enter the book fair, where you'll be able to browse through all the dealers' virtual booths. The book fair opens at noon on Tuesday, October 6, and closes at 6:00 PM on Thursday, October 8.; mark your calendars & shop early for best selection. Hope to see you there!


Local Voices

Dana McSwain: Roseneath
Saturday, October 10, 1pm-3pm
Join us to celebrate the book launch of Roseneath written by Dana McSwain. Dana will be outside in Loganberry’s Author Alley reading, signing books, and providing free Roseneath-themed gift boxes for anyone who buys the book on the day of the event.

Just in time for Halloween, and perfect for fans of gothic horror and occult novels (and local history!), Roseneath is set in a historic mansion, now demolished except for its iron gates, in Lakewood, Ohio.

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Reading & Revolution Book Club

Caste by Isabel Wilkerson
Saturday, October 10, 2020, 3pm *online*
~2nd Saturdays~
Reading & Revolution is a book club based out of the Buckeye area in Cleveland (currently meeting online) that seeks to generate conversation and action based on current and historic books that have documented the African American legacy and inspire thought for continued community actions. Visit the club's Facebook page for information on how to join.

This month R&R Book Club will be reading Caste by Isabel Wilkerson, available at 10% off online (or 20% off in-store!)


Lines from Loganberry Podcast

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

Recent highlights include a conversation between Loganberry Booksellers Sarah and Miesha with debut novelist Tiffany McDaniel, author of Betty.

Also a recording of our Black Future Month lecture by *Dr. Monica Bell of Yale Law School on Confronting Policing as a Segregationist Tool and Imagining an Anti-Segregationist Future.* This special event was a highlight of Black August for us, and if you missed tuning in live, now is the perfect time to listen.


The Haunted Bookshop

Saturday, October 31, 2020, 5pm-8pm
Halloween is NOT canceled! This year, our Haunted Bookshop Tours are re-imagined, hands-off, no holds barred spectacles for young ghosts and goblins. In a modified tour both inside & outside the bookstore (or outside only, if you prefer), small teams will be escorted through the frightening world of books. Masks required, costumes encouraged. Halloween night only (prepare for a distanced line for entry, as we can only accommodate one group at a time).


Private Browsing Hours

Available Select Sundays 6pm-8pm
We know many of you have always dreamed of having Loganberry to yourself, and with pandemic concerns, this desire is a bit more pressing for some. We're now offering the option to reserve a private browsing evening for up to 6 people on Sunday evenings 6pm-8pm. The registration fee is $40, an amount fully applicable to all book purchases made during this time. Please note that masks are required while browsing. Contact to reserve your browsing slot today!


Other ways to shop Loganberry

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. If you'd like to sign up or ask any questions, please email

Gift Certificates: You can order a gift certificate for yourself or a loved one online or over the phone.

Digital Audiobooks: Our store offers thousands of digital audiobooks for instant download--and the good feeling that comes from supporting Loganberry with your purchase.

Buy Ebooks from Loganberry: 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!.

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Collectible Books for Every Budget

In this spooky season, we're delighted to highlight this fascinating 2-volume set of Victorian Witch biographies: Sidonia the Sorceress and The Amber Witch. A fascinating entry in both women's and occult history. We continue to expand and update our collectible editions listings online weekly. You can also email for a personalized suggestion for any budget!

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Loganberry Swag

You 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.


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.

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Loganberry Books Blog

Do read our blog? We try to keep it regularly updated with reading recommendations and bookseller musings, so if you want even more ideas of what to read next, bookmark Loganberryblog and stop by often!

Read along with our booksellers

(purchase any book by clicking on its title!)


Harriett is reading The Old Drift by Namwali Serpell: "An epic of history, social satire, fantasy and futurism, The Old Drift covers three generations and three intertwined ethnicities in colonial and modern Zambia. But to think the history of that land can be described by its peoples and colonizers is as foolish as thinking the engineers can control the river’s flow. Winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Award, this novel is a tour de force. "


Miesha is reading: The Office of Historical Corrections by Danielle Evans (publishes 11/10; preorder here!): I have been holding my breath for Danielle Evan’s next book since Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self. This collection was worth the wait. She delivers the same great story telling, insight, and sharp cultural commentary. Her touch on themes usually associated with older people, such as redemption, reconciliation, propitiation, moved me.


Wendy is reading Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy: "On the surface, Migrations is the story of a woman who is determined to follow the few remaining Arctic Terns on their long migration to Antarctica. But, like an iceberg, there is so much more going on under the surface."


Elisabeth is reading I Talk Like a River by Jordan Scott: This picture book is about a little boy whose father helps him rethink what it means to be "fluent" and to find belonging and healing in the world in light of his stutter. It is also some of the most beautiful nature writing I've encountered in any context in a long time. Luminous illustrations make it a MUST have for any bookshelf of beautiful, unique picture books.


Lorraine is reading White Bird by R.J. Palacio : "This graphic novel builds upon the story of Julian, a character in Palacio’s Augie & Me. In this story, Julian interviews his grandmother about her experience as a child hiding from the Nazis, for a school assignment. The author does not minimize the terror of the Holocaust, but also uses the vehicle of a loving grandmother instilling her values in her grandson to encourage young readers to examine issues of our day, primarily immigration, through a lens informed by experiences of the Holocaust."


Miranda is reading: The Winterborne Home for Vengeance & Valor by Ally Carter and The Babysitter's Coven by Kate Williams: If you know a 8-12 year old reader who loves exploring secret passageways, Winterborne Home is the book for them. And for teen (and older!) readers, Babysitter's Coven is a perfect book to read this fall if you for fun adventure that's not too spooky!

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Freddy is reading: Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man's Love Affair with Nature by J. Drew Lanham: Memoirs are always great ways to escape, getting lost in someone else's life. Lanham grew up in Edgefield SC on 200 acres where he fell in love with birding and nature. He's a Black man which deeply affects his life but not his love of home and red clay. This is the next book for November's Naturalist Notebook, a timely book with lots to talk about.


Sarah is reading: Three Californias Trilogy by Kim Stanley Robinson: This classic of late 20th century alternate-future sci-fi is now available in a three-in-one paperback trilogy. I loved it!


Leigh is reading: One by One by Ruth Ware: "Ruth Ware is back with her own brand of Agatha Christie-esque locked room mysteries. Her newest takes place at an exclusive ski chalet where hipster coworkers of a popular music app have gone for a retreat. Trapped in the chalet after an avalanche, the contentious colleagues are picked off One By One, leaving the chalet manager to try to discover who is behind the chilling murders."


Julie is reading: Apple: Skin to the Core by Eric Gansworth: This book for ages 12+ follows the life story of Eric Gansworth, a Native American who grew up on a reservation, aka “the Rez.” It's written in verse, and the poems are very moving, as he not only tells his personal story, but the stories of his family and of the people around him.

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 will not be buying used books from the public for the rest of this year. Special collections, estates, or rare books may contact book buyer Brenda ( directly to assess potential interest.
• 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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