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Subject: Loganberry News October 2022
Date: Mon, 03 Oct 2022 14:29:18 +0000
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Loganberry News October 2022

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Loganberry News October 2022

Rock out with Loganberry this month!

There's a first for everything, and the big event of our fall season is a concert! For kids! This is a truly original undertaking by the creator of the Wimpy Kid blockbuster series, Jeff Kinney, with a limited 8-city tour that begins in Cleveland, the day before book #17's official release date! For this monumental musical undertaking, we've partnered with TempleLive! at the historic Masonic Temple for a unique experience. See more here or below (10/24), and help us spread the word. Rock on, Roderick!

PS: There are FOUR (4!) bookseller-authors mentioned in this newsletter. Identify all 4 for a prize! Prize must be claimed in-store, expires October 31, 2022.



Author Event and Local Government Panel

*Dara Barlin: A New Kind of Power*
Thursday, October 6, 7pm
Join author Dara Barlin and a panel of Cleveland experts to talk about Dara's new book A New Kind of Power: Using Human-Centered Leadership to Drive Innovation, Equity and Belonging in Government Institutions. This book explores approaches to bring Human-Centered Leadership to local governments and the ways that culture change in government can change outcomes for communities.

Dara Barlin will be joined by Ronnie Dunn, Executive Director of The Diversity Institute & Associate Professor of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University and Charmin Leon of the Cleveland Community Police Commission, and The Center for Policing Equity.


Local Voices

Jacqueline Little: The Narrative of the Life of Theresa: A Memoir of Marriage
Saturday, October 8, 1:30pm
Join Jacqueline Little to celebrate her new novel The Narrative of the Life of Theresa: A Memoir of Marriage--a book of fiction, but a painfully true story for far too many women.

Will Theresa Carter, a Christian woman who is accomplished in her professional life, finally live out biblical principles concerning love, sex, and marriage that she claims to embrace? She looks the part, but will she be the part? Her story might change the trajectory of your own life story as you develop a relationship with this woman who desires to be all that God called her to be - like so many Christian women.


Local Voices

Karen Hermann-Cacioppo: Swiping For Love in All the Wrong Places
Sunday, October 9, 3pm
Swipe right for love, swipe left for hilarity, and keep turning the pages! In Karen Hermann-Cacioppo’s dating memoir Swiping For Love in All the Wrong Places we are taken on a whirlwind adventure filled with restaurants, travel, and, most importantly, a dreadful series of men who just don’t fit the bill for a successful relationship. Our dating tour guide travels towards love and keeps swiping for love at every turn (even in the face of disaster).

Karen Herrmann-Cacioppo is a product marketing manager, mother of two amazing children, and author. She was raised in a suburb of Chicago and relocated to Cleveland, Ohio in 1988 where she still resides today. When Karen is not out on the dating scene she loves watching soap operas, spending time with her kids and snuggling with her dog — glass of wine in hand.


Fairmount Presbyterian Lecture Series

Timothy Beal: When Time Is Short
Sunday, October 9, 4pm
~at Fairmount Presbyterian Church, 2757 Fairmount Blvd, Cleveland Heights~
Fairmount Presbyterian's William Birkett Williams Lecture Series presents author Timothy Beal, who will discuss his recent release, When Time is Short: Finding Our Way in the Anthropocene. With faith, hope, and compassion, acclaimed religion scholar Timothy Beal shows us how to navigate the inevitabilities of the climate crisis and the very real—and very near—possibility of human extinction.

Click here to purchase a copy of When Time Is Short from Loganberry Books!

The lecture is free and open to the public, but registration is requested. Click here to register.


Author Event

Martha Conway: The Physician's Daughter
Wednesday, October 12, 7pm
~in-store; in partnership with the Shaker Heights Public Library~
The Physician's Daughter begins in a dying whaling village in Massachusetts where Vita Tenney dreams of becoming a doctor like her father, then moves to the up-and-coming city of Cleveland in 1866. But when her father thwarts her plans, Vita seeks help from Civil War veteran Jacob Culhane. Jacob, who spent the last year of the war in Andersonville prison camp, has his own ghosts to slay. Can they overcome the prejudices of the past and form a new kind of partnership?

Martha Conway is a Cleveland native who now lives in San Francisco. Her first novel was nominated for an Edgar Award and her historical fiction has won numerous awards, including the North American Book Award for Historical Fiction. She teaches creative writing for Stanford University’s Continuing Studies Program.


Broadsides & Ephemera

Featured Reader: Doc Janning
Thursday, October 13, 7pm
~in-store and virtual~
Our monthly poetry reading and Q&A series features Doc Janning this month! Doc is the Inaugural Poet Laureate of The City of South Euclid. He has created Ekphrastic Poetry for Heights Arts and for Cleveland Photo Fest. He is Moderator of Second Sunday Poets, Creator-Moderator of Awenites, and a Featured Reader for poetry events around the world, is included in twenty anthologies, and has had individual poems published on La Hermosa Bruja, and by


Peculiar Book Club

Rachel Feltman: Been There, Done That: A Rousing History of Sex
Thursday, October 13, 7pm ET
Finally, a book club for the Peculiars! Join host and local author Dr. Brandy Schillace for book club dates with your favorite authors of strange history, medical marvels, and weird science.

In this episode of the Peculiar Book Club, Brandy is joined by Rachel Feltman to discuss everything you ever wanted to know about sex. In her new book, Been There, Done That: A Rousing History of Sex, Feltman uses mischievous humor to dismantle fear and bring scientific literacy to a subject surrounded by misinformation.

Want to learn more and meet the author? Register for the event here and get a signed copy of the book from Loganberry's online store here.


Good Company TV Book Club

Louise Erdrich: The Sentence
Friday, October 14, 9am
~on WKYC Channel 3~
Tune in to Good Company on WKYC Channel 3 for their new book club hosted by local booksellers!

This month, Loganberry bookseller Elisabeth will be chatting with Hollie about Pulitzer Prize-winning author Louise Erdrich's latest novel The Sentence, a spellbinding novel about second chances, unquiet ghosts, and the redemptive power of bookstores. It's the perfect spooky season read (even for readers who don't do "spooky.")


Local Voices

Lauren Persons: What Happened to Chester?: An En-deer-ing Tale of Hope and Healing
Sunday, October 16, 1pm
Join Lauren Persons and illustrators, Noah Hrbek and Lydia Whitehouse for a signing of her debut kids picture book Lost But Found: A Boy's Story of Grief and Recovery, as well as her most recent release What Happened to Chester?: An En-deer-ing Tale of Hope and Healing.

Rory, an adventurous, take-charge young girl, meets her match in Hobblety Wobblety - Chester McDeer. She soon learns that her friend can jump over any obstacle, despite his disability, and make a big difference to family and friends. The book is for kids age 8–11 years. Interesting and important themes covered in the book include animals, social issues, special needs, self-esteem, and self-reliance. Colorful, fun illustrations make the journey delightful for kids young and old.


Berry Good Book Club

Benjamin Labatut: When We Cease to Understand the World
This month's bookseller host: Miesha
Thursday, October 20, 7:30pm
~3rd Thursdays, in-store and virtual~
This month, former Loganberry Bookseller Miesha will be discussing When We Cease to Understand the World by Benjamin Labatut!

Albert Einstein opens a letter sent to him from the Eastern Front of World War. The great mathematician Alexander Grothendieck tunnels so deeply into abstraction that he tries to cut all ties with the world, terrified of the horror his discoveries might cause. Erwin Schrödinger and Werner Heisenberg battle over the soul of physics after creating two equivalent yet opposed versions of quantum mechanics. Using extraordinary, epoch-defining moments from the history of science, Benjamín Labatut plunges us into exhilarating territory between fact and fiction, progress and destruction, genius and madness.

Join Miesha for the discussion in-store or register for the online meeting here.

Purchase the book from Loganberry here


Murmuration Book Club at Abide Yoga

Sonya Renee Taylor: The Body is Not an Apology
Friday, October 21, 6pm
~in person at Abide: 13001 Larchmere Blvd~
Our neighbors at Abide Yoga next door to us on Larchmere Blvd have launched Murmuration, a new hybrid yoga class and book club and we're teaming up to offer participants 10% off featured titles!

This month, Mumuration is reading The Body is Not an Apology by Sonya Renee Taylor, which offers radical self-love as the balm to heal the wounds inflicted by violent systems. World-renowned activist and poet Sonya Renee Taylor invites us to reconnect with the radical origins of our minds and bodies and celebrate our collective, enduring strength. As we awaken to our own indoctrinated body shame, we feel inspired to awaken others and to interrupt the systems that perpetuate body shame and oppression against all bodies.

To register for the book club and yoga class click here.

To order a copy of the book from Loganberry for mailing or store pickup for 10% off, click here.

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Book Festival

#CLEReads YA Book Festival at Cleveland Public Library
Saturday, October 22, 11am-4pm
~CPL - Louis Stokes Wing~
Cleveland's YA Book Festival is back in 2022 and bigger and better than ever! The free festival will be packed with panels and programs and live appearances by amazing YA authors from around the country, including: George M. Johnson (We Are Not Broken); Ayana Gray (Beasts of Ruin); Ebony LaDelle (Love Radio); Tami Charles (Muted); Jordan Ifueko; Malinda Lo (A Scatter of Light); Alex London, and more.

Register here (for free!).

Loganberry will be running the book sales booth, stocked with titles for you to take to book signings by all participating authors. We hope to see you there!


Family Author Event and Rock Concert

Diary of a Wimpy Kid #17 Launch
Monday, October 24, 6pm
~Cleveland Masonic~
Rock out with us to celebrate the publication of Diary of a Wimpy Kid #17 with author Jeff Kinney and the super-silly rock band, Löded Diper!
Reserve your tickets and signed copy of Wimpy Kid #17 (included with ticket purchase) here!

Diary of a Wimpy Kid #17: Diper Överlöde features Wimpy Kid Greg’s older brother Roderick, fronting his band, Löded Diper. At this special live event, emceed by Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney himself, your child will get a signed copy of Wimpy Kid #17 (one day before official release!) and will rock out with the real-life Löded Diper band, participate in audience karaoke, Wimpy Kid trivia games, and more! More details about the event here.

Can't make it to the event? You can still purchase signed copies of Wimpy Kid #17 here for in-store pickup or mailing!


Peculiar Book Club

Halloween Special with Chasing Ghosts author Marc Hartzman
Thursday, October 27, 7pm ET
In this special Halloween episode of the Peculiar Book Club, our host Brandy will be greeting you in costume and there will be candy giveaways, weird swag, and funky musical guests. Best of all, we're hosting ghosties! For fans of offbeat pop history, a spirited tour through the supernatural history of America, from its haunted sites to its famous ghosts to its ghost-obsessed pop culture with author Marc Hartzman, author of Chasing Ghosts.

Register for the event here and get signed copies of the books from Loganberry's online store.


NOBS Forum

Caldecott Winner Jason Chin: Watercress
Thursday, October 27, 7:30pm ET
~virtual only~
Join NOBS for a chat with Jason Chin, award-winning author and illustrator of children’s books! Chin’s book Watercress (authored by Andrea Wang), won a Caldecott Medal. The award citation describes the book as “Simply stunning. Andrea Wang and Jason Chin’s Watercress is the thought-provoking, gorgeously illustrated story of a first-generation girl coming to terms with, and ultimately celebrating, her Chinese heritage."

During the Forum, Jason Chin will be interviewed by NOBS member Will McCullam, a specialist in collecting children’s books and owner of Cattermole Books.

Purchase a copy of Watercress from Loganberry here!

Join Zoom Meeting here.

Meeting ID: 879 8160 2693
Passcode: mtgsR4catz

Please note the 7:30 start time for this event.


Larchmere Fall Festival

Saturday, October 29, 10am-5pm
Join the merchants of Larchmere for a celebration of fall with a cornhole competition, pumpkin carving, and a pre-Halloween candy run. Loganberry Books will be decked up in Halloween splendor, with a scavenger hunt-style exploration for tricks and treats! Also, a mighty fine Halloweenie shop. We hope you'll come haunt us! (For updated information visit

Other Offerings


Collectible Books for Any Budget

Arkham House publishers was founded in 1939 by August Derleth and Donald Wandrei to publish hardcover editions of the works of horror writer H.P. Lovecraft, whose stories had only previously been published in pulp magazines. The name Arkham is a nod to Lovecraft’s fictional New England town. In addition to the works of Lovecraft, Arkham House also published books by many of Lovecraft's contemporaries and followers, including Ray Bradbury, Robert E. Howard, Clark Ashton Smith, William Hope Hodgson, Brian Lumley, and others.

We recently acquired a large collection of first edition Arkham House books, and you can peruse and purchase offerings in-store in the Sanctuary or via our online store.

We continue to expand and update our collectible editions listings online weekly--and our list of modern first editions is now fully listed online! You can also email for a personalized suggestion for any budget!

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Broaden Your Bookshelf Reading Challenge

January 2022-January 2023
~year long~
It's never too late to take on a reading challenge! Join us on a free year long reading adventure to read more, read deeper, read bigger, read wider.

Sign up now for this year long reading challenge and log books read to be entered into the Q4 raffle to be drawn at the end of the year.

▪ 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.

Used Book Buying Hiaitus

We're getting ready for the holiday busy season so are taking a break from buying used books for the rest of 2023.

We'll look forward to seeing your books in the new year, though! We'll announce when we're ready to start buying again in January 2023! To prepare for when we restart used book buying in 2023, you can check out our 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!

Click any title below to purchase a book for mailing or in-store pickup!


Harriett recommends The Sentence by Louise Erdrich: "The best bookstore haunting since Christopher Morley! Yeah, sure, of course I like bookstore novels, but this one is specifically of our place and time, covering COVID, identity politics, George Floyd, and the bestsellers of 2020. And throughout one bookstore year, the ghost of pesky customer Flora lingers on. Don't tell me how it ends, I'm still reading!"


Wendy recommends Roseneath by Dana McSwain: "This classic gothic horror story from a local author is complete with an old house that is haunted by beings who are fighting an ancient battle between good and evil. A young couple is caught in the middle, and the horrors they endure are enough to keep readers wide-eyed and terrified all night"


Elisabeth recommends Briefly, a Delicious Life by Nell Stevens: "A ghost story unlike any I've ever read--it's more full of life and love for the sweet things in life than many a ghost-free story. George Sand! the Italian countryside! Centuries of sapphic love! Plus, it's got a praise blurb from Sarah Waters on the cover, so what more could you ask for?"


Sarah recommends The Stand by Stephen King "Stephen King is always scary, but my favorite of his novels, The Stand, haunts me to this day, after reading it some forty years ago-and rereading a few times since then. If you want a deep, dark scare, that will pull you in and not let you go, read this book."


Toni recommends We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson: "This 20th century classic is a deeply unsettling tale. It introduces an isolated, strange and possibly murderous family and tells what happens when a cousin comes to visit. It's been called an inverted fairy tale, and it is a must read for anyone interested in psychological horror, feminist literature, or discovering a great American writer!"


Brenda recommends The Mirror & the Light by Hilary Mantel: "Literary historical novels can be full of dread, scary even when you know how it will end. The third volume in the late Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall trilogy blends humor and intrigue as Thomas Cromwell climbs to the highest ranks before being betrayed by his own success. His beheading on orders from King Henry VIII left me in tears."


Devon recommends The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe: "This gothic romance is a long-standing favorite among horror fanatics. It is a tale of grief, love, psychological terror, and a once-glorious castle, set in Northern Italy and Southern France. Radcliffe’s prose is captivating, making you feel a part of the story."


Rachel recommends M Is for Monster by Talia Dutton: "Frances is determined to bring her sister Maura, killed six months ago in a tragic accident, back to the land of the living. Much like the original Dr. Frankenstein, Frances is dismayed by the result of her revival attempts; the person she brings back is not the Maura who her sister remembers. "M" has her own goals and desires, and bucks Frances' attempts to force her into a Maura-shaped mold. Much as Frankenstein was an allegory for science pushed beyond ethical borders, this contemporary YA graphic restyling addresses queerness, identity, family and grief. "


Elijah recommends The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen: "A turn-of-the-century masterpiece, the grandeur of which lies in the cosmic scope of its horror, which makes Lovecraft look quaint: the true monster is the fabric of reality itself."


Alice recommends: Escape Goat by Ann Patchett: A charming picture book about a goat who gets blamed for all the mishaps on the farm. Of course it's the human family making all those blunders and mistakes, but the goat doesn't seem to mind, and always finds a new way to escape his pen. Charmingly drawn by Robin Preiss Glasser of Fancy Nancy fame!

Good to know:

▪ Open Mon-Wed & Fri-Sat: 10-6, Thurs: 10am-8:30, Sun 12-5
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▪ 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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