Mailing List Message #86
From: Harriett Logan <>
Subject: Happy Halloween from Otis
Date: Tue, 05 Oct 2010 12:08:22 -0400
To: <>



Boo!  It’s Halloweenie season, and we’re bedecked with witches, bats and crazy cats.  Oh, the cat isn’t seasonal.  But as the temperature drops, we’re here to warm up your spirits and offer great reads, memorable presents, and objects of beauty to admire and inspire.  There’s lots to see here, and we’d love to see you.


Recent Acquisitions

remainders-s.jpgGlossy remainder books have started to arrive – particularly coffee table pretties and esoteric history – for 50-75% off original prices.  Browsing the remainder table is a treasure hunt for fascinating and beautiful books that aren’t on the bestsellers list.  Here are just a few of my favorites.

ˇ         ART: Photo Inspirations (in a carrying box!), Comprehensively Clarice Cliff, The Complete Book of Papermaking, 100 Posters of Paul Colin, Hiroshige: Birds and Flowers, Andy Goldsworthy: Enclosure, Hokusai: One Hundred Poets, Salavatore Ferragamo: Walking Dreams, Andrew Wyeth: Autobiography, The Art of Vietnam

ˇ         NON-FICTION:  Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink, Thoreau’s Cape Cod, Illustrated Edition, Grand Canyon: River at Risk, The Arctic: The Complete Story, Library of Congress World War II Companion, Birds of Chesapeake Bay, Patents: Ingenious Inventions, Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do, Ginseng: The Divine Root, One to Nine: The Inner Life of Numbers, Tigers in Red Weather

ˇ         LITERARY:  Stylized: A Slightly Obsessive History of Strunk and White, No-Man’s Land: One Man’s Odyssesy through The Odyssey, PG Wodehouse: The Heart of a Goof, Decca: The Letters of Jessica Mitford, The Plot Against Pepys, Elizabeth Bishop: Edgar Allen Poe and the Juke-Box, The Good Life According to Hemingway, Wordsworth and Coleridge: The Friendship, Outlaw Journalist: the Life and Times of Hunter S. Thompson, and lots of mysteries by Alexander McCall Smith.     


Stump the Bookseller  Selection of the month

stump.jpgP468: Pig, Monkey, Fez Hats, Storytelling Contest

I read this book in the 1970s (so written in the '60s or '70s I think). I remember 3-4 animals, one of which was a pig and another a monkey. One or more of them wore a Fez hat and a vest. I recall 3 animals traveling together and coming across a 4th animal. They decided to have a storytelling contest to see who could tell such a whopper that the 4th animal would have to say "I can't believe it". If the 4th animal said that, then the other 3 would win. Each of the 3 told their story and they got more ridiculous than the one before, but the 4th animal said he believed it each time. Then the 4th animal told his story of coming across the first 3 animals and how they were escaped slaves of his and that they were to return to his home and be slaves. That forced the 3 animals to say "I don't believe it" otherwise they'd lose their freedom. In the end, the 4th animal won the other 3 animals' clothing and they ended up being naked.


Annex Gallery
gall-yoshida-butterfly-s.jpgKoichi Yoshida – A Light on Japan  
Thursday, October 7, 6-8pm
~ first Thursdays ~
A keen amateur photographer of flowers, birds and scenery all his adult life, Koichi Yoshida, now aged 89 and living in Japan, for many years worked for Canon Camera as a camera engineer.  These photographs are a small selection of some of his finest work.  He has won many awards for his photographs in amateur competitions.  Koichi Yoshida is Kayoko Irie-Frey’s father, and may travel to Cleveland for the opening.  Kayoko owns and runs the Flying Cranes Café across the street from Loganberry Books.   Show continues through November 1. 


Larchmere Art & Antiques Walk   
wolfs-opening.jpgFriday, October 8, 5-8pm
~ featuring Wolfs’ Gallery Opening ~
This Friday we celebrate the Wolfs Gallery Opening featuring the work of Mary Ann Flynn-Fouse (1950's-2010).  A dozen or so other Larchmere shops will be open late, including Loganberry Books.  Stop by and check it all out, we’ll have some nibbles and a special 20% sale on all art books for just this evening.


Pancake Breakfast

pancakes.jpgSHAD Fundraiser

Saturday October 9, 9-11am

The Shaker Square Area Development Corporation is holding a fundraiser featuring everyone’s favorite weekend treat: pancakes!  Bring the friends and family and enjoy a Saturday morning with your neighbors eating pancakes, pancakes, and more pancakes!  SHAD's Annual Meeting and Community Pancake Breakfast will be held at Our Lady of Peace School, 12406 Buckingham Avenue, just south of Larchmere. Tickets for the fundraiser are available online at or at the door: $7 for adults, $5 for children 4 -12, Children under 4 eat for free. Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, juice, and coffee.


Gene's Jazz Hot

genesjazzhot-icon.jpgGene's Jazz Hot
Thursday, October 14, 7-9pm

~ second Thursdays ~

From an old Calvin & Hobbes cartoon:  Calvin asks, “Hobbes, what do you think happens to us when we die?”  Hobbes thinks, then answers, “I think we play saxophone for an all-girls cabaret in New Orleans.”  Calvin: “So you believe in Heaven?”  “Call it what you like.”  :-)  Call it Gene’s Jazz Hot and join us on the second Thursday of this – and every – month for a rollicking good time.  Donations for the band gladly accepted.

N.O.B.S. Forums

nobs-logo-m.jpgLarry Rakow:  The Magic Lantern Show, a Moveable Books Production 

Thursday, October 21, 7pm

~ third Thursdays ~

During the late 19th century, children were rewarded with a wonderful variety of novelty books that moved and popped-up from publishers such as Nister, McLoughlin, Schreiber, Saalfield, and Raphael Tuck. During the very same Victorian period, adult and child audiences thrilled to magic lantern shows featuring hand-painted slides that moved on the screen. Astonishingly, many of the same mechanisms that appeared in moveable books were used to activate lantern slides and NOBS President, Larry Rakow, will investigate this phenomenon, hosting both an authentic 19th century magic lantern show and a decidedly 21st century PowerPoint presentation investigating the similarities between the two mediums.  $3 suggested donation.


Classics Club

frankenstein.jpgMary Shelley:  Frankenstein

Thursday, October 28, 7 pm
The epic battle between man and monster reaches its greatest pitch in the famous story of Frankenstein. In trying to create life, the young student Victor Frankenstein unleashes forces beyond his control, setting into motion a long and tragic chain of events that brings Victor himself to the very brink. How he tries to destroy his creation, as it destroys everything Victor loves, is a powerful story of love, friendship …and horror. –






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