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Loganberry News March 2021

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Loganberry News March 2021

Happy Women's History Month!

Marching into Women’s History Month, we have a series of Zoom author events exploring feminism, professionalism and entrepreneurship, hereditary health concerns, and women of the Bible (find all their books here). We’re also resurrecting Broadsides & Ephemera (our popular poetry readings), starting a new book club for teens, and continuing our Preschool Storytime. Featured in our front windows are women explorers and travelers, in the Nonfiction room we've got international birding field guides, and in the Annex Gallery, photography by Jeneen Hobby. We're all ready for spring. (We even have a new part-time cat, Alice.) Thanks for cheering us along.


Getman's 24-Hour Virtual Book Fair

March 3-March 4, 2021, 12pm-12pm ET
~quarterly, online~
Join Loganberry Books and other collectible and rare booksellers from around the world for a virtual book fair. Don't hesitate - this fair lasts only 24 hours!

For this month’s fair, we have chosen an interesting array of books that are by women authors or focus on aspects of women’s history. Titles range from inspirational (Helen Keller’s Let Us Have Faith) to aspirational (The Complete Jam Cupboard), and from entertaining (Gloria Steinem’s Beach Book, complete with a dust jacket which unfolds to become sun reflector) to frightening (Frankenstein with woodcuts by Lynd Ward). You can browse our offerings and others from noon on March 3 to noon on March 4 at Getman's Fair.

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Annex Gallery

Jeneen Hobby: Photographs
March 7-31, 2021
~monthly exhibition~
We're thrilled to host a new show featuring work by Jeneen Hobby in the Annex Gallery, on display and for sale through the month of March.

Jeneen Hobby's vocation began at Ohio University, where she practiced black and white photography and experimented in the darkroom. She now focuses on color, using primarily Nikon equipment, and a light hand in post-processing. In this way she considers herself a descendant of the High Modernist movement of mid-20th century photography, documenting the world in its hard realism, highlighting deep contrast, emotion, surprise, and critical thinking inherent in an image that speaks for itself.


Broadsides & Ephemera

Featured Reader: Doc Janning
Wednesday, March 11, 2021, 7:30pm, ET
~Second Wednesdays, on Zoom~
After a COVID-induced hiatus, Broadsides and Ephemera is BACK - virtually (for now). To start off the revival of our Broadsides and Ephemera Open Mic, we are featuring a local favorite, Doc Janning! The Inaugural Poet Laureate of South Euclid, Doc has been published in eleven anthologies, including the latest, Geography is Irrelevant, Poetry in Isolation, published by Stairwell Books of York, England. He is also very active in the poetry community as Host of Awenites and Moderator of Second Sunday Poets.

Join us here on Zoom and use the password "weluvotis" to enter.

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Reading & Revolution Book Club

The Color of Water by James McBride
Saturday, March 13, 2021, 3pm
~2nd Saturdays, via Zoom~
Reading & Revolution is a book club based out of Cleveland's Buckeye neighborhood (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 The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother by James McBride


Local Voices

*Terry Gilbert & Carlo Wolff: Trying Times*
Sunday, March 14, 2021, 1pm EDT
~via Zoom~
Join Loganberry Books in a fascinating virtual reading and book talk with local civil rights lawyer Terry Gilbert on his memoir, Trying Times.

For nearly 50 years, Terry has fought for civil rights, prison reform, police accountability, free speech and the American values enshrined in the Bill of Rights. He believes that the law is a tool to use against injustice and in support of the highest ideals of America. Activism and diligence, he says, are the only things that can see the country through trying times. The event is free, but registration is required here.


Local Voices

Maggie Sullivan: Boss Ladies of CLE
Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 7pm ET
~Women's History Series, via Zoom~
In 2020, Maggie Sullivan self-published Boss Ladies of CLE, a book of interviews and photojournalism of 20 Cleveland women in diverse fields. Through promotion and marketing, her book gained features in print media, such as Cleveland Magazine and Freshwater, and television, such as WKYC, Fox8, ABC, and Spectrum News. Her marketing success led to thousands of sales online, in bookstores, and to libraries.

Learn how to maximize your book sales with limited funds. This presentation is perfect for current or future writers.This Zoom event is free, but registration is required; please register here.


Preschool Storytime

Meet the Violin Storytime with Miss Amara
Featuring in March: Irish Fiddle Tunes
Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 11am
~Third Wednesdays, via Facebook Live~
Calling preschoolers ages 3-6 and their grownups for a virtual musical storytime with violinist and Suzuki educator Amara Sperber featuring the violin! Ms. Amara reads favorite stories and also introduces you to the beautiful sounds of the violin and some skills to help you learn to play the violin yourself.
Join us for the event of Facebook Live at 11am on March 17!

Amara Sperber is a Cleveland-based violin teacher currently accepting new violin students ages 5-8. Visit for more information!
Order a copy of one of our favorite violin storybooks, Vio's Violin, from Loganberry Books!

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Local Voices

Penny Casselman: How to Get a Free Boob Job
Sunday, March 21st, 1:00pm
~Women's History Series, via Zoom~
As author Penny Casselman planned her forty-fifth birthday, she was only thinking of three things: friends, craft cocktails, and, of course, which pair of strappy high heels best complemented her new skinny jeans. What wasn’t in her birthday plans? Cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, one in eight women will develop breast cancer sometime in their life. Whether that someone is you, a family member, or a friend, How To Get A Free Boob Job provides insights, new perspectives, and heaping scoops of gratitude for the little things we take for granted—all covered with sprinkles of humor.

This virtual Zoom event is free, but registration is required. Sign up here!


Not YA Average Book Club

Warcross by Marie Lu
Thursday, March 25, 2021, 4pm ET
~online, via Zoom~
Please join us for our first meeting of Loganberry Books' new Teen Book Club: Not YA Average Book Club, open to teens age 15-18!. We will have a fun discussion and an even more fun activity (please have a writing utensil and paper ready- don't worry this won't be your average classroom activity)

When teen hacker, Emika Chen, accidentally glitches herself into a Warcross tournament she catches the attention of the game's creator, Hideo Tanaka. Hideo makes her an offer and Emika finds herself in a whole new world.

To celebrate the launch of this new club, we'll give a FREE copy of Warcross to the first ten TEENS that register for this month's event! Register for the event here.

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NOBS Forum

Holly Witchey: The Wade Family Project
Thursday, March 25th, 7:30pm, EDT
Holly Witchey is the Director of the Wade Family Project and will talk about her work transcribing the travel journals of Jeptha Wade and will regale us with stories of Wade’s efforts to communicate with the spirit world. Non-members interested in attending this free event should contact


Local Voices

Barbara Essex: Bad Girls of the Bible
Sunday, March 28, 2021, 1pm, ET
~Women's History Series, via Zoom~
In celebration of Women's History Month, join United Church of Christ minister Barbara Essex as she explores lessons to be learned from the "anti-heroines" of the Bible in her book Bad Girls of the Bible. This study explores the traditionally misunderstood or despised women of the Bible and reveals what their stories have to tell us today. Included are questions for reflection and discussion. Register for the event here.

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2020 Best in Show Winner "Le Cirque des Rêves" by Isabel Robertson

Edible Books Festival

Save the Date!
Friday, April 2, 12pm-Saturday, April 3, 12pm ET
~online, via Instagram~
We're taking the Edible Books Festival to social media this year! Although we'll miss the chance to taste all the beautiful creations, we're still excited to see what you cook up. We hope you'll still cook up some edible creations inspired by books (see last year's entries for inspiration!) and anytime between noon EDT on Friday, 4/2 and noon EDT on Saturday 4/3, share your photos on Instagram* use the tag #ediblebooks2021 and tag us @loganberrybooks and we'll share your images for audience voting. The top three picks will receive special Loganberry prizes!

*Get in touch with us by 11am on Friday 4/2 with your entry photo and title if you don't have Instagram, and we'll happily share the image for you!

Other Offerings

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Collectible Books for Every Budget

In memory of Lawrence Ferlinghetti, preeminent American poet and founder of City Lights Books, who died on February 22 at the age of 101, we're featuring this signed first edition of Ferlinghetti's travel writings: Writings Across a Landscape. We continue to expand and update our collectible editions listings online weekly. You can also email for a personalized suggestion for any budget!


Lines from Loganberry Podcast

We started our podcast during the depths of the pandemic to feature author interviews, book club chats, craft talks, and so many budding ideas. Some of our episodes are taped & edited conversations, and some are the audio recordings from Zoom events (finally, a way to archive live author events!). Many of the events listed in this newsletter will later be available as podcast episodes, and here are some available now from last month’s meetings:

Ross Gay, The Book of Delights and R. Erica Doyle, proxy
Kathryn D. Sullivan, Handprints on Hubble
Julia Kuo, I Dream of Popo
Elizabeth Wilcox, The Long Trail of Trauma

Lines from Loganberry Podcast is available on Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Spotify


Private Browsing Hours

Available Select Sundays & Mondays
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 continuing to offer the option to reserve a private browsing time for up to 8 people on Sundays and Mondays. The registration fee is $40, an amount fully applicable to all book purchases made during this time. Please note that masks are required at all times while browsing. Contact to reserve your browsing slot today!


We're Buying Used Books Again!

Please read the notice below carefully as our procedure has changed:

▪ Potential book traders must call ahead (216-795-9800) to get approval to drop off books; we are limited as to how many books we can evaluate weekly and expect to reach capacity before Friday most weeks.
▪ Pending prior approval, book traders may drop off no more than 4 boxes of books per week, Tuesday-Friday for evaluation
▪ The book buyer will evaluate books and will call prospective traders back with an offer within 7 days
▪ Book traders must come to accept any offered payment/trade value for books and take away any books Loganberry does not purchase within 7 days of receiving an offer, otherwise offer is void.
▪ All books for general interest readers (older and recent, fiction, nonfiction, adult and kids' books) in good conditions are eligible for consideration. We do NOT consider: textbooks, magazines, encyclopedia, highly technical, quickly outdated manuals (eg: computer/software guides)
Potential book traders must call ahead (216-795-9800) to get approval to drop off books; we are limited as to how many books we can evaluate weekly and expect to reach capacity before Friday most weeks.
Pending prior approval, book traders may drop off no more than 4 boxes of books per week, Tuesday-Friday for evaluation
The book buyer will evaluate books and will call prospective traders back with an offer within 7 days
Book traders must come to accept any offered payment/trade value for books and take away any books Loganberry does not purchase within 7 days of receiving an offer, otherwise offer is void.
All books for general interest readers (older and recent, fiction, nonfiction, adult and kids' books) in good conditions are eligible for consideration. We do NOT consider: textbooks, magazines, encyclopedia, highly technical, quickly outdated manuals (eg: computer/software guides)

Thanks for your patience and support as we navigate changed (and changing!) conditions. We look forward to seeing your books!


Ways to shop and support Loganberry

Our Online Store: We're expanding our in-store stock of new and collectible books for sale online every week! Since it's only a fraction of what we have in-store, if you don't see something, email or call and we'll happily check. You can also snag great Loganberry T-shirts, totes, mugs, and more! Buy books that we don't have in-store, have them shipped directly to you, and we'll get a portion of the sale!

Book of the Month Club: We've been hand-selecting and mailing books to readers monthly for for 25 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: So we're thrilled to announce the Loganberry Ebook Store via Hummingbird!.

Follow us on Social Media: Get the latest on events, new and rare books and shop-cats by following us on *Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and the Loganberry Blog.*

Read along with our booksellers: Women's History Month

purchase any book by clicking on its title!


*Harriett is (re-)reading: Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston:* "Having recently adopted a young cat I named Zora, I thought it was time to revisit this Black feminist classic from the Harlem Renaissance. I chose the audiobook read by the masterful Ruby Dee on and delighted in the characterizations of her voice and the lilting narrative passages. Protagonist Janie Crawford comes of age with her Nanny in northern Florida and marries three times before finding strength in her identity and voice. A hurricane changes her fortunes, but reveals the strength of her love and tenacity. Whether you've read this classic or not, I highly recommend this great audiobook recording with Ruby Dee."


Miesha is reading: She Said by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey "This is a perfect nonfiction read for anyone who loves seeing how a groundbreaking investigative journalism story unfolds. The journalists had to build a coalition of women willing to publicly accuse Harvey Weinstein together. They uncovered the wildly restrictive settlement agreements past victims signed and fought in a climate of mistrust in the media. The book is inspirational about the tenacity of the two journalists and the women's stories they uncovered.

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*Wendy is reading Afterland by Lauren Beukes:* "After a pandemic kills most of the men, a mother goes on the run with her pre-teen son disguised as her daughter. Told in chapters with alternating points of view, the book is an eye-opening and tense look at a world run by women seeking to get reproductive power by rounding up the remaining males."


Elisabeth is reading The Lost Pianos of Siberia by Sophy Roberts: "I always love to seek out unusual travelogues by women, and am currently enthralled Sophy Roberts' unusual narrative--a really unique travelogue about the liminal space of Siberia that is both European and Asiatic and has a surprising obsession with pianos!"


*Miranda is reading: Warcross by Marie Lu* "I'm really looking forward to discussing this page-turning adventure with our new Not YA Average Teen Book Club later this month. It focuses on the peril of young women in male-dominated realms--in this case, computer hacking. Emika Chen is an unforgettable heroine.


Julie is reading: At the Edge of the Haight by Katherine Seligman: "This absolutely gripping novel follows the plight of a young homeless woman after she witnesses the murder of a stranger and his parents accost her to try to find out more about their homeless son's life."


*Freddy is reading: Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler*: "I've known of Octavia Butler for years now but have just begun my first book of hers, Parable of the Sower. Even though written in 1993 and set in the future time of 2025, it already speaks to the world we are living in now, almost identically. Through all this despair, I am told there is hope to be found."

Reminders on our ongoing pandemic precautions:

Loganberry is now open to customers Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-6pm with the following guidelines in place:
• 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
• 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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