Mailing List Message #68
From: Harriett Logan <>
Subject: Loganberry Fiction Sale
Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2009 16:25:42 -0400
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lb-sale-banner-s.jpgThose dog days of summer call for a  s a l e … and so, welcome to our annual summer reading sale!  All fiction will be 20% off for the entire month of August.  That includes classics, contemporary fiction, writer biographies, Heritage Press, mysteries, science fiction, fantasy, humor and poetry.  Everything in the LitArts room qualifies, including new, used and collectible books.  In addition, we’ll have some massive reductions on select duplicates as well. 


Recent Acquisitions

·         Funky old vintage and decorative books from the turn of the century

·         The complete Rickett’s Wild Flowers of the United States series, 14 volumes in 6 parts

·         Art Nouveau and Art Deco Bookbinding

·         A handful of Womans Press books circa 1927

·         10 hardbound volumes American Antiques from the Israel Sack Collection

·         Several nice Horatio Alger Jr. books, including Julius the Street Boy, printing circa 1935



Larchmere Fundraiser


Tuesday, July 28, 6--8pm
The Larchmere Merchants Association is sponsoring a fundraiser for street beautification, including street banners and flowers.  Come support your local merchants and improvements to our community's main street.  Join us at Academy Tavern's wonderful outdoor patio (12800 Larchmere Blvd.) on Tuesday, July 28th, 6 - 8 p.m.  Live music will be presented by Julian Ellins.  Ticket donation of $20 includes appetizers & first cocktail.  You can purchase tickets at Loganberry Books, Metheny Weir, or at the door.  Info:  216-707-0301 



Knitscape Workshop

knitscape-hummel-s.jpgWednesday, August 5, 1-3pm

Knitscape is a temporary community public art project under the creative oversight of Heights Arts artist-in-residence Carol Hummel.  Knitscape will create a visual line of color and pattern in the Larchmere and Cedar Lee business districts with trees and parking meters being covered by colorful knitted and crocheted sheathes.  The purpose of the project is three-fold:

    * to demonstrate on a temporary basis how art can visually unify the streetscape

    * to create a community around an art project

    * to make people smile as they encounter unexpected art in their daily lives

Knitscape will be created by the collective action of anyone who wants to knit or crochet parts of the project. Group workshops to create the pieces that will be used will begin at Heights Arts on August 1, and then continue at Fine Points on August 2, and again at Loganberry Books on Wednesday, August 5.  Know how to knit, or want to learn?  Join us, it’ll be fun!


Annex Gallery

gall-lederer2009-s.jpgJoan Lederer:  Portraits and Parts

Thursday, August 6, 6-8pm

~ first Thursdays ~

Joan Lederer has been taking portraits with her camera for years now, and she promises to engulf the Gallery with a sea of faces.  Old, young, happy, sad; white, black, funny, mad.  Lots of faces!  Just when you think you've seen them all, there's more.  And the funny thing about faces is, the more they look alike, the more they look different.  Come celebrate the human experience and try to read the eyes of people you've never met.  Annex Gallery show continues through August 31.


Gene's Jazz Hot

genesjazzhot-johnny-w-s.jpgThursday, August 13, 7-9pm

~ second Thursdays ~

One angry bass player says to another: "Wipe that smile off your bass or you'll get into treble."  heh, heh.  There are a lot of bad tuning jokes out there about the double bass, but that doesn't seem appropriate for the well-tuned Gene's Jazz Hot.  Puns, on the other hand, are always in tune.  Come enjoy Gene's Jazz Hot in the cool air-conditioned LitArts room and ask Gene about Finland.  Donations, as always, gratefully accepted for the band.


Stump the Bookseller  Selection of the month

stump.jpgR216: Red haired girl haircut tree

Small girl with bright red hair, who refuses to get her hair hangs over her eyes. She is sitting in a tree pouting about her hair cut, then she realizes she can see beautiful things (ie birds, nature, etc...) for the first time. School library book from the early 70's I believe.



Writing Workshops

lit-logo.jpgNonfiction Series

Tuesdays;  August 18 - September 8, 1-3pm

Instructor: Linda Goodman Robiner

The goal of the series is to increase your ability to develop and critique your prose.  You will connect with your readers and create engaging details. Writing prompts, class discussion, and homework will increase your confidence.  You may bring ten copies of a piece that is three pages or fewer (not required).  "The greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world is to see something, and tell what it saw in a plain way."  ~ John Ruskin

The Work of A Poet

Wednesdays; August 19 - September 9, 1-3pm

Instructor: Linda Goodman Robiner

Participants will involve themselves in the process of poem-making, and learn how to improve their poems. We will begin with simple writing exercises in an encouraging climate and work with images, line breaks, sounds, and word choices. You'll see that you can become your own editor. You may bring 10 copies of a poem you've already written, but this is not required.  "Poetry is the footprints of the story." ~ Charles Wright 

To register for either workshop, please call The Lit at 216-694-0000.


N.O.B.S. Forums

nobs-logo-m.jpgSusan Heller:  Ramblings from Pages for Sages

Thursday, August 20, 7pm

~ third Thursdays ~

Everybody has a life story.  Join us as Susan Heller shares some ramblings from her 30-year career as a bookseller: the excitement, the victories, the disappointments...  As a bonus, Susan will encourage audience participation in the "can you top this?" category, so feel to contribute some of your own tales as well, as they relate to Susan's saga of fine and rare books.  Fascinating book examples included.   $3 suggested donation.


Book Clubs

fict-willis-some.jpgPraise the Unsung Book Club

Sarah Willis:  Some Things That Stay

Thursday, August 27, 7pm

~ fourth Thursdays ~

Sarah Willis' first novel features Tamara Anderson, 15 years old in 1954, who comes of age within an unconventional family who’s struggling in an era of social conformity. Her father is a landscape painter, so the family (including Tamara's younger siblings, Robert, 11, and Megan, seven) moves every year, living in furnished houses from Georgia to Idaho to Maine, owning only what can fit in a trailer. Stuart and Liz, Tamara's parents, met when Liz modeled nude for art classes, with Stuart defying his family to marry the woman who had flirted with the Communist Party. Now they are determined to bring up their children as atheists, teaching them evolution and carefully explaining sexuality and reproduction.  Sarah Willis is also a Cleveland native and employee of Loganberry Books, and she'll be present to discuss her work with us.  Join us, and the author!, as we discuss Some Things That Stay.  Do you have favorites to recommend for future meetings?  Come suggest them, and join us for future book club meetings, too.


austen-xs.jpgAusteniana Book Club

Jane Austen:  Pride and Prejudice

Thursday, September 24, 7pm

~ fourth Thursdays ~

After a short summer hiatus, the Austiana Club will resume meeting in the fall, starting with the most famous Austen novel of all.  We've spent a year reading biographies, spin-offs and sequels, so it's time to return to the source of the inspiration: Jane herself.  After starting with Pride and Prejudice, we'll then work through the novels in chronological published order.  "The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel is intolerably stupid."  --Northanger Abby


Looking Ahead

LMA-SS-2008-xs.jpgLarchmere Sidewalk Sale

Saturday, September 5

~ bi-annual event ~

Twice a year we indulge in a store-wide 20% off sale.  Mark it on your calendar now, it’s coming up:  Labor Day weekend.  ’nuff said.





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