Indie Bookstore Road Trip Reaches Loganberry Books

indie bookstore road trip Loganberry BooksOur cross country indie bookstore road trip brought us to the doorstep of the amazing Loganberry Books. What a surprise to step into this independently owned and operated shop to find its inviting spaces unfold like rooms in a dream. Just when you think this library-like bookstore of over 100,000 volumes could not be any larger, another archway appears, welcoming you a reading nook with a beckoning armchair.

indie bookstore road trip Loganberry BooksLocated in the historic Larchmere neighborhood of Cleveland, Loganberry Books has been offering new, used and rare books of all genres to readers and collectors for over 30 years. In addition, they offer a full schedule of events to the community including author signings, old time radio shows, discussion groups, open mics and book collecting forums facilitated by the bookstore’s founder, Harriet Logan.  Can’t remember the name of a book? Submit your mystery to the store’s “Stump the Bookseller” blog.

This year in honor of Women’s History Month, Loganberry made a powerful symbolic gesture by flipping every male-authored book in the fiction room so that its spine faced inward, leaving only the female authored titles visible. According to owner Harriet Logan, the result not only revealed the gender gap in publishing, but also brought more focus to works written by women.

My cohort Flannery James and I were gaga for Loganberry. You will be, too.

indie bookstore road trip Loganberry Books
Hushed classical music, sky-lit stacks and comfy chairs make this place hard to leave.

indie bookstore road trip Loganberry Books
Hard not to in this setting.
indie bookstore road trip Loganberry Books
The “Sanctuary” room houses literature 1st editions, prints, ephemera, 1st editions of long-lost children’s book. Even cigarette lighters!
indie bookstore road trip Loganberry Books
Sit down and stay awhile.
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Loganberry hosts ongoing book discussions on varied topics.
indie bookstore road trip Loganberry Books
The resident cat was elusive today.
indie bookstore road trip Maylis de Kerangal
Thoughtful staff picks include THE HEART by Maylis de Kerangal.
indie bookstore road trip Cleveland authors
Local authors find voice at Loganberry, including Robert Abramoff, Andrea Dyan Campbell, Carl E. Fortson, Jr. and Anna Kopp.
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Autographed books include LISTEN LIBERAL by Thomas Frank.
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Loganberry highlighting one of my favs, Anne Lamott.

 

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