Mailing List LoganberryPressReleases@logan.com Message #38
From: Harriett R. Logan <harriett@logan.com>
Subject: Loganberry Books: Aug/Sept/Oct/Nov 2007 Calendar
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2007 11:19:07 -0400
To: <LoganberryPressReleases@logan.com>
Loganberry Books
Events Calendar   August / September / October / November  2007

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Anastasiy Safari -- The Russian Eye
Annex Gallery Opening Reception
Thursday, August 2, 6-8pm
Safari has travelled the world with his camera, from native Russia to the Baltic states, and even to Cleveland, Ohio.  His photographs bespeak a worldly influence, and an interesting montage of perspective.  Come see not just a great photography show, but how Cleveland appears against a much more international landscape.  Show runs August 2 thru September 3.

Ted Schwartz -- Hollywood Confidential: How the Studios Beat the Mob at Their Own Game
Booksigning
Saturday, August 4, 1-3pm

Hollywood Confidential is the first truly in-depth look at the sexy, humorous, violent, and tragic history of the mob in Hollywood from the 1920s, when Joe Kennedy decided to buy a motion picture company, to the 1980s when the last vestiges of mob influence were revealed through investigations of former Screen Actors Guild President Ronald Reagan and his union backers. The revelations continue into the 1980s when the major studios were no longer important, the independents were on the rise, and it was no longer possible to buy, bribe, or blackmail in a meaningful way. There were deals and bad guys, but the mob as it existed was finished in Hollywood.
Ted Schwarz is the author, co-author, or ghost writer of more than 100 books, over 2,500 articles and short stories, and TV show guest with approximately 300 appearances.  He lives in Cleveland.
Taylor Trade Publishing, 2007, hardcover, 256pp,  $24.95

Craig Schermer -- First Ladies First
N.O.B.S. Forums
Thursday, August 16, 7pm
Craig Schermer, former historian for the National First Ladies Library in Canton, Ohio, and local bookseller at Paper Peddlers, is a respected authority on the first ladies of the United States and gives scores of lectures each year.  His own collection of first lady autographs, diaries, memoirs, photographs and memorabilia is one of the largest in the nation and forms the core of the book collection of the National First Ladies Library.  In this talk, he'll focus on historiography and how the public learned about first ladies, the books about first ladies that changed public perception of their role, and into the 21st century and how books books about first ladies have been replaced by books written by the first ladies themselves.  Join us for tales, book lore, and undoubtably some colorful renderings of the first ladies themselves.  Sponsored by the Nothern Ohio Bibliophilic Society, $3 suggested donation.

Gemma Bloom --  Deadly Crossings
Booksigning
Saturday, August 25, 1-3pm

When Sophie Skala narrowly escapes indictment for the murder of her abusive husband, she seeks anonymity by moving to a small lake island for the winter. But writer and island resident Joe Wisdom recognizes her—and quickly becomes the victim of foul play.  Gemma Bloom lives in Lakewood, Ohio and holds a Ph.D. in English.  This is her first novel.
iUniverse, 2007, paperback, 200pp, $14.95

Larchmere Sidewalk Sale
Saturday, September 1, 11am-5pm

Labor Day weekend brings out more bagains on Larchmere Boulevard!  Join the many and varied shops on Larchmere as we put extras, oldies, and specials on the sidewalk, creating that wonderful old-world shopping experience in a real-world historic shopping district.   Loganberry Books will be offering our twice annual store-wide 20% off sale -- that's right, this is the last time this year such a sale will happen.  Come enjoy!

Meili's Acquisitions  --  Chinese Peasant Paintings
Annex Gallery Opening Reception
Thursday, September 6, 6-8pm
When Hal and Joanna Retzler's daughter Meili travelled to China, she was astounded by the fabulous artwork, from classically inspired prints to unschooled peasant paintings.  This exhibition focuses on the latter: various sizes and media of untrained and compelling visions from the countryside of China.  Their stark beauty and immediacy will move you, and the Asian counterpart of Art Brut may surprise you.  Show runs September 6 thru October 1.

Show & Tell
N.O.B.S. Forums
Thursday, September 20, 7pm

Our quarterly Show and Tell sessions continue!  Everyone is invited to bring biblio treasures and tell us their stories.  Where did these books come from, what makes them special, have you ever seen illustrations like this?  We'll each share some gems, and gain some knowledge from the collective group.  With book collectors, librarians, afficionados, dealers, bookbinders, and historians in the group, it will be more than an "Antiques Roadshow" experience, as we'll learn about the history, bibliographies, biographies, and values of the books, and put the book into its cultural history context. So bring your gems from the attic, garage sale curios, and prized possessions.  Learn a little, teach a tad.  Sponsored by the Nothern Ohio Bibliophilic Society, $3 suggested donation. 

World Vegetarian Day
October 1

For the third consecutive year, Loganberry Books helps celebrate the international Vegetarian Day by teaming up with a local restaurant and offering 20% off all cookbooks in the store.  This year, we are pleased to introduce a brand-new cafe right across the street from us, specializing in Japanese and British cuisine.  Stay tuned for more details on the Flying Cranes Cafe and our collaboration for World Vegetarian Day.

Lori Molesky  --  Nature Photography
Annex Gallery Opening Reception
Thursday, October 4, 6-8pm

Lori Molesky holds the sales record for Annex Gallery exhibitions, so if you missed her premier showing here two years ago, be sure to stop by in October to relish Lori's rich photographs and joyful nature vistas.  Perfect for holiday gift-giving.
Show runs October 4 thru 29.

T.B.A.
N.O.B.S. Forums
Thursday, October 18, 7pm

Cathie Bleck  --  Open Spaces
Annex Gallery Opening Reception
Thursday, November 1, 6-8pm

Local scratchboard artist Cathie Bleck has been recognized throughout the country, with gallery shows in New York, California and hometown Cleveland Heights.  Bleck has been the recipient of many awards including a gold medal from the Society of Illustrators Museum of American Illustration.  A book released last year, Open Spaces, features her fluid and multi-dimensional style of story telling.  This new gallery exhibition will feature new and old works, as well as a book signing.  A talk on November 15th will feature a technical primer on scratchboard and other printing techniques.
Show runs November 1 thru December 3.

Cathie Bleck  --  Scratchboard Printing Techniques
N.O.B.S. Forums
Thursday, November 15, 7pm

The N.O.B.S. Forums Conversations Throughout the Book World features a print maker this month, alongside her Annex Gallery exhibition of scratchboard prints.  Cathie Bleck studied design and painting at the University of Illinois.  Her delicate yet powerful scratchboard carvings appear to dance into spirals which she describes as “the unseen swirl and flow of internal and external spirits that entwine us.”  Cathie Bleck has lectured, conducted workshops and exhibited throughout North and South America and Europe.  Sponsored by the Nothern Ohio Bibliophilic Society, $3 suggested donation. 

Larchmere Holiday Stroll
November 23 -- 25

The 34th annual Thanksgiving weekend shopping spree continues on Larchmere.  Look for festive shuttle rides up and down the street, hot mulled 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.


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

peace,
Harriett
harriett@logan.com


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