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Serving Cleveland’s historic Tremont district at 2258 Professor Ave., Visible Voice Books is a bookstore with that lost independent feel — a relaxed, inviting environment conducive to discovery, where quality takes precedence over quantity, where the books marginalized by commercial concerns have a home. Enjoy their seasonal selection of craft brews as well as an ever-changing array of red and white wine, or soda, water, coffee & artisan tea, while enjoying one of their many unique special  events.



Created in 1987 to promote professional Ohio writers, illustrators, and photographers, the prestigious Buckeye Book Fair annually features nearly 100 top Ohio authors and illustrators highlighting their latest works. It not only serves as a showcase for Ohio’s influence in literature, the annual event also serves is a fundraiser for the organization and their literacy outreach.

The 32nd annual Buckeye Book Fair takes place November 2, 1919 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Fisher Auditorium on the OARDC campus in Wooster, Ohio. For a list of my appearances at the Buckeye Book Fair (1998, 1999, 2001, 2010), see HERE!

 Learn more about BBF’s outstanding Literacy Awards program HERE.


BOB ADAMOV / (Facebook)

Award-winning area author Bob Adamov loves to base his mystery novels on the Put-in-Bay area. Catch Bob on Facebook, or see the above link for his publisher profile and the array of publications penned by Bob.

FLIGHT is his latest work. Click on the book to order.

FRAN BELKIN / (YouTubeFran discusses book with TV3) (Facebook)

In Rock This Town, Fran Beklin, wife of Belkin Productions co-founder Jules Belkin, provides a fascinating look at the early days of the Cleveland rock scene as only a Belkin insider could tell. with outstanding graphics to highlight the memories! A great read for Cleveland rockers! Click on the book to order.

*Belkin Productions is featured several times in Planner Project 2016!

*DAN COUGHLIN / (Facebook)

Covering Cleveland sports for more than four decades, Dan covered sports for The Plain Dealer (1964-1982), and is seen on WJW-TV 8 (since 1983). His columns also appeared in the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram, Medina Gazette, Lake County News-Herald, Painesville Telegraph and other newspapers. He was twice named Ohio sportswriter of the year and was honored with an Emmy award. He traveled with  the Browns and Indians, and covered some of the biggest college football games of the 20th century, including five major bowl games. He was at ringside for several world championship fights as well as the Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier series. He covered 17 Indianapolis 500s and several European auto races.

Here’s Dan’s latest book “JUST ONE MORE STORY,” the fourth and final batch of humorous tales from the local sports legend. Click on the book to order.


Here’s a story on Mike’s latest book, “Smoky, Sweaty, Rowdy, and Loud: Tales of Cleveland’s Legendary Rock & Roll Landmarks.” from Northeast Ohio Boomer and Beyond.
Click on the book to order.

A veteran Cleveland radio and television personality and the curator and archivist for the Ohio Broadcast Archive and Museum, Mike’s work includes Radio Daze, Cleveland Radio Tales, Cleveland TV Tales, and his latest publication, “CLEVELAND TV TALES 2.”
Click on the book to order.

*TERRY PLUTO / (Facebook)

Plain Dealer sports columnist Terry Pluto has been honored twice by the Associated Press Sports Editors as the nation’s top sports columnist for medium-sized newspapers. A nine-time winner of the Ohio Sports Writer of the Year award, Terry, the author of more than 30 books, has received more than 50 state and local writing awards. In 2005 he was inducted into the Cleveland Journalism Hall of Fame.

Two of his most notable books are ‘The Curse of Rocky Colavito’ (selected by the New York Times as one of the five notable sports books of 1989), and ‘Loose Balls,’ which was ranked number 13 on Sports Illustrated’s list of the top 100 sports books of all time. He was called “Perhaps the best American writer of sports books,” by the Chicago Tribune in 1997.

His latest book is “THE BROWNS BLUES“. Click on the book to order.


Voted Cleveland’s top author in the 2018 Scene Magazine “Best Of” poll, Cleveland-born Michael Ruhlman has authored 17 books, including nine highlighting his background as a chef and his work with top American authors including Cleveland’s own Michael Symon!

The Iron Chef’s debut cookbook features his ingeniously simple, dynamically flavored dishes. Click on the book to order. Michael Symon’s restaurant Mabel’s is featured in Planner Project 2016.

*CARLO WOLFF / (Facebook)

Veteran critic and business writer Carlo Wolff reads and listens and writes about music, books, hotels and travel. His pride and joy is Cleveland Rock & Roll Memories, a very well written look a local rock and roll! Follow Carlo on Twitter: http://twitter.com/CarloWolff

Calling it tales tall and true, Cleveland Rock & Roll Memories  examines and celebrates the glory days of Cleveland rock ‘n’ roll, spanning the tail end of the ’50s to the end of the ’80s. It’s a kind of oral history documenting the favorite reminiscences of the area’s rock movers and shakers, along with the fans. It was a lot of fun to write, and remains a lot of fun to read and look at. Carlo’s right, it is a lot of fun to look at! Click on the book to order.

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