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Mega Author Signing on Saturday

December 1st, 2010  |  by  |  published in Bookstore, Local Authors

This coming Saturday from 6-9 p.m. we will have an all-star line-up of local authors at Eureka Books signing their new books. If you have someone passionate about local history on your list, signed copies of these books will make perfect, personalized gifts.

If you can't make in during Arts Alive, call (707-444-9593) or send us an email to reserve a copy. We can also ship gift-wrapped copies to anyone on your Christmas list.

Placenames Place Names of Humboldt County, California: A Compendium, 1542-2009 by Dennis and Gloria Turner ($50). The long-awaited second and much expanded edition is finally here (for sale on Dec. 3). The book adds 300 new names and revises 700 entries from the previous edition, a long-out-of-print and hard-to-find volume—we used to sell it easily for $100+. The Turners will be signing copies during Arts Alive.

Buhne The Sea Captain’s Odyssey: A Biography of Captain H. H. Buhne, 1822–1894 by Marvin Shepherd ($24.95). Captain Buhne was among the first white men to see Humboldt Bay and as a tugboat captain with unmatched knowledge of the shifting sands near the jetty, was responsible for bringing many ships into port. This is the first full-length biography of this important Humboldt pioneer. The books are being shipped to our store directly from the printer and are scheduled for delivery tomorrow. Marv will also be signing books on Saturday night.

Ld2 Locally Delicious: Recipes and Resources for Eating on the North Coast by the Heirloom Tomatoes ($24.95 will all profits going to local food programs). Last year's most popular local book is back in a new and expanded second edition. The Tomatoes will also be back in the store this Arts Alive signing books, talking local food, and (if we're lucky) serving local dishes.

Amy Stewart will also be in the store signing Wicked Plants and—if you're looking for a great stocking stuffer or low-cost gift—hardcover copies of Flower Confidential at $5 each.

North Coast Journal science columnist Barry Evans will sign his book Field Notes and his earlier books.

Humboldt-heartland-sm On Sunday, we will have signed copies of Humboldt Heartland: Ranching on California's Remote North Coast by Andy Westfall ($75, and worth it). For many years, Andy has been photographing Humboldt's historic ranches and interviewing their owners about life in the Humboldt Heartland. This is a magnificent book, beautifully printed and bound. It is the best looking book about Humboldt County published in recent memory.


No naughty booksellers here

November 26th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Bookstore

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Santa said Eureka Books is his favorite shop in Old Town, but he probably says that to all the store owners.


Hello Norma Jean

November 19th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Book Collecting

Marilyn-Monroe-photo2 We just got in a huge collection of Marilyn Monroe books recently purchased from a private collector.  Our shelves are bursting with multiple copies of possibly every book ever published about the famous and tragic Hollywood star. So if you know any gentlemen who prefer blondes, or anyone who likes it hot, send them our way.  Don’t bother to knock, just come on in!

The collection also includes many books on fashion and photography.


Wicked Bugs Video

November 16th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Local Authors

Eureka author Amy Stewart’s next book, Wicked Bugs, will be out in May (2011), but the video has already landed.


Buy Low and Sell High

November 14th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Bookselling, Bookstore

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Further tales of bookselling beyond the redwood curtain, from the New York Times Op-ed page.

The novel referred to in the story is The Last Bookstore in America, available on the Kindle and other e-readers.

For a previous encounter we had with Humboldt's finest, go here.

 

 


Banned from the Anarchist Bookfair!

November 11th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Book Fairs

It turns out that being an independent bookstore in Eureka for 23 years isn't good enough for Humboldt's anarchists. Since we have employees – who by definition are exploited wage slaves – we are banned from the Third Annual fair on December 11 show at the Manila Community Center.

Anarchists: don't bother asking us for a donation again this year.


From old books to new journals

October 28th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Bookstore

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Eureka Books is now carrying blank journals made from recycled hardcovers.  Some of the more interesting illustrations and pages are preserved inside.  Each book is unique and sizes vary.  Some are perfect for personal journals while others are big enough for artist sketch books.


Spooky books are lurking in the aisles

October 15th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Bookstore

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Villainous vampires, ghastly gouls and a zombie remake of an old classic await your visit to Eureka Books… if you dare.


The History of Talking During Movies

October 3rd, 2010  |  by  |  published in What's Up Online

 
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Don't you hate it when people sit in the theater and talk through the movie? I'm especially annoyed when people explain obvious plot points to each other, like "Oh, she's really his sister…" Can you imagine what it must have been like during the silent era, when text flashed on the screen to be read? I love this glass lantern slide (up for auction at emovieposters.com), which theater owners would have shown on the screen before the film reminding people not to read the title cards aloud.

Here are a few other classics from the silent movie era

Tobacco
http://auctions.emovieposter.com/Bidding.taf?_function=detail&Auction_uid1=1946330

Fit
http://auctions.emovieposter.com/Bidding.taf?_function=detail&Auction_uid1=1946321


Vintage Audubon prints on display for Arts Alive!

October 2nd, 2010  |  by  |  published in Uncategorized

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Come in for Arts Alive! to see original Audubon bird lithographs. These vintage prints were hand-colored under Audubon's supervision in 1840-1844.


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