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Miss Kopp’s Midnight Confessions Now Available

September 10th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Books, Eureka Books, Events, Feature, Local Authors

The latest from Eureka Books’ own Amy Stewart has arrived! Miss Kopp’s Midnight Confessions is the third novel in the extraordinary journey into the real lives of the forgotten but fabulous Kopp sisters.

Deputy Sheriff Constance Kopp is outraged to see young women brought into the Hackensack jail over dubious charges of waywardness, incorrigibility, and moral depravity. The strong willed, patriotic Edna Heustis, who left home to work in a munitions factory, certainly doesn’t belong behind bars. And sixteen year old runaway Minnie Davis, with few prospects and fewer friends, shouldn’t be publicly shamed and packed off to a state run reformatory. But such were the laws – and morals – of 1916.

Constance uses her authority as deputy sheriff, and occasionally exceeds it, to investigate and defend these women when no one else will. But it’s her sister Fleurette who puts Constance’s beliefs to the test and forces her to reckon with her own ideas of how a young woman should and shouldn’t behave.

Against the backdrop of World War I, and drawn once again from the true story of the Kopp sisters, Miss Kopp’s Midnight Confessions is a spirited, page turning story that will delight fans of historical fiction and lighthearted detective fiction alike.

Hear more of their story and see pictures from the time period which inspired the book from local author Amy Stewart herself at the Eureka Theater on Saturday October 7th at 7pm. Arrive early for conversation and cocktails.

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Preview Children’s Author Festival at Eureka Books

August 14th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Bookselling, Eureka Books, Events, Humboldt County, Local Authors

The 2017 Humboldt County Children’s Author Festival kicks off with a preview at Eureka Books on Saturday, September 2 from 6 pm to 9 pm during Arts Alive. Every two years the Author Fest brings dozens of children’s book authors and illustrators to local schools to promote reading.

The Festival began in 1975 with goals of bringing well known, published authors to Humboldt County. This now biennial event enables authors and artists to talk with students about books including the business and craft of writing. These efforts reinforce the idea that people create books and that children and students can write as well as read. This now biennial event features picture books, chapter books, children’s non-fiction, and even graphic novels.

During Arts Alive Eureka Books will have a display of books from all the authors participating in the Children’s Author Festival. Local children’s book authors are also expected to be available to sign books featured in the festival. Volunteers from the festival will provide refreshments and help families select appropriate titles as parents are encouraged to pick up copies of visiting authors’ books ahead of time.


Wicked Bugs Young Readers Edition Released at Eureka Books

July 31st, 2017  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Eureka Books, Humboldt County, Local Authors, New Arrivals

He looks cute, but he’s really wicked!

Come visit Eureka Books Saturday August 5th 2017 for the release of Wicked Bugs Young Readers Edition.

Responding to educators’ requests for an age appropriate version of Wicked Bugs, Eureka Books’ own Amy Stewart teamed up with artist Briony Morrow-Cribbs to bring a full color adaptation to life for use in classrooms and in homes.

This wicked book release event will be a part of Old Town Eureka’s monthly Arts Alive night from 6 pm to 9 pm at 426 Second Street.

The night will feature a collection of insects you can get close to and even some professional bug related art you can take home along with the new book — while supplies last!


Book Clubs Save at Eureka Books

June 24th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Bookstore, Events, Feature 3

Get 20% off your book club picks with the Book Club Program at Eureka Books. Book clubs of all kinds will be featured at the July 1st 2017 Arts Alive event starting at 6 pm. In addition to the discount, the program will give members of a listed book club a discount and help recruit new members.

“Each group has its own flavor and we cater to all kinds,” said Katie McCreary, Manager of Eureka Books. “Some folks love new fiction, some like the latest science writing, and some need a friend to help them through the classics. They can find one of the many local groups or even start their own. All it takes is getting a few people together once a month and a whole new world opens up.”

Eureka Books employee and book club member Solomon Everta (pictured) added, “I was trying to get through the classics on my own and struggling, but after I joined the North Coast Great Books Discussion Group I’ve found it to be fun and I feel like I’m learning a lot. It’s comforting to know you have friends along for the read.”

Eureka Books is located at 426 Second Street in Old Town, across from the gazebo where you can drop off your book club’s information. Alternately, you can email info@eurekabooksellers.com to sign your book group up for the discount program. See our book club program webpage for details.


Amy Stewart October 1 at the Eureka Theater

August 26th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Events, Feature 2

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Amy Stewart Presents the New Kopp Sisters Novel

Saturday, October 1, 2016
7:00 p.m.
Eureka Theater
612 F Street
Eureka

A free event! Amy will discuss her new book and then will sign copies afterward. This is her only scheduled event in Humboldt County, so don’t miss it. It’s just one stop on a 30-city nationwide tour.


Sequel to Girl Waits With Gun Coming Sept. 6

August 26th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Events, Feature, Local Authors, New Arrivals

Stewart_lady-cop-makes-trouble_300Pre-order the new Kopp Sisters novel, to be published Sept. 6.

$26 shipped free in the US.

Eureka author Amy Stewart’s sequel to Girl Waits With Gun, titled Lady Cop Makes Trouble, will be published on September 6. Eureka Books will have signed copies on publication day. We will host a book signing and talk with Amy at the Eureka Theater on October 1 at 7 p.m. Mark your calendars!

Or you can reserve a signed first edition to pick up by calling Eureka Books at 707-444-9593.

“Constance and her sisters are every bit as enjoyable in this outing as their first. Stewart deftly combines the rough-and-tumble atmosphere of early 20th-century New York City with the story of three women who want to live life on their own terms. The addition of supporting female characters who are also pushing societal boundaries is a welcome touch to the series.”—Library Journal Starred Review


A Tsunami Boat Comes Home

November 24th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Feature 3, Local Authors

Extraordinary Voyage of Kamome

In 2013, a small boat washed up on the shore near Crescent City. It turned out the boat belonged to a high school in Rikuzentakata, Japan, and that it had washed out to sea during the great tsunami of 2011. Students from Del Norte High School repaired the boat and raised funds to return it. The Extraordinary Voyage of Kamome, written by HSU professor emeritus (and local earthquake expert) Lori Dengler, special assistant to the mayor of Rikuzentakata, and local artist-extraordinaire, Amy Uyeki, is a picture book about the boat and the efforts to return it. The book is bilingual, in English and Japanese, and is illustrated in full color. While it is written for elementary-aged children, it is an inspiring story of hope and perseverance.


Peter Hannaford, 1932 – 2015

September 6th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Blog, Eureka Books, Local Authors

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Peter Hannaford signing his latest book on the night he died (9/5/2015). Photo © 2015 by Bob Doran. All rights reserved.

Local author Peter Hannaford passed away in his sleep on September 5, 2015, after celebrating the publication of his new book at Eureka Books. Peter spent a long career in public relations and politics and was a close adviser to Ronald Reagan for many years. But in “retirement,” Peter devoted himself to a new career as an author, writing and editing books at a pace that writers even half his age would have found challenging. His most recent effort was editing the diaries of the investigative journalist Drew Pearson. The book was literally hot off the press–it won’t even be officially for sale until September 15. But working with Peter and his publisher, the University of Nebraska Press, we were able to host a book-launch for Arts Alive (September 5, 2015).

We had a good turn out and Peter spent the evening talking with friends and well-wishers, and selling copies of his books. We are all shocked and saddened by his passing, but glad he was able to spend his last night doing what he loved, being an author with a new book. Peter was one of those naturally charismatic people who was liked by everyone who met him. He had led a very interesting life and was an endless source of stories, but even with his 83rd birthday just weeks away, he was still thinking about what was next. His was a full life, lived fully, and there is a lot to admire in that.—Scott Brown, co-owner of Eureka Books

Recent Humboldt County Media for Peter’s book, Washington Merry-Go-Round
For the next few days, you will still be able to listen to the radio interview Peter recorded on KHSU’s Home Page on Wednesday (audio files are available for two weeks).

A profile of Peter ran in the Times-Standard on Saturday.

The photograph of Peter Hannaford, taken during his book signing is courtesy of Bob Doran.

Revised Sept. 9, 2015

Memorial Service
Peter Hannaford’s memorial service is at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 12 at Christ Episcopal Church, 15th & H Streets, in Eureka. The service is open to the community.

Signed Books: We are out of signed copies of Washington Merry-Go-Round (sorry). We do have a few other books signed by Peter. Call 707-444-9593 for information.

Obituaries and Memorials

National
Washington Post
A proper obit

Washington Times – Describing Peter’s early career with Reagan and his speach-writing

National Review  – On Peter’s role developing Reagan’s weekly radio addresses, which all subsequent presidents have continued.

The Spectator – How Peter helped Ronald Reagan get elected, by keeping him in the public eye during the 1970s.

Breitbart.com – Re-hash of Times-Standard story

Local
Eureka Times-Standard
North Coast Journal
KIEM-TV

Last Column
Peter filed this story with The Spectator on the Friday before he passed away: Misspelled Words Give Me LOL

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Peter Hannaford Signs Washington Merry-Go-Round Sept. 5

August 23rd, 2015  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Blog, Events, Local Authors, New Arrivals

Peter Hannaford Washington Merry Go Round: The Drew Pearson Diaries, 1960-69

Eureka author and long-time aide to Ronald Reagan Peter Hannaford will sign his latest book (his 12th) during Arts Alive on September 5, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Washington Merry-G0-Round, edited by Hannaford, is the diaries of noted journalist Drew Pearson from the turbulent 1960s. Pearson was the best-known investigative journalist of his time and counted presidents, senators, and cabinet officials as confidants and sources. This important new book is published by Potomac Books, the political imprint of the University of Nebraska Press.


Atthys Gage to Sign New Young Adult Novels

August 23rd, 2015  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Blog, Eureka Books, Events, Feature 2, Feature 3, Local Authors, New Arrivals

Cover of Spark, the novel by Arcata, CA, resident Atthys GageOn Saturday September 3, Eureka Books will host a book signing by Arcata resident, Atthys Gage, who  has authored two novels, Spark and Flight of the Wren.  Copies of both books are now available in the store.

Atthys is a musician as well as a writer with a lifelong love for myth, magic, and books. His second real job was in a book store. As was his third, fourth, fifth, and sixth. Eventually he stopped trying to sell books and, about nine years ago, started
writing them. After studying classics at Haverford College, he developed an interest with the ways that ancient stories influence modern storytelling and has always had a fascination for that cloudy borderline between the normal and the paranormal.

Both novels feature a young protagonist, are set in contemporary culture, and mix magical realism with elements of romance, mystery, history, and adventure. Reviewers have described the books as “wonderfully inventive with compelling characters,” “totally engrossing,” “the writing is elegant and evocative,” and “lovely writing with a sense of humor.”

Athys’s reading audience is for those interested in exploring the world of the paranormal in the modern world. Adults and young adults both are drawn to his characters and stories.


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