Eureka Books is excited to host James R. Garrison, a recent HSU graduate, on Saturday, August 1, 2015, during Arts Alive! (6 to 9 p.m.). James will be signing his new book on Scotia and Rio Dell. The book will be published in mid-July.
At Eureka Books, you can now swap your (gently) used books for almost anything in the store, even new books and most special orders.
Up until now, swap credit was good for used books in the store only. With the new program, you can trade your used books for new books, too. A very few exceptions apply.
In addition to books, swap credit is good for maps, prints, t-shirts, tote bags, pouches and greeting cards. Nearly everything in the store — and most things we can order — can be bought with swap credit.
So read, swap, and repeat. Expand your mind; help save the planet.
Signed copies available. The book tells the tale of a scam perpetrated by three Humboldt County lumbermen who managed two Scottish-owned timber syndicates. “Some of the most notorious instances of fraud that the U.S. Land Office uncovered in acquiring public timberland occurred in the redwoods,” said Shepherd.
Old Town and Downtown merchants are having a holiday window decorating contest this year, starting November 28, the day after Thanksgiving. Watch the stores sparkle and then vote for your favorites. Ballots will be available in participating shops when the contest begins.
Merchants: The rules and other information are here.
Artists embellished medical conditions, treatments, and lampooned practitioners. The bizarre therapeutics and massive doses of medications are depicted in the show. The public in the nineteenth century, as today, was frustrated with the inefficiency of medical treatments and the high costs of medical care and drugs. With art and wit, the caricaturists elevated health issues to comic proportions and directed attention to public health problems. Sequoia Humane Society will be serving wine from 6-9 p.m.
At Arts Alive! on September 6, Eureka Books will honor the late Father Eric Freed, who would have been 57 on Sept. 8. We have acquired the last 90 copies of his book, The Experience of the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima in Poem and have commissioned a broadside. Proceeds of the sale of both items will benefit the Religious Studies department at Humboldt State University. Contributions up to a total of $500 will be matched by an anonymous donor.
Father Freed’s book translates and explains eleven haiku by Hiroko Takanashi, a woman from Hiroshima who was 15 years old when the atomic bomb detonated over the city. The book was published by the Hiroshima Catholic Council for Justice and Peace in 2009.
The book and broadside can be purchased in the store or online (while supplies last). The online price includes shipping in the United States. The broadside, designed by Just My Type Letterpress, prints two of Father Freed’s haiku translations.
|$19.95 + tax, postage paid in the US.||$12 + tax. Postage paid. All profits benefit the HSU Religious Studies department.
Lynn Jones will show her work during Arts Alive!. The collection includes linoleum cut, handset lead plates, and letterpress prints. Jones will be at the store from 6-9 p.m. to demonstrate her work using a small printing press. A limited number of debut bookplates will be printed during the demo. During an internship with David Lance Goines he introduced Jones to letterpress printing. One of the projects she worked on under Goines was to cut linoleum blocks for Alice Waters’ Chez Panisse Café Cookbook. In 2013 Jones moved her business, Just My Type Letterpress & Illustration, to Blue Lake. The exhibition will run through August.