Mailing List Message #98
From: Harriett R. Logan <>
Subject: Loganberry Books events: book signings, music, holiday celebrations
Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2013 15:46:25 -0400
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For immediate release: 10/11/2013

Contact: Harriett Logan


Loganberry Books Events

4th Quarter 2013

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Annex Gallery

Altered Octavos

Exhibition:  October 3--31

Awards Reception: Thursday, October 31, 6-8pm

~ annual event ~

We hope to start a tradition with our Altered Octavos Contest.  It’s a mixed media art contest with the focus being altered books.  An altered book is a book-object transformed from its original form into a personal work of art.  Open to all artists, this first show has brought objects ranging from paintings, purses, sculptures, and collages that really need to be seen in person.  The juried Best of Show award is $500, with a well-rounded jury:  Cris Rom (Library Director at the Cleveland Institute of Art), Bruce Taylor (staff member of the Morgan Conservatory), Anna Arnold (artist, muralist, and gallery director at Ursuline’s Wasmer Gallery), Cris Tackas (professional bookbinder) and Harriett Logan (owner of Loganberry Books).  There’s also a People’s Choice Award for which all gallery viewers can vote until the end of the month.  Join us for the reception on Halloween to award the winners!


NOBS Forums

Jennifer Weinbrecht:  Our Own Particular Jane

Thursday, October 17, 7pm

~ third Thursdays ~

Jennifer Weinbrecht, with her daughters Amy Patterson and Beth Dean, took over Jane Austen Books in 2008 and moved the inventory from Chicago to Novelty, Ohio. They sell online (, through a mail-order catalog, and at Austen-related events. Weinbrecht will be presenting an overview of  Austen’s life and works, literary criticism and scholarship. She’ll discuss film adaptations and fan fiction.  This year marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of her most popular novel, Pride and Prejudice, and Weinbrecht will explore the way Austen's art of observation leads to her writing being understood by modern audiences, contributing  to her enduring popularity.


Live Music

Victor Samalot

Friday, October 18, 7:00-8:30pm

~ Friday music series ~

Victor Samalot is co-founder and guitarist for rock/jazz fusion group Rare Blend (1994-present) with 5 CD releases receiving radio airplay and international CD sales.  Since 2009, Victor has been performing as a solo acoustic instrumental guitarist inspired by Jazz stylings, Latin, rock, Ambient and World rhythms.  Some of  Victor's Guitar influences are Carlos Santana, Andy Summers, Craig Chaquico, Ottmar Liebert, Jeff Beck, Phil Keaggy, Jimmy Page.  In 2011, he came out with his first solo acoustic CD entitled "Victor Samalot".  When performing live, Victor uses digital looping technology which is a foot-activated device capable of simultaneous recording and playback in real-time creating a one man band sound.


NOBS Event

Cleveland Antiquarian Book & Paper Show

Cleveland Skating Club  (2500 Kemper Road)

Sunday, October 20, 10am - 5pm

~ annual event ~

A wide variety of dealers in old, used, and rare books and paper collectibles will set up booths for the one-day Antiquarian Book and Paper Show.  It's like a paper museum where everything is for sale! And you don't have to be a "collector" to take part. From books centuries old, bound in leather or vellum, to modern gems already out-of-print, the Cleveland Antiquarian Book and Paper Show offers a wide variety.  Dealers may specialize in modern first editions of literature, military history, Ohioana, children’s and illustrated books, postcards and ephemera, or beautiful leather-bound sets. There’s a little something for everyone.  Guests of the NOBS Antiquarian Book Fair may also bring along up to three books of their own for a free evaluation a la Antiques Road Show.  General Admission: $5, Student Admission: $3


Book Signing

Carrie Goldman:  Bullied: What Every Parent, Teacher, and Kid Needs to Know About Ending the Cycle of Fear

Wednesday, Oct 23, 7pm

~ special event ~

Multiple-award-winning author Carrie Goldman became an unexpected voice for the anti-bullying movement after her blog post about her daughter Katie’s bullying experience went viral and an online community of support generated international attention. In Bullied, Goldman brings together the expertise of leading authorities with the candid accounts of families dealing firsthand with peer victimization to present proven strategies and concrete tools for teaching children how to speak up and carry themselves with confidence; call each other out on cruelty; resolve conflict; cope with teasing, taunting, physical abuse, and cyberbullying; and be smart consumers of technology and media.  Bullied won a National Parenting Publication Award and a Mom’s Choice Award, both at the gold medal level, which is the highest honor offered.


Classics Club

Paula McLain: The Paris Wife

Thursday, October 24, 2013

~ fourth Thursdays ~

Paula McLain’s The Paris Wife, a novel about Hemingway’s first wife Hadley Richardson, has been a bestseller for over two consecutive years.  Come meet Cleveland’s own Paula McLain, talk about her novel, Hemingway’s memoir A Moveable Feast, and what’s next on the author’s horizon. 


Open Mic

Broadsides & Ephemera

Friday, October 25, 7:00-8:30pm

~ fourth Fridays ~

Moderated by Small Victories Press, Broadsides & Ephemera is a spoken word showcase of local writers, artists, and performers.  A perfect environment for shaping, sharing, and improving your poetry, prose, song, theatre and performance art.  Come one, come all!


Book Signing

Justin Glanville & Alex Barton:  Rust Belt Rising Almanac

Saturday, Oct 26, 2pm

~ special event ~

The Rust Belt Rising Almanac is a collection of snapshots and stories from writers and artists in America’s Rust Belt cities published by The Head & The Hand Press in Philadelphia. In this first volume, you, Courteous Reader, will read about escapes, remains, and models of growth. You’ll green your thumb with an industrial-soil-strength planting guide, find a road map for wandering, and learn about projects that are working (and people who aren’t). Our almanac may not serve as a strictly meteorological or agricultural guide, but we hope it will help to measure the kind of atmospheric pressure felt between jobs, between communities, between the friends who are still here and the ones not so lucky, bound together by a common question: what’s next for the Rust Belt?  Justin Glanville is one of the anthologized authors in the Almanac, as well as the author of the popular self-published New to Cleveland. Alex Barton is a poet who lives here in the Cleveland area. 


Live Music

Deborah Van Kleef

Friday, November 1, 7:00-8:30pm

~ Friday music series ~

An evening with folksinger Deborah Van Kleef includes compelling story-songs, biting topical humor, heartstring-tugging old-time ballads, and anthems for a better world.  Deborah accompanies herself on guitar, ukulele and Appalachian dulcimer.  She also sings a capella and may occasionally whip out a pennywhistle, washboard or kazoo.  Deborah has performed, promoted, written and taught folk music for nearly 30 years.  She has appeared at concerts, coffeehouses, rallies, conferences and special events across the country.


Live Music

Gene's Jazz Hot

Thursday, November 14, 7:00-8:30pm

~ Friday music series ~

Gene's Jazz Hot has been the official house band at Loganberry Books, playing a monthly gig since October 2007.  The musicians have changed over the years, and often include guest performers.  The current line-up includes Kevin Richards on guitar, Bill Kenney on clarinet, Reed Simon on violin, and Gene Epstein on double bass.  Same great toe-tapping tunes in the cozy LitArts room. Come see what it's all about.


Book Signing

Polly Holyoke:  The Neptune Project

Saturday, Nov 16, 2pm

~ special event ~

Nere has never understood why she is so much more comfortable and confident in the water than on land until the day she learns the shocking truth—she is one of a group of kids who have been genetically altered to survive in the ocean. These products of the "Neptune Project" are supposed to build a better future under the waves, safe from the terrible famines and wars and that rock the surface world.  Meet Polly Holyoke as she makes her national book signing tour, stopping at Loganberry Books, as well as several private schools around town.


NOBS Forums

Joanna Connors & Karen Long:  Book Reviewing In The Kindle Age

Rescheduled to: Thursday, November 21, 7pm

~ third Thursdays ~

Plain Dealer Book Editor Joanna Connors and Critic Karen R. Long, who manages the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards, will talk about the art and craft of reviewing a book, and how the upheavals in publishing have complicated and diluted the practice. They’ll discuss reviewing, both locally and nationally, and how the  literary conversation splinters and gather online. They’ll talk about their own approach to reviewing and the merits of writing negative reviews versus the merits of writing positive reviews.  Questions from the audience will be welcome throughout the discussion.


Classics Club

Henry James: Washington Square

Thursday, November 21, 7pm

~ fourth third Thursday ~

In Washington Square (1880), Henry James reminisces about the New York he had known thirty years before as he tells the story of Catherine Sloper and her fortune-seeking suitor Morris Townsend. This perceptively drawn human drama is James' most accessible work and an enduring literary triumph. "The plot of Washington Square has the simplicity of old-fashioned melodrama: a plain-looking, good-hearted young woman, the only child of a rich widower, is pursued by a charming but unscrupulous man who seeks the wealth she will presumably inherit. On this premise, Henry James constructed one of his most memorable novels, a story in which love is answered with betrayal and loyalty leads inexorably to despair."


Annex Gallery

Otis’ Old Curiosity Shop

November 15—December 24

~ annual event ~

Loganberry Books’ third annual holiday bazaar features a mix of local art, crafts, toys, cards, and vintage curios.  We’ve been scouring all year for the best gifts, collectibles, and educational toys, and our winter wonderland is a treasure trove of awesomesauce.  Smart stocking stuffers are our specialty.  Personalized shopping service available, just like the Twigbee shop at the old Higbee’s Department Store in downtown Cleveland (we even have some of the old Halle’s elves in our holiday window display).  Live music and hot cider and cookies make the experience even more enjoyable.


Larchmere Event

Larchmere Holiday Stroll

Friday, November 29 & Saturday, November 30, 10am-5pm

~ annual event ~

The annual Larchmere Holiday Stroll is now in its third decade, and still going strong.  As the decades pass, the tenants on the street come and go, but one thing has remained constant:  Larchmere is entirely comprised of locally-owned businesses.  The moms-and-pops here take great pride in the new and vintage goods and services they offer, and this kick-off to the holiday shopping season is our love letter to the city of Cleveland.  Bring your out-of-town guests for a real slice of homegrown Cleveland.  Local indie craft show Cleveland Bazaar, featuring dozens of indie artists hawking their original handmade wares, will again be held at 12916 Larchmere, at the location of Shaker Quality Auto Body.



Booked:  Quiet

Thursday, December 5, 12pm

~ every other month ~

This CPAC Booked discussion will focus on Susan Cain’s Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking. "Passionately argued, impressively researched, and filled with indelible stories of real people, Quiet shows how dramatically we undervalue introverts, and how much we lose in doing so."  Get reading, and we'll meet up with a small group of passionate people to talk (or pressure).


Annex Gallery

Holiday Open House

Thursday, December 5, 6-8pm

~ first Thursdays ~

Our first Thursdays here at Loganberry Books usually feature an opening reception for our Annex Gallery.  In December, we have so much to celebrate, that we’ve turned it into a big Holiday Open House.  Come for wine and cheese, meet the artists whose work is featured in the Otis’ Old Curiosity Shop, enjoy live music, and tell us about your holiday shopping lists.  Who says shopping has to be a chore?  Humbug, Otis says this is a party.


Live Music

Gene's Jazz Hot

Thursday, December 12, 7:00-8:30pm

~ Friday music series ~

Gene's Jazz Hot has been the official house band at Loganberry Books, playing a monthly gig since October 2007.  The musicians have changed over the years, and often include guest performers.  The current line-up includes Kevin Richards on guitar, Bill Kenney on clarinet, Reed Simon on violin, and Gene Epstein on double bass.  Same happy swing in the cozy LitArts room. This will be the last GJH concert here until spring, so don’t miss this toe-tapping opportunity.


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