Loganberry Books was established in November 1994 by Harriett Logan. We are an independently owned and operated bookstore featuring carefully selected new, used and rare books. Some of the strengths of our collection include children’s and illustrated books, women’s history and literature, leatherbound and modern first editions, and fine and performing arts. Our browsable store contains well over 100,000 volumes for both readers and collectors.
The shop is located on Larchmere Boulevard on the border of Shaker Heights and Cleveland Ohio alongside many great antique shops and art galleries (directions & map). We're just a block north of Shaker Square.
Originally sharing space with Dede Moore Oriental Rugs, Loganberry has undergone several growth spurts. In 1997, we annexed the adjacent storefront, and in September 2003, we left the rugs behind and moved into our own building down the street, thereby tripling our space and available inventory. See photos!
So, what’s with the name Loganberry? It's owner Harriett Logan's old collegiate nickname. Harriett's mother is also involved with the business as a book scout and buyer, thus the family name seemed appropriate. It's also the source for the "corporate color:" purple.
The website started early in terms of internet commerce. We had our own website back in 1995, but with a limited database to post, we started posting customer comments on a page titled I Remember That Book. This quickly grew to include customer queries the small store staff couldn't answer on a page called Stump the Bookseller. The success of this service far exceeded expectations, especially after publicity from National Public Radio and The New York Times.
Strong Bindery, a specialized service for restoring and repairing old books, joined us at the new location in 2003. Adjoining the two spaces is a clerestory garage that has been converted into the Annex Gallery, which features a monthly rotation of local artists. On our exterior east wall wall, we have a rather lovely mural.
We want to acknowledge that Loganberry Books and our surrounding communities are located on the traditional territory of the Erie and the Kaskaskia Peoples. This land was acquired and the people forcibly removed by the United States Government as a result of the Treaty of Greenville.
Little is known about the lost nation of the Erie People. Today, along with several other tribes, the Kaskaskia are part of The Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma.
Not only do we acknowledge those who historically lived on the land we occupy, but we acknowledge the Indigenous Peoples who call Northeast Ohio home today.
We recognize this acknowledgement as a first step and are committed to continuing to honor, support, and amplify the historical, present, and future voices of local Indigenous Peoples.
Stats and Info
- 13015 Larchmere Boulevard; Shaker Heights, Ohio 44120
Staff uses the format: firstname.lastname@example.org
email@example.com instead of @logan.com
- Please see our footer or the Hours & Directions page for the most up to date.
- Also available by chance or appointment
- Regular Events
- In pre-Covid times, we had a number of regularly scheduled in-store events. For the time being, most of our events are now online. Several discussion groups are ongoing on a regular basis. We also have regular gallery shows in the annex gallery. See our Calendar for more info.
Closed on New Year's Day, Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July,
Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
Hours for Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve 10am-4pm.
- Just one block north of Shaker Square. Map & directions.
Store opened in November 1994 at 12633 Larchmere Boulevard.
Website began as www.logan.com/loganberry in 1995.
Moved to 13015 Larchmere Boulevard in August 2003.
Our book spine mural was installed in 2011.
- We sometimes get noticed in the median, local, regional and national. Some randomly selected reviews are reprinted here.
- Store Mascots
Hedda, our mythic feline, Dec. 1995 - June 2006
Otis, adopted us at the end of May 2008
- Alice is our newest. - 12/07/2020 Gotcha Day, adopted from Lauren’s City Cats in the Flats (Trivia: author Sarah Lohman was her first foster mom.) She was named for Alice Liddell Hargreaves, inspiration for Charles (Lewis Carroll) Dodgson’s Alice in Wonderland.