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If you live in or around Cleveland, grew up here, or have a warm place in your heart for Northeast Ohio, we have books for you — on all kinds of subjects! Take a look . . .

New and noteworthy …

  • The book "Ten Ohio Disasters: Stories of Tragety and Courage that Should Not Be Forgotten" by Neil Zurcher.

    Ten Ohio Disasters [autographed]

    $15.95
  • Vintage Browns: A Warm Look Back at the Cleveland Browns of the 1970s, ’80s, ’90s and More, a book by Terry Pluto

    Vintage Browns

    $16.95
  • Murder, Center Stage: Misadventures of a Clandestine Critic, a novella by Bob Abelman

    Murder, Center Stage

    $14.95
  • My Ticket to Ride, by Janice Mitchell

    My Ticket to Ride

    $16.95

Read sample chapters …

A man wearing a police hat and uniform stands near the edge of the roadway where the Silver Bridge collapsed. He looks out onto the Ohio River, where a floating crane is working.

The Silver Bridge Collapse

It was a Christmastime nightmare. The 1,750-foot-long Silver Bridge soared 102 feet above the Ohio river. On Dec. 15, 1967, it was bumper-to-bumper traffic as cars and trucks hurried home from work or a day of Christmas shopping. Then, at about 5 p.m., the unthinkable happened …

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Murder, Center Stage: Misadventures of a Clandestine Critic, a novella by Bob Abelman

Murder, Center Stage – Excerpt

The rough draft first paragraph of Gwen’s review of the musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street was typed out on her computer just before she left her near west side efficiency apartment for downtown Cleveland’s Hedley Theatre. Very little was legible because of the blood.

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Doug Dieken with cast on his broken right arm

Tape It Up and Play: Doug Dieken

If you listen to Doug Dieken, you begin to think his entire career could be summed up with these words: “Better to be lucky than good.” This self-effacing man has a relentless spirit. Part of his career is due to a willingness to show up consistently with a good attitude. And it’s a willingness to adapt to change without much complaining …

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I Want to Hold Your Hand

It was Christmas break, 1963, and I sat in the kitchen trying to stay awake while writing a homework essay. Homework during break just wasn’t fair, but it had to be done. I turned on the large portable orange and white radio that was my lifeline to the outer world, pointed the telescoping chrome antenna toward the window, and turned the dial to 1420 WHK.

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Paul Orlousky standing in front of the Cleveland sign at Edgewater Park.

Winter for a Cleveland TV News Reporter

Winter is an interesting time of year to be a TV news reporter out on the street. My least favorite live-shot assignment of all time was going out to stand by the side of the road to tell people it was snowing …

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