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The Drunken Botanist by Amy Stewart

December 1st, 2012  |  by  |  published in Blogs, Local Authors

Book Trailer for The Drunken Botanist by Amy StewartLocal author Amy Stewart’s next book, The Drunken Botanist, won’t be out until March 19, but here’s a short video trailer to hold you over until then.


Lunchbox Envy

December 1st, 2012  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Events, Feature 2, Local Authors

Cover of Lunchbox Envy: An Adventure in Healthy Eating for Kids and Families

Cover of Lunchbox Envy: An Adventure in Healthy Eating for Kids and Families

The Heirloom Tomatoes, the energetic women behind the popular Locally Delicious cookbook, are back with Lunchbox Envy: An Adventure in Healthy Eating for Kids and Families. This full-color cookbook is all about healthier eating for kids, with an eye to packing healthy lunches for school. The book launch is tonight (Saturday, December 1) at Eureka Books. We’ll have signed copies after, for as long as they last.

Read more in the North Coast Journal.


USS Milwaukee Commemorative Plaque

November 18th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Feature 3, Humboldt County, New Arrivals

Commemorative Plaque of the USS Milwaukee

Commemorative Plaque of the USS Milwaukee

The Humboldt County Historical Society has just released a special limited edition plaque commemorating the wreck of the USS Milwaukee off the coast of Humboldt Bay in 1917. The event was a slow-motion disaster, bringing thousands of people to the beach to watch. The Milwaukee, a naval cruiser, had come to pull a submarine, the H-3, out of the sand, becoming stuck in the process. The submarine was freed from the shifting sands of the Samoa Peninsula, but the Milwaukee became permanently stuck and it broke in two during a storm. The Navy stripped the ship of everything salvageable. The decks were torn apart by the shop classes of Eureka and Arcata schools.

Local naval historian Wallace Martin, author of Sail and Steam on the Northern California Coast, acquired pieces of the decking cut into thin rectangles, perhaps when he was enrolled in shop at Eureka High School a few years after the Milwaukee ran aground. He and his family carefully preserved these relics of Humboldt County history for more than 85 years. They were donated to the society to make these plaques as a fundraiser.

Each plaque includes a piece of the Milwaukee decking, attractively framed below a photograph of the wreck. An official historical society seal and signature marks these as authentic commemoratives. Only 100 were made.

The Milwaukee plaques are only available at Eureka Books and the historical society. $125


Booksigning and Lecture, Dec. 1 & 2

November 13th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Events, Feature

Cover of Presidential Retreats by Peter Hannaford

Cover of the new book, Presidential Retreats, by Peter Hannaford, a former aide to Ronald Reagan and a resident of Eureka, California

Local Eureka author Peter Hannaford, will be signing his new book, Presidential Retreats: Where the Presidents Went and Why They Went There, during Arts Alive on Saturday, December 1, 2012, from 6 to 9 p.m. He will give a lecture at Old Town Coffee and Chocolates (on F Street, near Second) on Sunday, December 2, at 2 p.m. Admission is free. Hannaford, who married into the prominent Russ family (early settlers of Humboldt County), served as an aide to Ronald Reagan for many years. This book grew out of his interest in the presidency.

 


In Their Own Words: Humboldt County Veterans Share Their Memories of WWII

October 29th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Blogs, Local Authors, New Arrivals

A new arrival at Eureka Books: a four-DVD set of interviews with Humboldt’s Greatest Generation.


Four More Days!

October 28th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Bookselling, Bookstore

Last two days!

If you’ve been too busy in the last 23 days to check out the Eureka Books 25th Anniversary Sale, now is the time.

Nearly everything in the store is 25% off.  That’s 25% off new books, used books, 2013 calendars, t-shirts, blank journals, greeting cards, maps, prints, and more.  This is our way of saying thanks for supporting us for 25 years.

But also, to be honest, we want to get you back in the door if you haven’t seen us lately. While Eureka Books is still a great source for rare, out-of-print material, we also carry new releases and current bestsellers.  If you don’t find what you’re looking for, we can (probably) order it, even if it’s out-of-print.

So come by in the next two days and take advantage of the sale.  Drop your name in the hat* to win a $25 gift certificate (no purchase necessary).  Spend 10 bucks and we’ll give you a coupon that’s good after the sale is over.

*Not an actual hat, but you get the idea.

 


Hand-colored Bird Prints

October 20th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Feature 2, Prints

A whole flock of hand-colored, 1870’s bird prints have alighted on Eureka Books.  All birds priced at $10-$20, with a 25% discount through Halloween.


Old Town Trick or Treat Saturday, October 27

October 19th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Bookstore

The annual Old Town Trick or Treat festivities are coming up, Saturday, October 27,  starting at 2 p.m. Eureka Books will be giving away six signed chapter books to lucky kids in costumes. Watch Facebook or Twitter for details.

 


Presidential journals

October 18th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Bookselling, Bookstore

We are fresh out of binders full of women, but we have a great selection of blank journals, including these timely gems.


25% Off Sale Through October 31

October 18th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Bookstore, Feature 2

Eureka Books Anniversary SaleEureka Books is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a 25-day, 25% off storewide sale. Only our bargain books (most already marked down to $1) and a handful of other books are excluded. This sale covers new books, used books, rare books, and even special orders of new books.

And if you come by the shop, enter our weekly drawing for a $25 gift certificate (no purchase necessary).

Remember, the sale ends October 31, 2012.