Mailing List Message #62
From: Harriett Logan <>
Subject: Lots to feast on at Loganberry Books
Date: Wed, 01 Apr 2009 17:25:45 -0400
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This April, it’s all about food.  From the Edible Books Festival to a special sale on cookbooks, from an altered cookbook exhibition to the Flavors of Larchmere featuring specials at all our neighboring restaurants, there’s a lot to sink your teeth into.  Come eat some books with us!


Edible Books Festival
edible08-playwithfood-s.JPGSaturday, April 4 at 1:00pm

~ Annual Special Event ~

Time to eat some books!  What’s that?  Why yes, it’s our sixth annual Edible Books Festival.  What is that, you ask?  It’s a creative contest with only one rule:  make edible art that has something to do with books.  How you interpret that challenge is wherein lies the fun.  Contest Categories for 2009 (won by popular vote and awarded appropriate books) are:  Most Inspiring,  Most Literary, and Most Delectable.  Free to participate and watch; $3 to vote and eat.  Great fun for all.  Please register your entries ahead of time (just send me a note).  For a taste, visit the FAQs.  pdf.gif 


Recent Acquisitions
We may have alluded to a huge cookbook acquisition previously, but I wanted to tell you that we’ve been unpacking steadily AND they are all 20% off this month.  Here are some tantalizing titles to tempt you: 

  • otis-ladder-s.jpgArtisan Baking Across America by Maggie Gelzer
  • Growing Up on the Chocolate Diet by Lora Brody  
  • I Knew You Were Coming, So I Baked a Cake by Carol G. Durst
  • Death by Chocolate by Marcel Desaulniers
  • A Tale of Tulips, A Tale of Onions by David Francis Birchman
  • Pancakes from Morning to Midnight by Dorie Greenspan
  • Pot Pies: Comfort Food Under Cover by Diane Phillips
  • The Book of Tarts by Maury Rubin
  • Throw Me a Bone by Cooper Gillespie
  • Wolfgang Puck Makes It Easy by Wolfgang Puck

Annex Gallery
gall-altered-2009-icon.jpgAltered Book Group:  Food For Thought

Thursday, April 2, 6-8pm

~ first Thursdays ~

The Altered Book Group joins us for their third annual show at the Annex Gallery, this year featuring cookbooks.  Come see the wild imaginations at work on these three-dimensional wonders.  What would a cookbook be if it wasn't . . .  a cookbook?  Artists include Myrna London Aidlin, Sarah Clague, Gene Epstein, Susan Donovan Lowe, Jacqueline Parsons, Myrna Tatar and Anne Weissman.  Annex Gallery show runs April 2 – May 4.

Gene's Jazz Hot
Gene's Jazz Hot Gene’s Jazz Hot
Thursday, April 9, 7-9pm

~ second Thursdays ~

Gene's Jazz Hot is Gene Epstein on bass, Seth Rosen on guitar and mandolin, Bill Kenney on clarinet, and the swooning vocals of Peggi Cella.  They've developed quite a local following in one of the best acoustic venues in town.  And Gene makes excellent cookies…   Donations for the band gladly accepted.  pdf.gif

Stump the Bookseller  Selection of the month
Stump the Bookseller
F345: family picnic ends in restaurant
Childrens book about a young boy and his family picnic. It rains and they end up eating at a restaurant. The boy orders a hamburger with ketchup and pickles and when he bites it, the ketchup squirts out. It might be called "The Picnic."


Flavors of Larchmere
LMA-icon.gifFlavors of Larchmere
April 16-18
~ a new Larchmere event ~

We’re pleased to announce a new event on Larchmere Boulevard celebrating our fine eateries.  For three days, April 16, 17, and 18, the eight restaurants and eateries will offer discounts, specials, and other enticements.  Come enjoy the fine flavors of the historic Academy Tavern, the sophisticated Boulevard Blue, the charming Felice Café, the intimate Flying Cranes Café, the laid-back Just 'N Café, the ever-convenient Larchmere Deli, the classic Larchmere Tavern, and the gourmet Vine and Bean Café.  The shops and services will also celebrate the joys of food and our various flavors, with displays, sales, extended evening hours and even a fashion show.  Loganberry Books will offer a 20% off sale on cookbooks, featuring many new acquisitions and signed books

N.O.B.S. Forums
Akron Book Fair!  April 10 & 11 at the John S. Knight Center in Akron!
nobs-logo-m.jpgBill McCullam: Postmodern Literature for Children 
Thursday, April 16, 7pm

~ third Thursdays ~
This program will examine postmodern literature for children from Lewis Carroll to Dr. Seuss. Perhaps all children’s literature can be considered experimental, in the sense of being outside the normal narrative frame. However, the postmodernists made deliberate efforts to provoke the reader by making the narrative unfamiliar. For instance, the writer Chris Crutcher, in a recent book, has himself appear as a fictional character.  Members of the audience are encouraged to bring a single book they feel is postmodern.  Bill McCullam is co-owner of Cattermole 20th Century Children’s Books in Newbury, Ohio. 
$3 suggested donation.

Book Clubs
austen-history.jpgAusteniana Book Club

Jane Austen’s History of England
April 23, 7pm
~ fourth Thursdays ~
When she was just sixteen years old, Jane Austen wrote this gleeful parody of Goldsmith's four-volume History of England (which virtually every English schoolchild - Jane included - had to read). Her version is an irreverent look at a subject usually treated with deadly seriousness. The monarchs - from Henry IV to Charles I - are full of very human whims and weaknesses, both in Jane's text and in her sister Cassandra's miniature portraits, which depict the kings and queens of England as ordinary and sometimes rather disreputable-looking individuals. Produced in association with The British Library, this slim volume contains a facsimile of the original manuscript, a transcript of the text, an introduction by A. S. Byatt and a note on the text from Austen biographer Deirdre Le Faye.

fict-boyle.jpgPraise the Unsung Book Club
T.C. Boyle:  The Tortilla Curtain
April 23, 7pm
~ fourth Thursdays ~
In Southern California's Topanga Canyon, two couples live in close proximity and yet are worlds apart. High atop a hill overlooking the canyon, nature writer Delaney Mossbacher and his wife, real estate agent Kyra Menaker-Mossbacher, reside in an exclusive, secluded housing development with their son, Jordan. The Mossbachers are agnostic liberals with a passion for recycling and fitness. Camped out in a ravine at the bottom of the canyon are Candido and America Rincon, a Mexican couple who have crossed the border illegally. On the edge of starvation, they search desperately for work in the hope of moving into an apartment before their baby is born. They cling to their vision of the American dream, which, no matter how hard they try to achieve it, manages to elude their grasp at every turn. In scenes that are alternately comic, frightening, and satirical, but always all "too real," Boyle confronts not only immigration but social consciousness, environmental awareness, crime, and unemployment in a tale that raises the curtain on the dark side of the American dream.

Oh, and there’s nothing culinary related here, but it’s the 50th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright’s death, so we’re celebrating with a sale of FLW books.  20% off all month!


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