Mailing List Message #73
From: Harriett Logan <>
Subject: Autumnal Greetings from Loganberry Books
Date: Wed, 30 Sep 2009 15:03:27 -0400
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This fall is a big deal in bookland, with major new releases by accomplished and favorite writers, from E.L. Doctorow to Steig Larsson and Margaret Atwood to Dan Chaon.  And the regional GLiBA book trade show takes place in Cleveland this year, this weekend!  As a primarily used bookdealer, I don’t always get this excited about new books, but this is a big deal indeed.  And Loganberry has all of these new releases (plus others), and you can always place special orders with us.  Let us know your favorites!  Oh, and happy Banned Books Week, read a banned book today!


Recent Acquisitions

·         kids-golden-ency.jpgThe Junior Classics and the Golden Book Encyclopedia

·         First Edition of The Pitch That Killed about Yankee Carl Mays and Indian Ray Chapman

·         Vintage magazines like Japanese Architecture, Center Magazine, and City

·         The Naked Cartoonist by Robert Mankoff

·         Palmer’s Handbook of North American Birds

·         Louis C. Hunter’s excellent history of Steam Power

·         A cool little art book / history book on the Age of Louis XVI

·         British hardcover editions of Harry Potter 

·         Joy’s rediscovered childhood fave, Jerry Spinelli’s Maniac Magee

·         oh, I want to read this: Helen Oyeyemi’s The Icarus Girl


Annex Gallery

gall-bonchek-kaleidoscope-s.jpgBarb Bonchek:  Dizzy Art
Thursday, October 1, 6-8pm
~ first Thursdays ~
Barb  Bonchek's Dizzy Art designs are all hand drawn with  no mechanical means.  But you might have to take a step closer to verify, and then a step back to re-orient yourself.  It's called Dizzy Art for a reason, but is that reason visual or psychological?  All those tiny lines...  It's worth a second look.  Framed original art pieces, prints, and cards will be available for  purchase during the show.  Please join us for the opening reception!


Gene's Jazz Hot

genesjazzhot-cd2-s.jpgCD Release Party:  Live, Love, Laugh & Be Happy

Thursday, September 10, 7-9pm

~ second Thursdays ~

These four good friends have been improvising hot jazz for years.  Here is consummate musicianship coupled with the excitement of a front porch jam session. Even if you don’t know the words you’ll be singing along and dancing around the room in no time.   Especially this month, as there is cause for celebration: a new cd!  Come join the celebration.

Vocalist Peggi Cella is a soulful, inventive improviser, who has been singing all her life. Bassist and singer Gene Epstein is a popular Cleveland area string bassist and band leader.  Guitarist and singer Seth Rosen has rock-steady rhythm and deliciously colorful harmonies.  Clarinetist and singer Bill Kenney is a virtuosic performer with an irrepressible sense of fun and is an eminent historian with several jazz history books currently in print.   Read the review in Cool Cleveland!  


Stump the Bookseller  Selection of the month

stump.jpgG538: Greyhound  Dogs

It's a book I read in the Mid-late 60s about a brother & sister around 12 years old.  With the help of a group of stray dogs (greyhounds, I believe) they solve a crime or mystery in town.  They get to keep all the dogs at the end of the story.  Also the boy sprains his ankle towards the end of the book & the doctor makes a house call.  The kids mother doesn't want the dogs on the boys bed because they may hurt his sprained ankle.  Also the boy sneaks turkey to the dogs when he gets dinner in bed because of his ankle injury.


N.O.B.S. Forums

nobs-logo-m.jpgEllen Strong:  Beautiful Book Bindings

Thursday, October 15, 7pm

~ third Thursdays ~

October brings us Octavofest: a citywide celebration of the Art of the Book, organized by Art Books Cleveland.  NOBS joins the celebration with a talk by local bookbinder and conservator Ellen Strong on some beautiful examples of leather bindings.   She shows how leatherbound books are made and explains the process of cutting, paring, and pasting leather.  What are inlays, onlays and tooling?  Bring your questions and see great leather binding.  $3 suggested donation.


Book Clubs

fict-jansson-s.jpgPraise the Unsung Book Club

Tove Jansson:  The Summer Book

Thursday, October 22, 7pm

~ fourth Thursdays ~

In The Summer Book Tove Jansson distills the essence of the summer—its sunlight and storms—into twenty-two crystalline vignettes. This brief novel tells the story of Sophia, a six-year-old girl awakening to existence, and Sophia’s grandmother, nearing the end of hers, as they spend the summer on a tiny unspoiled island in the Gulf of Finland. The grandmother is unsentimental and wise, if a little cranky; Sophia is impetuous and volatile, but she tends to her grandmother with the care of a new parent. Together they amble over coastline and forest in easy companionship, build boats from bark, create a miniature Venice, write a fanciful study of local bugs. They discuss things that matter to young and old alike: life, death, the nature of God and of love. “On an island,” thinks the grandmother, “everything is complete.” In The Summer Book, Jansson creates her own complete world, full of the varied joys and sorrows of life.  Join us as we travel to Finland, with our personal tour guide Gene who was recently in Finland!  Book Club will then take a long winter break before reconvening January 28 to discuss Muriel Barbery’s The Elegance of the Hedgehog.


fict-austen-ss.jpgAusteniana Book Club

Jane Austen:  Sense and Sensibility

Thursday, October 22, 7pm

~ fourth Thursdays ~

Despite the current trend of literary mash-ups, this group is NOT reading the recently published Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters (although the book trailer is indeed fabulous).  No, we’re reading the original.  Can’t remember a single sea monster in it.  I can barely remember water, but I’ll pay attention this time.  Join us as we discuss the Dashwood sisters and their various attempts at financial security – I mean, marriage.  We’ll then take a long winter break before regrouping January 28th to discuss BOTH Mansfield Park and Emma.  We look forward to seeing you!





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