It is fun to read a book and then discuss it with others.  You get more out of the book, learn from others' interpretations, and enjoy some camaraderie with other readers.  That's why book clubs are so popular: they're social, intellectual, and cultural. 

Take a look at the full description of our current book clubs and discussion groups below. All of our discussion groups currently meet via Zoom, but we may move some to in-person this spring. 

All the groups

 

Would you like to start another book discussion group?  Do you have a current book club looking for a host location?  Or do you just want some buying perks based on 10 or more copies of the registered book? Let us know.


Upcoming Discussions

Reader Series: Kazuo Ishiguro
Saturday, June 25, 10:00AM
Co-Sponsored with Literary Cleveland. Join Bookseller Toni via Zoom for an exploration of the writing of Nobel Prize winner Kazuo Ishiguro.

Registration for Session 2 (April - June) is open now Register through Lit Cleveland https://www.litcleveland.org/classes-workshops/reader-series-kazuo-ishiguro-session-two  Registered students will receive a code to receive a 10% discount on each title (or 20% if you buy all 6 together). Ishiguro is lauded for his elegant prose as much as for his bold experiments in genre and form. A Japanese-British man, he explores the experiences and consciousness of characters from a range of gender, cultural, historical, and fantastical perspectives, in stories that include precise psychological realism along with ghosts, ogres, musicians, butlers, and AI.

This class takes place remotely online via Zoom. 

Session 2: April 23: Nocturnes: Five Stories of Music & Nightfall (2009), May 28: The Buried Giant (2015), June 25: Klara and the Sun (2021)


Peculiar Book Club: Vagina Obscura
Thursday, July 14, 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 Rachel E. Gross, author of Vagina Obscura: An Anatomical Voyage. 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.

 


Berry Good Books
Thursday, July 21, 7:30PM
~3rd Thursdays, In-person and Zoom~
You already love our booksellers' recommendations: what could be better than a chance to come back after you've read what they recommend to talk about it? That's the idea behind our newest monthly book club, Berry Good Books. Every month, a different Loganberry Bookseller will recommend a favorite book and lead a discussion with community members!


This month, Loganberry's owner Harriett will be discussing Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr
 
Bookseller Harriett has this to say, "Anthony Doerr's long-awaited follow-up after All the Light We Cannot See is a love letter to literature, and especially to low-brow comedy in an old-fashioned technology. With a past-present-future interspersed format, we follow 5 distinct storylines, with a surprising twist at the end, and a linking across the centuries that it as incredulous as it is simple. This is hope at its most basic, most accessible level, and I can't wait to discuss it with you!"

Register for this meeting on July 21, 2022 here.

Order a copy of the book from Loganberry here


 


 

Not YA Average Book Club
Thursday, July 28, 4:00PM
Join us for a meeting of Loganberry Books' Teen Book Club- Not YA Average Book
Club, that will be anything but average! Open to teens age 15-18, we will meet on the 4th Thursday of every month at 4:00 PM on Zoom.

What are we reading this month? The Ghosts of Rose Hill by R. M. Romero

We will have a fun discussion and an even more fun activity (please have a writing utensil and paper ready- don't worry this won't be your average classroom activity)

Stay tuned for our next reads!
 
Register at this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZclcOmgqD4uH9VCRu716N7rMaqSyDlaiJIm
 


 

Group Descriptions and Info

Reader Series: Kazuo Ishiguro

~4th Saturdays, ticketed event co-sponsored with Literary Cleveland~
Co-Sponsored with Literary Cleveland.

Join Bookseller Toni via Zoom for a 6-month exploration of the writing of Nobel Prize winner Kazuo Ishiguro. Registration required. Register through Lit Cleveland. (You can still join even though the group has started - reach out the Lit Cleveland for registration info.) Registered students will receive a code to receive a 10% discount on each title (or 20% if you buy all 6 together).

Together we will read and revel in five novels and a book of short stories by the culture-crossing, genre-bending, Nobel Prize winning Kazuo Ishiguro. Ishiguro is lauded for his elegant prose as much as for his bold experiments in genre and form. A Japanese-British man, he explores the experiences and consciousness of characters from a range of gender, cultural, historical, and fantastical perspectives, in stories that include precise psychological realism along with ghosts, ogres, musicians, butlers, and AI.

  • Session 1: January 22: A Pale View of the Hills (1985), February 26: Remains of the Day (1989), March 26: Never Let Me Go (2005)
  • Session 2: April 23: Nocturnes: Five Stories of Music and Nightfall (2009), May 28: The Buried Giant (2015), June 25: Klara and the Sun (2021)

Berry Good Books

~3rd Thursdays, In-person and Zoom~

You already love our booksellers' recommendations: what could be better than a chance to come back after you've read what they recommend to talk about it? That's the idea behind Berry Good Books. Every month, a different Loganberry Bookseller will recommend a favorite book and lead a discussion with community members. Beginning in June, meetings will take place both in-store and over Zoom at 7:30 PM EST!

  • In June, Bookseller Rachel will be discussing Fearing the Black Body by Sabrina Strings - Register for this discussion on June 16, 2022 here. Rachel says "Fearing the Black Body by Sabrina Strings traces the underpinnings of our current fatphobic world back through centuries of roots in racism and classism. Fantastically, thoroughly researched throughout, this barely-three-years-old, groundbreaking treatise has quickly become a pillar of fat studies research."
  • In July, Bookseller Harriett will be discussing Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr - Register for this discussion on July 21, 2022 here. Harriett says "This is hope at its most basic, most accessible level, and I can't wait to discuss it with you!"
  • In August, Bookseller Wendy will be discussing Body of Stars by Laura Maylene Walter- Register for this discussion on August 18, 2022 here.
  • In September, Bookseller Toni will be discussing The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht - Register for this discussion on September 15, 2022 here.
  • In October, Bookseller Miesha will be discussing When We Cease to Understand the World by Benjamin Labtut- Register for this discussion on October 20, 2022 here.
  • Stay tuned for November!
  • In December, Bookseller Sarah will be discussing Honor by Thrity Umrigar- register for this discussion on December 15, 2022 here.

 

Naturalist's Notebook

~3rd Sundays, quarterly, 1-3pm~

There is just so much good and important writing out there in the world of naturalists -- from environmental classics such as Rachel Carson's Silent Spring to even current fiction such as Barbara Kingsolver's Flight Behavior. How exciting to get a group together to read and discuss these old and new ideas.  We read books about climate change, birding, gardening, fracking, agriculture and community, food -- anything that might touch on our natural world in a broad sense.  Each book discussion is co-lead by bookseller Freddy Scott and an invited guest with either a professional or passionate interest in the subject. 

Not YA Average Book Club

~every other 4th Thursday~

Open to teens age 15-18, led by Bookseller Miranda at miranda@logan.com.

Each meeting we have a fun discussion and an even more fun activity (please have a writing utensil and paper ready- don't worry this won't be your average classroom activity.)

Upcoming titles:

 

07/28/2022 4:00 The Ghosts of Rose Hill by R. M. Romero

Register here!

Armchair (Time) Travelers Club

~Fourth Monday - every other month, beginning February 28~

Join bookseller Toni for our newest book discussion group and embark on an ongoing adventure of exploration through space and time. Armchair (Time) Travelers Club will read current and classic travel, adventure, and world history. The club meets every other month on the fourth Monday, beginning February 28. 

Next:  Monday, July 11, 7 pm A Year in the World by Frances Mayes

Your Book Club Group

We'd love to add your existing book club to this list, or to start a new one.  We'll even help you find more readers to make the discussions lively (if you are so interested). There are book discounts available (10% off for registered titles; 20% off for purchases of 10+ copies), and the (optional) use of our cozy LitArts room for discussions. Please inquire

Book of the Month Club

Do you want new book recommendations, without the group discussion?  Loganberry's Book of the Month Club delivers just that.  Tell us what you generally like, and we'll set you up with good new reads along those lines, one per month as long as you're subscribed.  Book of the Month Club is also an excellent gift for friends and family. Learn more about Book of the Month Club