2016 Annual Meeting

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Our annual meeting will be held Sunday, December 4, 2016 at the Log Cabin Shop in Lodi, Ohio. The meeting starts at 1:00 PM with lunch being served at 1:30 PM.

Our guest speaker will be Dr. Chatham Ewing who has worked at major research libraries around the United States. He is the Digital Library Strategist for Cleveland Public Library, managing the online collections and supervising the conservation and digitization labs. He was also the project lead on the Library’s partnership with the Folger Shakespeare Library this past summer for the FirstFolio! exhibit. Reflecting on the exhibit, Dr. Chatham will be speaking on “Presenting Popular Shakespeare.”

Choices for lunch are meat loaf or turkey including a variety of side dishes, or a vegetarian boxed lunch. Wine, coffee, tea, soft drinks and dessert will be included. Select your choice of entree and return your reservation with the $20.00 fee per person to NOBS c/o Log Cabin Shop, 8010 Lafayette Road, Lodi, Ohio  44254. Reservations, along with payment, need to be received by November 26.

Please join us around the fireplace to renew old friendships, enjoy an enlightening presentation and help chart the future path for NOBS. We hope to see you there!

For questions, please call Eric at 330-948-1082, or email logcabin@logcabinshop.com.

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Cleveland Museum of Art’s Library Book Sale – Wednesday, September 21 – Saturday, September 24

Cleveland Art MuseumBe sure to mark your calendars for the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Ingalls Library Benefit Book Sale! This is a wonderful opportunity to choose from an exceptional selection of books, exhibition catalogs, and journals in all languages, covering art and art history from all periods, as well as a large selection of non-art related titles.
Members only preview: Wednesday, September 21, from 5:00 – 8:30 pm (proof of memberships is required).
Open to the public: Thursday, September 22, Friday, September 23, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm; and Saturday, September 24, 10:00 -2:00 pm.
Members and students (with ID) receive a 20% discount. The sale will have free admission and will be held in the Larry Sears and Sally Zlotnick Sears Reading Room. Cash, check, and credit cards accepted.
All proceeds directly benefit the Ingalls Library acquisition fund.

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NOBS Forum: Wednesday, September 21, 7:00 PM Book Collecting 101

Larry Rakow, as the Vice President of NOBS, has presented Book Collecting 101 numerous times and recommends it for anyone who loves antiquarian, vintage, or new books and wants to learn or brush up on the ways to determine the best new books to purchase or old books to keep. After having served as a high school and middle school librarian and a library administrator for the Cuyahoga County Library, Larry started two reading-related companies (Kidstamps and Wonder-Shirts) before retiring full-time into the amazing world of old and rare children’s books (Wonderland Books). Session is free and open to the public.

Loganberry Books, 13015 Larchmere Blvd., Shaker Heights, OH. 216.795.9800 
www.loganberrybooks.com

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NOBS Forum: Wednesday, April 20th, 7:00 pm – Cursive Writing

Is the teaching of cursive handwriting a dying art? Join us at Loganberry Books for a special forum with lively discussion on the future of handwriting. The forum features four experts in the field: Garth Proctor, former hand lettering artist at American Greetings, Fatiha and Mark Hopkins, pre-K teachers at Allemas Kids campus in Solon, OH., and Anne Trubek, founder and publisher of Belt Magazine, former professor at Oberlin University, and author of the forthcoming book, The History and Uncertain Future of Handwriting.

Wednesday, April 20th – 7:00 PM at Loganberry Books
13015 Larchmere Blvd., Shaker Heights, OH. 216.795.9800
www.loganberrybooks.com

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Upcoming NOBS Forum: Wednesday, March 16th, 7:00 pm

twentyThe N.O.B.S. Forum for March of 2016 will be a presentation by local artisan bookbinder and NOBS board member Ellen Strong on Margaret Neilson Armstrong (1867-1944), one of America’s most renowned book cover designers. While she is best known for her prolific work in the Art Nouveau style, with over 270 known covers and book bindings, she also wrote (and illustrated), among other things, the first comprehensive guide to wildflowers of the American west.

Ms. Strong will share examples from her collection of Armstrong bindings. As a bookbinder and owner of Strong Bindery she has collected Margaret Armstrong covers since the 1980s.

 

Wednesday, March 16 – 7:00 PM at Loganberry Books
13015 Larchmere Blvd., Shaker Heights. 216.795.9800
www.loganberrybooks.com

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Upcoming NOBS Forum: Wednesday, November 19th, 7:00 pm

Our Next NOBS Forum will be: Marian Morton: Be It Ever So Humble: Writing About Home

Author, historian, and longtime Cleveland area resident Marian J. Morton has crafted engaging local histories that both educate and entertain. Combining informative narrative with striking vintage photographs, she leads readers on a fascinating journey into the distant and not-so-distant past. She shares the unique story of this city’s trials and triumphs, challenges and champions, and the everyday lives of the men and women who made the Cleveland area home. This month, Marian J. Morton will talk about the pleasures and pitfalls of writing about nearby people and places.

All NOBS Forums are FREE and open to the public.

The forum will be held at Loganberry Books, 13015 Larchmere Boulevard, Shaker Heights 44120. There are many events at Loganberry Books. See their website for more details on upcoming events, including NOBS Forums.

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NOBS Annual Meeting will be November 9th, 1:00 pm

Our Annual Meeting will be held at the Log Cabin Shop (8010 Lafayette Road, Lodi, OH 44252) on November 9th, starting at 1:00 pm.

A roaring walk-in fireplace, racks of new and vintage rifles and the ambiance of a huge vintage country store is the scene of our 2014 Annual Meeting. Tour the large book collection, hunting equipment and even sample the joys of the old time popcorn machine. Bob Tauber who is Director of the Book Arts program and head of the Logan flm Press will delight you will his book tales and visuals. This winner of the prestigious Hertzog Award in 2013 and their featured speaker in Austin Texas in 2014 will be our presenter. Bob is retiring to Florida in January and this may be your last chance to learn and enjoy an
afternoon of pure delight with this “Renaissance Man”.

THE menu will consist of a buffet of either rotisserie chicken, sliced roast turkey or a large main salad. There will be mashed potatoes and gravy, corn with a corn bread roll- Beverages and cheesecake will complete the meal. Red and white wine with cheese will be available before the meal. Cost is $20.00.

Please direct any questions to : Jack Belcher 216-447-0687 or Giantgert @yahoo.com.

To print out an order form, please click  NOBS annual meeting to download a PDF.

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Miniature Book Society Traveling Exhibit and Lecture by Todd Sommerfeld at Cleveland Public Library

Miniature Book Society Traveling Exhibit and Lecture by Todd
Sommerfeld.

This hands-on discussion and presentation of miniature books will be
hosted by the Northern Ohio Bibliophilic Society. Come meet local
collector, Todd Sommerfeld as he talks about miniature books. He will
discuss the history of miniature books from the earliest times to the
present, as well as share stories about books and book collecting over
the last thirty years. What is a miniature book? In the United States, a
miniature book is usually considered to be one which is no more than
three inches in height, width, or thickness. Some aficionados collect
slightly larger books while others specialize in even smaller sizes.
Outside the United States, books up to four inches are often considered
miniature. Also on display will be a selection of miniature books from
the John F. Puskas Miniature Book Collection.

Exhibit: October 1st to 31st
Lecture: Saturday, October 18 – 12:00 p. m.
Literature Department and Ohio Center for the Book
2nd Floor, Main Library Building

Sponsored by the Miniature Book Society and Northern Ohio Bibliophilic
Society and the Ohio Center for the Book.

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Upcoming NOBS Forum: Wednesday, October 15th, 7:00 pm

Our Next NOBS Forum will be: Larry Waldman: Painting in Pure Color: Modern Art in Cleveland before the Armory Show 1908-1913

Cleveland has long been remarkable among American cities for the whole-hearted way in which its artist community embraced Modernism during the early years of the twentieth century. Encouraged by a close relationship with the Cleveland School of Art, regional modernism flourished far from the European centers of the avant-garde. Back in 1910, a group of young but serious and enthusiastic artists, most of whom worked in Cleveland’s dynamic commercial trades, banded together for the purpose of pursuing their ‘radically progressive’ ideas along artistic lines untrammeled by the limitations of academic art. Well-known names such as William Zorach and William Sommer were among its ranks but the majority of artists are now largely unknown.

Larry Waldman, independent art historian, will speak on his new book Painting in Pure Color: Modern Art in Cleveland before the Armory Show 1908-1913 written together with Henry Adams, professor of American Art, Case Western Reserve University. His presentation will celebrate our city’s triumph of artistic expression by assembling an array of paintings, sculptures and decorative designs encompassing both the fine art and commercial work of these early Cleveland Modernists.

All NOBS Forums are FREE and open to the public.

The forum will be held at Loganberry Books, 13015 Larchmere Boulevard, Shaker Heights 44120. There are many events at Loganberry Books. See their website for more details on upcoming events, including NOBS Forums.

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Eleanor Squire Library Fall Book Sale, October 24-26

ELEANOR SQUIRE LIBRARY
FALL BOOK SALE AT THE
CLEVELAND BOTANICAL GARDEN

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24
10:00AM-5:00PM (FREE)
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25
10:00AM-5:00PM
(FREE WITH GARDEN ADMISSION)
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26
12:00PM-5:00PM (FREE)

THREE DAY BOOK SALE
OF GARDENING BOOKS AS WELL
AS CHILDREN’S, HISTORY, ART,
SCIENCES, AND FICTION. PLUS
RARE AND 1ST EDITIONS, PRINTS

THOUSANDS OF BOOKS RANGING
FROM A FEW DOLLARS
TO REASONABLE COLLECTORS’ PRICES.
FEATURING BOOKS FROM PERSONAL LIBRARY
OF CLEVELAND ARTIST, VIKTOR SCHRECKENGOST
AND CONGRESSWOMAN STEPHANIE TUBBS JONES

CALL 216-707-2812 FOR DETAILS
DONATIONS ACCEPTED
The Cleveland Botanical Garden is a non-profit organization holding a 501-c-3 exempt
tax status (# 34023 9538) issued by the IRS. The garden connects people and plants through education, beauty, and sustainability.

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