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Holiday Window Decorating Contest

October 25th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Events

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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.


Medical Caricatures Exhibit during Arts Alive!.

September 28th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive

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. Caricature by Adrian Barriere


Remembering Father Eric Freed

August 27th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Events

The Experience of the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima in Poem by Father Eric Freed

The Experience of the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima in Poem by Father Eric Freed

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.







Artist Lynn Jones at Eureka Books August 2nd

July 26th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Bookstore, Events

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.

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Nov. 1 Book Launch Party for Both Sides of the Bluff by Jerry Rohde

July 6th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Blog, Books, Events, Feature, Local Authors

scott bsb coverJerry Rohde will be giving a free lecture and signing his new book, Both Sides of the Bluff, at Eureka Theater on November 1, 2014.  Eureka Theater is located at 612 F Street.

The lecture is at 5 p.m. and the book signing is from 6-9 p.m.  The event is sponsored by Booklegger and Eureka Books.

Pre-Ordering Now Available!

Can’t make it to the event? Don’t want to wait until November 1 (we will have books by October 23, at the latest)?  Pre-order your copy online now.


Via Magazine Article

June 30th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Blog, Bookstore, Eureka Books, Feature 2

From Via Magazine: “The eclectic assortment of antiquarian books, maps, photos, and ephemera at Eureka Books thrills spontaneous browsers and serious collectors alike.”DSCN1021


Exhibit of Collages by Grant Skoglund July 5th

June 25th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Events, Feature

Local artist Grant Skoglund will exhibit his collages during Arts Alive!.  Skoglund was motivated to construct collages as a form of music in a visual arrangement.  “Being drawn more toward music than visual arts, the notion of composing is a more familiar territory to me,” Skoglund stated.  He uses images from books to render the art.  “When I tried my hand at making collages it was creatively liberating.”  The melody of the collections is mid-twentieth century.  Skoglund will be at the store on Saturday from 6-9 p.m.  The show will run through July. Image of Bathing Beauty collage


WWII Airborne Leaflets Exhibit

May 31st, 2014  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Eureka Books, Feature

Starting June 7th, WW II aerial propaganda leaflets will be exhibited at Eureka Books.  Fliers were dropped over enemy territory as a form of psychological warfare.  Leaflets providing “safe conduct passes” also were dispersed, which enemy troops could use to surrender.  This form of propaganda was so popular with the Allied forces that one squadron of B-17 bombers was assigned to scattering pamphlets.  The show will run through the end of June.DSCN0943[1]

German leaflet dropped over England targeted at American soldiers.

 

 


Catalog 30: Social Movements

April 27th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Blog, Ephemera, Feature 3

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Eureka Books Catalog 30: Social Movements is available as a pdf.

Internment Camps, Black Panthers, Amistad Case, Young Lords, Civil Rights, Paños, UFW, and more.


California Bookstore Day

April 15th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Events, Feature, New Arrivals

On May 3rd celebrate your local independent bookstore with the first California Bookstore Day.  Books published exclusively for this event will be available only at participating bookstores.  Eureka Books will have select titles for this occasion, including The Sleeper and the Spindle by famed science fiction author Neil Gaiman, whose contribution to California Bookstore Day is an illustrated edition of a short story inspired by Sleeping BeautyCBD Image Website


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