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From: Harriett R. Logan <>
Subject: Loganberry Books: Oct/Nov/Dec 2006 Calendar
Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2006 20:13:14 -0400
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Loganberry Books
Events Calendar   end of Sept / October / November / December  2006

Saturday, September 30, 1-3pm
Les Roberts: We'll Always Have Cleveland
Book Signing

When novelist and television producer Les Roberts visited Cleveland in 1986, he never dreamed that he'd find himself so completely won over by the place that he'd give up the glitz of Hollywood and put down roots in this rustbelt city.  It took only a few weeks in Cleveland to convince Roberts that the city was a ripe setting for his next private-eye novel. Then, a chance meeting on an airplane led him to the inspiration for his new character: Milan Jacovich, a tough Slovenian-American sleuth with a master's degree and a taste for klobasa sandwiches and cold Stroh's beer.  The combination proved very successful. Thirteen Milan Jacovich novels resulted, and with each book Roberts drew more heavily on real Cleveland places and people for the authentic local flavor of his stories. In this memoir, Roberts tells how he discovered the heart and soul of a city while fictionalizing it for a series of novels. He writes about his favorite locations and his favorite people. It will appeal to fans of the series, fans of the city, and aspiring novelists who want to learn how one writer took a city and made it his own through fiction.
We'll Always Have Cleveland: Gray & Co., 2006, hardback, 192 pp., $24.95
The Milan Jacovich Mysteries (reprinted in paperback by Gray & Co., 2005, all $13.95):  Pepper Pike; Full Cleveland; Deep Shaker; The Cleveland Connection; The Lake Effect; The Duke of Cleveland; Collision Bend; The Cleveland Local; A Shoot in Cleveland; The Best-Kept Secret; The Indian Sign; The Dutch; The Irish Sports Pages.

Saturday, September 30, 3-5pm
Julie Goulis: The Topsy-Turvy Towel
Book Signing

Sam, Sally and Suzy continue to wow children with their elaborate imaginations. This time, their object d’art is a big, colorful beach towel. In their minds it becomes a hot air balloon, a flying magic carpet, a superhero’s cape… and that’s just the beginning. See where this remarkable towel and their playful imaginations take them! Beautiful, hand-drawn illustrations with computer-enhanced graphics. Text that sings. Places where only the mind can take you. The book includes a bonus activity guide.  By the same creative team as  The Things a String Can Be and Something Shiny, Something Round.  Pending option for featured book to accompany TV-Turn-Off Week in 2007.
Bubblegum Books, 2006, hardcover; 32 pages, $14.99

Thursday, October 5, 6-8pm

Jon Abrahamson:  Urban Wonderland
Annex Gallery Opening Reception

Jon Abrahamson is a Cleveland Heights resident who loves puttering around Cleveland on his bicycle recording the bitter and sweet tableaus that make this city charming and alarming.  Come meet the artist and chat about photography, existence, etc.  Show continues through October 30.
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Friday, October 6, 4:00pm-8:00pm
Saturday, October 7, 10:00am-4:00pm
N.O.B.S. Cleveland Antiquarian Book Show 
Case Western Reserve University's Adelbert Gymnasium
The Northern Ohio Bibliophilic Society has been sponsoring antiquarian book fairs for about twenty years, but it's been awhile since we've had one in Cleveland.  Cuyahoga Falls, yes; Akron, yes; Chagrin Falls, yes; but not recently in Cleveland.  So, welcome back to the world of antiquarian book fairs in Cleveland!  Many regional dealers are expected to show their best wares in the book-reknown Adelbert Gymnasium of Case Western Reserve University.  Co-sponsored by Case's Kelvin Smith Library, this new location should be the perfect venue for book enthusiasts of all kinds to seek and find biblio treasures. 
$4 general admission, free to NOBS members, half-price to Case community

Saturday, October 14, 1-3pm
J. Mark Souther, New Orleans on Parade
book signing

New Orleans on Parade tells the story of the Big Easy in the twentieth century.  Mark Souther explores the Crescent City's unique culture and reveals how New Orleans became a city that parades itself to visitors and residents alike.  The book traces the ascendancy of the tourism industry in New Orleans through the final decades of the twentieth century and beyond, including the devastating blow dealt by Hurricane Katrina. Narrated in a lively style, New Orleans on Parade is a landmark book that allows readers to understand the image-making of the Big Easy.  J. Mark Souther is assistant professor of history at Cleveland State University.  He lived in New Orleans for seven years and now resides in Cleveland Heights.
Louisiana State Univ Press, 2006, hardback, $34.95

Thursday, October 19, 7pm
N.O.B.S. Forums
Ken Palko: Fine Binding in Cleveland: Hardy, Maillard and Pilon
Ken Palko is a book collector, dealer, and professor of philosophy at Notre Dame College.  He found a book bound by these three French book binders working in Cleveland at the beginning of the last century and researched their story.  He discovered a tale filled with appreciation for art and craftsmanship, immigration, exploitation, business failure and even suicide!
Free to NOBS members, $3 non-members.

Saturday, October 21, 1-3pm
Tom Matowitz,
Cleveland Metroparks  (Images of America)
book signing
A century ago, William A. Stinchcomb, aged 27, closed his annual report as chief engineer of parks for the City of Cleveland with a challenge to create an outer ring of parks and boulevards to benefit all residents of Greater Cleveland. By 1912, legislation authorizing it had been enacted, and three acres of land were acquired through a donation. This formed the nucleus of the vast park system that now includes almost 21,000 acres. Cleveland Metroparks has provided generations of area residents with readily accessible facilities for year-round recreation. The park provides opportunities for hiking, horseback riding, swimming, cycling, golfing, and boating. Use of the park, which crosses the boundaries of approximately 48 communities in the Cleveland area, has become a tradition for many families. 
Author Bio: Thomas G. Matowitz Jr. is a lifelong resident of the Greater Cleveland area who grew up on the edge of Cleveland Metroparks Rocky River Reservation. He tells the park’s story with pictures from a wide range of local sources, including the Cleveland State University Library, local historical societies, and the park’s own collection.
Arcadia Publishing, 2006,  128 pages, $19.99

Saturday, October 28, 1-3pm
Sharon E. Gregor,
Forest Hill: The Rockefeller Estate  (Images of America)
book signing

John D. Rockefeller's Cleveland roots stretched across the oil-drenched banks and murky flats of Kingsbury Run in Cleveland and ended in the wooded sanctuary at Forest Hill. Six miles east of Public Square, Forest Hill was the Rockefeller family's country estate and summer home for four decades. It had formal gardens, greenhouses, a lake and lily pond, a golf course, a horse track, and acres of farmland. In the early 1900s, tourists and local residents rode the streetcar out Millionaires' Row to East Cleveland, where they peered through the imposing iron gates scrolled with an R to peek at the gatekeeper's lodge, the manicured lawns, and the road that led to the mansion atop the hill. Unfortunately, in 1917, Forest Hill burned to the ground. Because so many records, mementos, and photographs perished, the estate remains as shrouded in secrecy today as it did during its lifetime. Forest Hill: The Rockefeller Estate unveils the story of the estate, how it evolved and changed over the years, and how its legacy continues.
Author Bio:
Sharon E. Gregor coordinated the effort that placed 81 Rockefeller homes on the National Register of Historic Places. She is a founder of the Forest Hill Historic Preservation Society and served as its first president. Gregor most recently served as chairperson of the City of East Cleveland's Historic Preservation Board.
Arcadia Publishing, 2006,  128 pages, $19.99

Thursday, November 2, 6-8pm
Dede Moore's Flying Carpets Return
Annex Gallery Opening Reception
Long-time dealer and expert in Oriental Rugs, Dede Moore returns to the Annex Gallery with a treasure trove of woven art and Turkish treats.  Dede has a knack for turning any space into a rich and colorful delight; her Gallery show last year was noted as a fantasical journey to another world.  Come experience the magic, and take a piece home with you.  Or perhaps the magic carpets will offer you a ride... 
Show continues through December 4.
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Thursday, November 16, 7pm
N.O.B.S. Forums
Robert Jackson, Book Talks; Some Reflections on assembling a book

Join us for a conversation with Cleveland collector and international bibliophile Robert Jackson as he shares stories about assembling his latest book, Book Talks. Following in the tradition of John Carter, Graham Pollard, and Michael Sadlier, Book Talk: Essays on Books, Booksellers, Collecting and Special Collections takes the reader on a tour of some major ideas and controversies now current in the rare book world. Robert H. Jackson has assembled these writings of an eminent group of scholors, publishers, librarians, booksellers, and collectors that address issues facing contemporary society. Topics such as the future of the book in a printed-format, the internet and collecting trends are some of the issues discussed. This important work belongs on the reading list of all book lovers.  Book signing to follow the lecture.
Author bio:  Robert Jackson is a senior partner at Kohrman Jackson & Krantz P.L.L., Cleveland, Ohio, and is a noted speaker and writer of and about rare books, literature and travel.  Recently Bob traveled to Greenland on a film trip to record the life of Rockwell Kent.  His article about Kent will appear shortly in Fine Books and Collections.  Mr. Jackson is involved as trustee or officer of many non-profit organizations.
Free to NOBS members, $3 non-members.

Friday, November 24, 11am-5pm
Saturday, November 25, 11am-5pm

Sunday, November 26, 12pm-4pm
Larchmere Holiday Stroll
The 33rd annual Thanksgiving weekend shopping spree continues on Larchmere, now in its third decade.  Look for festive shuttle rides up and down the street, hot milled cider, live music, holiday decor and special holiday sales throughout the street.  If you're seeking something original and unique for this year's gift giving, be sure to make Larchmere a shopping destination.  Books, crafts, antiques and vintage kitsch make great gifts. More info to follow closer to date.

Saturday Nov. 25, 2006; 11am-5pm
Sunday Nov. 26, 2006; 11am-4pm
Dunham Tavern Antiques Show
The best, and longest-running, antiques show in town (this is 111st show!).  Come find fabulous furniture, china, glass, silver, quilts, jewelery, prints, and, yes, even some books.  Join us at the Shaker Heights Bryon Middle School at Shaker Blvd. and Warrensville Center Road.

Thursday, December 7
The Antique Maps of
John Carey, Johnson & Ward
Annex Gallery Opening Reception
John Cary (1754-1835) began work as an engraver and set up business in London as a map publisher. He became one of the most prolific mapmakers of his time and was the first engraver to produce maps of utility by breaking the trend of highly decorative maps. Cary produced his maps for reference and practical use, compared to many of his predecessors whose maps had been produced as much as for works of art as for geographical reference. Johnson & Ward followed in his footsteps, producing high-quality and useful maps, prized by historians and printmakers alike.  Examples of both their work will on display and for sale in the Annex Gallery during December, many beautifully framed.
Show continues through December 30.

Thursday, December 21, 7pm
N.O.B.S. Forums
Show and Tell Session

Bring your biblio treasures and tell us their stories…  then hear what the local experts, dealers, and afficianados think.   Just in time for the holidays!  Bought something great for your spouse?  Learn more about it before the presentation day.  And crow a little about your great find with those who love a good story, and especially, a good book.

** Further information and pictures are available for all events listed.  Just ask! **


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