Discussion Groups 2023


The Queer Book Club (led by Devon) alternates with For the Thrill of Lit (led by 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.)

Berry Good Books (led by Toni and Elijah) is an online discussion board with rotating genres (contemporary fiction, classic fiction, and history). We're still getting the hang of this one. Join and help us out!

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

Peculiar Book Club is hosted online by author Brandy Schillace with various authors; we're pleased to be the official bookseller for these books, often with signed book plates. 

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. 


Community Book Club Fair 

Join us on September 24, 2023 for a meet-and-greet for local NE Ohio book clubs. It's a networking event, with discounts, prizes, and the opportunity to find new groups to join or to find new members for your reading groups. Email Toni for more information. 


Berry Good Books is an online forum book discussion 

We feature rotating genres - contemporary fiction, classic lit, and history - using the nifty site bookclubs.com
Read at your own pace and drop in when you are ready to discuss the book. Questions will be divided into sections, so you can discuss as you go - and spoilers will be marked! It's an experiment!
Join us: https://bookclubs.com/clubs/5990857/join/eda5cc/
June (History): We Don't Know Ourselves by Fintan O'Toole. A celebrated Irish writer’s magisterial, brilliantly insightful chronicle of the wrenching transformations that dragged his homeland into the modern world. Forty years in the making, We Don’t Know Ourselves is a landmark work, a memoir and a national history that ultimately reveals how the two modes are entwined for all of us. This book was on just about every Best Books of 2022 list!



Upcoming Discussions

ChamberFest Unbearable Lightness of Being Event
Thursday, June 8, 7:00PM



ChamberFest Cleveland's Season 11: "Lightness of Being" (June 14 - July 1, 2023) will bring eleven concerts inspired by the novel The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Czech author Milan Kundera to venues around Cleveland.

As a special preview to the festival, ChamberFest and Loganberry will offer a free evening of live chamber music and an expert panel discussion to explore The Unbearable Lightness of Being's historical context, cultural perspective, and place in modern fiction.

Panelists for the evening include:
* Charles Oberndorf, Local author and longtime instructor at University School
* John Sabol, host of "New Czech Voice of Cleveland" on WHKW 1220 AM and co-author of Cleveland Czechs
* James Krukones, PhD, Professor of History at John Carroll University.

Music will be performed by an ensemble from the Cleveland Institute of Music's Advanced String Quartet program.



For the Thrill of Lit: Manhunt, by Gretchen Felker-Martin
Thursday, June 15, 7:00PM
For the Thrill of Lit (FTTOL) is Loganberry's new 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. Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6642839349
June's pick is Manhunt by Gretchen Felker-Martin. This book falls under the horror genre and was chosen in-part to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community during Pride month, specifically highlighting trans authors. The book follows three trans protagonists as they try to survive a brutal post-apocalyptic world in which people with too much testosterone become infected with a sickness that causes them to act in zombie-ish, animalistic ways. 
This book provides some insight into the terrifying ways trans people struggle today, but through the lens of a horror book that feels like a difficult but important read. 
We hope you will join us for this discussion!


Queer Book Club
Thursday, July 20, 7:00PM
Queer Book Club meets bi-monthly on the third Thursday of the month in rotation with For the Thrill of Lit. QBC will meet both in-store and via Zoom.

The Thirty Names of Night is a groundbreaking novel of a young Syrian American trans man and his family. Three generations of his family have been haunted by a mysterious species of bird,and now his ornithologist mother dies in a suspicious fire. In his artistic journey that follows, he finds evidence of his own family history tied up with an American artist named Laila Z. During his investigation into his family’s history, he figures out who he is and comes to choose his new name.

Joukhadar crafts a wonderful story that explores queer and trans communities among different culture groups, loss, art, and the preservation and persistence of history.

The Thirty Names of Night is a timely exploration of how we all search for and ultimately embrace who we are.


Winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Fiction
Winner of the ALA Stonewall Book Award—Barbara Gittings Literature Award
Named Best Book of the Year by Bustle



For the Thrill of Lit
Thursday, August 17, 7:00PM
For the Thrill of Lit (FTTOL) is Loganberry's new 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.