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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N.O.B.S. on Wheels: Being The First Car-Boot Book Sale of the 21st Century, October 4th

NOBS will be having a throwback event, as we used to do it back in 80’s in Cleveland Heights:

N.O.B.S. on Wheels: Being The First Car-Boot Book Sale of the 21st Century

Books, magazines and ephemera — all things paper!

Affordable fun, no entry fee, no fee to sell, prices that won’t break the
bank.

Saturday, October 4, 2014
10 a.m. to 3 pm..
At Log Cabin Shop
8010 Lafayette Road. Rte. 42
2-1/2 miles N. of Lodi
10 miles south of Medina
Rain or shine — Indoors if inclement weather
Shop under the trees and stock up for winter!

All NOBS Members (Dealer and Associate Members) are welcome to come sell!

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Upcoming NOBS Forum: Wednesday, September 17th, 7:00 pm

Our Next NOBS Forum will be: Stacie Murry: Godey’s Lady’s Book

Godey’s Lady’s Book was more than just a woman’s fashion magazine. It was published for 68 years from 1830 to 1898 and, although known for its fashion plates illustrating the latest styles, the magazine dealt with women’s issues of the 19th century. It also had a wealth of stories and poems by famous writers. It was edited by a woman, Sarah Josepha Hale, from 1837-1877. We will examine its contents and its influence on American culture of the time. We will also look at some precursors to the magazine. Stacie Murry has worked in the Ingalls Library of The Cleveland Museum of Art for 30 years. She has an M.A. in Art History from CWRU.

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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Forum Change for August 20th

Special Event in Place of August 20th NOBS Forum: Herb Ascherman Private Collector’s Tour

Preeminent portrait photographer Herb Ascherman has graciously invited 15 NOBS Members to his home for a private viewing of one of the largest privately held photography book collections in the country. Herb’s library of over 2,000 editions, of which some 850 are signed by the photographer or publisher. His collection has been over 40 years in the making, with books from every country he has travelled to photogaph, resources on virtually every photographic topic and topics of specific interest to Ascherman. After a short tour, Herb will discourse on a dozen of the more odd, interesting and unusual volumes in this collection.

Please RSVP to Ellen Strong at strongbind@hotmail.com or 216-231-0001. Directions to follow reservation. 

The tour is open to NOBS Members only.

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National Colloquium on Library Special Collections at Kelvin Smith Library, CWRU, on October 21-22

Organized by: Kelvin Smith Library at Case Western Reserve University
Presented in collaboration with: River Campus Libraries at University of Rochester,
Vanderbilt University and Washington University in St. Louis Libraries

For more information, email KSL-mail@case.edu or call (216)368-2992.

For most of their history, academic library special collections concentrated on the cultivation, acquisition and preservation of gifts. Particularly because of the advent of digitization, over the last ten-to-fifteen years there has been an increased emphasis on increasing local and international exposure and access to special collections. While many libraries have been focusing efforts to increase significantly the exposure of their collections to a wider audience, there are still many special collections that are not yet fully discovered.

This national colloquium will explore some of the factors that governed the growth and use of special collections of the past, as well as current and emerging challenges for special collections in the future. How can libraries and university faculty work together to educate students to become more aware of the hidden treasures that are available on their own campuses, and to gain a lifelong appreciation for them? How can collections from individual institutions work together to create a robust whole from the parts?  How can scholars, libraries, potential donors, and collectors come together to forge new partnerships to employ these valued collections to advance knowledge and scholarship—particularly in a digital age? This colloquium will be a seminal event in acknowledging the historic strengths of special collections of the past, and for speakers and participants to chart a course for the next decade and beyond.

The program will begin mid-day on Tuesday, October 21, and conclude at the end of the day on Wednesday, October 22. Throughout the colloquium, attendees will be encouraged to enrich the dialog through a variety of means, including question-and-answer and talk-back sessions during the moderated discussions, placing post-it notes with comments on a designated board, and electronically expanding the dialog via Twitter feeds and a conference blog. The thoughts of the attendees will be compiled and summarized during the colloquium.

This program should be of great interest to senior library administrators, special collections librarians, serious book collectors, scholars (including faculty and students), and rare book and manuscript booksellers and auctioneers.

Click here for registration details!

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Upcoming NOBS Forum: Wednesday, August 20th, 7:00 pm

Our Next NOBS Forum will be: Show & Tell

Summer is a great time for new discoveries and to show off those prize pieces in your book collection.  Anything goes: you can bring treasured tomes and tell us about them, or you can bring odd curiosities you know nothing about and let group members tell you what they think. This is also great fun for the novice book collectors to explore the wonders of what is out there.  Either way, there’s always something to learn and some great books to discuss.  Bring a book and join us.

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

Our Next NOBS Forum will be: Cristine Rom: Cleveland Institute of Art’s Artist Book Collection

Over the past three decades the Cleveland Institute of Art’s artists books collection has grown to almost 1,700 books representing North American artists, Western Europe, South and Central America, and Asia. Books in this collection date from the 1960s to the present and include some rare and historically significant “classics.” While the collection has some unique books and some books made by institute students, most of the books are multiples by professional artists who have turned to the book form for artistic expression and experimentation. Rom, Library Director and curator of the collection, will present an overview of the artists’ books movement and the development of the institute’s nationally respected collection.

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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Upcoming NOBS Forum: June 18th, 7:00 pm and Exhibit of Tribute to Book Binder Jan Sobota

Our Next NOBS Forum will be: Larry Rakow, It’s a Wonder That These Exist:
A Brief History of Pop-Up & Movable Books


Put books into the hands of children, and collectors face a myriad of problems: crayoning, torn pages, and various stains, to name just a few. Make that children’s book a pop-up or movable with delicate and intricate paper engineering and a collector’s troubles are increased exponentially. Make that pop-up or movable a century older (or more) and the chances of finding a collectible copy might seem slim indeed. But that’s part of the fun.  Larry Rakow, the owner of Wonderland Books and himself a pop-up book collector, will present items from his collection of 19th and early 20th century pop-ups for display during the Forum. 

Also of note to bibliophiles, Loganberry Books will be exhibiting in the month of June an International Tribute to Design Book Binder Jan Sobota

Loganberry Books will exhibit a unique international tribute to late design book binder Jan Sobota throughout the month of June in the Annex Gallery. The show centers on a hand-made book, Remembering Jan Sobota, written and printed from intaglio prints by Sobota’s friend and colleague Ladislav Hanka. Twenty-three copies of the book are included in the exhibit, each one presented in a unique design binding by one of 23 book binders from 13 U.S. states and three countries, among them Sobota’s widow, Jarmila Jelena Sobotova. Several local and Ohio book artists have contributed to the show, including Ellen Strong (Strong Bindery, Cleveland, OH); Cris Takas (Chardon, OH); Harry Campbell (Ohio State University Conservation Lab); and Gabrielle Fox (Cincinnati, OH). The exhibit also includes other works by Ladislav Hanka, himself a noted bookbinder and artist.

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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Upcoming NOBS Forum: May 21st, 7:00 pm

Our Next NOBS Forum will be: Rebecca Knab, The Lure of the Association Copy

This month the NOBS Forum takes up the topic of association copies: those books which were once owned by, given away, or scribbled in by persons of eminence. Who wouldn’t want a copy of “The Natural History of the Sperm Whale” by Thomas Beale–that is, if it had copious annotations by Herman Melville? Loganberry bookseller Rebecca Knab doesn’t have anything that spectacular, bus she has accumulated a few association copies which she’ll share at the forum.

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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Lectures announced for next week’s Akron Antiquarian Book & Paper Fair

The following lectures will take place during the Akron Antiquarian Book & Paper Fair on Friday April 18th and Saturday April 19th:

On Friday night, 6:30-7:30 pm, Jim Best and Tess Kindig wil talk about “The Lure of Paper Ephemera.”

On Saurday, 11 am- noon,  Author Les Roberts will speak, “Getting Away With Murder.” Roberts is the author of many mysteries including the Milan Jacovich series set in Cleveland. Robert’s recent novel, WIN, PLACE, OR DIE takes place in Summit County.

Also on Saturday, 1-2 pm, Paul Huff will present “Lost in the Footnotes, On the Trail of Col. Conger” combining his interests in military and local history.

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