Mailing List Message #163
From: Harriett Logan <>
Subject: Loganberry Books invites you to revisit Cleveland's Christmas past
Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2011 11:15:06 -0500
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Cc: Brenda Logan <>

For immediate release: 11/18/2011

Contact: Harriett Logan



Loganberry Books
Otis’ Old Curiosity Shop


Loganberry Books is pleased to introduce Otis’ Old Curiosity Shop, a holiday bazaar.  Named after our feline friend (and a famous book by Charles Dickens), Otis’ Old Curiosity Shop is a temporary show in the Loganberry Books Annex Gallery, featuring an almost equal mix of new toys & games, holiday cards & calendars, local artists and fair trade crafts, and vintage collectibles & curios.

We have over 2 dozen local artists represented in Otis' Old Curiosity Shop this year, with work ranging from wooden pens to Chinese watercolor, crochet scarves to fused glass.  “This is such an eclectic collection of artists, offering a broad spectrum of styles and mediums, that somehow come together and complement each other perfectly,” says Carla Fontecchio, the Annex Gallery Manager.  On Thursday, December 1st, we'll host a reception to meet the artists, 6-8pm.  Join us for a toast!

The Artists: 

A.D. Adams (finely turned wood pens & other wood crafts)

Karen Beckwith (lithography)

            Cathie Bleck  (scratchboard prints and artist books)

            Barb Bonchek  (dizzy drawings)

Cristina Bruce-Kaiser (cards by Piccolino Designs)

            Maggie Denk-Leigh (hand constructed holiday cards)

Nikki Evans  (earrings & scarves)

Gene Epstein (figure drawing and altered books)

Leah S. Gilbert (jewelry)

Caydie Heller (nature phtotography)

Sue Klarreich (books & necklaces)

Theodore Kurz (local watercolor scenes)

Christine A. Lang (photography)

Joan Lederer (photography and felt)

Amy Lewandowski (fine watercolor)

Lori Molesky (nature photography)

Dede Moore (purveyor of oriental rugs & Turkish cermics & jewelry)

Leena Nevalainen-Smith (lithography & woodblock prints)

Lauren Pacini (urban photography)

Dawn Pierce (jewelry & magnets)

Roy Pekoc (painted found objects)

Dave Repicky (ceramics)

Hal Retzler (Chinese papercuts)

Chuck Robertson (small wood carvings)

Fred Snowden (ceramics)

Hull Steckler Studios  (Jewish prayer shawls and wearable art)

Jo Steinhurst (Chinese watercolors)

            Jean Sommer (crochet scarves)

Christine Wacker (fused glass)

Fred Willingham (African-American holiday cards)


In addition to the local artist and fair trade pieces, there is a plethora of toys and games for all ages.  Traditional wooden toys like yo-yos and jump ropes make excellent stocking stuffers, while jigsaw puzzles and Kikkerman wind-up toys can entertain people of all ages.  Children’s toys range from the whimsical Terrible Two Shoes to the educational Tell Me a Story game.  Gifties for adults range from gorgeous felt tote bags to BuckyBalls.  Vintage offerings include a framed portfolio of Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms and funky old Ronson lighters.  And of course there are books.  Really, there’s too much to list, you’ll have to come and explore for yourself.


Personalized Shopping Sessions

Modeled after the former Twigbee Shop at Higbee’s, Otis will offer personalized shopping sessions to help you find that perfect gift for everyone, from new baby Kayla to Great Uncle Fred.  Like the Twigbee Shop, we will cater sessions for children with a gift-giving goal.  A short interview will help determine the style and taste for both gift-giver and recipient, because we want the gift to be perfect.  A minimum $10 budget is required for each person on the gift list, and reservations are required (although purchase is not).  We will offer custom shopping sessions for adults as well, with gift-giving advice for all ages and interest levels.  We even have vintage elves from the old Halle’s Department Store in our windows to help evoke that old Cleveland holiday tradition.  Call 216.795.9800 for an appointment with one of our excellent staff members. 


Extra holiday hours include Thursday and Friday evenings until 8pm and Sundays 12-4pm.  Brian Henke will entertain with his virtuoso guitar during the Larchmere Holiday Stroll on November 26 & 27, 12-2pm.  Gene’s Jazz Hot will keep the toes tapping during their usual second-Thursday gig, December 8, 7-9pm. 




Established in 1994, Loganberry Books is an independent new, used and rare bookstore for readers and collectors.  Collection strengths include children’s and illustrated books, leatherbound and modern first editions, fine and performing arts, and classics in all fields. With more than 70,000 volumes, Loganberry Books is Cleveland’s largest independent bookstore open to the public. 


More photographs, different photographs, and bigger photographs are available.  Please ask.


Loganberry Books

13015 Larchmere Boulevard | Shaker Heights, Ohio 44120 | 216.795.9800  |

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Holiday Hours (Thanksgiving thru Christmas):
Monday-Wednesday 10am-6pm;  Thursday-Friday 10am-8pm;  Saturday 10am-6pm;  Sunday 12-4pm

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