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Subject: Loganberry News November 2022
Date: Thu, 03 Nov 2022 21:40:31 +0000
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Loganberry News November 2022

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Loganberry News November 2022

Otis has retired, but his Old Curiosity Shop has not. We are currently in the beginning stages of setting up this holiday pop-up shop, even while we lament the end of Daylight Saving Time. But we're also still in autumn mentality, with NaNoWriMo write-ins, book signings, and book clubs in full force. These endings and beginnings are part of life. Now is the perfect time to begin those elusive out-of-print book searches for the holiday gift-giving season, and to special order anything you've got your heart set on giving. Alice the White Cat, (Otis' successor), and we are happy to embark on our 28th year in business in your company!


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Write-in Nights
Thursday Evenings, November 3, 10, 17, 6-8:30pm
NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, is a fun competition with yourself to see if you can write a 50,000 word novel (or any kind of book) within a one month period. We will have quiet space and comfy couches available for participants--and a prize for anyone who attends all three write-ins!


Shaker Library Author Event

Karen Gray Houston: Daughter of the Boycott: Carrying on a Montgomery Family’s Civil Rights Legacy
Saturday, November 5, 2pm
~at the Shaker Heights Main Library - 16500 Van Aken Boulevard~
Join Karen Gray Houston, award-winning broadcast journalist, and daughter of pioneering civil rights organizer Judge Thomas Gray for a talk about her book Daughter of the Boycott at the Shaker Heights Main Public Library. Houston will discuss her family’s leading roles in the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott, and her father’s efforts to fight housing discrimination in Ohio after her family moved to the Ludlow neighborhood of Shaker Heights.

Books will be available to purchase at the event from Loganberry Books for signing by the author! Your purchase helps support the Shaker Heights Library.


Local Voices

Aaron Jeter: Weekends and Summers with Dad
Saturday, November 5, 2:30pm
Join author Aaron Jeter and his children for a book event at Loganberry Books! Weekends and Summers With Dad is a children's book written for children and parents in shared parenting situations. Everyone's path to parenting, step-parenting, grand-parenting, and uplifting children altogether can take different directions, and Aaron wrote this book not just for my children, but for all children and adults. This book is about how, no matter the situation, we can all positively influence one another's lives when we actively choose to engage on all levels of love.

Aaron Jeter currently teaches African American and World History at Solon High School. He is a proud dad of his two children Aubrey and Zachary and helped to co-author a book published in 2021 titled, Let Us Make A Man, The Black Man's Guide to Creating A Life of Significance, Impact, and Power.


Local Voices

*Nick McPherson: Chosen: The New Order*
Sunday, November 6, 1pm
Bryce Blooms is once again in the children's hospital. But when an odd stranger begins wandering the hospital hallways, Bryce and his friends discover they are at the center of an interdimensional hunt and are more than just human; they are Chosen. With the help of an enigmatic hermit, Bryce and his friends look to establish a New Order. Should they fail, not only will Endland be ensnared in the shadow of the Grim King, but so too will the rest of the interdimensional space beyond, including Earth and those they left behind.

Nick McPherson is a husband and father, which are and will always be his greatest accomplishments. He is also a fantasy genre nerd, a video game enthusiast, an engineer, a hater of yard work, a lover of frozen custard, and most recently, an author.


Broadsides & Ephemera

Featured Reader: John Burroughs
Thursday, November 10, 7pm
Broadsides & Ephemera is your chance to meet a local poet each month and hear them read their own work! John Burroughs was recently selected as the U.S. Beat Poet Laureate and previously served for two years as Ohio's Beat Poet Laureate. He is the author of Rattle & Numb: Selected and New Poems, 1992-2019 (2019, Venetian Spider Press),The Eater of the Absurd (2012, NightBallet Press) and more than a dozen chapbooks including, most recently,You Can’t Trust It to Remain (2022, Between Shadows Press). John has curated several regular reading series in the Greater Cleveland area and currently moderates the northeast Ohio literary calendar Cleveland Poetics. Since 2008, John has served as the founding editor of Crisis Chronicles.


Peculiar Book Club

Alice Wong: Year of the Tiger
Thursday, November 10, 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 New York Times journalist Wendy Lu to discuss the book Year of the Tiger, the groundbreaking memoir by disability activist Alice Wong.

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


Murmuration Book Club at Abide Yoga

Pema Chodron: Living Beautifully: with Uncertainty and Change
Friday, November 11, 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 Living Beautifully by Pema Chodron, Pema shows how using a traditional Buddhist practice called the Three Vows or Three Commitments, offering us a way to relax into profound sanity in the midst of whatever non-sanity is happening around us.

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.


Peculiar Book Club

Lina Zeldovich The Other Dark Matter
Thursday, November 17, 7pm ET
In this episode of the Peculiar Book Club, Brandy is joined by Lina Zeldovich, author of The Other Dark Matter: The Science and Business of Turning Waste into Wealth and Health. The average person produces about four hundred pounds of excrement a year. More than seven billion people live on this planet. Holy crap! Grossly ambitious and rooted in scientific scholarship, The Other Dark Matter shows how human excrement can be a life-saving, money-making resource—if we make better use of it.

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


Berry Good Book Club

Taylor Jenkins Reid: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
This month's bookseller host: Leigh
Thursday, November 17, 7:30pm
~3rd Thursdays, in-store and virtual~
This month, Loganberry Bookseller Leigh will be discussing The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid!

Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now?

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

Purchase the book from Loganberry here


Launch Party

CAN Journal Launch Party
Friday, November 18, 6-8pm
~in-store in the Annex Gallery~
The newest issue of Cleveland's arts quarterly, CAN Journal, is launching from Loganberry Books Annex Gallery! There will be wine and cheese and local gallery owners and art lovers: this is a great opportunity for local artists to mix and mingle with gallery owners in the Cleveland art scene.


Naturalist's Notebook

Elisabeth Tova Bailey: The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating & Mary Oliver: American Primitive
Sunday, November 20, 2022, 1pm
~quarterly in-store and virtual~
Author Elisabeth Tova Bailey's memoir, The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating, about her experience of chronic illness and nature brings readers closer to the smaller world under their feet, especially relevant in the time of Long Covid. Poetry also has the ability to make us slow down and relish words quietly, and no poet does a better job writing about nature than Mary Oliver in American Primitive. These two small books will give us all the chance to take a breath and savor the natural world around us.

Both in person at Loganberry Books and Virtually. Free to attend: Register for the virtual portion here.


Otis' Old Curiosity Shop

November 25, 2022-January 15, 2023
Our popular Holiday Pop-up Shop returns! We're hard at work to get Otis’ Old Curiosity Shop fully stocked with art, gifts, and games for your perusal. Stop by to see what we've got so far and check back throughout the holiday season. We've got something for everyone!


Larchmere Holiday Stroll

Friday and Saturday, November 25 & 26, 10am-6pm
Sunday, November 27, 12-5pm
~annual; in-store~
The Larchmere Holiday Stroll has been a Cleveland tradition for over 50 years! Loganberry will be fully stocked with wonderful books for all ages and Otis' Old Curiosity Shop will be open and bursting with handmade arts & crafts, heartwarming gifts, books and cards, tchotchkes sweet & snarky, and tons of toys both entertaining and educational.

As if that weren't enough to tempt you, we'll have local authors on-site to meet, greet, and sign their books for unique gifts! We'll also have special gifts for every customer and free gift wrapping on every purchase. Come browse the boulevard!

Other Offerings

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Collectible Books Make Perfect Gifts!

What better way to prepare for long nights than with a special edition of a classic tale, like this *American 1st edition of The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman?*

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
▪ **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
**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 Visual Thinking by Temple Grandin: "At last, a treatise on visual thinking. Predictably, Grandin explores the usefulness of visual thinking in construction-type scenarios, risk assessment, and animal thought and communication. But she continues the exploration to include partnerships of different kinds of thinkers (including some famous pairs), the overlap with neurodivergent minds and even genius, and the unfortunate failure of American schools to foster visual thinkers. And she distinguishes two kinds of visual thinkers: object visualizers and spatial visualizers. I've been waiting for this book, and welcome it with open arms."


Wendy recommends Waterlog by Roger Deakin: "A beautiful book, and a great gift for people who like swimming, nature, and all things British!"


Elisabeth recommends Undrowned by Alexis Pauline Gumbs: "Part nature writing, part womanist manifesto, and all parts joyful and boundary-breaking, this little book on the liberatory power of sea creatures is one of my favorite gifts to share with all kinds of readers."


Sarah recommends The Wall by Marlen Haushofer "Originally published in 1963 in German, this reissued classic about a woman cut off from the rest of the world by a invisible wall is strange, powerful and thought provoking."

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Toni recommends _Creative, Not Famous: The Small Potato Manifesto by Ayun Halliday: "A rallying cry for the importance of creativity in everyday life and a celebration of creative people, regardless of fame or fortune. This compilation of practical advice, inspiration, and whimsy was created by my favorite zine and alternative theater maker, Ayun Halliday."

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Brenda recommends Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz: "Because you really can’t wait for new PBS series to reveal 'who done it'!"


Devon recommends Just in Case by Meg Rosoff: "Just In Case is both a funny and sad read. The main character is suffering from various mental illnesses when a near-death experience pushes him over the edge. This story is about his journey figuring himself out while dealing with his own demons, love, and family."

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Cat recommends Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid: "Another phenomenal novel from Taylor Jenkins Reid about the complexities of human emotions, and the depths of love present within families no matter how tumultuous relationships may become."


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 Faces of Love: Hafez and the Poets of Shiraz translated by Dick Davis: "Soaring lyrics of erotic-divine longing by Persia's greatest poet, translated into beautiful and exacting English verse by Farsi's greatest translator, Ohioan poet-scholar Dick Davis."


Freddy recommends: Watercress by Andrea Wang; Illustrations by Jason Chin: "As a grandmother I love giving my grandkids both the Caldecott and Newbery award books and in particular the Caldecott which is given to the most distinguished picture book illustrator each year. Watercress is not only a very sweet story, but one about the power of sharing stories, including difficult ones, between generations."

Good to know:

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

Thanks for reading,
Harriett & all the Loganberries

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