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Loganberry News July 2022

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Loganberry News July 2022


The solstice has passed. The garden is in bloom. Half your friends are on vacation. Your head needs a vacation. Your mind needs a gentle read, an escape perhaps. Maybe some history, a little research. Do we ever really rest? Yeah, the bookstore is still open. Except for Independence Day, we'll take that day off. To celebrate our headstrong, constant struggle for independence. It is as endless as the dawn.


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Annex Gallery

Joel Bartell: Oil paintings of Cleveland and Shaker Heights Landscapes
July 1-31, 2022
Opening reception on Thursday, June 7, 6pm-8pm!
~first Thursdays~
Joel Bartell was born and raised in Cleveland and is a graduate of Cooper School of Art where he studied both sculpting and painting. Joel finds inspiration in the flora and fauna of Northeast Ohio; his latest works have been an expression of his deep appreciation for the spectacular trees in the area. His paintings often feature cropped subject matter in a style that draws inspiration from classic impressionism while incorporating the techniques of pointillism. Joel hopes to capture the beauty of the old, flowering and often twisted trees that line the streets of both Cleveland and Shaker Heights and impart feelings of familiarity and awe.

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Local Voices

Brooke Bobincheck: Blood Claws Rising: Tales of the Sanguine Empire
Sunday, July 3, 2022, 1pm
It is the 24th century, and humanity has successfully breached beyond their limited solar system to colonize much of the known galaxy. In the immediate aftermath of the Earthborn War between two galactic superpowers--the oppressive Hagorian Alliance and the more egalitarian Praetorian League--one young girl rises from the ashes of chaos to break the yoke of oppression that the tyrannical Alliance has leaned upon to enforce its rule over its section of the cosmos. . .

Born in San Francisco to a military family, Brooke Renee Bobincheck is a science, science fiction, and fantasy enthusiast. Brooke earned her Bachelor of Arts in history at Cleveland State and went on to earn her Master of Arts in US History at Virginia Commonwealth University. Brooke currently lives in Cleveland, Ohio, with her partner, Geoff, and their cat.


Local Voices

Lady Poet: In His Eyes: Finding My Way Back to God
Sunday, July 3, 3pm

They say not all heroes wear capes. For local author Lady Poet that is especially true; her hero wears a business suit. In His Eyes: Finding My Way Back To God is a book about how one extraordinary manager goes above and beyond to rescue an employee. This manager thinks she is helping an employee through a domestic violence situation, but does not realize she was saving Lady Poet from a world of human trafficking. Her support allows Lady Poet to regain strength, fight back, and find her way back to God.

Lady Poet was born in Cleveland, Ohio and raised in Cleveland’s East Side. In addition to being a poet and author, she is a Domestic Violence Survivor. In sharing her story, she hopes to empower other survivors.

Independence Day

Monday, July 4, 2022
We'll be closed for the holiday - see you on Tuesday!

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Armchair (Time) Travelers Club

Monday, July 11, 7pm
~fourth Mondays, every other month~
Join bookseller Toni and embark on an ongoing adventure of exploration through space and time. Armchair (Time) Travelers Club will read current and classic travel, adventure, and world history. This month the club is reading and discussing A Year in the World by Frances Mayes.


Broadsides & Ephemera

Featuring: Andrea Doe
Thursday, July 14, 7pm ET
~second Thursdays, in-store and on Zoom~
Our poetry performance series, Broadsides & Ephemera, returns LIVE at Loganberry Books, and features a new format of the featured poet reading for half an hour, followed by a Q&A. You can join us in-store or online!

Andrea Doe is a poet, and writer based in Cleveland, OH. She published her first book Nightmare in 2018, and recently published her second book Istighfar. She was a frequent performer at “The People’s Poetry Slam,” and has had fellowships at Twelve Literary Arts. Doe has established herself as an ekphrastic poet, having performed at SPACES art gallery and other art galleries across Cleveland. Her writing blurs the lines between prose and poetry as she keys in on topics such as racism, mental illness, womanhood, and the beauty of her Islamic faith. You can follow her on Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok, and Facebook at @nyenekondoe


Peculiar Book Club

Rachel E. Gross: Vagina Obscura
Thursday, July 14, 2022 7pm ET
~2nd Thursdays + 4th Thursdays, via Zoom~
For this edition of the Peculiar Book Club, Brandy will be joined by Rachel E. Gross, author of Vagina Obscura: An Anatomical Voyage.

Register for the event here, and be sure to check out the Peculiar Book Club's website for more information. Get copies of the books from Loganberry's online store or call us at (216) 795-9800.

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Broaden Your Bookshelf Read-In

Friday, July 15, 4:00pm- 8:00pm

Join fellow readers for a Read-In! Everyone is welcome! Bonanza participants will receive raffle entries for participation. If you aren't registered yet, you can register now or at the Read-In. The Read-In will feature bookish activities, snacks, and of course reading! We will feature a display of books for you to add to your TBR, and a place for you to tell us some quotes you have found. There will also be cozy spaces around the store for reading, and an area for socializing in the gallery!

Register here for the bonanza and to get more information!


Berry Good Book Club

Anthony Doerr: Cloud Cuckoo Land
This month's bookseller host: Harriett
Thursday, July 21, 7:30pm
~3rd Thursdays, In-person and Zoom~
Every month, a different Loganberry Bookseller will recommend a favorite book and lead a discussion with community members!

This month, Bookseller (and Loganberry's owner!) Harriett will be discussing Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr. Harriett has this to say, "Anthony Doerr's long-awaited follow-up to All the Light We Cannot See is a love letter to literature, and especially to low-brow comedy in an old-fashioned technology. With a past-present-future interspersed format, we follow 5 distinct storylines, with a surprising twist at the end, and a linking across the centuries that it as incredulous as it is simple. This is hope at its most basic, most accessible level, and I can't wait to discuss it with you!"

Register for the online meeting on June 16, 2022 here.
Purchase the book from Loganberry here


Faith Choice Ohio

Reproductive Justice Book Club
Monday, July 25, 2022 7:00 PM

Join in as we take what we've gleaned from our recent book clubs on Abolition and Restorative & Transformative Justice to advance abortion access and Reproductive Justice during these challenging times. Whether you’ve read these Reproductive Justice books or not, all are welcome to participate in these livestreamed discussions as we continue to fight for our reproductive futures and for a world where all are free.

RSVP here to join!

ghosts of rose hill

Not YA Average Book Club

R. M. Romero: The Ghosts of Rose Hill
Led by Bookseller Miranda
Thursday, July, 28, 4pm
NYABC is open to teens age 15-18, and meets on the 4th Thursday of every other month.

In The Ghosts of Rose Hill, R.M. Romero channels the spirit of myth into a brilliantly original tale, inspired by her experiences restoring Jewish cemeteries in Eastern Europe.

Click here to register!


Peculiar Book Club

Lindsey Fitzharris: The Facemaker
Thursday, July 28, 2022 7pm ET
~2nd Thursdays + 4th Thursdays, via Zoom~
For this edition of the Peculiar Book Club, Brandy will be joined by author Lindsey Fitzharris, whose new book, The Facemaker, tells the story of one surgeon's efforts to repair the disfigured soldiers of World War I.

Register for the event here, and be sure to check out the Peculiar Book Club website for more information. Get copies of the books from Loganberry's online store or call us at (216) 795-9800.

Other Offerings

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Monthly Sales

Keep your summer reading going strong with a month of 20% all books in the Americana alcove! This includes American History, presidential bios, state by state, African American culture and history, and more!

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Preorder and Save

Do the Work

Do the Work by W. Kamau Bell and Kate Schatz is a seriously fun, informative activity-filled workbook to help you learn about and fight systemic racism and white supremacy. If you've ever felt like you want to make change but you're not sure how, this book is for you! You can work through it alone or with friends.

All preorder purchases will also get a free tote bag and pencil from the publisher! Do the Work will be out July 19.

Preorder online or in store by July 18 and get 10% off.

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Collectible Books

To Heal and to Build: The Programs of President Lyndon B. Johnson

This first edition is inscribed on the half-title page: "For Marshall and Mable Wright with our appreciation and warm wishes ~ Lady Bird and Lyndon B. Johnson Christmas 1968." Lady Bird appears to have written the inscription, with each having signed their own name. A green satin ribbon with presidential seal is laid in, as well as a small calling card in envelope, with the name printed as "The President and Mrs. Johnson." Book is in VG condition, with VG dust jacket in archival protector.

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Small Press Focus

Floating World Press
Floating World is an independent publisher in Portland, Oregon focused on creating a unique, curated selection of the most interesting comics from around the world. Having started with tabloid newsprint comics and collaborations with Arthur Magazine, they have now published over 60 fascinating and varied comics, graphic novels and art monographs.

Some favorites in stock at Loganberry now are Algernon Blackwood's The Willows by Nathan Carson & Sam Ford, After Land Vol. 1 by Chris Taylor, Not a Place to Visit by T Edward Bak, Secret Voice by Zak Soto, and The Immersion Program by Léo Quievreux.

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Broaden Your Bookshelf Reading Challenge

January 2022-January 2023
~year long~
Join us on a free year long reading adventure to read more, read deeper, read bigger, read wider.

3rd Quarter reading prompts will be announced in early July! Sign up now for this year long reading challenge and log books read to be entered into Q3 raffle to be drawn at the end of September.

▪ 20 prompts per quarter + quarterly prizes!
▪ Monthly updates, including a Bonanza map of logged book settings!
▪ Social media challenges! For more info click here.
20 prompts per quarter + quarterly prizes!
Monthly updates, including a Bonanza map of logged book settings!
Social media challenges! For more info click here.

Got Books to Sell? We're Buying!

Please give us a sneak peek (call 216-795-9800 or email, so we can get you registered before dropping off your books (required). You can check out our current protocols here

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Bulk Order Discounts

Does your church, synagogue, school, or company need to order 10 or more copies of a book for a group read or special event? Order from Loganberry and receive a discount! We can even deliver to your location free of charge! Contact for more details!

▪ Our Online Store: In-store stock of new and collectible books
▪ 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 over 25 years!
▪ Gift Certificates: online or over the phone at 216-795-9800.
▪ Digital Audiobooks from Loganberry via
▪ Ebooks from Loganberry.
▪ **Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and the Loganberry Blog.**
Our Online Store: In-store stock of new and collectible books 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 over 25 years!
Gift Certificates: online or over the phone at 216-795-9800.
Digital Audiobooks from Loganberry via
Ebooks from Loganberry.
**Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and the Loganberry Blog.**

Read along with our booksellers!

This month our booksellers are recommending some favorites from Small Presses

Purchase any book below by clicking on its title!

how to resist amazon

Harriett is recommending How to Resist Amazon & Why by Danny Caine How to Resist Amazon & Why is published by Microcosm. "Sure, you probably know about the competition that Amazon poses to independent booksellers, and the unlevel playing field in which it dominates. But it's the trickling effects to our local economy (taxes, jobs, streetscape, other local businesses and charities) and the change to the publishing climate itself (narrowing of B-level and debut authors deals, literally controlling what gets published) that resonate. The big picture is bigger than you might expect, and it's neatly and concisely explained in this little book. The expanded edition of this zine is published by Microcosm, which is a small press that does not distribute through Amazon. Both Microcosm and author Danny Caine have connections to Cleveland."

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Leigh is recommending Ghost Eaters by Clay McLeod Chapman: Ghost Eaters by Clay McLeod Chapman is published by Quirk Books. "College friends are enticed to experiment with a drug that will allow them to see the dead, with profoundly chilling and suspenseful results! The author deftly weaves the bloody and brutal past of Richmond, Virginia into this very modern horror story."

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John is recommending World'd Too Much: The Selected Poetry of Russell Atkins by Russell Atkins: World'd Too Much: The Selected Poetry of Russell Atkins by Russell Atkins is published by The CSU Poetry Center. "I just discovered this true treasure of talent in Cleveland native Russell Atkins. At 96, Atkins has been a successful playwright, musician and poet. This book of poetry contains over 100 poems of sheer elegance and strong impact."

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Julie is reading: If Animals Could Talk: A Children's Book for Adults by Carla Butwin and Josh Cassidy: If Animals Could Talk is published by Microcosm Julie says "This is a silly little book to get some summer laughs. Learn what a wide bevy of animals might be thinking in funny situations. Also makes a great gift book!"


Devon is recommending Transmutation: Stories by Alex DiFrancesco_ Transmutation: Stories is published by Seven Stories Press. "The main characters stand up for themselves and who they are even in the face of transphobia from their loved ones. It's inspiring and hits close to home."


Wendy is recommending When We Cease to Understand the World by Benjamin Labtut: When We Cease to Understand the World is published by New York Review Books "Blurring the lines between fact and fiction, this book brilliantly weaves together the stories of famous scientists and their discoveries, while demonstrating that the line between genius and madness can be indistinguishable."

Miesha will also be discussing this book during Berry Good Books in October!

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Elisabeth is reading On Lighthouses by Jazmina Barrera: On Lighthouses is published by Two Lines Press "This charming little book is the perfect size to tuck into your beach bag! It's a wonderful meander through the human history of lighthouses and the author's own travels. If you love Rebecca Solnit and Maggie Nelson, this gem of a book is for you."


Francesca is reading Moravagine by Blaise Cendrars: Moravagine is published by New York Review Books "Moravagine is a hilarious and frightening chronicle of an escaped patient whose doctor follows him on his worldly exploits."


Toni is recommending Rust Belt Arcana by Matt Stansberry and Rust Belt Arcana Tarot Cards by David Wilson and Matt Stansberry: Rust Belt Arcana by Matt Stansberry and Rust Belt Arcana Tarot Cards by David Wilson and Matt Stansberry are published by Belt Publishing. "This is my favorite tarot deck of all time! The art by David Wilson and the essays about the major arcana by Matt Stansberry draw together natural history, rust belt life, and the abiding symbolism of the Fool's journey in a rich multi-layered set."

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Miranda is reading The Ghosts of Rose Hill by R.M. Romero: The Ghosts of Rose Hill is published by Peachtree Teen. "This beautiful book is written in verse and will transport you to the streets of Prague as you follow Ilana as she discovers a darker side to fairy tales."


Freddy is recommending: Hannah Coulter by Wendell Berry: All of Wendell's writings are published by Counterpoint Press, a press known for its quality of literary and cutting edge writers. "Hannah Coulter is the first of four books about his fictionalized town of Port William and follows the same families who have lived there and farmed the land forever."

Good to know:

▪ Open Mon-Wed & Fri-Sat:10-6, Thurs: 10am-8:30, Sun 12-5
▪ Masks required
▪ It's so nice to see you, thanks for stopping by!
Open Mon-Wed & Fri-Sat:10-6, Thurs: 10am-8:30, Sun 12-5
Masks required
It's so nice to see you, thanks for stopping by!

Thanks for reading,
Harriett & all the Loganberries

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