Mailing List Message #96
From: Harriett Logan <>
Subject: Come eat some books with Loganberry!
Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2011 16:05:21 -0400
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It’s time for the Edible Books Festival! Our eighth annual festival is Saturday, April 2 at 1pm.  It is a creative contest with only one rule: make edible art that has something to do with books.  How people interpret this single rule is wherein lies the fun.  There are four official awards this year (won by popular vote and awarded appropriate books): the Logan Award for Most Literary, the Strong Award for Most Book-like, the Otis Award for Most Appetizing, and the Zober Award for Most Creative.  As always, the festivities are free, but for the additional pleasure of voting for and eating the edible book creations, a $3 fee helps keep the festival going.  Bring your friends, family, and kids.  Please register your entries, help spread the word (pdf flyer), and visit our website for a complete catalog of past events to get your imagination going.


Recent Acquisitions

·         Books 2 & 6 of the Mutt and Jeff Cartoons by Bud Fisher

·         The Work of Bruce Rogers, A Catalogue

·         More philosophy, more literary criticism!

·         Margaret Bourke-White’s Shooting the Russian War

·         Lots of furniture and interior design books

·         Punch magazine, 1870

·         Old prints illustrated by Clara Burd

·         A first edition of Hemingway’s For Whom the Bell Tolls

·         View Album of Chicago, 1892

·         Official Guide to the Century of Progress International Exposition, Chicago 1933

·         Lob Lie-by-the-Fire by Ewing and illustrated by Randolph Caldecott, circa 1880s  



Stump the Bookseller  Selection of the month

Description: stump.jpgF393: Futuristic graphic novel/comic about the last acorn or seed

It's set in a world where you have to wear a gas mask while you are outside. A little girl goes to visit a museum and finds the last acorn/seed. She then flies (maybe on a bird?) up above the smog and plants the seed. In her world there are no trees so she is shocked and doesn’t really know what it is.


Annex Gallery  
Altered Book Group: Dreams
Opening Reception:  Thursday, April 7, 6-8pm

~ first Thursdays ~

The Altered Book Group joins us for their fifth spring show at the Annex Gallery, this year featuring creations built around the concept of dreams.  Come see the wild imaginations at work on these three-dimensional wonders.  How would you create a dream . . . using an old book?  Artists include Cynthia Beeker, Phyllis Brody, Sarah Clague, Gene Epstein, Anne Weissman and Zena Zipporah. Show continues through May 2.


Shaker Arts Council

Friday, April 8, 7:00pm

Jason Vieaux

~ special event ~

The evening will feature one of the “youngest stars of the guitar world” (New York Times, 2010), Shaker resident and Director of the Classical Guitar Department of the Cleveland Institute of Music, Jason Vieaux. Jason  is noted for his engaging and virtuosic live performances, imaginative programming, and uncommon communicative gifts.  The evening will also offer a short meeting and a light supper.  Tickets are available at


Gene's Jazz Hot

Gene's Jazz Hot
Thursday, April  14, 7-9pm

~ second Thursdays ~

We have famous people in this band, and they get around.  Seth Rosen, guitar, spoke for the City Club of Cleveland last month about the union issues.  Reed Simon, who is (this month only) replacing clarinetist Bill Kenney, is an extraordinary jazz violinist and an accomplished visual artist who teaches in the Art Department at Notre Dame College.  Gene Epstein, bass, has artwork on view in the Annex Gallery this month as well.  But on April 14th, they’ll be playing their favorite swing and jazz standards.  Here.  Donations for the band appreciated. 


N.O.B.S. Forums

Thursday, April 21, 7pm

Louis Adrean:  A History of the Ingalls Library and its Collections

~ third Thursdays ~

Louis Adrean, Senior Librarian for Research and Public Programs, will focus on the history, collections, and services available at the Ingalls Library at the Cleveland Museum of Art. When the museum was incorporated in 1913, plans were already underway for a library of 10,000 volumes. Almost 100 years later, the Ingalls Library has become the third largest art museum library in the United States. This internationally acclaimed treasure offers museum staff, scholars, researchers, students, and the public at-large, an unparalleled array of research materials, both print and electronic, as well as research assistance and public programs.  


N.O.B.S. Book Fair

29th Annual NOBS Akron Antiquarian Book Fair

Friday, April 22, 3:00pm-8:30pm

Saturday, April 23, 10:00am-4:00pm

John S. Knight Center, 77 East Mill Street, Akron

As good as clockwork, the annual harbinger of spring arrives in the form of wonderful, tantalizing books.  The Akron Book Fair features 50+ dealers from across the country showcasing their finest.  It is an excellent exposure to the old and antiquarian, first editions and forgotten gems, a treat for all bibliophiles, and a social good time amongst palpable pieces of art.  Books range in age, price and genre, covering just about everything your soul is searching for.  Donations ($5) can be made at the door; admission is free for NOBS members.


Classics Club
Carson McCullers: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
Thursday, April 28
~ fourth Thursdays ~
When she was only 23, Carson McCullers's first novel created a literary sensation. She was very special, one of America's superlative writers who conjures up a vision of existence as terrible as it is real, who takes us on shattering voyages into the depths of the spiritual isolation that underlies the human condition. This novel is the work of a supreme artist, Carson McCullers's enduring masterpiece.  The heroine is the strange young girl, Mick Kelly. The setting is a small Southern town, the cosmos universal and eternal. The characters are the damned, the voiceless, the rejected. Some fight their loneliness with violence and depravity, some with sex or drink, and some -- like Mick -- with a quiet, intensely personal search for beauty.

Kattywompas Poetry Launch
Friday, April 29, 7pm

~ special event ~
Kattywompus Press is throwing a party, and you're all invited! Three wonderful voices plus light refreshments, in the company of others who love books, poetry, and poets as much as you do. Join us in celebrating the release of Ode to Oil by Philip Metres, Queen Mab and the Moon Boy by Robert Miltner, and Closure by Mary Weems.  Kattywompus Press was founded on the north coast of Ohio in August, 2010. A literary small press, they continue the tradition of selective, editor-chosen publications.

Hope to see you soon!




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