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Loganberry News September 2021

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Loganberry News September 2021

Falling into good books!

My last monarch of the season eclosed today. These last ones will be part of the Great Generation, the ones who fly to Mexico. In total, I’ve raised and released 40 butterflies this summer, mostly monarchs. It may be a minuscule act in the world of international affairs, but it’s something. And it’s a cheerful, life-affirming thing to do. In this world of strife, it’s good to focus on something small. Building empathy is a good exercise too.

In this issue of eNews, our staff picks focus on Latinx titles, and we promote our Science sale. Follow us on social media for more picks, including titles by Afghani authors and climate change studies. And let us know what you’re reading. There’s nothing that thrills a bookseller more than a good book recommendation!


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Monthly Sale

September means 20% off all books in our science section all month long! that includes Physics, Biology, Medicine, Economics and more. Tip: check out the #ScienceSeptember hashtag on Instagram for great tips on what to read this month or to share your own Loganberry purchases.

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Annex Gallery

Lois Davis: Watercolor Retrospective
September 1-30, 2021
~monthly exhibition~
Opening Reception on Friday, September 3, 6-8pm
Watercolor Retrospective presents 20 years of art created by Lois Davis, a 55-year resident of Cleveland Heights. Her work mainly incorporates watercolor and collage. Davis studied art at the Universities of Wisconsin and Michigan, the Cleveland Institute of Art, and the Cleveland Museum of Art.


Larchmere First Friday

September 3, 2021, 6-9pm
~First Friday of the Month~
Walkabout on Larchmere on First Fridays! Many shops and eateries will be open late, some 'til 10:00PM! Come see how the neighborhood has changed and even thrived, with new merchants and new services. Loganberry will be open until 9:00, with a chance to browse books late and enjoy the opening of the new Annex Gallery exhibit by Lois Davis.


Larchmere Sidewalk Sale

Labor Day Sidewalk Sale
Saturday, September 4, 2021, 10am-6pm
What’s that— cupcakes and candles? Yes, new shops to discover on Larchmere! The Larchmere neighborhood celebrates the end of summer with end-of-season specials and sales at merchants up and down the boulevard. This Saturday preceding Labor Day, at Loganberry will 2022 Calendars will be 20% off, and inside the shop, all books are 20% off. New this year: purchase an Indie Bookstore Day tote AND fill it with sidewalk clearance books, all for $5! Woo-hoo!


Labor Day

Closed for the Holiday
Monday, September 6, 2021
Take your well-earned rest and celebrate working people who make our communities better places!


Broadsides & Ephemera

Community Open Mic featuring: John Burroughs
Thursday September 9, 7-8:30pm
~second Thursday, via Zoom~
John B. Burroughs serves as the 2019-2021 Beat Poet Laureate for the State of Ohio. His most recent book is Rattle and Numb: Selected and New Poems from Venetian Spider Press. He has performed his poetry in myriad places from Oakland to New York City. He currently moderates the Cleveland Poetics blog and Northeast Ohio Literary Calendar at and since 2008 has served as the founding editor for independent publisher Crisis Chronicles Press.

Connect to the Zoom meeting here
Zoom Meeting ID: 664 283 9349 pw: weluvotis

Enjoy John's performance and feel free to share your own work at the following Open Mic!


Celebration of Life for Richard Gildenmeister

Friday, September 10th, 7:00pm
Richard Gildenmeister is a Cleveland legend. He was a master bookseller, beginning his career in 1955 at Higbee's under Anne Udin. He initiated and perfected the live author event, hosting and befriending luminaries such as Barbara Walters, Dare Wright, Truman Capote, and others. After Higbee's, Richard worked at Booksellers, Burrows, Joseph-Beth, Appletree, and his own Richard Gildenmeister Bookstore on the Square (1976-1981). Richard befriended everyone he met, authors and readers alike, and will be remembered by his uncanny enthusiasm for life and for connecting people and books. A resident and long-term champion of Shaker Square, Richard is commemorated with a plaque at the island of the North Moreland intersection. Come raise a glass and tip your hat to Richard in this celebration of life, featuring live music from The Blue Drivers. This event is at the Academy Tavern, 12800 Larchmere Boulevard.

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Local Voices

Mark Darden: Elijah Goes to Cleveland
Sunday, September 19, 2021, 1pm
Elijah Goes to Cleveland is perfect for showing youngsters the beauty and history of Cleveland. Elijah is in Cleveland visiting his grandparents when he finds out that his favorite band is having a concert at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The band is giving out free tickets but the catch is that you have to find the band members at various landmarks throughout Cleveland.

Mark Darden is an author, sports travel blogger, and founder and Chief Content Creator for Buckeye Muscle Media, LLC. Since 2017, Mark has documented his sports travel adventures on his blog,

NOBS Forum

Stories of Ohio's Underground Railroad
Thursday, September 23, 2021, 7:30pm
~online, via Zoom~
Join NOBS, Fran Stewart, and Restore Cleveland Hope board member Jeanne Van Atta, as they recount Joan Southgate's 519-mile walk from Ripley, OH, to Canada, and onward to the creation of her dream: the restoration of the historic Cozad Bates house. Twenty years ago, Joan Southgate set off on a journey, during which she retraced the steps of the Underground Railroad from Southern Ohio to Canada. When she returned, she and local writer and historian Fran Stewart wrote a book, IN HER PATH, about her walk and the Underground Railroad in Ohio. Southgate’s walk and her book culminated most recently with the opening of the Underground Railroad Interpretive Center in July 2021.

If you need a link to attend email and a Zoom link will be provided before the event!

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Local Voices

Dr Charles Modlin: It Isn't Difficult If To Do It If You Know How To Do It
Sunday, September 26, 2021, 1pm
As a renowned kidney transplant surgeon and one of a small number of African Americans to hold such a title, Dr. Charles Modlin has overcome enormous odds. In It Isn't Difficult, he shares successful strategies used to overcome challenges and accomplish his goals to encourage high school students and college students whose ambition is to succeed in life.

Dr. Charles Modlin is a urologist and kidney transplant surgeon, one of fewer than 20 African-American transplant surgeons in the United States. Practicing in Cleveland for more than 22 years, he transformed an interest in why African-Americans suffer a disproportionate share of diseases into programs assisting minority communities. Modlin's work received the inaugural Daniel Hale Williams Humanitarianism in Medicine Award at Northwestern and the Cleveland Clinic Bruce Hubbard Stewart Award, the Clinic's highest level of recognition for exemplary humanitarianism in medicine.

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Local Voices

James Wingo: The Manners Playbook: Essential Lessons for Young African-American Boys on Self-Awareness, Confidence and Etiquette
Sunday, September 26, 2021, 2pm
The Manners Playbook is full of guidance for African-American boys on approaching new situations, caring for the body, and being confident in one's self while practicing good etiquette in new situations and relationships. Worried about a first date? Wondering how to handle a fight with friends? Want to impress someone? Wingo has tips for all and more in his guide to living up to the person you are meant to be.

James Wingo, M.Ed. was a counselor for the Boys Choir of Harlem, an assistant principal, and supervisor of counseling in the New York Public School System. A Cleveland native, Wingo holds two masters degrees from Brooklyn College. He is a member of the Healthy Fathering Collaborative and a participant in Cuyahoga County's Fatherhood Initiative.

Looking Ahead...


Berry Good Books: A Staff Picks Book Club

Mary Taylor Simeti: On Persephone's Island
Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 7:30pm EDT
~1st Wednesdays, via Zoom~
You already love our booksellers' recommendations: what could be better than a chance to come back after you've read what they recommend to talk about it? That's the idea behind our newest monthly bookclub, Berry Good Books. Every month, a different Loganberry Bookseller will recommend a favorite book and lead a discussion with community members!

Up first: Bookseller Elisabeth shares On Persephone's Island by Mary Taylor Simeti, the lyrical memoir of a woman who married a Sicilian man and moved to his family vineyard...but not for the reasons you think. Stretching from October to October in one of the darkest years of modern Sicilian history, Mary Taylor Simeti's story is about raising compassionate children in dangerous times, community organizing to speak truth to power, and cherishing life even when it's not the life we planned.

Register here to join this free discussion and click here to purchase a copy of the book.


Peculiar Book Club

Kathryn Harkup: Making the Monster: The Science Behind Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
Thursday, October 14, 2021 7pm ET
~2nd Thursdays + 4th Thursdays, via Zoom~
Finally, a book club for the Peculiars! Join host and local author of Mr Humble and Dr. Butcher, Dr. Brandy Schillace for book club dates with your favorite authors of strange history, medical marvels, and weird science.You'll get to meet the author and participate in the discussion–so come with questions!

For this edition, author Kathryn Harkup takes a thrilling and gruesome look at the science that influenced Mary Shelley’s classic Gothic novel, Frankenstein. Harkup will discuss her book, Making the Monster, and she will be sure to have some interesting insights into the science behind monsters. More information can be found on the Peculiar Book Club website. Register for the event here, and get a signed copy of the book from Loganberry's online store or call us at (216) 795-9800

Other Offerings

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Collectible Books for Any Budget

To celebrate Latinx Heritage Month, we're marveling at these beautiful paperbacks published in Mexico in the early 1940s: the cookbook La Cocina Puebla, a cookbook and Fiestas y Costumbres Mexicanas by Higinio Vazquez Santa Ana. We continue to expand and update our collectible editions listings online weekly. You can also email for a personalized suggestion for any budget!


You're Selling Books? We're Buying!

October will be our last month for buying used books from the public in 2021, but be sure to make a reservation. Click here for the 2021 protocols.


Ways to shop and support Loganberry

▪ Our Online Store: In-store stock of new and collectible books for sale online expands 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. We also have 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: Hand-selected books mailed to readers monthly for for 25 years! If you'd like to sign up or ask any questions, please email
▪ Gift Certificates: online or over the phone at 216-795-9800.
▪ Digital Audiobooks from Loganberry via
▪ Ebooks from Loganberry.
▪ Follow us on Social Media: **Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and the Loganberry Blog.**
Our Online Store: In-store stock of new and collectible books for sale online expands 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. We also have 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: Hand-selected books mailed to readers monthly for for 25 years! If you'd like to sign up or ask any questions, please email
Gift Certificates: online or over the phone at 216-795-9800.
Digital Audiobooks from Loganberry via
Ebooks from Loganberry.
Follow us on Social Media: **Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and the Loganberry Blog.**

Read along with our booksellers: Latinx Heritage Month

Purchase any book below by clicking on its title!

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Harriett is reading American Brujeria by J. Allen Cross_: "This book covers the bilingual terrain of herbal healing and folk magic, as it has been passed down through generations. The blend of Catholicism and Mexican culture is both a familial legacy and a cult of saints and spirits, with rules and etiquette. Charms and spells are laid out like recipes in this short book, with a surprising sense of cross-cultural humor.

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Freddy is reading One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez "It's hard to forget your entry into the world of magical realism; for me, it was this Gabriel Garcia Marquez classic. It became one of those five books I would choose to take to live on a desert island. I went on to read all of his books but as it also introduced the world of all magical realism authors, it was a great way to begin, and always a joy to return to."


Wendy is reading Super Extra Grande by Yoss: "This funny, raunchy intergalactic adventure by Cuban scifi author Yoss follows a veterinarian who specializes in treating the largest alien animals, from mountain-sized amoebas to continent-sized creatures who have a habit of swallowing whatever falls into their planet's atmosphere, including a space ship carrying two ambassadors working to maintain peace among the galaxy's seven intelligent species. If you like Douglas Adams, you will like Yoss, but be warned: this book is definitely R-rated!

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Miesha is reading I Always Carry My Bones by Felicia Zamora: "Felicia Zamora’s presence and oration blew me away at Author Alley this year. Her most recent book of poetry, tackles the complex ideation of home—the place where horrid and beautiful intertwine and carve a being into existence—for marginalized and migrant peoples. Felicia Zamora explores how familial history echoes inside a person and the ghosts of lineage dwell in a body. Pierced by an estranged relationship to Mexican culture, the ethereal ache of an unknown father, the weight of racism and poverty in this country, and the indentations of abuse, these poems root in the search for belonging.


*Rachel is reading:Undocumented: A Worker's Fight by Duncan Tonatiuh:* "Duncan Tonatiuh, most commonly known as a children's book author and illustrator, here offers an important, succinct graphic novel for adults. This book tells the story of Juan and his fellow undocumented immigrant workers as they fight for their rights, using beautiful images and a traditional Mexican Mixtec codex (accordion) format."

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Elisabeth is reading Cantoras by Carolina de Robertis: "An incredible novel of found family and building safe community in dangerous times following a group of queer women living under Uruguay's totalitarian government in the late 20th century."


Lorraine is reading: Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal: "In this picture book, Alma finds her very long name very frustrating until her father tells her the stories of the family members she's named after."

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Julie is reading Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera: "A joyful coming-of-age story following the adventures of queer Latina teen, Juliet."

Good to know:

▪ Store Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 12-5pm
▪ Masks still required
▪ Social distancing appreciated
▪ Closed on Labor Day, September 6
▪ It's so nice to see you again, thanks for stopping by!
Store Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 12-5pm
Masks still required
Social distancing appreciated
Closed on Labor Day, September 6
It's so nice to see you again, thanks for stopping by!

Thanks for reading,
Harriett & all the Loganberries

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