The Learnéd Owl is an independent community bookstore located in Hudson, Ohio, about halfway between Cleveland and Akron. We have three floors of books for all ages and interests, from classic picture books to travel guides to the latest New York Times bestsellers. If we don't have a certain book in stock, we can usually order it; we also offer an out-of-print search service.
Our philosophy is simple: We're smaller than the chains and superstores, but we'll give you excellent service and go out of our way to make sure you get the books you want. We're experts in the book business - if you want a good recommendation, or are looking for a long-lost favorite childhood book, we can help you out. We're also a strong part of the Hudson community, often cooperating with the local schools and public library to plan children's programs and bring in major authors. Our roots are local, but we're moving into the future with online ordering and our website. So, if you're in the area, stop in and browse! If not, you can order online, or just browse our recommendations, local books, and other features.
Saturday, August 7, 2 PM - Jack Bennett will be here with his new book, Dream Hikes Coast to Coast: Your Guide to America's Most Memorable Trails. Bennett's presentation will include photos of some remarkable sites throughout the U.S. He polled fellow "Highpointers" (folks who have climbed to the highest peaks in all 50 states) about their favorite excursions to get ideas before he set off to explore these scenic destinations.
Saturday, August 28, 3 PM - Paul Fisher will be here with his humorous collection of sports scenarios, You Know You're in Trouble When.
Saturday, September 4, 1-3 PM - Medina resident Pamela Frost will be here with her new book, Houses of Cards, a memoir of investing in real estate. Local folks may remember Pamela from her other signings here as a contributor to the Cup of Comfort series.
Friday, September 10, 7 PM - Lisa Black returns to the Learned Owl Book Shop (204 N. Main St, Hudson). Her latest thriller, Trail of Blood, takes a look back at Cleveland's depression-era "Torso Murders" when a grisly, modern copycat stalks the city. Black's other fast-paced Liz-Picks include Takeover and Evidence of Murder. In addition to being a novelist, Black is a real-life forensic scientist in Cape Coral, Florida.
Saturday, September 25, 3-5 PM - Meet Amanda Flower with her mystery Maid of Murder. When librarian India Hayes agrees to be a bridesmaid in her old friend's wedding, what could be more horrifying than the dress? The bride's murder. India's brother is the prime suspect, and she must turn amateur sleuth to prove his innocence.
Tuesday, September 28th, Cinda Chima kicks off her release tour for "Exiled Queen," at the Learned Owl Book Shop (204 N. Main St, Hudson). This new young-adult fantasy novel is the follow-up to New York Times Bestseller, "Demon King." Chima is also known to fans for her "Heir" trilogy, "Warrior Heir," "Wizard Heir" and "Dragon Heir" (all from Hyperion). The event starts at 6 p.m. with a book signing and runs until 8. More details to come.
Tuesday, October 26 - Fancy Nancy author Jane O'Connor will be here! Details to come.