Step right up and meet the author! Whether you've read everything by this author or haven't read anything yet, it's fun to meet the person behind the words, chat a little, and get your book signed. Signed books make great gifts, too!

We have author events regularly, featuring both up-and-coming local voices and nationally known voices.

One of our flagship author events is the monthly Broadsides & Ephemera poetry event (currently occurring virtually) every 2nd Thursday. Poets and writers interested in participating in Broadsides & Ephemera should contact bookseller Julie at julie@logan.com.

   

 



Upcoming Book Signings, Readings & Other Author Events 

Tim Harnett, "No Beard or Bowtie Required: Cocktails for the Craft Curious"

Thursday, May 5, 5:00PM

*THIS EVENT IS RESTRICTED TO CUSTOMERS AT LEAST 21 YEARS OLD *

Mixology. Come to Loganberry on Thursday night at 5:00 PM for a class in craft cocktail making with local bartender, Tim Harnett. In No Beard or Bow Tie Required Cocktails for the Craft Curious, Harnett divulges everything you need to know about making high end drinks: the ingredients, the techniques, the proper glass, and the perfect garnish. Astonish and delight your friends. Samples will be served.

You can preregister online. The cost of the event is the purchase of Harnett's book which can be purchased in advance or on the day of the event. Adult walk-ins are welcome.

[Poetry and Performance]

 

 

 


Adriana Trigiani: The Good Left Undone

Wednesday, May 11, 7:00PM
Join us for a special evening with bestselling author Adriana Trigiani
**This is a ticketed event -- entry covers the price of one book!**

** S O L D   O U T **

To order copies of the book for mailing or in-store pickup (without event ticket), click here.

In the halcyon days of the past, Domenica Cabrelli thrives in the coastal town of Viareggio until the day her beloved home becomes unsafe as Italy teeters on the brink of World War II.  A hundred years later, her daughter, Matelda, and her great-granddaughter, Anina, face the same big questions about life and their family’s legacy as Matelda contemplates what is worth fighting for, and when to let go.

The Cabrellis have survived so much, and it is only through the transformative power of love that they can hope to truly heal. But Matelda is running out of time, and the two timelines intersect and crash together in unexpected and heartbreaking ways that lead the family to redemption. Epic in scope and resplendent with the glorious themes of identity and belonging, The Good Left Undone unfolds in breathtaking detail. Based on a meticulously researched true story, it is Adriana Trigiani’s opus.  Click here to order.


 


Peculiar Book Club: Foreign Bodies -- Inside Bodies!

Thursday, May 12, 7:00PM

Peculiar Book Club: esteemed home of the quirky, quizzical, curious, and bizarre!

Finally, a book club for the Peculiars! Join host Dr. Brandy Schillace for book club dates with your favorite authors of strange history, medical marvels, and weird science. In true book-club style, you will meet the author and participate in the discussion–so come with questions!

This edition of the Peculiar Book Club features Mary Cappello, author of Swallow: Foreign Bodies, Their Ingestion, Inspiration, and the Curious Doctor Who Extracted Them. Want to learn more about the weird things that humans have ingested? You can hear it straight from the author herself! Register for the event here, and be sure to check out the Peculiar Book Club website for more information. Get copies of the books from Loganberry's online store or call us at (216) 795-9800.


 

 

 


Naturalist's Notebook: The Planter of Modern Life by Stephen Heyman

Sunday, May 15, 1:00PM
What do Malabar Farms, Humphrey Bogart and soil conservation have in common? Louis Bromfield was born in Mansfield, Ohio, went on to become a WWII ambulance drive, Pulitzer Prize-winning author in the 1920's, an ex-pat in France and an early important conservationist. With his experimental farm, Malabar Farms, Bromfield played an important role in the environmental movement we know today. Bromfield's story is one not to be forgotten, colorful in so many ways, but so very important in the world's discussion of sustainable agriculture and organic farming today. Hosted jointly with The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes. Free to attend but registration required, here is the link to register.



 https://shakerlakes.doubleknot.com/event/virtual-naturalists-notebook-discussion-the-planter-of-modern-life-louis-bromfield/2901076

  


Emma Riva, "Night Shift in Tamaqua"

Sunday, May 15, 1:00PM
 
Literary Fiction. In Night Shift in Tamaqua, Lance Miller and Ellen Kostopoulou don’t have much in common, but they’re both awake between two and five in the morning. Lance is a Postmates delivery guy with a broken down car, and during the day, he lives alone with his five dogs, insecure that he’s one of the few Jewish people in Tamaqua. Ellen is an overworked graveyard shift waitress and an insomniac wracked with guilt over the fact that she didn’t complete her education. One night, Ellen offers Lance a ride. From there, two night owl misfits discover they each can offer the other something to heal their wounds and ease their loneliness. Night Shift in Tamaqua is their relationship, which spans from late-night blue raspberry Slurpees to fasting on Yom Kippur. This is a book for anyone who’s ever stayed up too late, but with thirteen original paintings by Coyote Jacobs accompanying the story, it will resonate any time of day.

Emma Riva is a novelist and fine arts journalist who has been writing for as long as she can remember. Her first “novel” was a tale dictated to her father about a tiger in her washing machine at age two. She is a graduate of The New School, and her fiction has received accolades from the UK-based Wilbur and Niso Smith Foundation and Rainy Day, Cornell University's literary magazine. Her reporting on Washington Heights graffiti legends, Brooklyn's first Hasidic art gallery, and murals from Miami to Chattanooga appears online in UP Magazine - she recently covered Cleveland's own Graffiti HeArt gallery on Superior Avenue. She lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 


Denise Monique, "Despite My Odds"

Sunday, May 15, 2:00PM
 
A Memoir. In Despite My Odds, Layla is raised by her dysfunctional mother. Layla was abused emotionally, physically, and sexually. Layla’s mom, Val, often told her she looked like a boy and would never amount to anything just like her dad. Layla began connecting with the wrong men for what she thought was love. Several of those relationships produced children and ended. A life full of low self-esteem, promiscuity and one bad relationship after another continued until Layla sought to take her power back from all those that had taken advantage of her. This story will inspire you to look within for the strength to push forward. Even with the vicissitudes, we can pick up our pieces and rise above it all.

Denise Monique is a married mother of five children and eight grandchildren and a licensed social worker and loves to travel as much as possible. She is very passionate about helping others find the light within themselves to start their path to better lives. She kept her story in for so many years, as she didn't want to hurt the very people that hurt her. She has learned to view her mistakes as learning lessons and strives for greatness in life.


Robert Kehew, "Lark in the Morning, the Verses of the Troubadours"

Thursday, May 19, 6:30PM

Lark in the Morning: The Verses of the Troubadours, A Bilingual Edition, by Robert Kehew. This anthology, published by University of Chicago Press, brings together verse translations of the troubadours’ lyrics by Ezra Pound, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet W.D. Snodgrass, and Robert Kehew. Although the troubadours flourished at the height of the Middle Ages in southern France, their songs of romantic love, with pleasing melodies and intricate stanzaic patterns, have inspired poets and song writers ever since, from Dante to Chaucer, from Renaissance sonneteers to the Romantics, and from Verlaine and Rimbaud to modern rock lyricists. Yet despite the incontrovertible influence of the troubadours on the development of both poetry and music in the West, there existed no comprehensive anthology of troubadour lyrics that respected the verse form of the originals until now.The collection includes an ample representation of poems by the trobairitz, the female troubadours.

Translations from Lark in the Morning will be featured during two upcoming concerts by Cleveland’s own medieval music vocal trio, “Trobár.” They will perform on 20 May 2022 (at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Cleveland Heights) and 21 May (at the Hildebrandt Artist Collective in Cleveland). Click for more information

Robert Kehew is a poet and playwright. His original poems have been published in Revista Internacional: The Literary Quarterly of the University of Puerto Rico; Sparrow: The Yearbook of the Sonnet; Shenandoah; and The Exquisite Corpse; he was a finalist for the 2019 Stanley Drama Award. Mr. Kehew lived in Kenya from 2009 to 2020, where he worked for the UN; he currently lives with his wife and two children in Arlington, Virginia.

 


Pat Averbach, "Resurrecting Rain"

Sunday, May 22, 1:00PM
Resurrecting Rain explores the unanticipated consequences of the choices that we make, the bonds and boundaries of love and the cost of our infatuation with materialism. 

Deena's house is being auctioned off at sheriff's sale and her marriage is falling apart. As her carefully constructed life unravels, her thoughts return to the New Moon Commune outside Santa Fe where she was born, and to Rain, the lesbian mother she had abandoned at fourteen. No one, not even her husband and children, know about New Moon or that she sat Shiva for Rain in exchange for living in her Orthodox grandmother's house in an upscale suburb of Cleveland. 

At its heart the novel is a tale of loss and redemption, a reevaluation of our material culture and an appreciation for the blessing of friends and family. It demonstrates that sometimes you have to lose everything before you find yourself.


LaBena Fleming, "I Love You Always One Family's Alzheimer's/Dementia Journey and the Lessons Learned Along the Way"

Sunday, May 22, 2:00PM
Self-Help, Alzheimer's Care. I Love You Always: One Family's Alzheimer's/Dementia Journey focuses on Lottie Berry, a self-proclaimed badass whose dementia diagnosis thrusts her family into a tumultuous journey. Refusal to accept the early "signs" results in major decisions having to be made in a minimal amount of time. In spite of this, her children manage to place Lottie's best interests ahead of their own as they join forces to help her achieve her goal of living until ninety while remaining in her own home.

I Love You Always shares a whirlwind of real-life situations that will have you laughing hysterically at Lottie's antics one minute and sobbing the next. It is an emotional roller coaster that shares the good, bad, and ugly of dementia while providing valuable caregiver tips in the form of "lessons" throughout. In addition, the author shares scripture that helped sustain her during the course of this harrowing journey.
 
Best-selling author, and winner of the 2021 Caregiver Friendly Award, LaBena Fleming was born in Michigan, raised in Ravenna, Ohio, educated at Ursuline and Notre Dame Colleges in Ohio, and resides in Richmond Heights, Ohio with her husband.  LaBena, a former educator, hospice professional, and certified dementia practitioner, served as one of her mother's primary caregivers.




Peculiar Book Club: Into the Cabinet of Curiosities with Dr. Mutter's Marvels

Thursday, May 26, 7:00PM

Peculiar Book Club: esteemed home of the quirky, quizzical, curious, and bizarre!

Finally, a book club for the Peculiars! Join host Dr. Brandy Schillace for book club dates with your favorite authors of strange history, medical marvels, and weird science. In true book-club style, you will meet the author and participate in the discussion–so come with questions!

For this edition of the Peculiar Book Club, Brandy will be joined by Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz, author of Dr. Mutter's Marvels, an inside look at the man behind the amazing collection of medical oddities housed in Philadelphia. Want to learn more and meet the author? Register for the event here, and be sure to check out the Peculiar Book Club website for more information. Get copies of the books from Loganberry's online store or call us at (216) 795-9800.

 

 


Colby Smith, "The Ironic Skeletons"

Sunday, May 29, 1:00PM
Erotic Horror. In Ironic Skeletons, D.W. Lambert works with fossils of an unusual character - so unusual they shouldn't really exist. And, perhaps, they don't. In The Ironic Skeletons, uncertainty conquers certainty, madness and science intertwine, and the sacred is indistinguishable from the profane.

Colby Smith was born and raised in southern West Virginia and is currently based in Cleveland, Ohio. His fiction has appeared in numerous anthologies associated with the Neo-Decadent international art movement and his nonfiction has appeared in Vastarien, Spontaneous Poetics, and regularly in The Aither. His debut short story collection, The Universe as Performance Art, is forthcoming from Eibonvale Press.



Michelle Herman, "Close-Up"

Sunday, May 29, 2:00PM

 

Literary Fiction. “In her captivating new novel, Close-Up,  Michelle Herman unfolds a complex family history in which abandonment has caused painful estrangements and unexpected alliances.  With subtle wit and unshakeable confidence,  Herman demonstrates the alternating forms a family can take: a refuge, a prison,  a solace, a vexation, one at a time or all at once, and right before your eyes. Close-Up  is a magic act of a novel.” - Valerie Martin, author of Property and I Give It To You

Fans of both Ann Patchett and Anne Tyler are likely to enjoy this satisfying, unhurried novel. 

Michelle Herman is the author of three previous novels.  Herman’s essays and short fiction have appeared in The Sun, American Scholar, O, the Oprah Magazine, Ploughshares,Creative Nonfiction, Conjunctions, The Southern Review, Story, and many other journals. Her awards and honors include numerous individual artist’s fellowships from the Ohio Arts Council and the Greater Columbus Arts Council,grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Copernicus Foundation,the Donald L. Jordan Prize for Literary Excellence, the Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award. She teaches at The Ohio State University and was a founder of the MFA program in creative writing.

 

 


Dan Chaon

Friday, June 3, 7:00PM

SLEEPWALK is told in the humorous voice of Will Bear—a low-level flunky fora clandestine criminal syndicate who has been floating through his life incheerful chemical haze, “slightly empty, slightly lost, slightly delighted,” hesays, traveling on assignment around the northern hemisphere in his trusty RVand with his faithful dog, living under assumed names and casually ignoring thecollapsing world around him.  

 

But when an insistent hacker claiming to be Will’s daughter phoneson an unlisted number to inform him that he’s at the center of a globalconspiracy, and that her life is in danger, the past he’s spent a lifetimetrying to forget begins to catch up with him, and he finds himself doing thelast thing he ever wanted to—getting involved. 

 

A darkly comic shaggy chase novel full of suspense and adventure, SLEEPWALKevokes elements of Murakami and the Coen Brothers, Denis Johnson and ChloeZhao’s Nomadland, and the precariouspotboilers of Chandler’s Philip Marlowe into a genre-bending page-turner allits own.    

 

 


Allen Ricca, "Catching Hell: The Insider Story of Seafood from Ocean to Plate"

Sunday, June 5, 1:00PM

In Catching Hell, longtime seafood mogul Allen Ricca and author Joe Muto take readers behind the scenes of the high-end restaurant world and the international market for seafood, and how that industry has been impacted perhaps like no other due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This book serves as both an exposé and a call to arms, empowering consumers with the knowledge to make more informed choices when dining out. 

Some of the things this explosive book reveals:

  • The one fish you should never order, one that’s always a rip-off. (And the one fish that’s always a delicious, virtually-unknown bargain.)

  • Why restaurants that advertise “fresh” fish are almost always lying.

  • How to get your favorite restaurant to treat you like royalty – without dropping thousands of dollars.

  • How the covid-19 pandemic has impacted our food supply chain and what it has meant for the everyday worker. 


 


LV: Raffaele DiLallo, "Houseplant Warrior"

Sunday, June 5, 2:00PM
Raffaele Di Lallo's enthusiasm for gardening and houseplants is infectious and has inspired countless individuals both locally and around the world.

He is the founder of Ohio Tropics and has helped millions of people learn how to grow houseplants through his daily tips on Instagram and his blog site at www.ohiotropics.com. He has a very large and rapidly growing follower base on Instagram and can be found @ohiotropics. His blog site has readers in over 100 countries and posts primarily about houseplant care.

Besides being a lifetime gardener, he received his Certificate of Home Horticulture from the Oregon State University as a part of their Master Gardener program, completed a Green Gardener program at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens, and is a member of the American Orchid Society. He is also a member of Garden Communicators International and the National Garden Bureau. Raffaele earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.


Stephen Post, "Dignity for Deeply Forgetful People: How Caregivers Can Meet the Challenges of Alzheimer's Disease"

Sunday, June 19, 1:00PM

For caregivers of deeply forgetful people: a book that combines new ethics guidelines with an innovative program on how to communicate and connect with people with Alzheimer's.

How do we approach a "deeply forgetful" loved one so as to notice and affirm their continuing self-identity? For three decades, Stephen G. Post has worked around the world encouraging caregivers to become more aware of—and find renewed hope in—surprising expressions of selfhood despite the challenges of cognitive decline.

In this book, Post offers new perspectives on the worth and dignity of people with Alzheimer's and related disorders despite the negative influence of "hypercognitive" values that place an ethically unacceptable emphasis on human dignity as based on linear rationality and strength of memory. This bias, Post argues, is responsible for the abusive exclusion of this population from our shared humanity. With vignettes and narratives, he argues for a deeper dignity grounded in consciousness, emotional presence, creativity, interdependence, music, and a self that is not "gone" but "differently abled."