Mailing List Message #48
From: Harriett Logan <>
Subject: Spring Cleaning at Loganberry Books
Date: Thu, 01 May 2008 17:27:28 -0400
To: <>

Well, if spring is having false starts in coming, spring cleaning has not!  We've been inundated with people selling their books this past month, sometimes a dozen a day, with a dozen boxes each.  We're slowly catching up, and the treasures are certainly worth checking out.  It was hard to think what to feature here as exciting recent acquisitions...

Exciting recent acquisitions

  • lots of big books on art, antiques and collectibles
  • Lots of pristine Heritage Press titles, many which I've never seen before
  • Asterix and other comics in French
  • Newly reprinted:  the entire Cherry Ames and Sue Barton series!
  • old geeky math and machining books (1900s-1940s)
  • Shaker Height Then & Now, 1938
  • in honor of Mother's Day:  Mommies by Lonnie C. Carton, 1960
  • tons of great fiction and classic literature
  • a four volume set of Haiku printed in Japan, 1949
  • American Revolution and early American histories
  • vintage kids books including Maida, McCloskey, Silverstein, Margaret Wise Brown, etc.
  • old cookbooks, including some nice international cuisines
Annex Gallery
tea setAnn Douglas:  Vintage Children's Things
Thursday, May 1, 6-8pm
~ first Thursdays ~
Ann Douglas has been a collector and dealer of vintage things for decades, and she has a soft spot for old children's things:  toys, books, puzzles, dolls, tea sets, games, ephemera, etc.  There comes a time when your personal collection begins to usurp the space in your house however, so Ann has decided to sell some the treasures she has gleaned over the years.  Most of these treasures have been in Ann's personal collection, and as a dealer, you know she's seen some wonderful rarities, oddities and gems.  Now they can be yours.  Annex Gallery show runs May 1-June 2.

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.

Book Signing
Santa MontefioreSanta Montefiore,  The Sea of Lost Love
Friday, May 9, 5:30-8 p.m.
Eight novels in eight years, and an international fan club have made Santa Montefiore a favorite with book clubs and readers of contemporary women's fiction for almost a decade. Born in England in 1970 Santa Montefiore grew up on a farm in Hampshire and was educated at Sherborne School for Girls. She read Spanish and Italian at Exeter University and spent much of the 90s in Buenos Aires, where her mother grew up. She converted to Judaism in 1998 and married historian Simon Sebag Montefiore in the Liberal Jewish Synagogue in London. They live with their two children, Lily and Sasha in London.  Join us for a wine & cheese reception and a rare American book signing with Santa Montefiore. Sponsored by the English Speaking Union, Cleveland Branch.

N.O.B.S. Forums
abebooks.comInternet Book Buying Forum
Thursday, May 15, 7pm
~ third Thursdays ~
Stories and strategies of buying and selling on the internet abound.  Join us for this forum with several professional and plebeian booksellers, and hear their experiences and advice.  Terminology, ethics, websites, fees and anecdotes will be discussed by a variety of bookies, followed by Q&A.  Confirmed speakers include Andrea Klein of the The Bookseller Inc., Bill McCullam of Cattermole Books, Ken Palko of Books and Bidders, and Larry Rakow of Wonderland Books.   $3 suggested donation.

Stump the Bookseller  Selection of the month
Stump the BooksellerF306: Fireman loses family in fire, finds ladybugs
The book is about a fireman who is called to put out a fire.  The fire happens to be at his home.  Upon arriving, it is too late and his wife and children died in the fire.  The significant part is that later after returning to the home, in the places where his family had died, are beautiful red ladybugs.  Name that book??

Bloomsday Club
Thursday, April 24, 7pm
~ fourth Thursdays ~
We're still on Chapter Twelve, but progress is steady and sure.  Bloomsday celebrations are, as always, on June 16th (stay tuned for special event plans).  I know there are veterans 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.  (Just imagine if everyone dressed up as James Joyce for Halloween instead of as Harry Potter....  I mean, look at the spectacles...)

Austeniana Club
Thursday, April 24, 7pm
~ fourth Thursdays ~
Did you know there was a board game called Pride and Prejudice?  What great fun!  Okay, we snuck in a discussion of Mansfield Park too, as well as reviews of the Cleveland Play House recent stage production of the farcical Pride and Prejudice.  Busy literati, yes we are.  For the May 22nd meeting, we'll discuss Emma.  Newcomers welcome.

Larchmere Sidewalk Sale
flyerSaturday, May 24, 11am-5pm
~ Memorial Day weekend ~
It only happens twice a year:  the grand sidewalk sale of Larchmere Boulevard, with sales and specials galore.  With dozens of independent merchants, there's something for everyone, and a great sample of local businesses at work.  And at Loganberry Books, every book is 20% off!  Now that's worth marking in your calendar.

Speaking of calendars, the Larchmere Flea Market and Festival returns on Saturday, June 28th.  We are still accepting applications for vendors of antiques, collectibles, arts, crafts, and food.  Loganberry is also hosting a Local Authors Book Fair in conjunction with the festival, and we are accepting registrations for that aspect of the event as well.  All registration forms can be downloaded from  I hope you'll consider joining us!


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