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Ray Raphael to Sign New Book on April 7

March 26th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Books, Local Authors

Mr. President by Ray RaphaelAs a populist historian of the American Revolution, Redway author Ray Raphael is more likely to write about farmers and innkeepers than presidents. But that’s exactly what makes his new book, Mr. President: How and Why the Founders Created a Chief Executive, so compelling. To celebrate the release of the book, published by Knopf, the most prestigious American publisher, Raphael will sign copies—and undoubtedly engage in lively discussions ab

out this hot topic—at Eureka Books during Arts Alive on Saturday, April 7 at 6 PM.

The book is in stock now.


Annual Books Arts Show kicks off at Arts Alive!

September 3rd, 2011  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Book Arts, Events

Eureka Books is proud to host the Fourth Annual Book Arts show by the North Redwoods Book Arts Guild (NORBAG). The unique and colorful books will be on display through September 30th.

NORBAG’s annual showcase of local book artists will once again test your notions of what a book is and can be.  Think of how Picasso transformed the still life, and that’s what these artists do with the idea of a book.

For more information check the article by Simona Cariniin this week’s North Coast Journal.


Fortuna and Eel River Valley History Come to Life at Arts Alive!

August 4th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Books, Humboldt County, Local Authors

Fortuna and the Eel River Valley by Alex Service and Susan O’Hara

Fortuna and the Eel River Valley by Alex Service and Susan O’Hara, published by Arcadia

Alex Service, curator of the Fortuna Depot Museum, has sorted through historical photographs from the museum’s collection, along with photos of the Fortuna Volunteer Fire Department and local residents to tell the story of the community’s history.  Her new book, Fortuna and the Eel River Valley, was co-authored with historian and educator Susan O’Hara and has just been published by Arcadia Publishing.  Service will be at Eureka Books on Saturday, August 6 from 6-9 pm to sign copies of the new book.

“This history of Fortuna and the Eel River Valley really reflects all of the larger forces at work in Humboldt County over the years,” said Eureka Books owner Scott Brown.  “From logging and milling, to our local apple growers and dairies, to the expansion brought on by the railroad in 1914, this book fills a critical gap in our appreciation of our history.” The book also covers Fernbridge, the company town of Scotia, and Newburg, a long-vanished mill town.

Fortuna and the Eel River Valley represents an important contribution to the growing collection of Arcadia titles on local history.  In addition to histories of several towns in Humboldt County, the company has also published books on the history of Humboldt State University and the Sequoia Park Zoo.  “These photographs are hard to come by,” said Brown, “and as anyone who has ever tried to organize family photos knows, it’s not easy to get the right dates, names, and places for each photo.  It’s a tremendous amount of effort, and we’re lucky to have so many local historians working on these books.”


Vintage W. W. Denslow prints

July 2nd, 2011  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Prints

 

W. W. Denslow illustrations

W. W. Denslow illustrations of professions.

Join us tonight for Arts Alive! and check out some vintage prints by illustrator W.W. Denslow.  Perhaps most recognized for the illustrations in L. Frank Baum’s Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the prints tonight are from St. Nicholas, a magazine for boys and girls, circa 1909.


Local Author Cathleen Cahill at Eureka Books

June 17th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Books, Humboldt County, Local Authors

Cathleen Cahill - Federal Fathers and Mothers

Cathleen Cahill – Federal Fathers and Mothers

Join author Cathleen Cahill at Eureka Books to celebrate the publication of her first book, Federal Fathers and Mothers: A Social History of the United States Indian Service, 1869 – 1933.

Cathleen will be available to meet and to answser questions about her research with teh Indian Service (today known as the Bureau of Indian Affairs), the bureau’s connections to Northern California, and how she used local archives for her work.

Saturday June 18
3:30 p.m.
Eureka Books
426 Second Street

For more information call (707) 444-9593

Cathleen Cahill is assistant professor of history at the University of New Mexico and is a graduate of St. Bernard’s High School in Eureka.


Local Author Joan Dunning at Eureka Books for Arts Alive!

April 2nd, 2011  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Books, Humboldt County, Local Authors

Seabird in the Forest by Joan Dunning

Seabird in the Forest by Joan Dunning

Saturday night is Arts Alive! in Eureka from 6 to 9 pm, and stores will be open late showing art.

Local author and artist Joan Dunning will be at Eureka Books signing her new children’s book about the marbled murrelet, Seabird in the Forest.  It’s a very touching and beautifully illustrated tale about the life cycle of one of the North Coast’s endangered creatures.

Come meet the author and check out Joan’s original paintings from the book which will be on display on the Eureka Books art wall.

Seabird in the Forest is Joan’s latest book on the natural world.  Her previous works include From the Redwood Forest, Secrets of the Nest and The Loon.  She also illustrated the children’s book, Leaving Home.


Seabird in the Forest

March 18th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Bookstore

Seabird-Dunning This just in: Local author Joan Dunning's new book about a mysterious ocean bird known as the Marbled Murrelet hit our shelves this afternoon.

Dunning is both author and illustrator of Seabird in the Forest, a children's book that chronicles the early life of a Murrelet chick high in the canopy of an old-growth forest. 

Dunning will be at Eureka Books for Arts Alive! on April 2nd from 6-9pm to sign copies of her new book.


Jacqueline Suskin’s 2011 Book Tour

February 10th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive, Local Authors

Suskin If you stopped by Eureka Books during the February Arts Alive! you were no doubt impressed with our guest Jacqueline Suskin and her Poetry Store.  Suskin creates poems made to order on her typewriter while you wait.  And you don’t have to wait long!  Her well of inspiration is clearly close at hand.

Now Suskin is raising money for a 2011 book tour.  She needs $5,000 by February 27th.

Here’s what she says about the tour:

I will travel across the country doing different events, reading my work, collaborating with local artists and musicians, and creating celebrations based around poetry. My hope is to earn enough funds in order to support each event (food, entertainment, venue fees, etc..), printing costs, and travel expenses.

I will also be doing Poem Store whenever I can (www.yoursubjectyourprice.com). This will be an added way to bring poetry into as many lives as possible. I am excited to interact with anyone who is still engaged in the importance of poetry as a driving part of American culture.

She’s almost halfway to her goal.  You can pledge your support here.

 


The Poem Store

February 6th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive

Last night, we welcomed Jacqueline Suskin into our store for a night of poetry-writing.  She sets up her typewriter and creates poetry to order on any subject.  Here's the North Coast Journal's Bob Doran asking for a poem on "transitions."

Jacqueline usually sets up on the Arcata Plaza during the Farmers Market; we were glad to have her in the store on this winter night.  And it was lovely to have the sound of the typewriter clattering around the store all evening.

 


Poems written to order at Arts Alive!

February 5th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Arts Alive

Suskin Join us tonight for Arts Alive! as we host poet Jacqueline Suskin and her typewriter.  Suskin writes poems about love or any other subject on request. 

Get one for your honey.  It only costs a little money.

Actually, Suskin does not charge for her poems. Her motto is “Your subject, your price,” and she accepts donations in any amount.

Suskin will be at Eureka Books tonight from 6 to 9.


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