Mailing List Message #59
From: Harriett Logan <>
Subject: Salutations from a snowy Loganberry Books
Date: Wed, 04 Feb 2009 18:40:09 -0500
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It may be February, but we have the new Newbery and Caldecott award winners, a new book club led by Sarah Willis, a book signing by our neighbor Marian Morton, and other great reasons to get out of the house!  Come share some tea with us and check out the new and improved cookbook section and the growing modern first editions section.  And Darwin and Lincoln celebrate their 200th bithday on February 12th -- enough reason for 20% off any evolution or civil war books, don't you think?  Check out some random other specials in the store, too.

Recent Acquisitions

  • limited, signed Five Poems by the late John Updike produced by CSU on hand-made paper
  • Neil Gaiman's Newbery-Award winning The Graveyard Book
  • 17 new bookcases -- you won't even notice the difference, but you'll notice the books!
  • The Popes:  A Papal History
  • a nice leatherbound Francis Parkman set, 1891
  • The Great Wall of China
  • valentines for every sweetheart on your list
Annex Gallery
Gloria RitterGloria Ritter:   Finding the Words
Opening Reception:  Thursday, February 5, 6-8pm
~ first Thursdays ~
With her unique combination of color, patterns, and calligraphy, Gloria Ritter takes viewers on a journey of imagination. Her art, which she calls "word inspired design," is the result of her life-long fascination with words, language, and art. These elements come together to create a vivid synthesis of literary and visual arts.  Gloria has always possessed a special sensitivity and passion for words. In her mind, words and passages assume a life and vitality of their own, which she communicates to viewers with her art. Described by the artist as "Where's Waldo" for grown-ups, her art expresses feelings both verbally and visually, conveying the written word along with all of the connotations, thoughts, and images that it evokes.  Gloria was born into a family of gifted writers and artists of myriad ethnic backgrounds, which has inspired her style. These influences are expressed in her work and can be seen as  Hispanic, Asian, Celtic, African, Middle Eastern, or even some combination thereof, depending upon the perspective of the viewer.  Show continues through March 2.

Gene's Jazz Hot
Gene's Jazz HotGene's Jazz Hot:  In Concert
Thursday, February 12, 7pm-9pm
~ second Thursdays ~
Join us for a Valentine's night out with the cool, sweet sound of Gene's Jazz Hot.  Tap your feet, BYOB, and sit in the cozy LitArts surrounded by books, good cheer, and happy music.  And if Valentine's Day isn't enough incentive to get out of the house, remember this is the 200th birthday of both Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln.  Mind boggling.  Sounds like a date to me.    Donations for the band gladly accepted.

Stump the Bookseller  Selection of the month
Stump the Bookseller
B669: Boy works for laundress, loves chicken
This is a thin kids book. Pictures may be similar to Ardizzone. Boy, may be orphan, works for laundress and bikes around with all the laundry. He loves chicken but never gets any. Steals a chicken? Or somehow gets lots of chicken to eat and gets sick? A dog chokes on one of the bones... Thank you.

N.O.B.S. Forums
NOBSEd Vermue:  Preservation Tips
Thursday, February 19, 7pm

~ third Thursdays ~
The monthly NOBS Forums is a series of conversations in the book world to increase our knowledge and appreciation of the literary arts.  This February, we'll host Ed Vermue from the Mud Library at Oberlin College, where he is head of the preservation department.  Come hear some tales from the archives.  $3 suggested donation.

AHA!  At Home with the Arts
Friday, February 20, 6pm

Loganberry is pleased to host the Shaker Arts Council At Home with the Arts series again.  This special performance features William Clarence Marshall and his impressive operatic voice.  He's performed on Broadway and regional stages, and is always a masterful force to hear.  Be sure to catch this special opportunity to hear him perform in his own hometown.  $30 Admission to support SHAC.

Book Clubs
Austen Austeniana Book Club
Thursday, February 26, 7pm
~ fourth Thursdays ~
Having finished the big six novels by Jane Austen, and almost as many spin-offs and sequels, we've decided to go back in time to a novel that influenced Jane herself.  The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe was a bestseller of its day, a gothic romance full of atmosphere and long-winded sentences that Jane Austen liked to spoof and ridicule in her own works.  Just how overwritten and wraught is gothic romance?  Find out for yourself:  we'll be reading and discussing Radcliffe's cliffhanger on the last Thursday of Februrary.

Helene HanffPraise the Unsung Book Club
Thursday, February 26, 7pm
~ fourth Thursdays ~
We're starting a new book club!  Are you a fan of an old novel no one else has read?  A evangelist for an unsung hero or heroine?  A collector of secrets in the library of gems and forgotten tales of wonder?  ... or perhaps you would like to be?  Come join us as we uncover excellent reads that aren't on today's best seller list.  Local author and Loganberry extraordinaire Sarah Willis kicks off a new book club to discover unchartered territory.  We'll start with the cult favorite 84, Charing Cross Road and spin off from there (not exactly an unsung book, but a good starting point!).  Meetings will be the fourth Thursday of each  month at 7pm, here at Loganberry.  Future titles will be decided by the group. 

Book Signing
MortonMarian Morton:  Cleveland Heights Congregations
Saturday, February 28, 1-3pm

Since the last quarter of the 19th century, dozens of religious congregations have made their homes in Cleveland Heights. They have been Presbyterian, United Methodist, Evangelical, Roman Catholic, Jewish (Conservative, Orthodox, and Egalitariantraditional), Unitarian Universalist, Greek Orthodox, Baptist, Disciples of Christ, Church of Christ, Lutheran, Christian Science, Episcopalian, African Methodist Episcopal, and Congregational and now also include a wide array of community and nondenominational churches.  Their houses of worship, ranging from modest renovated storefronts to stately cathedrals, have enriched the city’s landscape; their religious pluralism has nurtured ethnic, economic, and racial diversity, as well as controversy and conflict; their calls to action have sometimes aroused the community’s conscience. Religious congregations, in short, have helped to sustain the vitality of Cleveland Heights.  This is Marian Morton's fourth local history book published by Arcadia Press.  Come support her book signing and ask her about some of the historic photographs used in the book.  Special:  10% off during the booksigning.


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