Mailing List Message #87
From: Harriett Logan <>
Subject: Pitchapalooza and more at Loganberry Books
Date: Sat, 30 Oct 2010 18:32:30 -0400
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Loganberry is in want of more books!  No, not that kind; we’ve got books.  I mean a wall of books.  No, not that kind.  As in a mural for the east side of our building.  Wouldn’t a mural look great?  Well, there’s a mural competition and you’re invited to apply!  Prizes!  Read the RFP for more details. 


Recent Acquisitions

·         From the Halloween Tree, Ray Bradbury 1st edition

·         First edition 1981 Caldecott Award winner Fables by Arnold Lobel

·         Mr. Penny by Marie Hall Ets, 1st edtion

·         Beverley Nichols’ Garden Open Today and other titles

·         Over and Over by Charlotte Zolotow, illustrated by Garth Williams

·         Astrid Lindgren’s The Tomten, illustrated by Harold Wyberg

·         Chouchou by Francoise

·         3 volume set Birds of Massachuetts by Forbush, 1927

·         Wally the Wordworm by Clifton Fadiman, 1st edition

·         Store Days by Claes Oldenburg and Emmett Williams, 1967

·         Tiffany Jewels by Loring

·         Sit on a Potato Pan, Otis: More Palindromes by Jon Agee

·         Old YA series books like Maida, Little Prudy and Cherry Ames


Stump the Bookseller  Selection of the month

stump.jpgC698: Children's poems/stories anthology

Children's poems/stories anthology. 1950s. Included Table and the Chair, Walrus and the Carpenter, O. Henry's The Gift, Casey at the Bat, etc. Several-hundred double-column pages. Based on browsing stumper entries the other day, I strongly suspect it may be the "Arbuthnot Anthology of Children's Literature" (double columns, 1000+ pages), but can't be sure without seeing a Table of Contents. Update: I determined that the Arbuthnot Anthology is definitely NOT the one I'd suspected it was. Shucks!! Maybe someone will have a clue....


Annex Gallery
Lauren Pacini -- Urban Photography
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 4, 6-8pm
~ first Thursdays ~
Lauren Pacini returns to Loganberry Books with selected black and white photographs from three urban-themed collections. The first details "The Death and Rebirth of the Midwest Industrial City," while the second examines the work of "urban artists," whose canvas includes walls, water towers, under-passes, and rock formations. The third is from a collection called "Reflecting on Cleveland."  The exhibit of black and white fine art photography focuses on familiar sights which we drive past daily but which we rarely really see.   Show continues through November 29.



Description: Description: Eckstut and David Henry Sterry
The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published
Monday, November 8, 7pm
The acclaimed team that brought Putting Your Passion Into Print to bookstore shelves has completely updated and expanded their popular publishing how-to with insider advice on e-books, social media, self-publishing and more, creating the ultimate 21st-century, industry-standard guidebook for authors-to-be.  Join the authors for their 15-city tour of Pitchapalooza!  Here’s how it works: Anyone with an idea for a book has the chance to pitch it to a panel of judges, including Eckstut, Sterry and two guest industry insiders. 20 candidates will be selected by a random drawing for the opportunity to give their 1-minute pitch to the panel in the vein of an "American Idol" for the book world. At the end of each Pitchapalooza, the judges come together to pick a winner, and the potential authors come away with concrete advice on how to improve their pitch as well as a greater understanding of the ins and outs of the publishing industry. Free event, free advice, free fun and games. Participation in the game show as a contestant requires purchase of the book (which you’ll want with all its great advice!), and the winner receives a free half hour consultation with Eckstut and Sterry.


Gene's Jazz Hot

Description: Description: Gene's Jazz HotGene's Jazz Hot
Thursday, November 11, 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. 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. Together, they are Gene's Jazz Hot, a local favorite with irrepressibly happy tunes.  Free cookies. Donations for the band gratefully accepted.


N.O.B.S. Forums
Description: Description: Northern Ohio Bibliophilic SocietyGary Peterson: Collecting Henry Miller and Roger Jackson
Thursday, November 18, 7pm

~ third Thursdays ~

At this month's Northern Ohio Bibliophilic Society forum, Mr. Peterson will exhibit some of Henry Miller’s watercolors and signed first editions, including Miller’s exquisite Into the Night Life, a collaboration of art and writing with Bezalel Schatz that was published in 1947. Also being exhibited will be some of Miller’s hand-typed manuscripts. Roger Jackson’s small press in Ann Arbor, Michigan, has produced some of the most collectible books and bibliographies on Miller, Bern Porter, and other important writers. His books are extremely collectible and very difficult to acquire.  Come meet both Peterson and Jackson and learn more about Henry Miller and the world of book collecting.  $3 suggested donation.


Classics Club
Raymond Carver: Collected Stories
Thursday, November 18, 7pm

~ usually fourth Thursdays, but this one is third ~
From the jacket flap:
Raymond Carver's spare dramas of loneliness, despair, and troubled relationships breathed new life into the American short story of the 1970s and '80s. In collections such as Will You Please Be Quiet, Please? and What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, Carver wrote with unflinching exactness about men and women enduring lives on the knife-edge of poverty and other deprivations. Beneath his pared-down surfaces run disturbing, violent undercurrents. Suggestive rather than explicit, and seeming all the more powerful for what is left unsaid, Carver's stories were held up as exemplars of a new school in American fiction known as minimalism or "dirty realism," a movement whose wide influence continues to this day. Carver's stories were brilliant in their detachment and use of the oblique, ambiguous gesture, yet there were signs of a different sort of sensibility at work.


Larchmere Holiday Stroll & Bazaar Bizarre
Description: Description:, November 26, 11am-8pm
Saturday, November 27, 11am-8pm

~ Thanksgiving weekend ~

Now in its third decade, the annual Thanksgiving weekend shopping spree continues on Larchmere Boulevard.  Three dozen locally-owned businesses on Larchmere Boulevard, in addition to the artists who comprise Bazaar Bizarre, will welcome the holiday season with good cheer and nostalgic fanfare, food, merriment, live music and excellent indie shopping.  

At Loganberry, we’ll have hot mulled cider and Loganberry jam cookies, and guitar virtuoso Brian Henke will play on Friday and Saturday 12-2pm.  This is also the start of our Holiday Hours, which includes late nights on both Thursday and Friday, as well as Sunday hours.  If you’re looking for an elusive out-of-print book for a Christmas gift, please ask now so we have time to pound the pavement and work our magic for you!  Shop early, shop indie, shop Larchmere!





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