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2nd Friday Art About
June 8, 2018
6-8 pm

Be sure to stop by Logos Books to see Marguerite Schaffron’s Multi-media show! Music will be by Folk Music Folks.
Marguerite’s art will remain on display through July 10.

2nd Friday ArtAbout
May 11, 2018
6-8 pm

Magical wood carvings by Hank Bruett will be featured this month, along with music by Meri Superak, a Therapeutic Music Practitioner, with original and classic folk and jazz tunes – at times on her Native American flute.

2nd Friday ArtAbout
March 9, 2018
6-8 pm

Come to Logos Books and meet some of the artists from the Davis Senior Center Watercolor Group and view their exquisite work.  Xylocopa will be performing their unique brand of folk-rock psychedelic world beat music. Watercolor below is by Maryann Montague.

the Davis High School Literary Magazine
published December 2017

In an era of tweets and Instagram and Snapchat, here’s something to celebrate: teenagers creating a magazine.

The public is invited to join the celebration of the December 2017 publication of The Spoke, a literary magazine created by Davis High School students under the guidance of teacher Kelly Wilkerson.  The students will be on hand to discuss and read their work Friday, February 16, from 6-8 pm at Logos Books, 513 2nd Street in downtown Davis.

Thirty-five students contributed original fiction, poetry, art, comics and photography to the magazine, which had a run of 1000 copies.  It is free, and copies will be available Feb. 16.  Editor-in-chief Claire Bachand, assisted by writing editors Mattias Apse, Amelia Biscardi, Sophia Lodigiani and art/photo editors Samantha Kurtz and Emily Perry, began the planning in August of 2017.  Submissions were due in October, and selection, editing and layout were completed by the end of the year.

The final publication is 48 pages long.  During a time when communication is fragmentary and fleeting, The Spoke represents an effort by the students to capture themselves at this point in their lives. 

“The Spoke was last published in June of 2017,” Bachand said, creating a benchmark for the growth experienced in six months. Plans are under discussion for one more publication before graduation in June.

For anyone despairing of the next generation’s contribution to the arts, The Spoke celebration party will set fears to rest.  Join us in toasting these young artists!

2nd Friday Art About
January 12, 2018
6-8 pm

Logos Books will host a father/son art exhibit in January and February.  Rolland Caulkins is an up and coming photographer. His father, Gordon Caulkins, is an internationally published cartoonist. Rolland will be sharing his photographs of exotic cars. His work focuses a quiet attention to the details often overlooked in these magnificent machines.  Gordon will show a collection of his cartoons: a brash collision of lowbrow gags and groan-inducing puns, pop culture and academia.

Music will feature guitarist Ernie Silva, serving up mellow, warm tunes on a cold night.

2nd Friday Art About
December 8, 2017
6-8 pm

Artist Don Hartman will continue showing his unique art through December.
On Friday night Xylocopa will entertain us with their special brand of music!

Who says bookstores are becoming extinct?

A big shout-out to Logos Books came our way recently from a campus reporter at the Aggie newspaper on the UC Davis campus. Click to read the article:  Logos in the Aggie 

Sutter the shop dog keeps us safe from all things squirrel.

2nd Friday Art About
November 10, 2017
6-8 pm

Davis Community Folk Orchestra will perform this month at Logos for the downtown ArtAbout! Acoustical renditions of music across the genres will provide a backdrop to the ongoing art exhibit of Don Harting.

Award Winning Author

Congratulations to Elana Arnold, recently named a finalist in the National Book Foundation’s 2017 National Book Awards in the “young people’s literature” category.  Elana visited Logos in May to discuss writing for children and young adults and to read from her newest book.


2nd Friday Art About
October 13, 2017
6-8 pm

This month Logos Books will have a new exhibit by local artist Don Harting
and music by Ernie Silva
Come and meet Shop Dog, Sutter, and enjoy light refreshments.


2nd Friday Art About
September 15, 2017
6-8 pm

Music by Xylocopa will be featured at Logos for the September Art About
and the current art exhibit by Ann Privateer continues.
For information about Ann’s work scroll down.

2nd Friday Art About
August 11, 2017
6-8 pm

Paintings by Ann Privateer, Logos volunteer as well as an artist, will be featured. Ann has always been interested in art.  She paints with the Friday Watercolor Group at the Davis Art Center, does oils at home on her own, and more recently has become enchanted with collage.

Guitarist Ernie Silva return with fun island music for the evening.




Hot Cuban Night


Downtown Davis

Love baseball? Wondering if you’ll ever get to Cuba, under new presidential bans?

If the answer to either question is yes, plan a stay-cation in downtown Davis, Wednesday, June 28, from 6-8 pm at Logos Books. Author Dick Cluster and photographer David Kalb are co-featured in “A Hot Cuban Night” at the bookstore at 513 Second Street.

Cluster will read from his recent book, “Kill the Ampaya!”, a compilation of 18 short stories and one one-act play, that showcases the best in Latin American baseball literature.  The Oakland-based author first began going to Cuba in 1969, and realized that sports literature in Latin American is mostly confined to the short story structure.  He translated the stories in his book, filled with humor and poignancy.

Davis resident Kalk just made his first trip to Cuba earlier this year, and the result is his  “The People of Cuba” exhibit, which has been on display at Logos since May.  This exhibit is not just classic cars and colorful tourist attractions.  Kalb seeks out the corners of Cuba and captures people in their everyday lives.

Both artists will speak about their experiences beginning at 6:15.  Books and photographs are available to purchase.  Cold refreshments, the Cuban All-Stars playing in the background…it’s the closest some of us may come to Havana.  It’s definitely more uplifting than the Giants and A’s season to date.  Come join us for an evening of art and literature.

Spend $10 or more at Logos Books between June 1 and August 1, and qualify to win “King Ranch Kitchen,” an original 16 x 20″ framed photo by David Kalb, currently a part of his “People of Cuba” exhibit at the store. You can enter as many times as you qualify! The raffle winner will be drawn on August 3.

Crowd favorite Xylocopa will be making music magic on Friday, June 9, from 6-8 pm, as part of the Second Friday ArtAbout.

Writing for and About Young Adults
A conversation between authors
Amber J. Keyser and Elana K. Arnold

Thursday May 11th at 6 pm
Space is limited and the event is free.
Budding young authors are very welcome!

What are young girls made of? It might surprise you.  Elana K. Arnold has crafted a raw, compelling, and unflinching tale of the darkest crevices of femaleness.  She takes young women by the hand and walks them through a history fraught with blood and martyrdom, strength and redemption. Arnold confronts the hard truths of womanhood with deft compassion and skillful realism.

What happens when the body becomes a battlefield?  Amber J. Keyser explores the worlds of biology and ballet to confront the ways girls are watched, judged, used, and discarded – and the selves they discover when they fight back.

Elana K. Arnold, author of WHAT GIRLS ARE MADE OF, and Amber J. Keyser, author of POINTE, CLAW, share their latest novels and discuss the opportunities and challenges of writing for and about young girls.

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2nd Friday Art About  May 12, 2017
“The People of Cuba” by David Kalb
Reception 6 – 8 pm

While on a recent 16-day in-depth Island journey, Davis was inspired by the Cuban people.  This collection of 30 photographs from around the Republic, captures the lives of those in Santiago, Camaguey, Trinidad, Santa Clara and Havana.

This is David’s third street photography exhibit.  His photos will be on display from May 12th to August 3rd.  To David, the beauty and excitement of street photography is knowing that with each camera click, you have the potential of capturing the unexpected.

David has enjoyed photography since an early age and, along with his wife Nancy, resides in Davis with their dog and two cats.