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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.


New Old Journals

June 16th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Bookstore

Blank Journals from Recycled Books: Covers selected by Eureka Books, journals made by Ex-Libris Anonymous

Blank Journals from Recycled Books: Covers selected by Eureka Books, journals made by Ex-Libris Anonymous

Come check out our freshly restocked blank book bins which are filled to the brim with a new shipment of unique journals recycled from old hardcover books.

We are especially fond of these journals because we hand-pick old or damaged hardbacks from our own overstocked shelves to be re-purposed for a new life as a blank book. Each journal is one-of-a-kind. They make great gifts but you’re bound to find one that’s perfect for your own strokes of genius.


Amy Stewart on the Bestseller List

May 3rd, 2011  |  by  |  published in Local Authors

Eureka author Amy Stewart is #12 on the Independent Bookstore Bestseller List! Congratulations.

HARDCOVER NONFICTION
1. Bossypants by Tina Fey
2. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
3. The Social Animal by David Brooks
4. 20 Years Younger: Look Younger, Feel Younger, Be Younger! by Bob Greene
5. Blood, Bones & Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton
6. Love Wins by Rob Bell
7. The Dukan Diet by Pierre Dukan
8. The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee
9. Stories I Only Tell My Friends by Rob Lowe
10. Malcolm X by Manning Marable
11. The 17 Day Diet by Dr.Mike Moreno
12. Wicked Bugs: The Louse That Conquered Napoleon's Army & Other Diabolical Insects by Amy Stewart
13. Moonwalking With Einstein by Joshua Foer
14. 1861: The Civil War Awakening by Adam Goodheart
15. The Best Advice I Ever Got by Katie Couric


Shelter from the Rain

April 23rd, 2011  |  by  |  published in Bookstore

Who needs Yelp when you have fans like these?

Thanks to Midge Raymond for the shout out to Eureka Books on her blog. Midge said she escaped the weather by ducking into Eureka Books on a recent visit here.

We wear the “book geeks” tag with pride.  Great photos, too.


Wicked Bugs in the New York Times

April 21st, 2011  |  by  |  published in Book Arts, Books, Local Authors

Bugs
Bugs

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Engraving by Briony Morrow-Cribbs

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Engraving by Briony Morrow-Cribbs

Our own Amy Stewart is creeping out insectophobes from coast to coast with the release of her latest book, Wicked Bugs and the attention it’s getting from the New York Times:

Ms. Stewart, who grows poison plants in her garden in Eureka, Calif., likes the dark side.

Like the Arab warriors, back in 198 A.D., who hurled pots of scorpions at the Romans. (The scorpions fell into their eyes.)

Or the body lice that tortured Napoleon’s soldiers as they marched across Russia in the winter of 1812, suffering freezing temperatures with little food or shelter. One soldier, maddened by the “unbearable tingling” of the lice, stripped and threw his clothes into the fire. If he didn’t die of exposure, the typhus carried by the lice might have killed him.

Wicked Bugs is on sale now at Eureka Books and bookstores everywhere.


Wicked Bugs — Hot off the presses!

April 15th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Books, Bookstore

 

Wicked Bugs by Amy Stewart

Wicked Bugs by Eureka author Amy Stewart

Eureka Books is excited to announce the arrival of Wicked Bugs, the latest book by best selling Eureka author Amy Stewart.

And don’t think we’re biased just because Amy is co-owner of Eureka Books.  This handsome little hardcover is beautifully illustrated by Briony Morrow-Cribbs, the same artist who put her talents to the Wicked Bugs’ big sister, Wicked Plants.

You can come get your copy now, but Eureka Books is hosting the official book launch party with Amy from 6-9pm on May 7th during Arts Alive!  We will also have Briony’s signed, hand-colored prints from the original copper plates used to illustrate the books on display (and on sale) for Arts Alive!


Springtime in Old Town

April 7th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Eureka Books

Spring in Old Town, Eureka

Spring in Old Town, Eureka

 

Not only do we have great books, we have a great view of the signs of spring. There’s nothing like big, pink blossoms to signal a change of the seasons.


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.


Especially Special Blank Journals

March 25th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Bookstore

Blank Journals from Ex Libris Anonymous

Blank Journals from Ex Libris Anonymous

Our blank book bins are restocked with recycled blank journals — former hardcover books repurposed by Ex Libris Anonymous for a new incarnation to fit your blank book needs.

We are especially excited about this batch because our staff hand picked these great, old hardbacks from our very own overstocked shelves for a trip to the book doctor to have their guts ripped out and their spines severed so that you can keep your most intimate thoughts between two stylish covers.


Found in a Book

March 21st, 2011  |  by  |  published in Bookselling, Humboldt County

Pressing botanical specimens in books is a tradition apparently alive and well in Humboldt.


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