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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.


Beatle book mania

March 17th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Books, Bookstore

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We recently acquired a fab collection of books on rock n' roll's most famous band.  Early Beatles, post-Beatles, Beatle wives, Beatle magazines, coffee table book Beatles, paperback writer Beatles — we have it all.  The picture shows a sample of the full collection. Come check it out, we're here to Help! But please, no screaming.


Wear your favorite works

February 21st, 2011  |  by  |  published in Bookstore

Shirts Our selection of literary t-shirts just got bigger. We now have shirts bearing the covers of such classics as Catcher in the Rye, Catch-22, On the Road, Slaughter House Five, Atlas Shrugged, Invisible Man, Fahrenheit 451 and Animal Farm. 


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.


Great deal on flower prints

January 28th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Books, Prints

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We've got a towering stack of flower prints by Pierre Joseph Redouté and we're selling them cheap.  These beauties are matted, wrapped and ready for framing.  They're marked at $4 each or 8 for $20.  Our selection is huge, our prices low.  Come see.

If you prefer that your flower art be bound in sturdy hardbacks for page-flipping afternoons spent waiting for the season to turn, you're in luck!  We've got a selection of botanical prints in coffeetable book form, including Redouté. And like the prints, they're priced to move.

 

 

 


Seeds of Wickedness

December 15th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Bookstore, Local Authors

Wickedseeds Just in: Seeds inspired by Eureka author Amy Stewart’s book, Wicked Plants.


Our Holiday Top 10 List

December 15th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Bookselling, Bookstore

Drum roll please…here is our list of the top 10 bestselling new books here at Eureka Books (Thanksgiving-Dec. 15). As expected, the new local books dominate the list:

E1302 1. Place Names of Humboldt County, California: A Compendium 1542-2009 by Dennis and Gloria Turner [review]

2. The Sea Captain's Odyssey: A Biography of H. H. Buhne, 1822-1894 by Marvin Turner [more]

Humboldtheartland-ex 3. Humboldt Heartland (a coffee-table photobook on ranching on the remote Northwest coast of California) by Andy Westfall

4. Field Notes (science-y columns from the North Coast Journal) by Barry Evans [samples]

5. Locally Delicious: Recipes and Resources for Eating on the North Coast, second edition by Ann Anderson and the other Heirloom Tomatoes [more]

6. Squirrel Meets Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary by David Sedaris

7. Wicked Plants: The Weed that Killed Lincoln’s Mother & Other Botanical Atrocities by Amy Stewart

8. Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris

9. The Collector: David Douglas and the Natural History of the Northwest by Jack Nisbet [reviews]

10. Autobiography of Mark Twain by Mark Twain


Read it and wear it

December 11th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Bookstore

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Eureka Books now has book-themed t-shirts!  Choose from six designs based on the covers of such classic tales as One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Catcher in the Rye, Pride and Prejudice, Lolita, Walden and William Burroughs' Naked Lunch.


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