Mailing List Message #80
From: Harriett Logan <>
Subject: April is Edible
Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2010 18:57:24 -0400
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torte-s.jpgTime to eat some books, folks!  That’s right, it’s our 7th annual Edible Books Festival, this Saturday April 3rd!  What is that, you ask?  Well, there is only one rule:  create edible art that has something to do with books.  How you interpret that rule is wherein lies the fun.  This year’s award categories are: Most Awesome, Most Book-like and Most Delicious.  It’s free to participate, and $3 to vote on the winners and to consume the entries (who doesn’t want to do that?).  Set-up begins at noon (let me know if you’re bringing an entry) and all entries must be ready by 1:00.  Awards are announced at 2:00, followed immediately by the consumption of the edible books.  It’s a blast.  Hope to see you there!


Recent Acquisitions


·                     the book, not just the calendar!: William S. Rice: California Block Prints

·                     a small collection of Big Little Books and Better Little Books

·                     the controversial story of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

·                     First edition, in dust jacket, of Rosamand duJardin’s Double Wedding

·                     Stickfiguratively Alice, a retelling of Alice in Wonderland with funny artwork

·                     Albertus Sebus’ The Cabinet of Natural Curiosities

·                     three volume set of C.S. Forester’s Captain Horatio Hornblower



Annex Gallery
gall-alt-time-s.jpgAltered Book Group: Time
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 1, 6-8pm
~ first Thursdays ~ 
The Altered Book Group joins us for their fourth spring show at the Annex Gallery, this year featuring creations built around the concept of time.  Come see the wild imaginations at work on these three-dimensional wonders.  How would you picture time . . . using an old book?  Artists include Phyllis Brody, Sarah Clague, Gene Epstein, Jacqueline Parsons, Ellen Takas, Anne Weissman, & Anonymous. 

Show continues through May 1.  


Gene's Jazz Hot

genesjazzhot-jay-icon.jpgGene's Jazz Hot
Thursday, April 8, 7-9pm

~ second Thursdays ~

The house band here at Loganberry is no ordinary jazz, it is genuine swing in the happiest of measures.  The oldtimers relish the sound, the students dance giddily while the band whoops up classics and gems and toe-tapping favorites (that if you haven't heard before will soon get you humming along).  Join us, with Gene on double bass, Seth on guitar and mandolin, Bill on clarinet and Peggi on swooming vocals.  It's a  tradition, every second Thursday evening.  Donations for the band appreciated.


Stump the Bookseller  Selection of the month

stump.jpgF372: Fireflies

I'm looking for a pre-1980 book about a little person (i think) who is lost/ran away and tries to get back home... he rides on the backs of birds and fireflies who light his way back home through the woods. I thought it was "tom thumb", but it's not... help!!!


N.O.B.S. Forums

nobs-logo-m.jpgGene Epstein:  On Altered Books  
Thursday, April 15, 7pm
~ third Thursdays ~
Gene is renown around here for folded book sculptures.  No glue, no tape, no strings attached - just a couple of folds up and couple of folds down.  She plays with books in other forms too: collages, photos, quotations, reinterpretations and even a few bad puns.  They’re all called altered books, and the artform has an worldwide and various appeal.  This month, seven artists (including Gene) display their artwork in the Annex Gallery, and Gene will talk about the motivations and creations of these artists.  $3 suggested donation.


Strong Bindery Classes
binding.jpgBeginning Leather Work
Saturdays, April 17 - May 15, 10am-1pm

Make a quarter-leather bound journal.  You will learn leather paring and the process of attaching leather to a spine. 
Prerequisite: Basic Bookbinding.  Registration fee.  Call for info: 216.231.0001


Praise the Unsung Book Club

Madison Smartt Bell:  All Souls' Rising
Thursday, April 22, 7pm
~ fourth Thursdays ~
One of the great historical controversies of The Haitian Revolution is the question of who really won the revolution? ... Well, one hasn’t seen controversy until one considers the central hypothesis that frames Madison Smartt Bell’s novel. The story begins in August of 1791. In Bell’s version three members of the white elite, the grand blancs, conceive the concept of a slave rebellion to support their current political needs. And, indeed, in Bell’s story, even the esteemed Bayon de Libertat, owner of the Breda plantation, owner and master of Toussaint, is one of the conspirators. Toussaint is selected by these white power brokers to be their instrument in beginning a slave rebellion.  And so begins a long saga of violence.   --  excerpted from a review by Bob Corbett


Austeniana Book Club
fict-cohen.jpgPaula Cohen:  Jane Austen in Scarsdale: Or, Love, Death, and the SATs
Thursday, April 22, 7pm

~ fourth Thursdays ~

Anne Ehrlich is a dedicated guidance counselor steering her high-school charges through the perils of college admission. Thirteen years ago, when she was graduating from Columbia University, her wealthy family -- especially her dear grandmother Winnie -- persuaded her to give up the love of her life, Ben Cutler, a penniless boy from Queens College. Anne has never married and hasn’t seen Ben since -- until his nephew turns up in her high school and starts applying to college.  Now Ben is a successful writer, a world traveler, and a soon-to-be married man; and Winnie’s health is beginning to fail. All of these changes have Anne beginning to wonder… Can old love be rekindled, or are past mistakes too painful to forget?  With all the wit and perceptiveness of Jane Austen’s Persuasion, Jane Austen in Scarsdale is a fresh and romantic new comedy from a novelist with “a knack for making modern life reflect literature in the most engaging manner.”   -- Library Journal


A Special Concert
dobkin-alix.gifAlix Dobkin
Saturday, April 24, 7:30pm

Womyn's music legend Alix Dobkin comes to Cleveland for an intimate concert and booksigning. Her book, My Red Blood, was published last year by Alyson Publications and recounts her early years growing up in New York City in a Communist family.  She joined the Party at the height of the McCarthy era and grew up under the influence of folk musicians like Leadbelly and Pete Seeger.  When she moved to Greenwich Village she befriended Bob Dylan, Bill Cosby, John Sebastian, Buffy Ste. Marie, and Flip Wilson, among others, and added her voice to the folk movement.  Shortly thereafter, she came out as a lesbian and recorded the first openly lesbian record album in 1973, titled "Lavendar Jane Loves Women."  Come hear more about her story, and her music.  Tickets, $10.



Looking ahead, the big annual Larchmere Festival is scheduled for Saturday, July 3rd.  This is the outdoor event featuring an Antiques Show, Bazaar Bizarre, Community Flea Market, and Author Alley, among other things.  New this year will be a wine tasting, Larchmere Uncorked!  Most vendor registration materials and more information is now posted on the  Save the Date!





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