Mailing List Message #47
From: Harriett Logan <>
Subject: Edible Books Festival
Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2008 14:29:04 -0400
To: <>

It's time to eat some books!  Time to smell the flowers!  Time to dive underwater and see cool marine life!
Quick: identify which sentence above is an April Fool's joke. 

Edible Books Festival
Saturday, April 5, 1pm
~ every first Saturday in April ~
Join us for the fifth year of Loganberry Books and Strong Bindery's hosting of the Edible Books Festival in Cleveland.  It's an international event with exhibitions and competitions all over the world, but here in Cleveland we have just one rule:  make edible art that has something to do with books.  How people choose to interpret that rule is wherein lies the fun.  This year's contest categories are: Best Imagination, Best Binding, and Best EatingEach is won by popular vote and awarded appropriate book prizes at 2pm.  Then we grab our forks!  Don't be late, the creations don't last long after that! 
Entrants: please register with Loganberry Books ahead of time, and bring your creations before 1pm.  Every entry receives a handmade miniature book pin from Strong Bindery and a photo on the Loganberry Books website. 
Participation:  $3 to vote and eat, and always free to look.  FAQs.

Exciting recent acquisitions
Rootie Kazootie

  • Little Golden Book favorite Rootie Kazootie, Detective
  • Amy Lowell's 2-volume biography of John Keats, 1st ed. 1925
  • 1950 vintage 4-volume Winnie-the-Pooh set
  • William Blake: His Philosophy and Symbols by S. Foster Damon, 1st ed. 1924
  • Spunk & Bite:  a writer's guide to punchier, more engaging language and style
  • Racketty-Packetty House, Frances Hodgson Burnett,  illus. by Harrison Cady
  • Fanny Cory's Mother Goose, 1917, with 6 wonderful deco colored plates
  • 19th C sewing and needlework tools, and some excellent needlework books
Annex Gallery
Altered BookAltered Book Group: Red Book Project II
Thursday, April 3, 6-8pm
~ first Thursdays ~
An encore Annex Gallery show featuring the imaginative works of several local artists who create entirely new works of art out of crusty old tomes.  This year, they each had a volume of the turn-of-century Book of Knowledge, and they each did something different with it. Artists include Myrna London Aidlin, Sarah Clague, Gene Epstein, Margaret Yuko Kimura, Terre Maher, Lynn O'Brien, Jackie Parsons, Myrna Tatar and Anne Weissman.  Show runs April 3 - 28.

In Concert
Gene's Jazz HotGene's Jazz Hot
Thursday, April 10, 6:30pm-9:00pm

~ second Thursdays ~
Gene's Jazz Hot is fast becoming a tradition here.  Think of it: an easy evening with happy jazz, surrounded by friends and tons of books.  What could be better?  Bring a friend, make a night of it.  Grab some eats from across the street at Flying Cranes, or bring your own.  And sit back and enjoy the show.   Donations for the band gladly accepted.

N.O.B.S. Forums
altered books Altered Books Group
Thursday, April 17, 7pm
~ third Thursdays ~
Again as last year, the inspirational works of the Altered Book Group deserves interpretation, explanation, and some historical perspective.  You'll get all that at this informal talk sponsored by the Northern Ohio Bibliophilic Society, as well as some artist commentary on how they came up with their ideas and how they executed them.  $3 suggested donation.

Book Signing & Slide Show
Shargel Marc Shargel: Wonders of the Sea
Friday, April 18, 7pm

Wonders of the Sea: North Central California's Marine Riches is a visual voyage beneath California's near-shore Pacific Ocean. Created by award-winning marine life photographer Marc Shargel, the book is a window onto some of the diverse marine life of California’s North Central Coast. His images allow you to embark upon a voyage of imagination, beyond the crash of waves on rocky shores and long arcing beaches, into the world of life beneath the sea. There you’ll find a rainbow of color and a diversity of forms on a par with the most wondrous biospheres on Earth.
About the Author:  Marc Shargel is an award-winning marine life photographer. He graduated Shaker High in 1976. Two years later he was doing daily underwater science, studying marine biology at Stanford for a summer. That experience launched a life-long passion that would lead to political activism and a career in photography. Shargel has been making photographs in the sea since the 1980s. This is his first book.  80 pages / 77 full-color images. $34.95

Stump the Bookseller  Selection of the month
Stump the BooksellerO130: Old Man on Apple Pie island
Fairy tale compilation book with very lovely illustrations and most "typical" Mother Goose fairy tales.  About 10 in. wide by 13 in. tall, not very thick. Last page had unique (at least I'd never heard it before) fairy tale and picture--there was an old man sitting on a pie "island" and surrounded by ink "water" with bottles of ink floating by.  Poem went something like "If all the world were apple pie/and all the water were ink/what.../ drink?/it's enough to make an old man... think."

Bloomsday Club
Thursday, April 24, 7pm
~ fourth Thursdays ~
Chapter Eleven sounds like it should be half-way through the book, but, alas, it is not.  Dreams of finishing by Bloomsday are dashed, but progress is steady and sure.  I know there are vetrans of Ulysses out there, and I invite you to join us one of these days for a spirited discussion of the merits and trials of reading one of the most famous works in modern English.  Chapter Twelve is next.

Austeniana Club
Thursday, April 24, 7pm
~ fourth Thursdays ~
Pride and Prejudice is onstage this month at the Cleveland Play House.  The cast has discovered Loganberry Books, and has offered the book club half-price tickets to come see the play!  We may even meet with the cast to talk about the adaptation process, and other details of working on this literary masterpiece.  If you missed the meeting, please email for details.  Next up:  Mansfield Park

Green Expo
Go GreenSaturday, April 26, 10am-6pm
~ annual Earth Day celebration ~
April 22 is the official Earth Day, and the entire week is full of Earth Day and Go Green celebrations all over the city and country.  Larchmere is no exception.  While Shaker Square boasts a Green Expo with extra vendors at the morning's Farmers' Market, Larchmere continues into the day with sales, programs, and education on what it means to be green within an everyday retail context.  For many of us on Larchmere, that means giving life to old and discarded objects -- i.e., selling used goods, as we do everyday.  But it also means running a business that recycles its waste, makes energy efficient decisions, and keeps your money within the community (statistically, 45% of every dollar spent at a local store stays in that community, as opposed to 13% of every chain store dollar).  All of these factors add up to smaller carbon footprint.  We'll also highlight environmentally-friendly products (like greeting cards made on handmade recycled paper with seeds embedded in the paper, so you can plant the card and watch it grow).  Loganberry Books also extends a 10% discount to anyone who arrives by bicycle, foot or RTA today.  Go Green.


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