Mailing List Message #159
From: Harriett R. Logan <>
Subject: Loganberry Books celebrates Women's History Month
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:25:56 -0400
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For immediate release: 02/21/2017

Contact: Harriett Logan



**  Loganberry Books celebrates Women’s History Month  **

Wednesday, March 1, 6—8:30pm
Wednesday, March 8, 6—8:30pm
Saturday, March 11, 10am—6pm  


Illustrating the Fiction Gender Gap
Wednesday, March 1st, 6:00—8:30pm
For two weeks in March, Women's History Month, we will illustrate just how much more prominent men are in the professional world of letters than women are. This is not by talent, choice, or even popularity, but mostly through industry favoritism, social opportunity, and habit. The random new and used inventory at Loganberry Books is as good a place to illustrate this gender bias as any other. On Wednesday, March 1 at 6PM we will have a live performance art project where we will shelve the works by men in our LitArts room backwards--that is, paper edges facing out. The remaining works by women will then be the only spines you will be able to read. We’ll work on our 25 columns of general fiction, plus 5 sections of poetry, or approximately 10,000 volumes. The books will remain in this fashion for 2 weeks, as a social statement and live illustration of the gender gap in fiction. Participation welcome.


Sawsan Alhaddad: The Gift of Light
Wednesday, March 1st, 6:00—8:30pm
The Loganberry Books Annex Gallery will feature the artwork of Sawsan Alhaddad for the month of March. Most of the artwork of Sawsan Alhaddad is representational, and the subject and the medium she uses vary from time to time, but there is a thread that runs through the work. She is fascinated with the play of light on surfaces. It could be the skin of a child's cheek, which appears translucent in a certain light or a brown tree trunk that looks golden in the setting sun. The reflection of tall grasses in a pond, the changing hues in Lake Erie or the purple tints in a cloud all make her stop in her tracks. Even the way smog makes the air look orange is a revelation. While Sawsan is well aware of the scientific reasons for all these phenomena, she still finds them magical. Sawsan Alhaddad's challenge is to take what she sees and put it into a painting so others can share the magic. Annex Gallery show opens with a wine & cheese reception on March 1st and runs through April 1st.


International Women’s Day

Wednesday, March 8th, 10:00am—8:30pm

The World Economic Forum predicts the gender gap won't close until 2186. This is too long to wait. Around the world, International Women's Day provides an opportunity for action that can drive greater change for women. Let us celebrate the work of women writers, artists, booksellers and other professions by sharing a moment of reflection together. Let us also declare our pledge to take bold actions to help progress the gender agenda. And, just once, let us party. Among other good reasons, it’s the 50th birthday of Loganberry Books’ founder, Harriett Logan, and we are celebrating with refreshments, music, political activism, surprises, and a special sale for Loganberry Perks members (if you’re not a member yet, there’s plenty of time to sign up).  Half a century is a perfect time to celebrate these things, and to focus our work in the years to come.


Larchmere Boulevard Celebrates Women’s History Month
Saturday, March 11th, 10:00am—6:00pm

For the fourth year running, shop owners on Larchmere Boulevard have decided to celebrate Women's History Month by being philanthropic. Participating shops will dedicate a portion of their sales on Saturday, March 11th to their favorite forward-thinking and feminist non-profits. At Loganberry Books, we will contribute 10% of our book sales to the local Cleveland Kid’s Book Bank, because reading and literacy is a feminist issue. Come by, spread the wealth, and help provide books for young children in Cleveland. See Larchmere’s website for other merchant events and fundraising efforts and join us for a follow-up reception at Shaker Quality Auto Body, 6-8pm.


Loganberry Books is an independent bookstore, established in 1994 on the border of Shaker Heights and Cleveland.  Featuring new, used and rare books, Loganberry holds more than 100,000 volumes and offers various community gatherings, lectures, book signings, art exhibitions, entertainment, and special events throughout the year.

Loganberry Books

13015 Larchmere Blvd.  *  Cleveland, OH 44120  *  216.795.9800  |



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