Discussion Groups 2024

 

We have so many great book discussions coming up this year! We hope you'll join us.
In addition to our bookseller-led clubs, we will have (at least) THREE discussion groups led by book-loving community members. 

 

Community Discussion Groups hosted AT Loganberry

  • Magical Realism Book Club - hosted by Nathan Klainer - 3rd Thursdays - starts in February with One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • Democracy Awakening Discussion Group - hosted by Anne Salsich - is a 3-week miniseries, meeting Thursday afternoons Feb 15, 22, and 29 to talk about Heather Cox Richardson's Democracy Awakening
  • Rebel Readers - hosted by Dahlia Fisher & Felicia Haney will explore authors writing about race, religion, culture, sexuality, and intersectionality through a variety of genres. They will be on 3rd Sundays at 3 pm, beginning Feb. 18, honoring Black History Month with Poets Against Racism & Hate. We Made It to School Alive, poetry by Quartez Harris

We also provide books for a variety of off-site community book clubs! Contact us if you would are interested in having us stock your club's books.

 

Bookseller-led Discussion Groups

The Queer Book Club (led by Devon) alternates with For the Thrill of Lit (led by Devon & Cat) on third Thursdays. These clubs are in-person in the store! (We are no longer scheduling concurrent Zoom sessions for these clubs, but if you would like to join virtually, please email us at books@logan.com in advance of the meeting date, and we will set you.)

Naturalist's Notebook (led by Freddy) continues its quarterly meetings on third Sundays, co-hosted by The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes.

 

Curated Reads is our subscription service. Since 1995, we've been sending books around the country (and world!), curated to meet your specific tastes and interests. 

And we are also doing an Instagram-based Broaden Your Bookshelf 24 challenge!

 

Community Book Club Fair - COMING September 29, 2024!!

A special night for social readers: a meet-and-greet for many clubs, with book recommendations, special discounts, networking & a keynote talk.

The Open House will be open to all kinds of book clubs -- casual neighborhood and community groups, along with formal clubs hosted by organizations and institutions. It will also be open to individuals wishing to connect with a club.

Your club can just come to socialize and take advantage of the discounts, or you can table or present in order to recruit new members.

If you are interested in being on the list for this or other book discussion activity, please Email Toni for more information, or fill out this form online.

 


 

Upcoming Discussions

Naturalist's Notebook Discussion - Walden by Henry David Thoreau
Sunday, February 11, 1:00PM

To begin our 8th year of Naturalist's Notebook, it seems about time to read (or reread) WALDEN by Henry David Thoreau. For some of us reading Walden, also known as Life in the Woods, may be for the first time, for others a second or more times. It is a book you pick up at all ages. Reading about Thoreau's immersion in nature in part is a show of independence, quest for spirituality and certainly the goal of self-reliance. Published in 1854, Walden still calls us to read...and reread this memoir. 

Free to attend, but registration required.

Register Here!

 
 


Democracy Awakening community discussion group
Thursday, February 15, 4:00PM
Local community member Anne Salsich will lead a discussion group "mini-series" about Heather Cox Richardson's bestselling book Democracy Awakening in Loganberry's LitArts room for three consecutive Thursdays, on February 15, 22, and 29. Anyone is welcome to join some or all of the conversations--no RSVP required.

Democracy Awakening is a compelling narrative explaining how, over the decades, a small group of wealthy people have made war on American ideals. Heather Cox Richardson argues that taking our country back starts by remembering the elements of the nation's true history that marginalized Americans have always upheld. 

The discussion will cover one of the book's 3 parts at three separate meetings:
Feb 15: Part I. Undermining Democracy
Feb 22: Part II. The Authoritarian Experiment, 
Feb 29: Part III. Reclaiming America
 
Click here to buy a copy of Democracy Awakening for 10% off!


For the Thrill of Lit: The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Thursday, February 15, 7:00PM
For the Thrill of Lit (FTTOL) is Loganberry's book club for lovers of suspense, mystery, thriller, and horror! It meets bi-monthly on the third Thursday of the month in rotation with Queer Book Club. FTTOL will meet both in-store and via Zoom.

This month we will be reading The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton! Evelyn Hardcastle will be murdered at 11:00 p.m. There are eight days, and eight witnesses for you to inhabit. We will only let you escape once you tell us the name of the killer. Understood? Then let's begin . . .

Evelyn Hardcastle will die. Every day until Aiden Bishop can identify her killer and break the cycle. But every time the day begins again, Aiden wakes up in the body of a different guest. And some of his hosts are more helpful than others . . . The most inventive debut of the year twists together a mystery of such unexpected creativity it will leave listeners guessing until the very last second.
 
This meeting's Zoom link can be found here. PLEASE NOTE: registration is required for the Zoom portion of the meeting, please register before 5 pm on the day of the meeting.


Magical Realism Bookclub: One Hundred Years of Solitude
Thursday, February 15, 7:00PM
Welcome to a new, community member-led bookclub exploring modern classics of Magical Realism! We'll meet every other month for an initial three meetings to read One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie, and Beloved by Toni Morrison. All are welcome to join for one or all meetings!

The club will kick off with One Hundred Years of Solitude  by Nobel Prize winner, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, which traces the rise and fall, birth and death of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendiá family.

This club will be lead by community member Nathan Klainer. Nathan lives in Cleveland Heights with his wife and two cats. He has a passion for bringing people together and for reading, and can’t wait to meet others to discuss great novels!
NEXT UP:
Thurs, 4/18: Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
Thurs, 6/20: Beloved by Toni Morrison
 


Rebel Readers Book Club
Sunday, February 18, 3:00PM

Rebel Readers & Writers comes to Loganberry Books every third Sunday of the month at 3pm.

Join hosts Dahlia Fisher & Felicia Haney, women from different backgrounds with shared values, lifting the voices of diverse authors writing about race, religion, culture, sexuality, and intersectionality through a variety of genres including poetry, essays, short story collections, fiction and memoir.

First Meeting! - February 18: Honoring Black History Month with Poets Against Racism & Hate. We Made It to School Alive poetry by Quartez Harris, a PARH USA member

3/17: Honoring Women’s History Month (book tbd)

4/21: Honoring Arab Heritage Month (book tbd)

5/19: Honoring Jewish Heritage Month (book tbd)