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Ray Raphael to Sign New Book on April 7

As 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 […]


Isaac Asimov Catalog Now Online

We have just published our first catalog of Isaac Asimov first editions. You can download a pdf of the printed catalog now, or view it on the web, with every item illustrated with photos. We will be publishing additional lists of books, as we get them catalogued. Please visit our Asimov homepage for the lastest […]


Ideas for the Humboldt author / history buff on your gift list

In no particular order: Two Peoples, One Place by historians Freeman House and Ray Raphael provides the best introduction to early Humboldt County history, to about 1885. It's just out in a very nice paperback edition, and we have copies signed by both authors. $19.95 Grave Matters: Excavating California's Buried Past by Tony Platt, an […]


Eureka Books Makes Its Feature Film Debut

Behind the Scenes Local filmmaker Maria Matteoli spent the morning shooting a scene of her feature film, Wine of Summer, at Eureka Books. In the scene filmed here, James (played by Ethan Peck, grandson of Gregory), finds the book, Tinto de Verano, that (if I understand it correctly) sets off the action, which soon heads […]


The British Invasion, Harry Potter style

We are excited to present our newly acquired collection of British 1st edition Harry Potters in both the children’s and adult designs.  The books are unread and in fine condition. Do you speak Latin?  We have a 1st edition Harrius Potter et Philosophi Lapis. Irish?  Come check out Harry Potter agus an Orcholch.  Welsh?  We […]


Annual Books Arts Show kicks off at Arts Alive!

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 […]


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

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 […]


Illustrating Wicked Bugs

Watch the painstaking process undertaken by Briony Morrow-Cribbs to illustrate Amy Stewart’s latest book, Wicked Bugs. Briony Etching final from Dale Kaminski on Vimeo. Both hand-colored and black & white etchings by Briony are available here at Eureka Books. Also available are Wicked Bugs greeting cards.


Mind Your Manners

Feeling brutish?  Need tips on how to behave yourself at dinner functions and other special events? Have questions on proper behavior in the ball room? Look no further!  Eureka Books has just the thing. Etiquette for Gentleman is a “pocket companion to true politeness.”  This little baby measures just 3.5 x 2.5 inches so you […]

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Cathleen Cahill, Author of Federal Fathers and Mothers

A photo snapped inside Eureka Books is in this week’s North Coast Journal. It was taken during a book signing with author Cathleen Cahill, who talked about her book Federal Fathers and Mothers: A Social History of the United States Indian Service, 1869-1933.  The book features a chapter on the Hoopa Valley Reservation. Cahill writes […]


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