Mailing List Message #97
From: Harriett Logan <>
Subject: April showers bring ... May authors
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2011 12:59:43 -0400
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We’re very excited about the authors who will be in the store this month.  One program features four authors at once, in conversation about coming-of-age books.  Another is the Annex Gallery opening, featuring the author/artist before his national appearance to promote Owney, the USPS working dog.  Then we close out the month with our bi-annual Sidewalk Sale.  Read on…


Recent Acquisitions

·         Jellybeans for Breakfast by Miriam Young

·         Lots of pretty Folio Society books, in boxes

·         the rare Mossy Green Theatre by Mary Dunn

·         signed Robert Bateman nature illustration books

·         some serious books on jazz

·         the sought-after Eloise Wilkins LGB, The Twins

·         signed Colin Powell autobiography

·         Mo Willem’s latest, Hurray for Amanda & her Alligator

·         Shelby Foote’s 3-volume The Civil War

·         Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings’ Secret River, illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon



Stump the Bookseller  Selection of the month

Description: stump.jpgR241: Racoon orphan gets adopted; hibernating bear mistaken for volcano
I'm quite sure it was something that could be found in the children's room at the local library. It was an illustrated story book, likely a compilation of different stories. One of them had a story about an orphaned raccoon who ended up taking care of himself but was a terrible mess. Most clearly from that story I recall an image of this raccoon eating a bunch of berries and becoming all sticky and covered in blueberry juice. Eventually he gets adopted by a new family (also raccoons, I presume), cleans up, and lives happily ever after. Also in this book: During the winter, while the area was covered in snow, one animal spotted a vent of steam coming out from a hole in the snow and presumed it to be a volcano, alerting all the other animals around and sending everyone into a panic. In the end, the vent of steam turned out to be just the warm breath of a hibernating bear.


Annex Gallery  
Dirk Wales -- Numbers by Lottery
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 5, 6-8pm

~ first Thursdays ~
Dirk Wales is an author and mixed media artist who has traveled the country sampling one of America’s favorite pastimes – buying lottery tickets.  In this show, he displays the fruits of his labors, combining his fascination with words, numbers, and images to present a virtual travelogue of contemporary regional America.  Dirk Wales is also author of several books, including the children's books A Lucky Dog and Further Adventures of a Lucky Dog, both featuring mail mascot Owney, who will be featured on a USPS stamp this summer.  In fact, July 30th is declared Owney Day, in honor of this lucky dog and USPS worker.  So come meet Dirk Wales and get your books signed too! Show continues through May 30.


Gene's Jazz Hot

Gene's Jazz Hot
Thursday, May 12, 7-9pm

~ second Thursdays ~

Gene’s Jazz Hot will kick back some swinging good tunes this month with guest Ted Witt on clarinet, and the usual Seth Rosen on guitar and Gene Epstein on bass.  One of their favorite songs was recently featured on a webcomic I enjoy, thought you might enjoy it too.  Check out Sheldon Comics.  Donations for the band appreciated. 


N.O.B.S. Forums

Thursday, May 19, 7pm
Panel:  Coming of Age Novels

~ third Thursdays ~

Join us for a dialogue on coming-of-age novels with authors Tricia Springstubb (What Happened on Fox Street and others), Megan Whalen Turner (The Thief and its sequels), Bonnie Shaker (Coloring Locals), and Sarah Willis (Some Things that Stay and others).  Charles Oberndorf, author and a professor at University School, will act as moderator.  We’ll discuss the importance of coming-of-age novels, their value to young adult readers as well as adult readers, and how they have changed over the past 50 years.  Each panelist will give a short statement before letting those sparks give way to group discussion and Q&A.


Rescheduled: Wednesday, May 25, 7pm

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

~ at the Cleveland Museum of Art  ~

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.  Meet us at 7pm in the lobby at the Cleveland Museum of Art, and we’ll proceed together to the Ingalls Library.


Classics Club
Sherwood Anderson: Winesburg, Ohio
Thursday, May 26

~ fourth Thursdays ~

... there is within every human being a deep well of thinking over which a heavy iron lid is kept clamped. Winesburg, Ohio (1919) is Sherwood Anderson's masterpiece, a cycle of short stories concerning life in a small Ohio town at the end of the nineteenth century. At the center is George Willard, a young reporter who becomes the confidant of the town's "grotesques" - solitary figures unable to communicate with others.


Larchmere Boulevard

Spring Sidewalk Sale

Saturday, May 28

~ Memorial Day weekend ~

Come shop the Boulevard for bargains!  At Loganberry, we’ll feature our stash of triplicates for just two bucks apiece (these are good titles, why else would keep buying them?), and bargain bins for children’s books and some great deal on art books, too.  Oh, and the entire store will be 20% off!  Yeah, everything.  Don’t miss it.


Hope to see you soon!




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