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8th Annual July 4th Dollar Book Sale

June 16th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Events

Eureka Books 4th of July Dollar Book Sale

This July 4th, during the Old Town Independence Day Street Fair, Eureka Books will host it’s 8th annual dollar-book extravaganza. Everything outside the store will be $1! These are overstock, leftovers from estates we acquired, and books we need to move to make more space. There will be art books, comics, lots of cookbooks, novels, self-help, Spanish language books, books in Japanese, even local history overstock. We’ll move close to 1,000 books from 10 am to 5 pm. Don’t miss it!


New Local History Event, August 1

June 16th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Blog, Events, Humboldt County, Local Authors

Scotia and Rio Dell by James Garrison

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.


Amy Stewart’s Girl Waits With Gun

June 15th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Blog, Events, Feature, Local Authors

Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart

Amy Stewart, Humboldt County’s best-selling local author (and co-owner of Eureka Books), has a new book out this fall: Girl Waits With Gun. GWWG, as we’ve been referring to it, is a novel that begins with a crash. A speeding automobile destroyed their horse-drawn carriage in 1914, and what should have been a simple traffic accident led to blackmail, kidnapping threats, and a shoot-out, all of which actually happened. We’ll have signed copies for sale on the publication date, September 1. Amy will give a talk and a reading at the Eureka Theater on October 3 (during Arts Alive).


Read. Swap. Repeat.

May 16th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Blog, Books, Bookstore, Feature

READ-SWAP-REPEATAt 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.


Booksigning of “A Scottish Syndicate in the Redwoods”

December 20th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Feature, Humboldt County

Scottish-Syndicate-coverSigned 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.


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


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.

 

 


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


New Book on the 1964 Flood

January 30th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Events, Feature 3, Local Authors, New Arrivals

Web Cover The 1964 Flood of Humboldt and Del Norte (2)With California locked in a severe drought, a new book looks back 50 years to a different extreme event. The 1964 Flood of Humboldt and Del Norte by local authors Greg Rumney and Dave Stockton, Jr. features hundreds of photos of the Great Christmas Flood of the Eel and Klamath Rivers. First came several feet of snow, followed by torrential rains, which melted the snow. To top it off, the third highest tide of the year had backed up debris and water for several miles. At its peak, the Eel River was discharging more than 800,000 cubic feet per second. Stockton grew up in the area and witnessed the flood. Rumney was the recipient of the Rudy Gillard Collection, which comprises the bulk of the photographs in this book. Rumney is shooting a documentary film about the flood, which will be released at the end of the year to commemorate the 50th anniversary.

Check out the Times-Standard article.


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